On the 3rd August our society celebrated its 30th Anniversary in the grounds of Glenalvon House.
It was a perfect day had by all.
We had two visitors who joined us in our celebration they were Campbelltown Councillor Meg Oates and Community Learn and Library Services Leader Paula Pfoeffer and we took that time to thank Campbelltown Council and Campbelltown Library for making available to us the facilities where we can conduct our meetings. Also our appreciation to the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society for making this venue available to us.
The Campbelltown District Family History Society was founded on 1st August 1989 following several meetings of those interested in researching their family’s history. Our Founding President was Kevin Wall.
The Society began with a small number of interested members and has now grown to a membership of around 100.
18 members regularly volunteer each month at the library to assist anyone in their search to discover their family roots.
I want to thank all the executive and committee members who for many years have volunteered their time and expertise to make this an interesting and growing society.
We were also honoured with the presence of some of our past Presidents they were:
William (Bill) Carter
This year 5 members were nominated to receive a Meritorious Award for their services to the Society and Meg Oates did the honours and presented these awards. The five members are;
I finish my speech with a poem written by Laura Taylor Mark entitled
Whether a family is bound together or scattered far apart,