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Board of Directors

SGS Elected Officers & Board of Directors for 2019 – 2021

SGS Constitution, Art IV, Sect. 1: The elected officers of the Society shall be a President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Genealogist, and three Directors elected from the general membership.

Lynda Simmons

Lynda Simmons

President
Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

1st Vice President & Pubs Editor
Jesse Crisler

Jesse S. Crisler

2nd Vice President
Patrica Palmer

Patricia Brooks Palmer

Secretary
Margaret Petersen

Margaret Petersen

Treasurer
Linda Crocker

Linda L. Crocker

Chief Genealogist
Terry Tietjens

Terry Tietjens

SGS Director & Seelye Research Center Director
Wesley Waring

Wesley Waring

SGS Director
Chris Havnar

Chris Havnar

SGS Director, SGS Ancestor File, Assistant Genealogist

Officers and Volunteers

SGS Appointed Officers and Volunteers for 2019- 2021

SGS Constitution, Art IV, Sect. 1: “The President shall appoint an Ancestor Files Chair, a Membership Chair, a Publications Editor, Assistant Genealogists as required, and a Director for the National Research Center.” SGS By-Laws, Art. III, Section 9: “The immediate past President shall be an ex-officio member of the board of directors and committees in a non-voting advisory capacity.” SGS By-Laws, Art. III, SECTION 10: “The President, with the approval of the Executive Board, may establish other positions and collateral duties not named elsewhere.”

Katherine M. Olsen

Katherine M. Olsen

Past President & Acting Parliamentarian
Connie Birth

Connie Birth

Membership Chair
Shanna Besendorfer

Shanna Besendorfer

Assistant Membership Chair
Pamela D. Turner

Pamela D. Turner

Seelye Research Center Librarian & SGS CD-ROM Manager
Kara L. Seelye Donaldson

Kara L. Seelye Donaldson

DNA Lineage Project Manager
Annette Earl

Annette Earl

SGS Historian

SGS Standing Committees

SGS welcomes you to take a more active role in the Society. Consider serving in an elected or appointed position or join one of our committees dedicated to improving the society and serving its members. Contact Lynda Simmons for more information.

Nominating Committee: Not a permanent committee. The president shall appoint a nominating committee one year in advance of the reunion, as per the SGS Constitution.

Auditing Committee: Not a permanent committee. Appointed by the president every two years to audit financial records and activities of SGS.

Awards and Recognition Committee: Seeks opportunities to recognize the work and achievements of the society and its members.

SGS Research Committee: Conducts and arranges for genealogical research on behalf of the society.

DNA Research Committee: Manages the SGS DNA lineage project and works with the above committee to research and share information about the use of DNA in genealogy.

Publications/Communication Committee: Oversees the publishing of the SGS Newsletter, Reunion Souvenir Book, and other publications.

SGS Website Redesign Committee: Oversees the website redesign.

2021 Membership Meeting & Reunion Committee: Arranges the upcoming SGS reunion which will be held in St. Louis, MO.