(Remember to send me any special items you know about any of our members so I can put them on our "bulletin
February 3, 2014 ~ Celebrate Opal Palmer 99th Birthday.
ROLL CALL: When did you meet Opal Palmer?
March 3, 2014 ~ Phyllis Brandes on "Information Each Census Can Reveal."
ROLL CALL: Tell about kite making/flying you have done.
April 7, 2014 ~ Marty Reiken from Oakland Funeral Home.
ROLL CALL: Who was your favorite teacher?
5, 2014 ~ Barbara Butcher on "Archives for Disaster."
ROLL CALL: How many generations
back have you traced your ancestors?
June 2, 2014
~ Possible work day on military binders.
ROLL CALL: What is your most-used or favorite website?
July 7, 2014 ~ Annual Dinner Party at Golden Corral in Council
followed by visit to the Pottawattamie County Recorder at 1:30 p.m.
August 4, 2014 ~ "Timeline of Epidemics" by Helen Williams.
CALL: Do you subscribe to any mailing lists? Which ones?
8, 2014 ~ "Dredging the Nishnabotna River - 1910-1912" by Chuck Eyerly.
Are any descendants named after any of your grandmothers?
6, 2014 ~ "Orphan Stories" by Pam Paulson.
ROLL CALL: Are there any given names that
appear several times in your family?
November 3, 2014
~ "Grandma Carlisle's Journal" by Loree Hamilton.
ROLL CALL: Are there any common birthdays
in your family?
December 1, 2014 ~ Christmas Party;
Not a Dinner.
Gift or Memorial Suggestion: Suggest the giver make a donation to Botna Valley Genealogy
Society in your name.
Volunteers Needed: Don't forget to spend some volunteer time in our genealogy room. If nothing
else, we need to be there in case someone comes in looking for information. Look around and become acquainted with all
of our resources. Read some of our magazines or newsletter we get from other organizations. Or, spend some time
reading newspaper microfilm and extracting obituary information for our records. Please remember to "sign the calendar"
when you volunteer in the room.
Others items that could be worked on include: Typing "Obituary Cards after 1990" index. Index "Funeral Memorial
Cards" in three-ring binders that have not been indexed. "Obituary Card Files" need to be checked and out-of-order cards
put back in alphabetical order. Scan more recent obits not done. Add information to our military binders from
our microfilmed newspapers.