Chesterfield & District Family History Society Welcome to our October 2019 eNewsletter
We meet Wednesday evenings
Registration and Welcome
7pm for 7:30pm
Whittington Moor Methodist Church
Scarsdale Road, Whittington Moor
Chesterfield. S41 8NA
Come along and join us! Spend sometime with like minded people.
Why not bring a friend or two?
Everyone is Welcome
Annual Charity choosing 2021
CADFHS 2020 charity is the local ‘Diabetes Society’ and will run from
AGM and the 2021 Charity
A ballot took place on the evening of the AGM and our members were asked to choose by ticking a box on their ballot papers and then place in the ballot box provided.
The voting went as follows:
Chesterfield Scouts 8 votes
Alzheimer Society [Local] 10 Votes
Multiple Sclerosis [Local] 6 Votes
24 votes out of 24 members attending.
Therefore the 2021 Charity is the ‘Alzheimer Society’ and will run from January to December. [NEW] You can now donate with your membership if you so wish.
NOTICE: October's Meeting
is Wednesday the 2nd
A cousin is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost – Marion Garret
Local History Day at the Museum
On a Sunny Saturday morning of the 21st of September, Keith and I loaded up the car and set off for the History day at the museum where CADFHS had been invited to have a table.
We unloaded and carted our table contents into the museum. We had a lovely spot to the right as you entered. We were also at the side of Local Studies which was a great place to be. We had a few members pop along, but in the main most visitors that came along where more interested in History and not Family History.
I always think that Family History and Social History go together but not necessarily the other way around? What are your thoughts I wonder? It was Chesterfield Heritage and History day with many places around the town also open. I talked to one couple who had come especially for this and had booked into a local hotel too so they could maximise their visit. Sadly the day seems not to have been that well advertised. I would however like to thank the museum for their invitation to us and hospitality on the day. Dena .
The 2019 AGM
A buffet reception began at 6:45pm, and registration opened at 7pm. Welcome drinks of Buck Fizz, Orange or Apple juice, tea and coffee.
This is two fold. It is lovely to bring people together in a lovely atmosphere, in a relaxed environment before the Member’s Annual Meeting. It is also hopefully helpful for those to be able to come along who have been at work and so food is available for them to enable them to attend.
I would also like to say thank you to the many people who came along and help set up the room, food and drinks.
The AGM itself began at 7:30.
Our new chair of one year Neil Wilson gave his report and gave many thanks to all those committee and members who have helped through out the year; with ‘Refreshments, Sales, Membership, Magazines, etc. The Treasurer David Wheatcroft also gave his report which showed thayt we have sustained another very good year.
Finally as acting secretary I gave my report which also reiterated the above.
The Full reports, minutes and accounts will be in the December magazine
Our Ask the export began at 8:00 and was well received.
Our panelists, Linda Jackson – Janet Ashley – Margaret Marsden and David Wheatcroft gave comprehensive answers to the variable questions given by our members. The feedback from this session was fantastic and I don’t think people wanted to go home and so we over ran a bit.
What we have relaised is that this is something we must do again.
Co editor Lyn McNair worked very hard too by transcribing the questions and the answers. So look out for this in the magazine too.
Wednesday Nov' 6th
7pm for 7:30pm
November the 6th we have Neil