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Kathy (Kate) Jean Locke Aghaghiri is serving as our second woman president. Her goals for the Association are to work toward efficiency and inclusiveness using social networking and modern technology. She has been the Event Planner for the Association since the 117th Reunion in 2007. In 2010 she hosted the 120th reunion in Geneva, NY, declared the best reunion since the 100th by a past president who organized it. An 11th generation descendant of John and Elizabeth Berry Locke’s son William, her interest in the Association was inspired by her Aunt Corinne Glazebrook, a long-time member and frequent attendee of the reunions.
1. Cemeteries: Connie Carrignan is a Rye native who prepares memorial wreaths for out two cemeteries. She keeps an eye on their condition as well.;
2. Genealogy: Geoff Smith who joined in the 1990’s after tracing his Perkins ancestor to the 1916 genealogy. He attended the reunion in 2017 and volunteered to update the genealogy and place all three volumes of it into a database. He also is the current editor of the newsletter.;
3. Reunion Brochure: John Locke lends us his considerable experience in graphics and page layout for our annual brochures with reunion details;
Reunion Coordinator: 4. David Wilson has researched his roots for years and joined in 2013 when he found his great-grandmother’s name and photo in the 1916 genealogy. He is our reunion planner when held in the Rye area and he is our liaison with the Rye Historical Society.;
5. At Large: Chris Locke who supports the Association with his knowledge and experience.
Robert Locke’s family had completely lost their connection to the Locke family. Using DNA research he found the connection and the Association. Attending his first reunion in 2006, he mentioned his accounting experience and promptly found himself elected treasurer. He has effectively revised the Association’s accounting procedures. He is descended from John and Elizabeth Berry Locke’s son, William, documented down to F2743, Fred W. Locke, his second great-grandfather.
Don Hayes was first elected Secretary in 1971 at age 23. He edited the first supplement to the genealogy and was editor of the newsletter for over 40 years. He has attended every reunion since 1970. His first reunion was in 1956 at age 9. It was the first time he realized how far and wide we are connected. He is descended from John and Elizabeth Berry Locke’s son William.