Western Wayne County Genealogical Society

WWCGS Officers, Trustees, Committees

Executive Officers 2019-2020
President: Mary Hazlett
Vice President: Steve Schwartz
Treasurer: Cathy Plotts
Recording Secretary: Velaine Nagy
Corresponding Secretary: Barbara Krabbenbos
Immediate Past President: Al Wakenhut
Trustees 2019-2020
Trustee: Harvey DeWitt
Trustee: John Mills
Trustee: Raul Rodriguez
Committee Chairs 2019-2020
Programs Chair: John Mills
Webmaster: Steve Schwartz
Webmaster: Stephanie Smith
Webmaster - Assistant: Mary Hazlett
Membership Chair: Steve Schwartz
Hospitality Co-Chair: Marge Najarian
Hospitality Co-Chair: Charlotte Neary
Hospitality / Greeter: Rosemary Wood
Hospitality / Logistics: Raul Rodriguez
Newsletter Editor: Harvey DeWitt
Librarian: Shirley Connors
Cemetery Committee Chair: John Mills
Archivist: Steve Schwartz
Query Response Team Lead: Mary Hazlett
Transcription Guild Team Lead: John Mills
Society Delegates 2019-2020
FGS Delegate: Marge Najarian
MGC Delegate: Mary Hazlett
MGC Delegate: John Mills
HSM Contact Person: Steve Schwartz
Standing Committee Memberships
Cemetery Committee Member: Beverly Blankertz
Cemetery Committee Member: Georgia Clark
Cemetery Committee Member: Patricia Cockfield
Cemetery Committee Member: Jack Engebretson
Cemetery Committee Member: Sherry Green
Cemetery Committee Member: Annette Linn
Cemetery Committee Member: Karen Moran
Cemetery Committee Member: Charlotte Neary
Cemetery Committee Member: Richard Posthuma
Cemetery Committee Member: Vacant
Cemetery Committee Member: Vacant
Newsletter Committee Member: Vacant
Newsletter Committee Member: Vacant
Query Response Team Member: Georgia Clark
Query Response Team Member: Lisa Curlew
Query Response Team Member: John Mills
Transcription Guild Volunteer: Steve Schwartz
Transcription Guild Volunteer: Barbara Krabbenbos
Transcription Guild Volunteer: George Newton
Transcription Guild Volunteer: Louise Rayburn
Transcription Guild Volunteer: Sue Cromwell
Transcription Guild Volunteer: Sherry Brown
Transcription Guild Volunteer: Mary Della Mora
Transcription Guild Volunteer: Vacant
Transcription Guild Volunteer: Marcia Korzeniowski
Transcription Guild Volunteer: Velaine Nagy
Special Projects 2019-2020
Free for All #3 - Coordinator: Mary Hazlett
Free for All #3 - Volunteer: Steve Schwartz
Free for All #3 - Volunteer: Vacant
Free for All #3 - Volunteer: Vacant
Free for All #3 - Volunteer: Vacant
Free for All #3 - Volunteer: Vacant
Free for All #3 - Volunteer: Vacant
Free for All #3 - Volunteer: Vacant
Free for All #3 - Volunteer: Vacant
Free for All #3 - Volunteer: Vacant
Free for All #3 - Volunteer: Vacant
Free for All #3 - Volunteer: Vacant
Free for All #3 - Volunteer: Vacant
Free for All #3 - Volunteer: Vacant
Society Purpose
The purpose of the Society shall be to form a group of people interested in the exchange of information in one's genealogy, biography, and history. It will encourage and assist other interested persons in researching, compiling, and preserving, one's records of this nature.
Organization of WWCGS
The Society's Executive Board organizes current activities, initiates new areas of society involvement in its vision and is the revolving force of example for membership participation. The Board supervises the finances of the Society in keeping within the mandates of the members and the Society's By-Laws, and is responsible for administrative directions of its Standing Committees and the Special Committees.
Organizational Status
The Western Wayne County Genealogical Society is a registered State of Michigan non-profit organization and a federal 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
Founded in 1976, the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization. WWCGS is governed by a Board of Directors and comprised of officers serving up to three consecutive one year terms with elections held annually in May. WWCGS functions through the volunteer efforts of its members. The society explores various methods of tracing ancestry and promotes education both for beginners and more experienced genealogists through speakers, workshops, and seminars, addressing topics of interest. The society also records and publishes material of interest to genealogists.
The society is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, a non-profit organization comprised of more than 560 genealogical and historical societies and libraries, representing over 500,000 individual genealogists. In addition, the Society is also affiliated with the Michigan Genealogical Council, a non-profit organization founded in 1972, with over 150 member societies in Michigan, representing more than 7,500 individual genealogists.
In addition to offering instruction to assist the family historian, the goals of the Society are to promote the gathering and exchange of methods and techniques for pursuing family histories and preserving public records of importance to genealogists. Any person who is interested in pursuing their family history is welcome to join the Society or to attend meetings as a visitor. Members are encouraged to participate in the many activities sponsored by the Society.