Thursday, December 17, 2009

PRA Board Election Results Announced

PRA Board of Directors Election Results for three (3) positions has been announced.  Katherine Allman, Jasper Green Pennington and Arthur Pennington have been elected to a three (3) year term starting 1/1/10.  Congratulations to each of you.

James W. Pennington's term of office ends 12/31/09.  Many thanks to Jim who has served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President and President for a number of years.  Jim will continue as the Group Leader for Group 31.  Jim worked on many critical projects during his terms.  He headed up the efforts to balance the PRA's budget and to develop a better system of tracking the PRA's finances.  In addition, he was one of the leaders in several new projects including the DNA Study, the PRA Archives/Library and the Pennington Periodicals Volume I CD.  Jim was also the leader of our efforts to publish the Pennington Pedigrees on a CD rather than printed format.  The entire time Jim worked on these important PRA projects, he continued his research on his family history and published several research papers and research tools to help others with their research.  His vision and leadership will be missed on the Board and we look forward to his continued efforts with Group 31 and his relentless research.