Minutes of JVFOA board meeting:  March 6, 2016


Meeting called to order by Gailen Vick, President.  After roll call, a quorum was declared met.


First discussion:  Annual Meeting


Date:  6/24-26/2016

Place:  Ft.Wayne, IN

Site:     Luxbury Motel (Best Western) on Coventry Lane

            room rates:  King bed =  $95 per night       Double Queen = $105 per night


Shuttle cab for movement to Genealogical Library downtown.


**Moved by Gailen Vick; seconded by Phil Vick**Passed by voice vote


other details:  Keynote speaker will be John Beatty

                        Saturday sessions will all be at the library in multiple meeting rooms

                        Workshops are 1 to 3 PM and 3to 5PM.  These are the sessions advertised to the public                                to establish/meet our stated purpose as an educational organization.


Treasurer's Report:  present funds $8,913.43

            registration for annual meeting = $60.00    Early registration discount = $10.00

            registration includes Dinner Friday night and Lunch and Dinner on Saturday.


Newsletter Report:

            January issue is waiting for some finishing touches, but essentially ready for distribution.

            April issue should be completed by the end of March

            FYI=== 23andMe has a new, complete genome mapping service available for roughly $1,000


Public Relations:

            If you have any PR announcements published in your area, please send Victor a copy


Web site:  Each member of the board is able to edit their respective area on the site


Jerry Vick is considered “chaplain” to maintain contact with members that are more 'shut-in' than not.  If necessary [and able to find them], he plans to make contact with the their children to have an update on their status (health, location, deceased, etc.).


Research:  continues with Robin Yaklin's articles in newsletter


==>History:  Henry Gray Vick has a new address


Legal Counsel:  no report


No old business remaining

No new business brought forward


To meet articles of incorporation requirement of a quarterly meeting, the annual is designated to fulfill that requirement.

Motion to adjourn moved by Lauri and seconded by Phil.