Life Membership – Valerie Thornton

Nomination At the 2021 August AGM June Blackburn nominated Valerie Thornton for Life Membership which was supported by the members. As a surprise, some of Valerie’s family including her granddaughter turned up at her house to present her clock and flowers. Other family members joined in on the Zoom Meeting. The clock, clock made by Read More …

Finalist in Fisher Community Awards

Fisher Community Awards Presentation Evening In late June 2021 Roz, Fran, and Valerie (L-R) attended The Fisher Community Awards because Caloundra Family History Reserach Inc was a finalist in the Fisher Senior Community Group of the Year section of the Fisher Community Awards. The Fisher Awards have been designed to highlight and celebrate the outstanding Read More …

Rooms Opening for Research

In the January newsletter, Valerie announced that the committee had approved the opening of the rooms for research on Thursdays and Saturdays from 21 January 2021. This is great as it will be full access to the Library including the Computer Room and Meeting Room. Normal opening and research hours resume from that date and Read More …

Lorrie Barzdo Writers Award 2020 winner

A past member, Lorrie Barzdo, always inspired members of the group to write down their stories. Then these stories, then become a pathway for future generations to begin their family history journey. There are criteria to help novice and experienced group members write their stories.  As Lorrie always said “you can write about anything … Read More …

First Life Membership Ever Awarded

Loris was totally surprised at the AGM For the very first time ever, life membership was awarded to member Loris Gray at our recent AGM in August 2020. The meeting was conducted on Zoom and we surprised Loris even more by inviting her daughter and two sons to attend the presentation. To say she was Read More …

Free Events for National Family History Month

UPDATE: these events are now finished. This August 2020 Caloundra Family History Research Inc will be celebrating National Family History Month. Even COVID-19, social distancing and restricted meeting sizes will not stop us finding ways to sharing our resources, research skills and enthusiasm for family history at this time. We have planned two presentations using Read More …