"I, on behalf the Publicity/Promotion starter committee, move for the
creation of the Publicity/Promotion Committee to constructively
promote and publicize the USGenWeb Project internally within the
project, and to the greater genealogical community, both online and
The committee will develop means of publicity and promotion such as
but not limited to newsletters, brochures and web pages to accomplish
their purpose and will be available to work with all committees and
organizations within the USGenWeb Project to assist and advise them
with publicity and promotion.
The committee itself shall consist of nineteen, (19), USGenWeb Project
volunteers, and the National Coordinator, as an ex-officio member.
This committee is not a policy setting committee, but a working
committee, there is no need to restrict volunteers by position or
Acknowledging that the nature of publicity and promotion is task
oriented and ever-changing; acknowledging that the talents, interests
and level of involvement will vary given the task to be accomplished;
the Publicity/Promotion Committee will solicit volunteers from across
the USGenWeb Project to work on Task Teams to assist in accomplishing
the tasks placed before them. Said Task Teams will in future be
formed by vote of the committee but preliminary discussions have made
it clear that there must be a Newsletter Team and a Brochures Team and
volunteers for these will be solicited in the initial volunteer call.
Task Team members do not need to be members of the Publicity/Promotion
Committee but at least one member of the Task Team must be on the
To initially form this committee we appoint Jana Black, Kathy Heidel
and Tina Vickery, who shall choose a temporary chair and proceed with
soliciting and accepting volunteers for the committee itself, as well
as for specific Task Teams. Once the committee is selected, the full
committee will elect a chair.