Monday, April 13, 2015

Next General Meeting Program

In honor of Mother’s Day, join us for a day of fun, learning and sharing

Valentine for My Mother! 
Valentine for My Grandmother! 
Celebrating Mother’s Day, Dia de las Madres

Please join us on Saturday, May 2, to write a card and genealogical tribute to your mother or grandmother. Most of us mean to write a short story to honor our mothers and grandmothers but never get around to doing it. Tomorrow is here! Our goal will be to compile a one page story and genealogical facts suitable for framing! A one page story which you can share and leave for your children or relatives. This exercise will also help you see at-a-glance which facts you have and which you can supplement later. We will have volunteers on hand to help you through this fun and easy exercise.  Rita Vega-Acevedo, VP of Programs and Education and a scrapbooking expert will be on hand to show you samples of how to frame your work on the wall. Together we will help you complete this goal in a group setting with lots of support and suggestions.

What to bring: Please bring the basic facts about your mother and grandmother. Please bring a photo to share and inspire you to write the one page summary. Please bring your genealogy chart and a few scrapbooking materials, if you have any. Please bring a pencil, pen, computer and flash drive (if you have one).

What we will bring: Story templates to assist you to fill in the blanks. For example:
  • One of my fondest memories was when my grandmother…..
  • When we lived in Lone Pine, my mother took us to... on Saturdays. We spent the day...
  • Describe what your mother or grandmother looked like to rest of us.

In honor of Mother’s Day, come and join us for a day of fun, learning and sharing. If time permits, we will invite one or two people to read their tribute. If you would like to read a short Mother’s Day Poem, please bring it to recite. If you would like to play a song on a musical instrument, you are invited to help inspire the group.

Saturday, May 2, 2015                     
10 am – 4 pm                                                                    
Southern California Genealogical Society Library                              
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 

For any questions, please contact Rita Vega-Acevedo at rvacevedo@att.net or 626-862-9340.

Lunch: $5 for pizza and drink. If you can bring a salad, we would appreciate it for those on special diets. Please let Rita know. Networking will continue in the afternoon after lunch.

See cover of Huellas del Pasado newsletter for directions to the SCGS library.