Sunday, July 26, 2009

San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Program on Wednesday, 29 July

The next Program Meeting of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society is Wednesday, 29 July at 12 noon at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street in Chula Vista) in the Auditorium. There will be a short business meeting before the program.

The Program will be about the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego -

“The History and Culture of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter” by Melissa Trew, and “Every Building Has a Genealogy” by Dan Haslam

The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GHQF) is the non-profit organization which oversees the 16½ block historic area in downtown San Diego as curator and operates the William Heath Davis Museum.

Melissa Trew is the Executive Director of the GQHF. She is dedicated to promoting the history and culture of the Gaslamp Quarter. With her twenty years of experience in public school education and her MA in Library and Information Systems, Melissa uses her knowledge to transform organizations into high fidelity institutions that improve the capabilities of all personnel, develop a community of trust and interaction among all stakeholders, and perpetuates a culture of high achievement beyond the organization.

As Director of Operations at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii, Melissa ensured financial stability for innovation and change as well as created an organizational infrastructure that promoted transparency and flexibility. As the principal of Central Middle School in Honolulu Hawaii, Melissa established a culture of commitment toward authority, responsibility, accountability, and self management for the campus.

Daniel Haslam serves as Director of Development for the GQHF, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2006. Dan regularly speaks to groups about GQHF, writes extensively for the Foundation, writes grants and leads walking and historical tours for GQHF. Dan grew up in rural Vermont and has lived in San Diego for the past eight years. Prior to moving to California, Dan practiced law for twenty years in Tucson, AZ and Washington, DC. During this time he also served as a professional golf club manager (1990-94) for the oldest golf club in Vermont. In addition to his work for the GQHF, Dan consults as a guide and downtown redevelopment specialist for the Centre City Development Corporation, which is the downtown redevelopment arm of the city government.

Please join us for this interesting program about historical San Diego. Enter through the Conference Room door in order to register your attendance, pick up handouts, buy an opportunity drawing ticket, and have a snack. The meeting will start at about 12:20 p.m.

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