Chula Vista Genealogical Society

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Society Board

President: Karen Smith

1st VP, Programs: Terri Seat

2nd VP, Membership: Arlene Watters

Secretary: Daryl Hern

Treasurer: Sam Seat


Cemetery: Susan Zimmer

Research Grp: Randy Seaver

DNA Group: Randy Seaver

Education: Susi Pentico

Estate Papers: Gary Brock

Historian: Susan Zimmer

Hospitality: Jane Furnish

Librarian:  Carrie Holleron

Newsletter: Randy Seaver

Drawings:  OPEN

Webmaster: Gary Brock

ZOOM - CVGS General Meeting

  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • ZOOM - virtual General Meeting
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Chula Vista Genealogy Society General Meeting

"How A Simple DNA Kit Changed My Life”

Presented by: Michael Brunker

Due to concern about the corona virus, the city of Chula Vista libraries haves been closed.

All CVGS meetings have been cancelled at these facilities until further notice. The Libraries are now open to limited use and the Society is in the process of arranging use of rooms for our meetings. Until those  arrangements are finalized we will continue to meet on ZOOM.

So, join us this month for our general meeting on virtual meeting with Michael Brunker

If you are not already receiving invitations to our ZOOM meetings please contact Randy Seaver at: and request your invitation.

For most of his life, 70-year-old Michael Brunker had been wrong about his ethnicity. It wasn’t until he took a DNA test that he was able to connect to family on his biological father’s side.

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Michael served as the Executive Director of San Diego’s “inner-city” Jackie Robinson Family YMCA for twenty-two years. While at the JRYMCA, located in San Diego County’s most critical community. Michael increased the branch staff from 8 to over 90, the Board of Managers from 12 to 35, and the budget from $450,000 to over $4.2 million in FY2018. The 2010 Positioning for the Future strategic plan included a $34M Safe At Home Capital Campaign that totally rebuilt the facility in it's original location. On July 1, 2019, Michael accepted a new position within the organization that led countywide partnership efforts from the Y’s local corporate headquarters office.

On January 4, 2021, Michael retired from the YMCA to reFIRE as the first Chief Executive Officer at The Third Option City. Then, on August 2, 2021, Michael transferred CEO responsibilities to Third Option Founder Miles McPherson, to become Chief Mission Advancement Officer - a new position that helped lead Third Option City Strategy of uniting the country one city at a time by developing loving relationships honoring similarities and celebrating uniqueness by providing a journey of self discovery and by forming truth-telling partnerships until September 28, 2021.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, he graduated from the University of Detroit with a degree in Political Science before embarking on a 13 year basketball coaching career with stints at his alma mater and the NBA Detroit Pistons. After working 6 years with ESPN’s Dick Vitale in Detroit, he joined Smokey Gaines at San Diego State in 1980.

Register on the CVGS website for this meeting, and look for the email with the Zoom meeting link on/about Monday 13 December.

Attendance is free but only 100 seat are available so please register soon.

Mailing Address: PO Box 3024, Chula Vista, CA  91909

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