Monday, June 20, 2011

Upcoming Event : VBRGS Annual Birthday Celebration, June 27

The Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society (VBRGS) is 24 years old this year, and to celebrate that event the society is hosting an ice cream social and white elephant auction, Monday, June 27, 2011, 7 p.m. at the Webster Memorial Library in Decatur. 

Visitors and members alike are invited to bring their favorite ice cream topping and white elephant item for an evening of fun and sharing with fellow genealogists.  Ice cream will be provided, and the auction will be hosted by return auctioneer, Daniel Benson.

Part of the celebration will also include the annual election of new officers (don't worry - you're safe from the draft), and the Recognition of Volunteers awards presented by the Van Buren District Library.  

VBRGS was formed April 27, 1987 (a date easy for me to remember because my son was born the day before, so I missed the meeting).  The original bylaws, as still continued today, defined the scope of the society's service & collection to be regional in nature, including not only Van Buren County, but also the Michigan counties of Allegan, Berrien, Cass, and Kalamazoo.  A few years ago, the by-laws were changed to include St. Joseph county in the collection scope.

Please plan to join us for an evening where we typically "let our hair down" a bit and have a good time.  Contact the society with any questions.