Monday, October 20, 2014

PRA Board Meeting | Saturday, November 8, 2014

 

PRA Board Meeting - 11/8/14

Join us for a Webinar on November 8

A Board meeting has been called for November 8, 2014.  This will be our 4th Board meeting for 2014.

Title:
PRA Board Meeting - 11/8/14

Date:
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/425791537

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Call for Candidates for Board of Directors

CALL FOR CANDIDATES

Nominations for PRA Board of Directors are now open.

Three places will be filled this year and we encourage members who are interested in a position on the Board, to submit a biographical sketch and background of leadership, as described below by November 1, 2014.

Candidates will be sent on an e-ballot to members (or by mail) on November 8. All ballots will be counted and recorded by November 29, 2014 and the announcement of election results for the Board of Directors will be made December 1, 2014.

All Board Members and Officers must be a current PRA Member.

The Board of Directors is required by our Articles of Corporation and Bylaws. The Board is charged with the management and oversight of the Corporation. Board Members have a fiduciary and legal responsibility to manage the Corporation according to current statutes.

The position is elected by PRA Members to a 3 year term of office. Each year 3 of our Board Members terms expire so we have a smooth transition each year. While there are no assigned tasks or jobs assigned to any Board Member, many of us do serve as an Officer or in some other volunteer position. We need our Board Members to take an active role helping the PRA meet our goals and objectives.

The position needs a Member who:

· Wants to be a contributing member of our team and is eager to help us succeed.

· Is computer "savvy" and has Internet access (preferably broadband/high speed connection).

· Is able to meet at least twice a year online (we use online meeting software).

o We are required by our bylaws to meet every other year but for financial reasons we've been holding our meetings online.

· Is able to communicate on a regular basis with other PRA Members to keep them informed and ask their opinions about the PRA.

· Is able to work with and communicate with other Board Members, Officers and other volunteers.

· Is willing to aggressively reach out to PRA Members and seek their input.

· Is willing to aggressively reach out to PRA Members and keep them informed of current PRA activities.

To learn more and to read/download the PRA's Bylaws and current policies/procedures, go to:http://www.penningtonresearch.org/About_Us

Scroll down and also see the volunteer page.

Submit nominations to:

Nell Truitt, Chairman Nominating Committee BOD PRA

Texas1933@aol.com

or mail to 648 Majestic Hills Road, Ardmore, OK 73401-8353

Phone: 580-768-1977

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Telling Stories with Autosymnal DNA

I have found my personal "Autosymnal" DNA test of enormous value.  I have ancestors who have left virtually no paper trail but yet with an autosymnal test, I have been able to break down brick walls in my own family tree.  Every week, Henry Louis Gates, is presenting the research on three different individuals.  Here is a post about how autosymnal DNA was used on last week's guests.

Telling Stories with Autosymnal DNA

Sunday, October 12, 2014

PRA Newsletter Fall 2014-Issue 1

Big news!  The first edition of our PRA Newsletter is now available!  Thank you to our PRA Newsletter Team that helped to launch the first PRA Newsletter.

The newsletter is sent directly to your in box so be sure to check to see if it has arrived.  If not, check your junk mail or spam folder to see if the message was put in either of them.  If it was, be sure to change your settings to allow mail from the PRA (usually from RD1@PenningtonResearch.org).

You must be a current PRA Member to receive our newsletter. 

PRA Newsletter Team

Melinda G. Pennington, Team Leader

Carmen Johnson

Darrell Pennington

Marsha Hanson-Smith

Shaunta Knibb