Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Loyalist Lady Presentation November 14, 2017

United Empire Loyalist
London Branch Members and Guests,

Our next Branch meeting will occur in one week on Tuesday, 14 Nov 20176:30 p.m. for 7:00 p.m.

Our new meeting location is at :
St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, at 600 Lawson Rd located on the southwest corner of Lawson Road and Wonderland Road North ( 2 blocks south of Sherwood Forest Mall). 

Our Guest Speaker is UELAC Dominion Council Secretary, Jo-Ann Tuskin U.E. Jo-Ann is a retired history teacher, who has spent a great deal of time passing on to her students, the history of our Pioneer Loyalist ancestors and their positive impact on Ontario and Canada. 

Loyalist Lady Presentation
The United Empire Loyalists:  Pioneers of Ontario
Who and Where and Why
Migration & Settlement
My Family’s Journey

Jo Ann M. Tuskin, U.E., 

Hope to see  you all on Tuesday 14th Nov
Loyally Yours,
Carol Childs

Monday, November 6, 2017

Remembrance Day Meme Monday

Friday, November 10th at 7pm at the Dutton Dunwich Community Centre is the Remembrance Day ceremony.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Refreshments to follow. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Seeking Board Members for Tyrconnell Heritage Society

Tyrconnell Heritage Society is seeking volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors for 3 year terms commencing February 28, 2018. 

Interested individuals are required to be minimum of 18 years of age; pay your annual Tyrconnell Heritage Society membership; complete and submit a Recruitment Form to the nominating committee; and encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting on February 28, 2018, 7pm at Backus-Page House Museum.

Documents are available by emailing info@backuspagehouse.ca , or by calling 519-762-3072.  
The Board of Directors will post the approved candidacy list online, 40 days prior to the Annual General Meeting (on or before January 17, 2018).  
Submission deadline to be considered for nomination and election is December 31, 2017.

Attn: Nominating Committee
Tyrconnell Heritage Society
Box 26, 29424 Lakeview Line
Wallacetown, ON, N0L 2M0

The Nomination Committee consists of Ken Reinke (current society member), Angela Bobier (current staff person), and Don Bobier (current board member). 

We are currently seeking individuals with fundraising, demonstrable heritage skills, building maintenance, grounds keeping, document digitization, history, museum work, and environment or nature.  

Monday, October 23, 2017

October is Family History Month

Happy Family History Month!  It's near the end of October, but there is still time to do something about passing on the history of your family.  I thought I'd share some ideas of quick and easy things to do by yourself or with others since the key is to SHARE your history. 

1. Label your photographs.
There is nothing more frustrating as a family historian, genealogist, museum curator or archivist than to have photographs with no names, dates or places.  I suggest using a light hand with a pencil or a fine point marker that is photo safe, non-toxic, permanent ink, fade resistant, dries quickly, will not smear once dry, and won't bleed through.

2. Tell your children or grandchildren a story about when you were young and record it on video.  Send them the video and save it in the cloud.

3. Make a visit to the cemetery to say "Hello".  Take your family and tell them who they people were to you.

4. Make a family history related craft.  Here is a link to 13 ideas.   https://www.familytreemagazine.com/premium/family-history-diy-projects/

5. Visit your local museum or archives to see if they have documents or books about your family.  Backus-Page House Museum currently requires an appointment to visit since we are on the off season.  519-762-3072

Friday, October 20, 2017

Seeking Weekly Bookkeeper

Weekly Bookkeeper for Backus-Page House Museum 
south of Wallacetown
$15/hour  approximately 3 hrs/week  
Microsoft Excel proficiency required.
Accounts receivable & payable, bank deposits, payroll, 
financial statements

Email your resume with 3 references to info@backuspagehouse.ca


Hired By the Tyrconnell Heritage Society Board of Directors
Employment Probation Term of Six (6) Months
165 Hours Annually at a wage of $15.00 per hour.  $17.75 per hour starting January 1, 2018
Direct Supervisor: Cultural Manager
Performance Reviews Conducted the Cultural Manager, President, and Treasurer

All financials including procedures and systems will be reviewed on a quarterly basis by the President, Treasurer, and Cultural Manager.  Findings will be presented to the Board of Directors and may result in changes to policies and procedures.  Cultural Manager will sign off on all payroll time sheets.  Bookkeeper must be proficient at Microsoft Excel. 

Weekly Responsibilities
  • Record revenue
  • Record expenses
  • Pay bills when due online or by cheque
  • Post to project and event summaries
  • Gift Shop reconciliation
  • Admission reconciliation
  • Prepare bank deposits
  • Provide Cultural Manager with financial information as required for such things as grant applications, final reports, budgets, etc.

Bi-Weekly Responsibilities
  • Payroll

Monthly Responsibilities
  • Income Statement
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Charitable Tax Receipts sent to donors
  • Petty Cash Reconciliation
  • File government remittances as required such as WSIB, Payroll Deductions, etc.
  • Meeting with the Treasurer and Cultural Manager prior to sending out Board Financial Reports

Annual Responsibilities
  • Provide the Auditors with all required figures, documents, and financial information
  • Assist the Cultural Manager and Board of Directors with developing the annual budget

Administration and Finance
  • Review the THS Policies that reference Finance and make recommendations to board
  • Answer phone calls, necessary emails and correspondence
  • Complete all filing and keep good records of all financial activities of the THS for future reference
  • General cleaning and maintenance of your work area

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from Our House to Yours

Backus-Page House Museum is open for tours this weekend from noon - 4:30pm on Sunday and Monday.  We are then open by appointment only until May.  John E. Pearce Provincial Park will be closed to vehicles and park bathrooms will be closed Tuesday, October 10th around 10am until reopening in June.  Thank you for a great museum and park season!