31 March 2012

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website sackettfamily.info has been updated with the following new and revised pages:
    • New members 351 Theodore Cillo, 352 Michelle Pandolfi, 353 Deborah Geel
    • Revised Arden H Sackett (1837–1919) gallery
    • Updated Thurmon King's database

Thanks to Len Sackett who has provided a further batch of family photographs going back to his great-grandfather Arden H Sackett.

Thurmon's database continues to grow, both in the amount of detail on individuals and in the numbers of people. There are records of nearly 37,000 people in the database and, after omitting living persons, nearly 30,000 are online.

21 March 2012

Committee nomination list is open

It is time once again for the election of TSFA Members to the Association Committee. Members of the Committee who are retiring are those in the Class of 2012: Patti Hobbs, Kathy James, and Chris Sackett. Newly elected members will serve for three years, forming the Class of 2015. The maximum number of Committee members is 12. We will be looking for up to five new members in this election—four to form the Class of 2015, and one to fill a vacancy in the Class of 2014.

According to our Constitution, those wishing to run for a seat on the Committee will submit their names to the Nominating Committee, along with a short biography and statement of qualifications (not to exceed 250 words and not mandatory). It is also possible to nominate someone other than yourself, if you have that person's approval. Names and biographies will be posted on the TSFA Website for members to review. The Nominating Committee will accept candidates until 15 April 2012, at this email address: nominate@sackettfamily.info.

Members may cast their secret votes from 16 April 2012 until 30 April 2012, at an email address set up for that specific purpose. Results of the voting will be announced in the first week of May 2012.

Members are elected to a seat on the Association Committee, and not to a specific office. The Committee, once installed, will elect the following officers among themselves, to serve in that capacity for one year: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Registrar. Remaining Committee Members will serve as Members at Large.

Any organization depends on the participation of its members to remain vibrant and growing. It is important to have new ideas and fresh approaches brought into the mix. You are encouraged to stand for election as a member of the TSFA Committee. This is an excellent way for you to help our organization provide the services that you have found helpful in your genealogical research.

In volunteering to stand for election, please send your replies to the Nominating Committee email: nominate@sackettfamily.info.

From the Nominating Committee—
Jean Carpenter
Darlene Sackett
Chris Sackett