The Norfolk chapter of the Ontario Genealogical Society will hold a critical meeting in Delhi Sept. 16 to discuss the future of the organization. A vote is planned on whether the chapter should fold or suspend operations.
Marie Shull of Simcoe, co-chair of the Norfolk chapter, says a number of factors have come together to call the group’s future into question. Membership, for one, has fallen from more than 200 world-wide several years ago to about 125 today. As well, only four individuals serve on the local executive. They have been there for years and discharge multiple responsibilities. Volunteer fatigue has become an issue.