40th Anniversary

At our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, February 16, 2013, we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Kingston Branch OGS.

Once the AGM business was over, member Sharon Cadieux was presented with an honorary life membership in Kingston Branch. The citation reads as follows:

Whereas Sharon Cadieux joined Kingston Branch Ontario Genealogical Society in 1974, mere months after the formation of the branch, and has maintained continuous membership since then;
And Whereas Sharon Cadieux became a member of the Branch Executive / Branch Council shortly after joining, serving in several capacities, including Branch Vice-Chair, Chair and Past Chair, four terms as Recording Secretary and four terms, totaling over ten years, as Chair of the Library Committee;
And Whereas in her capacity as Chair of the Library Committee, Sharon Cadieux did most of the work to secure the grant from the Community Foundation for the library shelving on the east wall of our Branch Library at 130 Johnson Street;
And Whereas Sharon Cadieux has done transcribing, word processing, indexing and proofreading on countless publications for Kingston Branch;
And Whereas Sharon Cadieux is always willing to share her vast genealogical knowledge and personal library with others;
And Whereas Sharon Cadieux continues to actively participate in Branch activities, such as the Mailing Committee;
Therefore be it resolved that we do hereby confer upon Sharon Cadieux an honorary Life Membership in Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.
Dated this 16th day of February, 2013.
Joyce Fingland, Chair, Kingston Branch OGS

Region VIII Director Patti Mordasewicz sent greetings.

Nancy Cutway presented a short history of the Branch, including old photos. The slides from the presentation can be viewed here.


Chair Joyce Fingland reads the citation as Sharon Cadieux listens.

Sharon Cadieux takes the citation from OGS President Shirley Sturdevant as Joyce Fingland looks on and audience applauds.

Yummy cake!

Our newest honorary member, Sharon Cadieux, cuts the anniversary cake.

OGS President Shirley Sturdevant addresses our meeting, bringing congratulations from OGS.

OGS President Shirley Sturdevant presents Kingston Branch Chair Joyce Fingland with a certificate from OGS
marking our 40th anniversary as a Branch.

Kingston Branch's honorary life members as of 2013:
Irwin Ruttle, Barbara Aitken, Sharon Cadieux, Dawn Broughton. (absent: Marjorie Simmons)

Past Chairs of Kingston Branch as of 2013:
standing Paul Woodrow, Barbara Aitken, Brenda Ruttle, Rosalie Wintle, Mary Ann Wright
seated Nancy Cutway, Sharon Cadieux, Dorothy Stewart, Dawn Broughton
absent Barbara Bonner, Bruce Murduck, Marjorie Simmons