Victoria Genealogical Society
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CONTACT VGS BY MAIL
(mailing address changed October 1, 2017)

Victoria Genealogical Society
209 - 4475 Viewmont Avenue
Victoria, BC, Canada V8Z 6L8


This is also the location of our
VGS Genealogy Learning and Research Centre
located in the Pennbridge Building of the
Royal Oak Shopping Centre.

 

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VGS EXECUTIVE


Volunteer Directors and Coordinators fill positions
essential to the running of the Victoria Genealogical Society


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VGS Directors for 2017 - 2018


The 9 elected directors are voting members of the executive.


President - Pat Acton - president@victoriags.org

Vice President - Monica Sheridan - vp@victoriags.org

Treasurer - Cindy Petrowski - treasurer@victoriags.org

Secretary - Marion Taggart.. - secretary@victoriags.org

Director at Large (Relocation)  - Sarah Hamster - directoratlarge@victoriags.org

Director at Large (Public Relations) - Merv Scott - pr@victoriags.org

Director of The Genealogy Learning and Research Centre -
Cathryn MacKenzie - librarian@victoriags.org

Membership Director - Rick Deegan - membership@victoriags.org

Projects Director - [VACANT] - vgs@victoriags.org

SIG Director - Pat Rosson - sigs@victoriags.org

VGS Appointed Advisors for 2017 - 2018


Appointed coordinators / advisors are non-voting members of the executive
(listed alphabetically).

Ambassador Coordinator - Joanne Barnard - ambassador@victoriags.org

Historian/Archivist - John Carruthers - historian@victoriags.org

Journal Editor - Kathleen Lowe - journal@victoriags.org

Queries Team Coordinator - Bev Harvey - queries@victoriags.org

Sales Table Coordinator - Walter Balfour - salestable@victoriags.org

Technology Coordinator - [VACANT] - vgs@victoriags.org

Webmaster - Claudia Boorman - webmaster@victoriags.org



Strategic Review (Location) - Jim Lamb - strategy@victoriags.org


 

 

VGS Past Executive


Each of our "Director" positions are elected by the membership for two year terms (unless appointed for unusual reasons in midterm). 
Election of these director positions is staggered in two groups for reasons of continuity;
this means that only some Director positions come up for re-election each year (the others still having a second year to serve). 

 Another group of executive positions are supporting "Coordinators" or "Advisors", appointed annually by the executive;
Coordinators do not have voting rights and do not need to be elected by the members. 

All of these volunteer positions (Directors and Coordinators) are considered part of the VGS Executive
and fulfill functions necessary to the running of the Society.



2017 - 2018 VGS EXECUTIVE ELECTION


In June 2017, the following Directors were elected to to 2017-2018 VGS executive:

  • Monica Sheridan, Vice President
  • Marion Taggart, Secretary
  • Merv Scott, Director at Large (Special Events) [since renamed (Public Relations) ]
  • Sarah Hamster, Director at Large (Relocation Project)
  • Pat Rosson, SIG Director

 

Directors continuing their 2 year term:

    • Pat Acton, President
    • Cindy Petrowski, Treasurer
    • Rick Deegan, Membership Director
    • Cathryn MacKenzie, Library Director [since renamed: Director of The Genealogy Learning and Research Centre]

 

VACANT Director positions: Project Director

 

Appointed Advisors:

  • Joanne Barnard (Ambassador Coordinator), John Carruthers (Historian / Archivist), Kathleen Lowe (Journal Editor),
  • Bev Harvey (Queries Team Coordinator), Walter Balfour (Sales Table Coordinator), Claudia Boorman (Webmaster)
  • Jim Lamb (Committee Chair, "Resource Centre" Strategic Review)

 

VACANT Appointed Positions: Technology, Public Relations [since assigned to Director at Large (Public Relations)]

 

Thanks to outgoing executive members:

  • Merv Scott, Project Director
  • Julie Luckevich, Secretary
  • Bev Harvey, Director at Large

 

 


2016 - 2017 VGS EXECUTIVE ELECTION


In June 2016, the following Directors were elected to the 2016-2017 VGS executive:

  • Pat Acton, President
  • Cindy Petrowski, Treasurer
  • Rick Deegan, Membership Director
  • Cathryn MacKenzie, Library Director

 

Continuing elected Directors:

  • Merv Scott, Projects Director
  • Monica Sheridan, Vice President
  • Julie Luckevich, Secretary
  • Bev Harvey, Director at Large

 

VACANT Director positions:  SIG Director

 

Appointed Advisors:

  • Joanne Barnard (Ambassador Coordinator), John Carruthers (Historian / Archivist), Kathleen Lowe (Journal Editor),
  • Bev Harvey (Queries Team Coordinator), Walter Balfour (Sales Table Coordinator), Claudia Boorman (Webmaster)
  • Jim Lamb (Committee Chair, "Resource Centre" Strategic Review)

VACANT Appointed Positions: Public Relations, Technology

 

Thanks to outgoing executive members:

   Heather Shave (Library Director) 

   Susan Doyle-Lawrence (SIG Director)

 

 


2015 - 2016 VGS EXECUTIVE  ELECTION


In June 2015, the following new directors were elected to the 2015-2016 VGS executive:

  • Monica Sheridan, Vice President
  • Julie Luckevich, Secretary
  • Bev Harvey, Director at Large
  • Susan Doyle-Lawrence, SIG Director

 

The following directors stood for re-election and were returned to office by acclamation:

  • Merv Scott, Project Director

 

Continuing elected directors:

  • Pat Acton, President
  • Cindy Petrowski, Treasurer
  • Rick Deegan, Membership Director
  • Heather Shave, Library Director

 

Appointed Advisors:

  • Joanne Barnard (Ambassador Coordinator), John Carruthers (Historian / Archivist), Kathleen Lowe (Journal Editor),
  • Bev Harvey (Queries Team Coordinator), Walter Balfour (Sales Table Coordinator), Claudia Boorman (Webmaster)
  • VACANT POSITIONS: Public Relations, Technology

 

Resignations during or at the end of the year:

  • Susan Doyle-Lawrence, SIG Director (since vacant)
  • Heather Shave, Library Director

 


2014 - 2015 VGS EXECUTIVE


ELECTED DIRECTORS

At the end of the 2014-2015 fiscal year at our VGS AGM in June 2015, we gave thanks to the following outgoing directors who served on the VGS executive during the past year:

  • Lauren Pinkerton, Vice President
  • Jan-Louise Paterson, Director at Large
  • Shelagh Scholtens, Secretary

The following directors stood for re-election and were returned to office by acclamation:

  • Merv Scott, Project Director

During the 2014-2015 year we welcomed and appointed the following directors to fill vacancies:

  • Susan Doyle-Lawrence, SIG Director

The remaining directors will continue their 2-year term next year, with our thanks:

  • Pat Acton, President
  • Cindy Petrowski, Treasurer
  • Heather Shave, Library Director
  • Rick Deegan, Membership Director

COORDINATORS & APPOINTED ADVISORS

Colleen Miscovitch, our hard working Sales Table Coordindar, left her post at the end of this year, with thanks.
Jason Pinkerton, Technology Coordinator resigned during the year, and the position remains vacant.

The position of Public Relations Coordinator remains vacant.


The following Coordinators provide their valued support services to VGS during this year:

  • Joanne Barnard, Ambassador Coordinator
  • John Carruthers, Historian and Archivist
  • Kathleen Lowe, Journal Editor
  • Bev Harvey, Queries Team Coordinator
  • Claudia Boorman, Webmaster

 


2013 - 2014 VGS EXECUTIVE


During our AGM in June 2014, several directors who were at the end of their 2-year terms, let their names stand again and were re-elected by acclamation.  We truly appreciate all the valuable work that all these people continue to put into their positions:

  • Pat Acton, President
  • Cindy Petrowski, Treasurer
  • Heather Shave, Librarian
  • Rick Deegan, Membership. 

Resigning from their elected positions in June 2014:

  • Diane Clarke, SIG Director - Thanks you, Diane.  We wish you "happy hunting"! 

We were very pleased to elect a new member to the vacant Vice President director position for the coming year:

  • Lauren Pinkerton, Vice President - Thank you Lauren and welcome aboard!

The following Coordinators stepped down in June 2014:

  • Melanie Arscott, Public Relations - Many thanks for all your past contributions, and your ongoing work on our Ambassador team!
  • Kate Jones, Journal Editor, stepped down in July 2014 - thanks for all your excellent work.

The PR position is currently vacant.

We also welcome a new Coordinator:

  • Jason Pinkerton, Technology Coordinator - Thank you Jason for joining our team!

 


2012 - 2013 VGS EXECUTIVE


Our heartfelt thanks go out to the following outgoing VGS executive members (June 2013), who freely gave their time, energy, enthusiasm and expertise in support of our Society:

Vice President: Susan Webb
Director at Large:  Leila Muldrew


The Vice President position is currently vacant.
We welcome Jan-Louise Paterson to the role of Director at Large.  Thank you Jan-Louise!



2011 - 2012 VGS EXECUTIVE


Many thanks to all the dedicated and hard working group of volunteers who served as directors and coordinators on the 2011 - 2012 VGS executive.  A special thanks to the following outgoing executive members:

President: Melanie Arscott
Treasurer: Barbara Doell
Librarian: Pat Acton
Secretary: Cindy Petrowski
Journal Editor: Peter Weinrich
Queries Coordinator: Leila Muldrew