Showing posts with label volunteers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label volunteers. Show all posts

Monday, June 17, 2013

Illinois State Genealogical Society Wants You!


The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) will elect members to its Governing Board at the annual meeting to be held during the ISGS Conference on October 25-26, 2013 in Sandwich, Illinois. ISGS seeks to have its board represent the many diverse Illinois geographic locations as well as the many talents found within its membership.

Membership in ISGS is required and candidates must be willing to attend quarterly board meetings in Springfield, as well as occasional conference calls and virtual meetings.

Candidates should send contact information and a short biography to isgsoffice@ilgensoc.org with the subject line “Nominations” or mail the information to Illinois State Genealogical Society, PO Box 10195, Springfield, IL 62791-0195 by June 30, 2013.

Join the ISGS Board and add your voice to the activities, projects, and efforts put forth by to further the work of “Honoring Illinois Ancestry”.

Friday, February 8, 2013

ISGS Volunteer Opportunities

ISGS Volunteer Opportunities

As we approach 2013, ISGS’s open positions list has grown due to various life changes we all experience, including a death in our “family,” and the creation of new positions. ISGS fully supports its board members serving in capacities that interest them, which can necessitate moves to new committees, leaving vacancies.

Please consider helping ISGS achieve its mission to preserve and disseminate Illinois historical and genealogical materials, and to educate and aid those researching their ancestry.  For information on any of the positions listed below, contact Susie Pope:  isgs2ndvp@ilgensoc.org
  • ISGS Quarterly Design and Technical Editor: The Design and Technical Editor works with the Quarterly Editor to produce a polished publication. A working knowledge of design and layout principles and the use of Adobe In- Design is desirable.
  • Website Indexing Projects Coordinator: Website Indexing is a subcommittee of the Website Committee.  A coordinator is needed to manage various indexing projects.  Projects are based on member submissions, ISGS holdings or other resources. Volunteers will scan images, and upload images and/or data to be indexed.
  • Youth Creative Contest Coordinator: The Education Committee would like to implement an annual youth creative contest in 2013. The contest will have three categories (writing, artwork, and photography) and three age group divisions. The Coordinator will fill in the details, and help to implement it.
  • Writers: Part of the ISGS mission is to educate its members and the public. The Education Committee needs volunteers interested in sharing their knowledge by writing educational articles and guides. We have a lot of ideas on the table, but we need your help to make them a reality.
  • Honors & Awards Committee Chair: The chair solicits nominations from individuals and societies for each of the ISGS annual awards. The nominations are discussed in committee and finalists are presented with awards in the fall.
  • Church Records Committee Chair: The Church Records project identifies Illinois church repositories by denomination and assembles files containing church history and record access information.
  • Long-Range Planning Committee Chair: This committee considers plans for the improvement of the Society. They solicit suggestions from the membership, make regular reports to the Board, and present projects for action. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

ISGS Volunteer Alert!


As we approach 2013, ISGS’s open positions list has grown due to various life changes we all experience, including a death in our “family,” and the creation of new positions. ISGS fully supports its board members serving in capacities that interest them, which can necessitate moves to new committees, leaving vacancies.

Please consider helping ISGS achieve its mission to preserve and disseminate Illinois historical and genealogical materials, and to educate and aid those researching their ancestry.
  • ISGS 2012 Fall Conference Volunteers: The ISGS Fall Conference will be held October 19th & 20th at the Clock Tower Inn and Conference Center, Rockford, IL. Volunteers will help with monitoring sessions, the Youth Workshop, and other essential tasks. Save these dates, and please let us know if you can lend a hand and be a part of our great conference team! Contact Tammy Spearie, isgsvolunteers2012@gmail.com.
  • Church Records Committee Chair: The Church Records project identifies Illinois church repositories by denomination and assembles files containing church history and record access information. Contact Susie Pope, isgs2ndvp@ilgensoc.org.
  • Newsletter Editor: The Editor of the ISGS Newsletter receives articles and information for publication via email, and produces a newsletter six times a year (bimonthly). Experience with page layout design and writing/editing is desirable. Contact Susie Pope, isgs2ndvp@ilgensoc.org.
  • ISGS Quarterly Design and Technical Editor: The Design and Technical Editor works with the Quarterly Editor to produce a polished publication. A working knowledge of design and layout principles and the use of Adobe InDesign is desirable. Contact Judy Milde, Editor, isgsquarterly@ilgensoc.org.
  • Membership Promotion Committee Chair: This committee promotes membership with renewal notices and other communications and maintains the membership list. Contact Janice Fritsch, isgspresident@ilgensoc.org.
  • Youth Creative Contest Coordinator: The Education Committee would like to implement an annual youth creative contest in 2013. The contest will have three categories (writing, artwork, and photography) and three age group divisions. The Coordinator will fill in the details, and help to implement it. Contact Julie Tarr, isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.
  • Writers: Part of the ISGS mission is to educate its members and the public. The Education Committee needs volunteers interested in sharing their knowledge by writing educational articles and guides. We have a lot of ideas on the table, but we need your help to make them a reality. Contact Julie Tarr, isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.
  • Website Committee Chair: (This is not a webmaster position) This position monitors the ISGS website for errors, ease of use, etc. and notifies the Webmaster of any needs. Contact Susie Pope, isgs2ndvp@ilgensoc.org.
  • Website Indexing Committee: Indexing projects are based on member submissions, ISGS holdings or other resources. Volunteers will scan images, and upload images and/or data to be indexed. Let us know if you would like to be involved! Contact Susie Pope, isgs2ndvp@ilgensoc.org.
  • Honors & Awards Committee Chair: The chair solicites nominations from individuals and societies for each of the ISGS annual awards. The nominations are discussed in committee and finalists are presented with awards in the fall. Contact Susie Pope, isgs2ndvp@ilgensoc.org.
  • Illinois Society Liaison Chair: The chair communicates with associate societies, and coordinates the annual Roundtable Events which are hosted by local societies. Contact Janice Fritsch, isgspresident@ilgensoc.org.
  • Long-Range Planning Committee Chair: This committee considers plans for the improvement of the Society. They solicit suggestions from the membership, make regular reports to the Board, and present projects for action. Contact Janice Fritsch, isgspresident@ilgensoc.org.
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