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Incoming President's Comments

Submitted by Ed Bachelder on July 25, 2014

Image: Ed BachelderI would like to make a few comments about:

How nice Ellen Dennett and the other officers are to work with.

My hope to help grow the membership of the Piscataqua Pioneers with the help of the seasoned and good-hearted leaders who have kept the organization moving forward over the years.

Thank you to Fred Boyle for asking me if I could be a vice president.

My father, the Reverend Horace Bachelder, who passed away in 1981, would be delighted.  He had enjoyed both genealogy and our family's participation in New Hampshire, and was he farsighted enough to put in my application after we bought our land in Strafford.  My first cousins Judy Lea and Bob Bachelder are planning to be here today.  Their father was the Reverend Stephen Bachelder of North Attleboro, MA.   

PRIORITIES

1.) The Register Project

Hope to publish this Fall.  Let us know if you would like a copy so can be sure to print an appropriate number

Thank Barbara Alex and Tylene for their excellent work

2.) DataBase Work

Sue Engle and Alan Moulton, help us keep track of members and smooth out the process for reaching successor generations

Learn more for the members and get to the Lamson collection at UNH.

3.) Grow the Membership

Work to chase down my relatives and cousins to join (and pay their dues)

Genealogical meeting in Providence

Support the newsletter and the website to help find future Pioneers.

4.) Help with Next Year's Meeting Planning 

Work to find a good speaker for next year's meeting

Explore whether the Regatta is a good place to return to

This is a big week for me, on Thursday the Federal Reserve System released a major study on the United States Payments that we had helped complete.