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Membership meetings are held in-person the second Monday of each month between September and May; beginning at 1:00 p.m. and end at about 3:00 p.m. They are free and open to the public.

Please arrive after 12:30 pm to sign up for classes, SIGs, or ask questions of a Board Member or Committee Chairperson, etc. Note: We will not be offering coffee at this time.

The short business meeting will start at 1:00 pm sharp followed by our featured speaker.

For those who are unable to attend membership meetings in person, recordings may be available on the WVGS website for members only if the speaker gives permission to record the presentation. The length of time the recording will be available after the meeting (up to 30 days) is determined by the speaker.

If provided by the speaker, handouts will be posted on the WVGS website prior to the meeting. You may print one copy of a speaker’s handout for your personal use. Paper copies of handouts will not be available at monthly meetings. The speaker owns the copyright to the presentation and handout which are used by WVGS only with the speaker’s written permission.

In-person meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church located at 12225 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. (click here for map)

Upcoming Membership Meeting Programs

  • 2024-09-09 Presenter TBA – Title TBA

    Date: September 09, 2024

    Speaker and Program To Be Announced

  • 2024-05-13 – Katie Gertz – The Transportation Act of 1718: Populating the US Colonies with Convicts

    Date: May 13, 2024

    Speaker: Katie Gertz

    Biography: Katie is currently serving as the President of the Family History Society of Arizona. Katie became her family historian in 2008. She has attended many genealogy workshops and seminars and has been giving presentations to genealogy clubs and societies in Arizona and California since 2011. Her genealogy research has taken her back to her 7th great grandparents in this country. Although not Mayflower passengers, her ancestors were some of the earliest pioneers in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Like her passion for technology, genealogy presents intriguing puzzles to solve.

    She is an entrepreneur who owns and operates a business called Kate’s Computer Clinic. She repairs, installs, and teaches personal computers, both Windows-based and all Apple products. She is a certified Apple Product Professional and Microsoft Partner. She is well known by her customers as “Dr. Kate”.

    Program Description: Most people are aware that Australia was heavily populated with convicts sent from Great Britain. But few are aware that England also sent thousands of their convicted felons to what was to become the United States. Those convicted of petty theft up to and including murder were taken away from their families and sent across the ocean to be indentured servants here in the 18th century starting in 1718 all the way up to our independence in 1776. This is a fascinating story that many of us who have British ancestors may want to hear.

    Handout: Available Here


    In-person meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church located at 12225 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. (click here for map) – will open in new tab in your web browser)

    Please arrive after 12:30 pm to sign up for classes, SIGs, or the 2025 Seminar, ask questions of a Board Member or Committee Chairperson, etc. Note: We will not be offering coffee at this time.

    The short business meeting will start at 1:00 pm sharp followed by our featured speaker.



Membership Meeting Agendas

2024
13 May 2024
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08 Apr 2024
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11 Mar 2024
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12 Feb 2024
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08 Jan 2024
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2023
11 Dec 2023
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13 Nov 2023
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09 Oct 2023
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11 Sep 2023
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09 Apr 2023
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13 Mar 2023
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Membership Meeting Minutes

2023
11 Dec 2023
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09 Oct 2023
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11 Sep 2023
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08 May 2023
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10 Apr 2023
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13 Mar 2023
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13 Feb 2023
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09 Jan 2023
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2022
12 Dec 2022
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2021
13 Dec 2021
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08 Nov 2021
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13 Sep 2021
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12 Apr 2021
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08 Mar 2021
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08 Feb 2021
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11 Jan 2021
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2020
12 Oct 2020
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09 Mar 2020
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10 Feb 2020
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13 Jan 2020
Membership Meeting Minutes


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