Saturday, September 19, 2020

Changing of the Guard: Registration

It is with sadness that we wish Mary Jane Saylor farewell as the SLIG Registrar. 

Mary Jane has served SLIG well over the course of several years. First as assistant registrar, then as marketing coordinator, and after a brief hiatus, registrar. 

I particularly appreciate the fact that Mary Jane joined the committee to help me as a friend rather than out of any particular need to serve. And her loyalty over the years has been greatly appreciated. If I needed something she was there to help, whether she lived in Utah, China, Oregon, or Indiana!

We all wish her well as she now sails into the sunset of post-SLIG service toward more grandchildren, research, quilting, and I suspect a variety of other fun projects!

Thank you Mary Jane!

Welcome Mr. Zachary Hamilton, our new registrar.  

Zachary has worn several hats over the past few years, so for those who have attended SLIG, he will not be an unfamiliar face. Before he was an official member of the committee, Mary Jane recruited him to assist with registration preparations on-site. 

He has since not only continued in that role, but helped with exhibit marketing, door prizes, is currently providing technical backup support for fall courses, and been a great "Guy Friday" during this year of transition, willing to provide support wherever needed. Zachary also serves on the UGA Board of Directors, which gives him . . . yes, more hats! 

So "hats off" to Zachary for accepting the challenge of taking over this role mid-program-season. He is already busy reviewing orders to become familiar with each one in order to serve you well.

Welcome Zachary. Here's to wearing one hat for awhile :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

SLIG Announces Intermediate Foundations Scholarship Winner for Fall 2020

Congratulations to Paula Hansen who has been chosen as the recipient of the Intermediate Foundations Virtual Course Scholarship held fall 2020.

Paula Hansen of Sandy, Utah
Paula has been doing genealogy research for about eight years. Self-taught through resources available online, local classes, and RootsTech, she has been helping others get started with their own family history for the past three years as a volunteer at a local family history center.  Sensing gaps in her knowledge, and wanting to become more proficient at her research, she expressed her concerns to her daughter, who suggested she attend SLIG. She writes: "I have been searching for a class that will give me the solid methodology and tools I lack to further my success in my efforts to connect my family, while at the same time helping me be more thorough in my research. I am confident this course will provide that as well as deepen my understanding of how to properly research my family lines and help others to do so as well.”

Thanks to all who applied for this scholarship.
Enjoy, Paula!