GSNJ Officers and Trustees2018-11-05T21:09:25+00:00

GSNJ Officers and Trustees

Trustees of the Society are elected to three year terms by the general membership at the GSNJ Annual Meeting, held in November. Officers of the Society are elected annually by the Trustees. GSNJ is presently headed by the following:


Officers

President — C. Arthur Lawton III
Vice-Presidents — Claire E. Keenan, JD; Joseph R. Klett
Treasurer — Scott A. Holmes
Recording Secretary — Pamelyn P. Bush
Corresponding Secretary — Janet T. Riemer


Trustees

TERM ENDING 2020

Alexander D. Everitt, Jr., Sussex County, New Jersey
Scott A. Holmes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Claire E. Keenan, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth (Jean) King Pellicane, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Janet T. Riemer, Mercer County, New Jersey

TERM ENDING 2018

Joan E. Betancourt, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Joseph R. Klett, Mercer County, New Jersey
C. Arthur Lawton III, Mercer County, New Jersey
Joan M. Lowry, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Christine Murphy, Morris County, New Jersey

TERM ENDING 2019

Pamelyn P. Bush, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania
Melissa A. Johnson, CG, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Albert C. King, Somerset County, New Jersey
Michelle D. Novak, New York County, New York
Fred Sisser III, Ocean County, New Jersey


Trustees Emeriti

Edward J. Raser


Officer Biographies

C. Arthur Lawton III, President

C. Arthur Lawton III is a resident of Mercer County, NJ, and has been a GSNJ Trustee since 1999. His term expires in 2018. He is GSNJ’s current President and serves on the Editorial, Special Projects, Finance & Audit, Membership, Public Relations, GSNJ Newsletter, Automation, Long Range Planning, New Jersey Early Land Records Project, and Volunteer Committees. Lawton has served as GSNJ’s Vice President (2004–2010), Co-Editor of the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey (2004–2008), and Editor of the GSNJ Newsletter (1999–2003).

Claire E. Keenan, JD, Vice-President

Claire E. Keenan is a resident of Delaware County, PA, and has been a GSNJ Trustee since 2008. Her term expires in 2020. She currently serves as a GSNJ Vice President, Chairperson of the Legal Matters Committee, and Co-Chairperson of the Automation Committee. Keenan also serves on the GSNJ Editorial, Special Projects, Finance & Audit, Newsletter, Genealogists Lists, and Legislative Issues Committees.

Joseph R. Klett, Vice-President

Joseph R. Klett is a resident of Mercer County, NJ, and has been a GSNJ Trustee since 1988. His term expires in 2018. He currently serves as a GSNJ Vice President and on the Editorial, Gravestone Records, and Long Range Planning Committees. He has served as Co-Editor and Editor of the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey (2004–2009), and Editor of the GSNJ Newsletter (1989–1998). Klett authored the December 2014 Special Issue of the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Understanding New Jersey’s Geography in the Proprietary Period (Volume 89 #4), which was produced in celebration of New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary. For this publication, he was awarded the 2015 The Donald Lines Jacobus Award from the American Society of Genealogists and the 2016 The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance (NJSAA) Author Award.

Scott A. Holmes, Treasurer

Scott A. Holmes is a resident of Hunterdon County, NJ, and has served as a GSNJ Trustee since 2004. His term expires in 2020. He currently serves as GSNJ’s Treasurer, Chairperson of the Finance & Audit and Storage & Inventory Committees. Holmes also serves on the Bible & Family Records, Manuscripts, Special Projects, Program, Automation, and Long Range Planning, and the New Jersey Early Land Records Project Committees.

Pamelyn P. Bush, Recording Secretary

Pamelyn P. Bush is a resident of Sullivan County, PA, and a GSNJ Trustee since 2005. Her term expires in 2019. She currently serves as GSNJ’s Recording Secretary, as Chairperson for the Editorial, Gravestone Records, and Special Projects Committees. Bush also serves on the Manuscripts, Membership, and GSNJ Newsletter Committees.

Janet T. Riemer, Corresponding Secretary

Janet T. Riemer is a resident of Mercer County, NJ and a GSNJ Trustee since 1975. Her term expires in 2020. She currently serves as GSNJ’s Corresponding Secretary and Chairperson of the Manuscript Committee. Riemer also serves on the Bible & Family Records, Gravestone Records, Legal Matters, and Storage & Inventory Committees. She has served as GSNJ President (1996–2002) and as the Co-Editor for the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey (1989–2003).


Trustees Biographies

Joan E. Betancourt

Joan E. Betancourt is a resident of Monmouth County, NJ. She has been a GSNJ Member since 2012. Her term expires in 2018. She is Chairperson for the Program and Genealogist List Committees and serves on the Editorial, Membership, Automation, and Nominating Committees.

Alexander D. Everitt, Jr.

Alexander D. Everitt, Jr. is a resident of Sussex County, NJ and has been a GSNJ Trustee since 1975. His term expires in 2020. He serves on the Program Committee.

Melissa A. Johnson, CG

Melissa A. Johnson is a resident of Monmouth County, NJ, and has served as a GSNJ Trustee since 2010. Her term expires in 2019. She currently serves as Chairperson and Editor of the GSNJ Newsletter, as Chairperson of the Nominating Committee, and on the Editorial, Program, and Automation Committees.

Joan M. Lowry

Joan M. Lowry is a resident of Middlesex County, NJ and a GSNJ Trustee since 1994. Her term expires in 2018. She currently serves GSNJ as Chairperson of several Committees, including the Membership, Public Relations, and Legislative Issues Committees. Lowry also serves on the Program, GSNJ Newsletter, Genealogist List, and Legal Matters Committees. She served as GSNJ President (2002–2010).

Albert C. King

Albert C. King is a resident of Franklin Township, Somerset County, NJ, and has served as a GSNJ Trustee since 1989. His term expires in 2019. He serves on the Special Projects, Automation, and Legal Matters Committees.

Christine Murphy

Christine Murphy is a resident of Morris County, NJ. She is the Registrar for her local Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter in Belvidere. She is also the Lineage Vice Chair for the Northern District of New Jersey for the State Society of the DAR. She has been researching her family for almost 30 years.

Michelle D. Novak

Michelle D. Novak is a native of Bergen County, and currently resides in New York City, NY, and has served as GSNJ Trustee since 2015. Her term expires in 2019. She serves as Chairperson of the Automation Committee, is Layout Editor for the GSNJ Newsletter, and is Project Administrator for the New Jersey Early Land Records Project (www.njlandrecords.org). She also serves on the Special Projects, Membership, Public Relations, and Long Range Planning Committees.

Elizabeth (Jean) King Pellicane

Elizabeth (Jean) King Pellicane is a resident of Hunterdon County, NJ, and has served as a GSNJ Trustee since 2013. Her term expires in 2020. She serves as Chairperson of the Volunteer Committee. Pellicane also serves on the Gravestone Records, Program, Membership, Public Relations, Automation, Professional Genealogists, and Nominating Committees.

Fred Sisser III

Fred Sisser III is a resident of Ocean County, NJ and has served as a GSNJ Trustee since 1970. His term expires in 2019. He serves as the Chairperson of the Bible & Family Records Committee. Sisser also serves on the Editorial, Manuscripts, and GSNJ Newsletter Committees. He served as a GSNJ Vice President (1973–1979).


Trustees Emeriti

Edward J. Raser

Edward J. Raser is a resident of Middlesex Township, NJ. He became a Trustee in 1953 and is now a GSNJ Trustee Emeritus. He formerly served as GSNJ President (1973–1976), GSNJ Vice President (1969–1970), and was Chairman of the Immigrant Register.


GSNJ Bylaws

A unanimous vote by the members present at the November 2010 Annual Meeting adopted a revised set of bylaws. GSNJ’s bylaws reflect current practice, provide additional protections for members, and allow for paid editors of GSNJ publications. In addition, the extensive changes update, remove redundancies from, and clarify prior bylaws provisions.

GSNJ ByLaws (Updated November 2010)

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