We presented to Andrew Eide a Check for $300. He was also given a letter to attend our June picnic and share his talk with the society. What a great story he shared.
We like to meet the recipients and their families when we can.
We have not heard back yet. We hope he comes to the program if he can.
Our very first recipient is completing her education and we are very proud of her. She was a Chula Vista High School Senior.
Ceasar and Virginia Taylor did the presentation for Alejandro Valdez, at San Ysidro High School
for the first place application. He will be tied up with college data that week and not able to attend our event. But he is welcome, and parents to come to another meeting so the society can get to meet him.
We want to say, "Thanks", to the members of our society that voted to help fund a second applicant for assistance.
We yearly fund for $500. In the past we have done more but it takes community support to make that happen.
The community should know that members wanted to do the second place person and so we had a vote which they approved unanimously. Then an individual member donated even more to make it to $300. for the second presentation. Thank you member for your terrific donation.
Our donation button on the webpage does work. Amazing what $5 from a multi group of people
can do to help others.
Our annual scholarship program is the object of most of our fundraising efforts throughout the year. In an effort to introduce young people to the subject of genealogy, a genealogical essay competition is open to all graduating seniors of the Sweetwater Unified School District and the winners receive cash awards to help with their post high school efforts.
• Encouraging the exchange of group information.
• Coordinating research activities.
• Educating members to assist others in research.
• Acquiring and organizing research materials.
• Acquisition of books, manuscripts, and materials for the Chula Vista Public Library.