Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Renew Your PGS Membership Now

Please do not forget to renew your membership in the society. It helps the board a great deal in our planning if you renew now would be a good time to do it. At only $17 per person or #25 per household this has got to be one of the best deals around.

Your dues support all of the programs that the PGS undertakes. Just look at what that includes:
>classes (over 20 classes every three months),
>speakers (each month at the general meeting),
>seminar (an annual, all-day event with book sale, seminars, and nationally knowed speaker),
>newsletter (monthly),
>journal (quarterly),
>projects (too numerous to count, but include cemetery canvasing, bible record transcriptions, data publication on the internet, etc),
>instructional CD ROMs (3 available now and 2 more to be introduced at the seminar in February),
>computer user groups (Family Tree Maker, Roots Magic, and general computers-in-genealogy discussion group)
>speaker's bureau (we make presentations on genealogy and the society to local civic groups, libraries, as well as to neighboring genealogy societies. Yes, just as we hire speakers for our monthly meetings, we are hired to be speakers as well)
>consultants (these are the people who support the genealogy desk at the library and provide assistance to researchers.

Your dues support all of these efforts and make your society one of the largest and most active in the state. Support your society. Renew your membership now.