Wednesday, December 10, 2008

CVGS Holiday Luncheon Highlights

The Chula Vista Genealogical Society Holiday Luncheon was today - what a movable feast!! Great food, wonderful company, and installing our new elected officers for 2009-2010. We had 31 attendees today and filled the room at the South Chula Vista Library with laughter, applause and stories.

The menu included ham and turkey provided by CVGS, salads, vegetable and potato dishes, and desserts provided by the attendees, and a sherbet-filled punch bowl. Susi P and Shirley B organized the luncheon and did a wonderful job of planning and executing the event.

One of the CVGS holiday traditions is to have a large Santa Claus, a large Angel and poinsettia plants as door prizes, donated by several members. Five attendees went home with a nice gift. We also had a wrapped gift exchange and the members donated toys and non-perishable food to the Salvation Army.

In the business meeting, 2007-2008 President Randy Seaver gave a "state of the society" address, thanked the 2007-2008 board members for their service, presented them with certificates of appreciation, and then performed the installation ceremony for the elected 2009-2010 officers. 2009-2010 President Gary Brock gave a short speech, then managed the door prize and gift exchange drawings, and sharing by the attendees of their "best" genealogy experience in 2008.

We finished up with holiday greetings and cleaning up the room and kitchen.

This is always a fun meeting, and for me it was a nostalgic one. I enjoyed being the leader of CVGS and having outstanding support and participation from the board members. The President's job is really easy when the Board acts efficiently, responsibly and enthusiastically. I'm remaining on the Board as the Research Group and Queries Chairman.

1 comment:

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Sounds like a wonderful event. They were lucky to have you running the ship. :)