The Minutes of the January 17, 2006 Meeting
Volume 2006 Issue 2
The January 2006 meeting of the Lafayette
Genealogical Society was held in the
Room of the University of Louisiana
on January 19, 2006 at 6:30 P.M.
meeting was called to order by President
Jean Kiesel. There was a moment
silence for our military and victims
hurricanes. The Pledge of Allegiance
was then given.
2006 dues are due at this time; if
not paid the newsletter will not be
A letter of appreciation was read from
B. Richard and Zachary Richard for
of 2005 Les Memoires to Eddie Richard.
Treasurer Warren LeBlanc reported on
Budget for 2006.
Estimated 53 Members Dues @$20.00 Ea.
Sell 5 Books @ $15.00 Ea.
Sell 15 Supplements @ $5.00 Ea.
Total Projected Income
Office Expenses (Postage/Newsletters)
Brenda Fuselier moved to accept the
it was seconded and passed.
Jean has received notice that the society
has $35.00 dues due for the Federation
Genealogical Societies. Cindy
had signed us up for the year 2005
paid those dues for the society.
a discussion concerning access to the
Site, Earl Gates and Charles Patterson
to update and maintain the site with
understanding that other members need
be involved in submitting information
be added to the site. Earl is
with Cindy for instruction and codes
the site. Charles Patterson made
motion to skip the dues. Earl reported
Cindy stated she may pay the dues for
society. Our Society is listed
publications and members qualify for
at meetings. This motion is pending
the advantages are made known to the
Newspaper publication of other genealogical
society meetings and classes was discussed.
Jean searched the By-Laws regarding
of information by a Publicity Chairman;
volunteered to work with the Advertiser,
The Times, and The Independent in this
The Society has received the publication,
"Crossroads" from the Allen
Genealogical and Historical Society
we have and exchange with them.
reviewed the publication and a discussion
was held concerning the Lafayette Society's
desire to undertake a similar project
publishing a quarterly.
Volunteers for the first Saturday of
month at the Library were Warren LeBlanc
for February 4th and Brenda Fuselier
March 4th. Jean stressed the
of having a member there on the first
as the Society's commitment in return
use of the meeting room throughout
A discussion was opened for meeting
for the 2006 year. President
requested ideas for speakers, topics
could be presented for and/or by members.
An all day workshop was discussed with
possible theme of "Early American
Dottie Burleigh has offered to present
on the DAR. Workshops and PowerPoint
presentations that can be downloaded
meeting activities were introduced.
For the February meeting Brenda Fuselier
offered to speak on PAF and Charles
will offer information on Family Tree
the two most popular computer programs
entering genealogical information.
Programs for the remainder of the year
were discussed and tentatively scheduled.
There being no further business the