West Valley Genealogical Society Inc

Discover Your Family History

Youngtown, AZ   |  https://azwvgs.org

Mission

The purpose of the Society is to promote genealogical interest through educational classes, workshops, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), research trips, an annual seminar, newsletters, and maintaining a genealogical library for the benefit of its members. The Society and its Library invite, welcome, and help persons who are interested in genealogy - regardless of race, creed, sex, age, disability, or national origin.

Ruling year info

1975

President

Stephanie Sparks

Main address

12222 N 111th Ave

Youngtown, AZ 85363 USA

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Formerly known as

Sun City Genealogical Society

EIN

23-7420438

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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West Valley Genealogical Society Library

West Valley Genealogical Society maintains the largest genealogical library in Arizona. It is a non-circulating, research library and is maintained entirely by unpaid volunteers and funded by membership dues and donations. Through forty-eight years of careful attention and dedicated efforts, WVGS has amassed an extensive collection of books, periodicals, microfilm rolls, microfiche, and maps. The WVGS Library is located in Youngtown, Arizona, which is a suburb of the western metropolitan Phoenix area. Its extensive collection supports local, national, and international genealogical research interests and receives an average of 4,000 visits each year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

FamilySearch Library Affiliate 2018

Federation of Genealogical Societies 2010

How we listen

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  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    We don’t share the feedback we collect,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

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West Valley Genealogical Society Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/04/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephanie Sparks

Stephanie Sparks

President

Jill Mitchell

1st Vice President

Kim Harrison

2nd Vice President

Carolyn Grace

Recording Secretary

Donna Scott

Treasurer

Tori Johnson

Director Education

Diana Wittenberg

Director Fundraising

Jim Sanders

Director Technology

Tina Hancox

Director Membership Outreach

Cheryl Gross

Director Library Services

Delia Jones

Director Collections

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

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Sexual orientation

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