WAGS Board Meeting Minutes
22 February 2021

The Watauga Association of Genealogists Board met about 7:00 p.m. on Monday, 22 February 2021 as an online Zoom session with Lisa Krekelberg as moderator. Board members present were Margaret Hougland, Sada Johnson, Jim Wilson, Janette Guinn, Wanda Manning, Linda Blanton, and Betty Jane Hylton. The minutes of the last WAGS Board meeting held on 2 February 2021 were approved.
Margaret expects to have the spring Bulletin Vol. 50 No. 1 ready to proof by the end of the week.
Wanda will contact those who have not renewed yet this year. A new member is Alana Masters. Betty Jane says she is also researching the Good family as she is and they are in contact.
Any questions we have can be forwarded to Lisa at JCPL.
Old Business
WAGS programs for 2021
April – Jennifer Randles
October – Judge John Keiner
November – Allen Jackson – if it is an in person meeting at JCPL
May –
June –
July –
August –
September –
Ideas discussed:
RootsTech – get ideas for programs from the presentations there
Roundtable on individual genealogy success– suggestion by Linda
Genealogy Series
JCPL – Universal Class – link on webpage
Brainstorming about increasing membership
Suggestions offered:
“Talk it up!”
Stress the benefits of membership: Bulletin, queries, programs, . . .
Lisa Louise Cooke – Animoto video for the Fresno, CA genealogy society
Get program announcements published in the JC Press and the Jonesborough Herald and Tribune.
How to research old houses
Mrs. McCowan’s tour
New Business
Budget for 2021
Treasurer Sada had emailed a Proposed Budget for 2021 listing the paid in 2020 and the allocated for 2020.
FGS dues? Betty Jane has heard nothing from FGS for two years.
Jim suggested we spend on really good programs.
WAGS has about $3600 in certificate balances and about $2900 in the business primary share according to the 01/31/2021 treasurer report.
WAGS needs to get an announcement to the newspapers that 2021 is the 50th anniversary of the association.
JCPL is celebrating their 125th year this year and have bricks for sale for $125 to be set in front of the JCPL. The bricks can have 3 lines with 20 spaces per line. A motion for WAGS to buy a memorial brick was made by Jim. It was seconded by Sada and passed. Betty Jane has the form to apply for one of these memorial bricks for WAGS which she will fill out and get to Sada to write a check to make the purchase.
JCPL is planning to move some of the magazines in the Tennessee Room to regular magazines area.
The library does not have the four DVD set of Bulletins. Wanda will take a complete set of the WAGS DVDs to JCPL.
The WAGS March 2 Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. will feature Judy Fambrough-Billingsley. Margaret will send out information about the meeting tomorrow.
Lisa stated the library employees are getting vaccinated and hope to be able to open JCPL by April or May or so.
The meeting was adjourned about 7:45 p.m.
Respectfully submitted
Janette F. Guinn
Recording Secretary