Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Long-Range Planning Report

On Sunday, January 22nd, the HCGS Board held a long-range planning meeting at the home of the Chapter President, Kenny Burck.  The purpose of the meeting was to brainstorm ideas for the future direction of the Chapter and identify plans for moving forward.

Possible goals were grouped into nine categories.  Listed under each category are attendees who expressed an interest in working on a committee. Each committee will identify a time to meet, identify goals from among those suggested and report to the Board with recommendations.

So this is where YOU come in!  What are you passionate about? Which of the areas listed below are of particular interest to you?  We are looking for volunteers -- NOT experts.  If you would like to be included on one of these committees, scroll to the bottom of this post and sign up.  This is a great way to participate in your Chapter and become more aware of what other members have to offer YOU!  We believe once you become involved, you'll want to become even more involved.

Volunteers – Deb Cyprych and Karen Klaene
Survey members to identify skills, interests and meeting location preferences.
Subchapters – other states?      
Attract new members
Social aspects
Membership benefits
Retention of members
Volunteers – Karen Everett, Karen Klaene, Gail Burkholz and John Tholking
Meeting Locations
            Hands-on Workshops
Technology Classes
             Revisit Education

Volunteers – Jeff Herbert and Gail Burkholz
             Freedom Center             
Outreach to African-Americans and other Ethnicities, Religions, Township Historical Societies and Genealogical Societies
 Access to Catholic Archives
Library Relationship
Advocate for open stacks at the Main Library

Bylaws, Policies and Procedures
Volunteers – Margie Mohr, Kenny Burck, and Kathy Reed
                Update Procedures and Bylaws
                Plan for storage of records
                Review Privacy Policy
Volunteers – Barbara Gargiulo and Jean Woll (ask Jean Woll if she would be willing to serve).               
              Chapter Calendar
              Long-term look at Publishers and Publishing (Tracer and Gazette, too).
Volunteer Projects
Volunteers – Jeff Herbert and Jim Dempsey
            Develop better volunteer projects
Develop project leaders
Finish cemetery records
Create cemetery database
Township Records
             Develop Project Leaders
             Cemetery Database

Volunteers – Liz Stratton, John Tholking, Kathy Reed, Gail Burkholz, Jenny Davis and Dave Bossart                          

Review all aspects of our online presence and use of technology within the Chapter.
Consider database similar to Miami Valley database

Volunteers - Liz Stratton, Margie Mohr and Jim Dempsey
                Plan for a balanced budget

Volunteers - Barbara Gargiulo and Deb Cyprych


OK -- I'm interested.  How do I sign up?

Contact Kenny Burck, President, 513-956-7078 or Kathy Reed, 513-936-8494.  You can also comment on the post below.

1 comment:

  1. The Technology Committee will be reviewing all aspects of our online presence and use of technology within the Chapter. Databases were just one specific component. We would love to have volunteers interested in any and all aspects of technology.
    Thanks, Liz


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