Brownwood Mar 9, 2020 by Doris Dickerson-A visit to the court House had to be canceled as illness there but will be rescheduled for later. Jeanette opened the meeting at the Office 213 S. Broadway as usual with Prayer and Pledges led by Frank Hilton. Old minutes were confirmed and Ruth gave a report of $6000+ in the combined accounts. Judy suggested a listing of the book sale books might be sent to other Genealogy liberaries and volunteered to check on it. Edwin gave report on good attendance and book use with two from out of state. He also will put new wheels on the book cart so can be more useable. Jeanette explained the new sign in system Danny set up for the library to prevent over use of sites by patrons at home. Mr Hilton explained a great Project he and Clay are working on for the 80th Anniversary of Camp Bowie coming up in August. Ten books have been put together on the Camp news during those years and now awaiting being indexed. Clay is also keeping up the Facebook page with interesting articles as usual. Jeanette also explained Danny has interesting information on his site if any have not checked it all. Patsy won the Heirloom Album and then all enjoyed the fresh baked cookies the Richard & Jeanette Hodges brought, plus cupcakes & sandwiches from Sharon and Edwin & Irene.
Brownwood Jan 14, 2020 by Doris Dickerson-The January 13th meeting of the PVGS was held at the Genealogy Library 213 South Broadway with nineteen members attending 6:30pm til -. Jeannette opened the meeting as the new President with Prayer, Pledges, and asking for Prayer for Elna Clarks' husband from a stroke. Old minutes were confirmed and Jeannette explained the purpose of the new recorder to tape the meeting for records and used it as Judy was out of town. Ideas were given for the years programs by all. Ruth stated we had $5000 + in the bank to begin the year, Mr Hilton & Jeannette are to plan ways to sell the five boxes of extra copies of books – for the next meeting. Paula is working on the 2020 yearbooks and should be ready March 15. Geneva & Patsy explained they have been very busy cleaning and reorganizing the top shelves in the office and the film room. We still need more Volunteers to help in the Office through the week. Danny does great job on the web site and is helping set up the computers at the Office to be more accessible to sites. Clay's Facebook site is nearing 11,000. Always does a great job. Great treats were enjoyed as usual, thanks to Edwin, Irene, and Sharron. May all have a Blessed Year!
Brownwood Dec 9, 2019 by Doris Dickerson-PVGS members met at the Brownwood Community Center for the annual Christmas Party, at 6 pm. Many helped decorate, signing in, and several paid dues. Several had just returned to Brownwood so caught up on news with others. After visiting, and Prayers, plates were filled with all the bountiful food and the feast was enjoyed by all. Mr. Hilton over saw the event as Elaine could not attend due to illness- as were several others. Bingo was enjoyed by all with happy faces showing the enjoyment. Our members were like a family working together cleaning and putting all containers in Edwins & Irenes pickup to be taken back to the Office, which they did. Bad weather was forecast and probably deterred some but God was good and it held off til after the Party and all had been put away. A Blessed Event! [Photos by Doris]