2020 Conference - POSTPONED. As it has become increasingly clear that the nationwide virus pandemic is not likely to diminish soon, your Society officers have reluctantly taken the following actions to address this very unusual situation. The 2020 conference, originally scheduled for this July in Winchester, VA, is being rescheduled for July 14-18, 2021 and will feature the program already well-organized by George Fenwick. Thereafter, we will continue meeting at two-year intervals, moving to the odd-numbered years after 2021. Checks already received for registration at the conference and membership renewals will be returned to their senders uncashed.
- Elections - The terms of all current Society officers, board members and committee chairs will be extended for one year. Elections will then be held at the next conference in 2021.
- Membership - The terms of existing paid memberships will be extended until the next conference in July 2021. Any membership renewals already paid for 2020-22 will be extended for one year at no additional cost.
Check the April 2020 issue of the Houses of Strother Newsletter for more details.
Second Vice President - We are happy to announce the selection of Ray Moot as the 2nd Vice President. You may have met Ray and his wife Carol at the 2018 Conference - their first! He presents a strong interest in our family history and a distinguished career as an officer in the US Army (retired). Ray is a native of Kansas City, MO, and, following assignments throughout the US, Germany, Italy, and Vietnam, currently lives in Fairview Heights, IL. He traces his ancestors through the William line -- his maternal great-grandfather was James William Strother Miles, whose mother was Mary Ann "Polly" Strother, daughter of Anthony Strother (Francis, William, William the Immigrant) and Frances Eastham. Ray finds that the real treasure of the Strother Society exists in the dedicated cousins and their families who make it such a vibrant and relevant organization.
New Members Since January 1:
Jennifer & Robert Bostick - Germantown, TN
Kelly Burchyett - Big Canoe, GA
Kim Carmichael - Somis, CA
Marilee & Michael Collins - Overland Park, KS
Susan Crutchfield - Sonoma, CA
Stephen Dickeson - Franklin, TN
Karen Esberger - Midlothian, TX
Eva & William Gardner - Plano, IL
Elizabeth & Mark Kapral - Annapolis, MD
Bonnie King - Weaverville, NC
Jeffrey & Elizabeth Lewis - Bethesda, MD
James & Cynthia Mabry - Charleston, SC
Richard Myers - Longview, TX
H. David Richardson - Henderson, TX
Gary & Maureen Sisson - Bells, TX
Bradley & Amber Strother - Fletcher, NC
George & Patricia Strother - Denville, NJ
John & Kathryn Strother - Annapolis, MD
Shelly & Eric Tucker - Denton, TX
Nancy & Kenneth Welty - Columbia, MO
Recent Obituaries (in the past year):
(Note: full text can be found in the Members' Section)
Nolan B. Hensarling - April 7, 2020
Robert John "Robin" King - June 11, 2020
Janette Lamb Young - March 25, 2020