These are the events and links mentioned during the BCGS general meeting 9 January 2013.
BCGS Membership benefit – contact Johnson Insurance Inc. re insurance including MEDOC travel insurance. 1 866 606 3362. This is a benefit of the BCGS’s membership in the BC Historical Federation.
Stories from Things workship with author Sultan Somjee -starting 10 January, Burnaby BC at the Community Centred College for the Retired (CCCR): http://www.cccrburnaby.org See Sultan Somjee’s website for more about his book, Stories from Things: write your memoir in 10 steps, available through Amazon and Smashwords.
Robert Burns Marathon, January 25, 2013, Vancouver – Simon Fraser University’s Scottish Studies Burns Marathon readings from Burns’ works will be from 9 am to 4 pm at the Harbour Centre Campus in downtown Vancouver. http://www.scottish.sfu.ca/sfus_robert_burns_marathon
The first BC Genealogical Society Meeting of 2013 is Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 7:30 pm, Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway (Kingsway & Edmonds), Burnaby V5E 1G3.
Two group sessions after the general meeting:
This will be the last night to enter the BCGS Bring-A-Friend Membership Contest! To enter, or to renew your own membership, please see the friendly people at the Membership Committee table, or see the BCGS membership webpage to renew with PayPal.
BCGS General Meetings: the second Wednesday of every month, 7:30 pm at Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway (Kingsway & Edmonds), Burnaby V5E 1G3.
The deadline for the 2012 BCGS Members’ Most Improved Genealogist Contest is coming up.
Entries should be handed in or sent to Eunice Robinson, BCGS Education Committee Chair by November 14, the next BCGS General Meeting night.
All BCGS members are eligible to enter. Submit a report, publication, website information, family tree charts, etc. along with an explanation of your research or other project in order to be eligible for this year’s contest.
To see the list of past BCGS Most Improved Genealogist contest winners, go to: http://www.bcgs.ca/?page_id=509
Enter the BCGS Bring-A-Friend Membership Contest!
All current BCGS members are eligible for one entry for each full membership (not associate memberships) they sign up from August 2012 to January 9, 2013. Three Prize Baskets will be awarded at the February 13, 2013 meeting by draw.
New memberships taken out now will run from September 2012 to December 2013 so this is a nice bonus for the new members too.
For full details, see the 2012 Bring-A-Friend Membership Contest page.