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From: "DVHH Project" <>
Subject: Re: [DVHH] Important DVHH Project Announcement
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 00:51:23 -0400
Dear Deborah, To answer your comments and questions, see below.....
"Dear President Jody,"
(Flattery will get you everywhere, Deborah ;-)
"Why does the DVHH have to be a non-profit corporation?"
We don't have to.
"How much money are you out-of-pocket to run this web site?"
Why, would you like to contribute?
"Are you in need of financial assistance, hence the non-profit status?"
My personal finances are private, but I do okay. Thanks for asking.
"What are the long term goals for this corporation and where may I read its by-laws?"
Stick around and stay tuned. We'll keep everyone updated via the list.
"It is not out of criticism that I ask these questions, but rather because there was no information explaining this move in your March 13 e-mail."
I don't consider questions as criticism; but I do wonder why you think these things should be explained in our first announcement? Be assured the DVHH will remain a volunteer project and our web site will always be free to view. I am committed to supporting free genealogy.
I'm, glad the announcement prompted you to post, good to hear from you Deborah.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard & Deborah Owens" <>
To: "DVHH Project" <>; "dvhh-l" <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 1:12 PM
Subject: Important DVHH Project Announcement
> Dear President Jody,
> Why does the DVHH have to be a non-profit corporation? How much money are
> you out-of-pocket to run this web site? Are you in need of financial
> assistance, hence the non-profit status? What are the long term goals for
> this corporation and where may I read its by-laws?
> It is not out of criticism that I ask these questions, but rather because
> there was no information explaining this move in your March 13 e-mail.
> Deborah Owens
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "DVHH Project" <>
> To: "dvhh-l" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 1:09 AM
> Subject: [DVHH] Important DVHH Project Announcement
>> Dear DVHH List Members, Volunteers and Supporters,
>> It is my great pleasure to announce that the Donauschwaben Villages
>> Helping Hands (DVHH) is now a Non-Profit Corporation!
>> The Board of Directors is as follows:
>> Jody McKim (President)
>> John "Greenie" Busch (Vice President)
>> Beth Tolfree (Secretary)
>> Nancy Fredenberg (Treasurer)
>> Michael Polsinelli - Director
>> Gabriele "Gabi" Bugaisky - Director
>> Nick Tullius - Director
>> John Kornfeind - Director
>> Tina Leto - Director
>> This is exciting news for the DVHH. Our new status as a Non-Profit
>> Organization will help ensure the continued success of the project in its
>> mission to keep the Donauschwaben legacy alive. It will pave our way to
>> the future and help the Project to grow and continue to serve the
>> Donauschwaben Community by providing family historians with research
>> information on their ancestors. This renewed commitment will further
>> support our DVHH Volunteers and Contributors, and encourage yet more
>> individuals to offer their "Helping Hands." I look forward to working
>> with all the board members and thank them for serving in these positions.
>> I'm very appreciative to Mike Polsinelli and Nancy Fredenberg, who were
>> very instrumental in commencing our non-profit organization.
>> Now, I want to say "thank-you" to all the former Admin Team members,
>> for all the time and labors of love you have given to us here at the DVHH,
>> advising the project for nearly four years. The members I've had the
>> pleasure of serving with are Mike O'Brien, Alex Leeb, Diana Lambing, Susan
>> Williams, Rose Mary Keller Hughes, Nick Tullius, Nancy Fredenberg, Henry
>> Fischer and Mike Polsinelli.
>> This group will be forever remembered for their amazing service and
>> time invested; without their input and direction, the DVHH would be not
>> heading in the direction it is today. A lot of good things emerged from
>> this team and they deserve an applause! And this does not mark the end
>> of their involvement with the project, as they will maintain the positions
>> they have always had serving the DVHH.
>> A special thank you to Alex Leeb, who will continue as the DVHH Mail
>> List Administrator. He has done a great job managing our mail list; and
>> in addition to his other volunteer positions, he still makes time to
>> always help others with their research!
>> I would also like to thank all of our Volunteers and List Members for
>> their continued support and inspiration for future DVHH endeavors. Watch
>> for more information on new projects and developments, and please see the
>> updated Volunteers, Coordinators & Contributors Registry:
>> Thank you,
>> Jody McKim,