May 5, 2020
COVID-19 Update from OGS President
Good morning OGS Members
First let me say thank you for being part of the OGS family. Your recent support and encouragement has been great and your OGS Board is working hard as we are in uncharted waters.
OGS Board has met several times via Zoom to develop and implement a strategy to keep OGS moving forward as we try and figure out the impact of COVID-19. The plan called OGS Sustain and Recovery Plan will focus on 4 key areas to help OGS survive and hopefully come out of this pandemic in good shape. Each Board member has worked tirelessly in the development of the plan.
While we are working hard on our plan, we are also trying to create some form of normalcy by continuing to have our monthly meetings via webinar. We hope you have enjoyed the webinars. Please note the June Monthly and Annual Meeting has been moved to June 15 at 6:00 pm. It is too early to announce if it will be by webinar or in-person or a combination of both.
One of the items on the agenda for the Annual Meeting will be a Members vote on several proposed amendments to the OGS Constitution and Bylaws. During this time of the pandemic the OGS Board has reviewed some of our processes and took this opportunity to propose some amendments to make our process more defined and improved.
Please review the proposed amendments and be prepared to vote at the meeting Monday June 15, 2020.
Part of our focused plan is to provide you with some new things to do with genealogy until we can come out to play again. This includes some specials on memberships, new products and much more.
OGS is following the Oklahoma City phased opening plan. The Research center is still closed until further notice and in person events are postponed until at least June 15. We will be monitoring the process by ensuring our members, volunteers and guests are as safe as possible.
This is not how we envisioned celebrating OGS 65th birthday but we will try our best to celebrate and work hard to make sure OGS is alive and well 65 years from now.
In the coming days look for ways you can help OGS sustain and survive this pandemic. Even though many parts of Oklahoma is opening the virus is still here and active. Stay safe, stay well, and keep on being healthy.
President Oklahoma Genealogical Society