An RC's duty is to coordinate and hold at least
one ISOGG meeting a year within their region. The RC's will do what they possibly can
to coordinate meetings within their region. Some meetings may cover several states,
or provinces, while
others may have several meetings within one state or province. (i.e.: California, Texas,
New South Wales, etc.) Regions may be subdivided down. For
example: Allen Blancett is the RC for the Southeast, and Peter Roberts is
the RC for Atlanta, GA. The state of Georgia still needs an RC and
other cities in Georgia, like Augusta, could have its own RC as well.
When a person joins ISOGG, they are automatically added to a Yahoo mailing list for the region in which they reside. This is to notify members of meetings or genetic genealogy presentations in their area. ISOGG membership information is confidential and to be used for ISOGG purposes only, and NOT used for marketing or any other non-ISOGG related manner.
Always remember, you are volunteering to promote genetic genealogy, and this should not be an inconvenience for you. You volunteered because this is your hobby and you enjoy it. You are free to resign as an RC at anytime, just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you do.
Meeting Format and Agenda(s)
Meeting w/ Presentation and/or Workshop
When conducting the first ISOGG member meeting with presentation/workshop, the presentation is recommended to be an introductory to genetic genealogy. Follow-up presentations may include: administrating a surname project, utilizing "reverse genealogy" to find project participants, building a DNA project website, etc.
Tea Time Meeting - UK or Coffee Chat Meeting - US
In some areas, there may be very few ISOGG members. Remember, it only takes two people to make a "meeting". Schedule a time and place to meet. Do publicize it, you never know, you may get others who join you on the spur of the moment. You have a common interest in genetic genealogy, Discuss it, brainstorm, review where you are with genetic genealogy, and then where you want to be.