As my two year term as your president comes to an end, I would like to thank all the officers and members for their support, assistance, and advice over the past 24 months. I do hope that I have served you well.
For those who attended a meeting or several during this time period, I am hopeful that they came away with information that would be helpful to them in their future research.
That is the principal goal of our group, to help each other further the research of their family tree. For the future, I would like to see the “Bits and Bytes” continue.
That first hour of our meetings appears to be the most productive of the two hours that we spend together. There is more information given and received during that first hour for individuals as well as the group that is so useful in our future research.
My first year in the “hot seat” was a great learning experience for me and the second year we were contending with the production and sale of the “1790 Book” which is still ongoing. Also, during my first year we did not receive any awards for our display at the Northern Maine Fair but thanks to the dedicated work of a few, the ACGS tied for the “Most Informative” booth and received a plaque this past year. The one thing that I was disappointed with was the fact that we did not have many speakers for our programs.
Finally, I would like to thank all of you for the chance to be your president, with only a few years of experience in genealogy, and hope I have lived up to your expectations and you all gained some insight into your own family histories during this time.
May you all have a fore filling Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas and a fruitful New Year locating all the missing Aaron’s that appear to be lost out there.