Monthly Membership Meetings


Membership meetings are held the second Monday of each month between September and May;
beginning at 1:00 p.m. and end at about 3:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

 

The first half hour you are invited to sign up for classes, get a cup of coffee, check out the raffle items, fundraising opportunities, ask questions of a Board Member or Committee Chairperson, etc.

 

The short business meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. sharp with our featured speaker immediately following.


The meeting place is the First Presbyterian Church located at 12225 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ.

(click here for map)

 

The meetings are open to the public as well as members. Click HERE to see prior speakers.


MEETING SPEAKER TOPIC

April 10, 2017

Mike Fisch

.Mike is a native Minnesotan and started his newspaper career in high school, and continued on through college.

 

He worked at newspapers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, California, Hawaii and New York State. He was the president and publisher of newspapers in California, Hawaii and New York as well as being president of Gannett Pacific.

 

His interest in genealogy started in the 1960’s along with his love of history. He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, active in the Saguaro Chapter serving as chapter genealogist and newsletter editor.

 

He and his wife Nancy live at Trilogy in Peoria where they moved after Mike

retired in 2013.

 

"Mining Newspaper Archives to Find Stories of Your Ancestors"

 

Finding that special piece of information from a newspaper article takes some understanding and skill on how newspapers have evolved over the decades.


Our speaker worked in the newspaper industry for over 40 years and will share tips and tricks on how to mine those hidden pieces of gold.