Monday, August 19, 2019

Going Local

When I woke on Saturday morning little did I know how my day would unfold.

While I was enjoying my morning coffee I had a phone call from members of my local Family History Group at Lake Macquarie who had gathered early for the monthly and annual general meetings. The purpose of that call was to ask me if I would accept a nomination as the President of the Group. I was both flattered and flabbergasted as consideration of this role was not on my radar. After a short discussion I said that I would give it some thought and talk about it further when I got to the venue for the meeting.

I had reservations because I am a relatively new member of the Group and have only been a resident of Lake Macquarie for two years. I also have the travel bug and was concerned that my absences would adversely impact on the role of President. On the positive side I have a commitment to grassroots genealogy and I have observed that The Lake Macquarie Family History Group runs like a well-oiled machine. I am keen to become an active member of the local community. This offer was difficult to refuse.

When I arrived at the venue I chatted with most of the current Committee members who offered me their support and encouraged me to stand. I signed the nomination form and was duly elected. 

I was honoured and humbled to be invited to lead the Group and I will endeavour to conscientiously fulfil the role entrusted upon me. I am fortunate to inherit a dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable group of committee members and volunteers who run the group so efficiently.

I am hoping that some of my genimates will make the trip to Lake Macquarie to meet the members of the group up here.

12 comments:

Kerrie Anne Christian said...

Congratulations !
Lake Macquarie appears from a distance to be an active group !

Kerrie Christian said...

Congratulations

Robbie said...

Madam President!!! Congratulations, Jill - your expertise will be highly valued, I'm sure.

Cheers

Robbie

Janelle Collins said...

Congratulations Jill!

Sharon said...

Congratulations Jill. The group will go from strength to strength with you at its helm.

Jennifer Jones said...

Congratulations Jill I’m sure you will be perfect for the role

GeniAus said...

Thanks all for your kind words - it will be fun.

derivation said...

Congratulations Jill they are lucky to have you! May need to visit! I recently discovered some transcription work they did outside their area so they seem ambitious!

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Congratulations Jill! You may have only been at Lake Macquarie for a couple of years, but your reputation preceded you :)

Michelle Nichols said...

A good decision by the committee. You have much to offer.

jennyalogy said...

Welcome to the club!

TravelGenee said...

Congratulations. They are so lucky to have you. With your tech expertise, I am sure you will have them under control even when you are travelling.

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