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Looking for a sample of modern day" Society constitution" I have a 30 yr old one from the society I formed 30 years ago, but this afternoon I have a chance to revive it. I need some guidance in the modernizing it to implement the DIGITAL ARCHIVING side of it -so we can make our new society members accessible internationally-- the residents that left can join and search and even build up the history side of it!--Thx
Subject: For non profit organizations -Charitable Deductions Are At Risk of Being Eliminated
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I'm sorry but I can't remember if I made this suggestion or not. I have been helping our Society with sending notices out to the media in our area for our meetingsw (and 4/30 conference). As many of you have probably found, we can send out notices but it is hit or miss if they will publish it even on their community calendars. Many of our smaller, local papers have been taken over by larger corporate organizations who don't particulary want to publish local news. I have found that if these smaller papers are lucky enough to still have social columns for their various communities, the columnists will be happy to print something for you. You just need to keep your information brief and to the point. Check with them for their deadlines and requirements.
I've already posted this on the Delaware Ancestry group, but thought I would also post our conference notice here. This way you can see what our small society is trying to do to spread the word.
SUSSEX COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SPONSORS GENEALOGICAL CONFERENCE
The Sussex County Genealogical Society in Delaware will hold a one-day conference, “Tracking Your Ancestors” on April 30, 2011. Featured speakers Julia Coldren-Walker, Rebecca Koford, Charles Mason and others will cover topics such as Beginning Genealogy, Church Records, Identifying Photographs, Researching Your Home’s History, Brick Walls, and Methodology. A special feature will be individual consultations by John Lyon, John Polk, and Mike Hitch who will use their land platting expertise to help researchers find their colonial ancestral lands on the Delmarva Peninsula.
The conference will be held at the Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, Delaware. More information can be found at www.scgsdelaware.org.
And, yet another one bites the dust. From the Weatherford, Texas Democrat newspaper online Dec. 10, 2010: Genealogical society dissolves after four decadesFrom the article: "After 41 years, the Parker County Genealogical Society is no longer sifting through decades-old records or reading through 100-year-old microfiche." The remainder is at the link above.
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