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Advisory Board Minutes - March 2012

 

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March 2012 Session
March 2012 Session Opened
Motion 2011/12-13: Approve the 4th Quarter Election Committee Report
Agenda Item Approval of USGenWeb logo use by the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition Project
Agenda Items Discussion of the creation of a logo that can be used on non-USGenWeb sites to show support for our Project
Announcement: USGenWeb Joins FamilySearch.org in the Indexing of the 1940 Census
Approval of February Advisory Board Minutes
Adjournment

SESSION OPEN 1 March 2012
The January session of the Advisory Board meeting is adjourned, March is
convened.

Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator
USGenWeb Project
Information about the USGenWeb Project at http://usgenweb.org
Advisory Board Agenda http://usgenweb.org/agenda2.shtml

Motion 2011/12-13: Approve the 4th Quarter Election Committee Report 1 March 2012
Moved by Nancy Janyszeski and seconded by Tina Vickery, motion 2011/12-13
reads "I make a motion to approve the 4th quarter report from the Election
Committee as submitted."

Is there any discussion on this motion?  If you don't have any discussion,
please indicate so by responding "no discussion".

Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator

August 28, 2011 EC was requested to hold two State Coordinator elections for
Idaho and Massachusetts.

September 6, 2011 Vicky Gray Volunteered for the Election Committee

September 9, 2011 Jimmy Parker of IDGenWeb Passed away.

October 4th Matthew Friend is declared the State Coordinator for IDGenWeb.

October 2 It was reported to the EC by State Coordinators Daryl Lytton
passed away July 31, 2011.

October 16, 2011 Michelle Cook is declared the State Coordinator for
MAGenWeb.

Total Members: 1836
Registered: 1411
Un Registered: 425
Total Dropped: 48
Total projects dropped: 51
Dropped no other projects: 31
Member deaths: 2
Christina Palmer
SUBJECT: EC REPORT FOURTH QUARTER 2011
DATE: December 31, 2011

03 March 2012
With all members indicating that they had no discussion of the motion as
stated, discussion is now closed.

Please vote on motion 2011/12-13, Approve the 4th Quarter Election Committee
Report.  If you agree with the motion, please respond with "Yes" or "Agree";
if you disagree with the motion, please respond with "No" or "Disagree".
Voting will continue until 9 pm EST 6  March 2012.

Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator

06 March 2012
With 14 members voting, motion 2011/12-13 has passed.

Those voting to approve the motion:  Alice Allen, Ann Allen Geoghegan, Bill
Oliver, Cyndie Enfinger, Denise Wells, Jeff Kemp, Larry Flesher, Les
Shockey, Linda Lewis, Nancy Beach, Nancy Janyszeski, Pat Asher, Pauli Smith
and Tina Vickery.

Those voting "no": none

Those not voting: none

Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator

Agenda Item Approval of USGenWeb logo use by the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition Project 11 March 2012
The following request for permission to use the USGenWeb logo on their site
to link back to our Project was received from the 2015 Lincoln Funeral
Coalition Project.  I think this is a fantastic opportunity for the USGenWeb
Project to support another project that has the same purpose (although a
much more focused purpose) of supporting and sharing history and
genealogical research.

I intend to grant the request for the use of the logo for the purpose stated
unless there are objections lodged by 10 am EDT on 13 March 2012.
Dear USGenWeb Advisory Board;

On behalf of Katie Spindell, Chairman of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral
Coalition's Executive Board and Myself as Genealogical Coordinator. I
would like to ask USGenWeb to join us as a partner. Your site is made up of
volunteers and in that spirit we ask that you join us in making this event
all that it can be. You may look at our website here. And see what we are
doing to make the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death the national event it
was the first time.

We would like to ask that we be allowed to use the USGenWeb logo on our
site with a link to the national page and ask that each state page as well
as the National link back to our web site and advertise the 2015 Funeral
Train Coalition until the event May 1-3, 2015.  Our Intention is to reach as
many people as possible as we are looking for descendants of original
participants.

I volunteered with USGenWeb in Mississippi both as a county and state
coordinator from approximately 1996 to 2002. Katie was the author of Keeley
s Korner a special project during the same time period. We personally know
the helpful attitude of the volunteers and would like to speak with you more
on the matter. My cell number is 601-668-8309 and I can 3-way Katie in to
answer any questions you have that I cannot answer.
I look forward to hearing from you and hope we can work together on this
project.

Sincerely,
Linda Mason Armstrong
Linda Mason Armstrong, Genealogical Coordinator
The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition
http://lincolnfuneraltrain.org
linda_armstrong47@yahoo.com
601.668.8309

15 March 2012
I have  given approval for the use of the logo since the majority of you
have had no objection.

Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator

Discussion of the creation of a logo that can be used on non-USGenWeb sites to show support for our Project. 29 March 2012
Moved by Pat Asher and seconded by Nancy Janyszeski and dated 29 March 2011,
the motion reads: " I move that the discussion of a logo that can be used on
non-USGenWeb sites be closed, and that no such logo be created at this time.
I request that this motion be handled by general consent."

Are there any objections to this motion?

Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator

USGenWeb Joins FamilySearch.org in the Indexing of the 1940 Census 26 March 2012
The USGenWeb has signed up to help FamilySearch.org index the 1940 census!
We're listed under the participating "Societies" (they didn't have an option
for a Project as such to register).  If your state project would like to
participate, you'll need to register as a participating "society" too (under
the USGenWeb Project "umbrella").  To register as either a participating
society or an individual transcriber (indexer), go to
http://the1940census.com/.   Participating projects/societies can add one of
the Society badges displayed at
https://the1940census.com/society/society-badges-3/ on their sites, as well
as the individual indexers can participate in the Societies Games and
Prizes.

If you have any problems, please let either Linda Lewis
(webmaster@cottonhills.com) or I (usgenwebnc@windstream.net) know so we can
help.  I know that we can mobilize an army to help indexing the census when
it is released next week - please help make that happen!

Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator

Approval of February Advisory Board Minutes 8 March 2012
The minutes of the February 2012 session of the USGenWeb Advisory Board have
been posted at http://usgenweb.org/business/AB-02-2012.shtml.  Please take a
few moments and review them for errors or omissions.  If no
comments/corrections are noted, they'll stand approved at 8:00 a.m. EDT 11
March 2012.

Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator

11 March 2012
Having heard no objections or corrections, the minutes stand approved.

Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator

Adjournment 02 April 2012
The March 2012 meeting of the AB is adjourned.  The April meeting is convened.

Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator
USGenWeb Project
Information about the USGenWeb Project at http://usgenweb.org
Advisory Board Agenda http://usgenweb.org/agenda2.shtml

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