Irish Genealogical and Historical Society

ABOUT IGHS

The Society is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.) No part of the net earnings of the society shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its directors, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the society shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the purpose clause hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the organization shall not participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office (including the publishing or distribution of statements). Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any current or future federal tax code.

The purpose of this society is to foster an appreciation for the history and genealogy of Ireland by collecting and preserving histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, gazettes, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogs, maps, circulars, handbills, programs, and posters; manuscript material such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books, charts, surveys, and field books; and museum material such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, aboriginal relics, and material objects illustrative of life conditions, events, and activities of the past and present. . This society will also promote an interest and knowledge of past events, cultural heritage and the people who were associated with Ireland in order to instill a sense of pride in the history through this preservation and education. Consistent with this objective, the Society will strive to collect resources, acquire facilities to house resources, function as a repository for items of historical significance, recruit human assets to process and care for resources, as well as implement technologies to preserve and provide physical and virtual access to resources. The society will encourage interest in local history through meetings, lectures, publications, websites, discussion boards and other public forums. The society shall cooperate with other Irish historical societies to promote an appreciation of our common heritage.

The Society will award grants to individuals, groups or organizations involved in activities that are congruent with our exempt purpose. The Society will award grants to those individuals, groups and companies nominated by the trustees that have shown their work and commitment to achieve these same goals. However successful we are at fundraising will determine the total grant amount available to award annually.

Our Directors and their qualifications:

Arden D. Gremmert, President. Arden has worked for 30 years in the field of marketing, advertising, promotion and sales development. He is currently General Manager of Certified Hereford Beef, LLC based in Kansas City, MO, oversees a staff of six, and manages packing plant relations. His professional background includes all levels of management, strategic planning, asset management and business growth processes.

Eva D. Gremmert, Secretary/Treasurer. Eva has worked for 28 years in the field of tax accounting and bookkeeping. She is an enrolled agent and runs a successful tax practice serving over 500 clients annually with a staff of six employees. In addition to tax preparation, her client consulting work includes budgeting, business plan development and business leadership counseling.

Mary H. Slawson, Vice-President. Mary is a highly accomplished forensic accountant and professional genealogist. She is the voice of her own weekly radio talk show focused on genealogical research processes and related topics. As a published genealogical author, Mary is a sought-after public speaker. She acts as a consultant to genealogical research and resources organizations.


Finn River, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, Ireland