The meetings take place at St. Andrew's Residence on Park Street in Chatham, Ontario, and there are usually between 40 and 60 people who come out to hear a different speaker each meeting. In the past few months, the meetings have been recorded and shown on You Tube, both live, as well as for later viewing. And lots of people are using this venue. Some of the meetings have more than 150 views, so the branch members know the message is getting out into the public.
The next branch monthly meeting will take place on Friday, February 13th at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew's Residence. The guest speaker will be Brenda Travis, in a presentation entitled Dabbling in DNA. As she is also the president of the board of directors of the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society, the evening will also coincide with February as Black History Month.
Their second annual open house will be held on Saturday, February 14th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the public library, 120 Queen Street. This will be a free open house to learn more about the resources of the OGS.
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