Annual Meeting --- 2006
October 19-22, 2006
Meeting Code: CFS
- Washington, DC is among the most
expensive places in the USA to obtain accommodations. However, it has the advantage that many sites of interest to our
group are within easy and inexpensive public transport on the Metro. The Metro took
us to all the sites in the district we wanted to visit, quickly and comfortably. The Hilton provided us with rooms for
$129.00 per day, and there was no need for us to reserve buses. Our Society took care of any necessary deposits so that
we did not have to collect money from our members in advance of the meeting. Members did have to make their own arrangements
for hotel accommodations and transport to the meeting site as usual.
- Other than the dinner
before our business meeting, members arranged for their own meals. The Hilton has its own dining place, but it is also
connected by a skywalk to a mall where there are other places to eat. The Hilton Arlington is also connected to the Ballston-MU
Metro, and we was able to reach our transportation by taking an elevator from our rooms down to the Metro. The hotel is
easily reached from the Reagan National Airport, because the Metro passes through that airport as well as the Hotel-Arlington.
Visitors who arrived at Reagan National Airport did not need a bus or taxi --- we just board the Metro at the airport and
get off at the Hotel Arlington, several stops and one transfer later.
- Because the District has so many attractions, we decided to experiment with a somewhat less structured and shorter
official program than usual in an attempt to accommodate the diverse interest of our members. We reserved Friday morning
for touring the DC area. On Friday evening we showed a video, The Crucible, at the hotel. The video, based on a play by
Arthur Miller, loosely depicts events leading to the Salem Witch trials and the subsequent imprisonment and execution of
people, including Giles and Martha Cory, in1693.
- On Saturday, we arranged a boat trip on the Potomac River to Mt. Vernon,
colonial home of George Washington. Mt. Vernon is about 10 miles downstream from docks in Alexandria where we boarded a
glass-enclosed tour boat.
- We had a luncheon at noon on Sunday. Our general meeting followed the luncheon, and we said our good byes.
- Although our official meeting was shorter by one day, some of our members did remain in the District area longer to take in a variety of attractions. Some wanted to conduct research at the National Archives or the famous DAR library. Others were interested in the recently completed museum that presents the history and culture of numerous Native American tribes.
Annual Meeting Agenda
October 22, 2006
- Introduction of Members
- Thank You to our hosts - Steven and Kathy Zwobot and Art Corey
- Appointment of a Secretary for the meeting
- Reading of Minutes
- Treasurer's Report - Jim Corey
- DNA Research Report - Art Corey
- Website and Database Report - Earl Cory
- Officer's Open Postions
- Newsletter Update
- Membership Report
- Report form our English Friends - Cory Society
- Location and date for next Cory Family Reunion
- San Francisco
- New Brunswick
- Approval for expensing of the meeting