July 10, 2011 – Minutes of the meeting of the Executive Committee
This meeting was held in the homes of members via the Skype internet “telephone” service. “Attendees” were President Pro Temp, Jackson Pemberton of Washington State, Vice President Dixie Pemberton of Arizona, Genealogy Committee Chair Laura Sparr Pemberton also of Washington, Historian, Graham Pemberton of Cheshire, Program Committee Chair Walter Pemberton of Texas, and Publicity Committee Chair George Pemberton of Utah.
At about 10:10 PM GMT after all attendees were online, Jackson welcomed members and gave a Treasurer’s report, there being $248.51 in the accounts. He also reported on the current size of the organization: 62 registrants.
Dixie reported that the petition to Coca-Cola Company for their support for various activities of the PFWW had been reviewed and with the approval of the members of the Committee she said it and its accompanying budget would be mailed to Coca-Cola Company this week.
Graham, reported that he had created a research group on PFWW.org for the Cheshire Wills Extraction Project and is recruiting members to assist in the project which will transcribe the wills in the Chester Record Office and publish them on PFWW.org.
George reported that he had successfully obtained a memory stick containing many pages of the famous book, Pemberton Pedigrees and had examined them on his computer at home. He is working to obtain clear authority for the PFWW to publish copies of the book. Volunteers at the LDS Family History center have said there is no copyright infringement in our use of the material but he wants to connect with paid officials before proceeding.
In relation to the Newsletter, he suggested that we publish one page editions on a more frequent schedule and that each one have one feature article which will make up most of the issue. This suggestion was met with approval all around.
Walter, who was only two days ago asked to think about suggestions for family reunions briefly addressed the topic and promised to work more on the topic.
A short discussion was held on the topic of attracting more members.
The meeting was adjourned at a little after 11:00 PM GMT with all members expressing their pleasure in the opportunity to meet. The next meeting was tentatively scheduled for next month.