"In the summer of 1998, Marcella Caughell invited me to be her guest at
a Botna Valley Genealogical Society meeting. After attending the meeting, I decided I wanted to be a part of this Society.
My interest in genealogy had been an ongoing interest since receiving a book of compiled information on my dad's side of the
family some years before that. It became more of a 'passion' as I started doing research and compiling books of my own
on the other branches of my family and also my husband's family.
"I want to do whatever possible to foster interest and harmony in our Society.
2003 was my second year of a three-year term serving on the Board as one of the at-large members, and it was my fourth year
serving as Editor of our Newsletter taking on that position in January of 2000.
"One of my goals for 2004 is to help with the communication aspect of our
Society not only through the quarterly Newsletter but also by helping set up a website that our members can access to better
know what is going on in our Society. I am humbled, but truly honored to have been selected as the 2003 Member of the