|Some of the roles of HCGS President|
Because of Kenny, I got to meet other Board members and realized what a resource they were. Got German? Talk to Kenny and John Tholking. Irish? Talk to Mary Ann Falloon. Land records? Tap into Liz Stratton's expertise. I started attending Board meetings. You have no idea how great it is to be with people who have such incredible knowledge of the records of Hamilton County and beyond and who enthusiastically want to share what they know.
But back to Kenny. He is a "character" to say the least. If you don't believe it, ask him about his son, The Naked Cowboy. Volunteer to serve on the Board as Recording Secretary and allow your minutes to be "critiqued." Show up to a member meeting on crutches. Try to submit more ancestors for Century Families than Kenny. (Final score: Kenny 12, Kathy 11) He can be quite competitive.
|Kenny accepts his Century Families Recognition for 12 family members|
So as a relative "newbie," I felt that we needed to acknowledge the numerous contributions Kenny has made over the 30+ years he has served our organization and many others. The problem is that I had no idea what all he had done. Kenny graciously agreed to send me some of his resumes, so I could have some basis to discuss all that he has done. In the end, what was really valuable to me, was a brief summary of the activities that Jeff Herbert, our new Chapter President, was able to send to me.