Genealogy Club holds appreciation luncheon


Lydia O’Connor

The SaddleBrooke Genealogy Club met this month with a special treat to all dedicated volunteers that help our club be all it can be. The Appreciation Luncheon was held at the MountainView Clubhouse which provided a delicious lunch in a beautiful setting. About 25 members were present and there was a lively exchange of stories about their genealogy search. Hod Wells began the presentation with a few humorous comments. Club President, Carol Tibor, formally thanked everyone for their work in making the club a great success. Those acknowledged were Vice President Pattie Burke; Treasurer Pat Rourke, with Dennis Holt as her fill-in; Secretary Christine Nelson; Hod Wells Member at Large; the Audit Committee Sharon Scanlon, Gloria Quigg and Tom Larkin; Membership Bonnie Lucas; Publicity Lydia O’Connor; Surname List Sharon Scanlon; Rhonda Yancey Writing Club and Nominating Committee Bonnie Kraus. Others recognized for their work were Bob Koblewski for photography; Tom Larkin Equipment Specialist and Pat and Dave Tiefenbach website assistance. Members recognized for extra volunteering include Gloria Quigg for education and research and Patty Burke and Linda Henriksen for the Club Library. Many club members also perform multiple tasks that greatly assists club members throughout the year. A special thanks was extended to Club President Carol Tibor for her dedicated service.

No event is complete until the door prizes are announced. The $50 winner was Sharon Scanlon; $25 winners were Dave Tiefenbach, Lydia O’Connor and Hod Wells. Those winning a “boxed lunch” were Pat Rourke, Carol Tibor and Jill Fritz.

Please join us on April 5 for the regular monthly meeting at SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse at 1:00 p.m. in the Coyote Room. Holly Ann Gibson will give a presentation on “Sources.” This will include the story of Harry Melville Leslie a resident from the Tucson area and how his research was developed using archival materials, letters and newspaper articles. These are many of the same sources we can all use in researching our ancestors. Everyone is welcome; see you then.