Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society

4 October 2014

MEETING OPENED: 10:45 am - President Ed Patton, presiding.

- Minutes: The July minutes are posted on the website. They are approved without additions or corrections
- Treasurer's Report: Treasurer's Report accepted as written.
- Correspondence: A number of people made requests for information at the Irish Festival. Help is needed to fill them in a timely manner. Members willing to help please contact Donna Shine.
- Membership: Some new members were recruited at the Irish Festival. More have been acquired by wanting to access the HDC Library and being willing to join in order to do so. Currently we have 130 members.
- Library Hours:
BIC Library: NEW - Now by appointment.
HDC Library: 1st and 2nd Saturday and 3rd Tuesday, 11am - 3pm, available to members only. New acquisitions are being catalogued and shelved at the HDC Library. Ed Patton has added much of his private genealogical library to the HDC collection.

- 501 (c) 3 Status: A prerequisite for BIGS obtaining 501(c)3 status - a federal designation - is for us to obtain a NYS Charter. Our application has progressed to the Secretary of State's Office.

- The BIGS banner was damaged at the Irish Festival. A new one has been acquired and can be seen at the HDC Library.


NEXT MEETING: Saturday, January 17th at 10:30 am - at the Irish Center. This is the annual Reorganization Meeting, please try to attend.

M. E. O'Grady-Fabinsky