Greetings, Historians, Scrapbookers, and Members
I am pleased to be Department Historian for the fourth year. This undertaking cannot be completed without your help. Please continue to send me photos, news clippings, and memorabilia so I can compile the many accomplishments of our units and members.
For those who attended Convention, I hope you had the opportunity to look at the President’s Scrapbook presented to Marlene. Thanks to these units who sent contributions, Cando, Carrington, Dickinson, Fargo, Gackle, Grand Forks, Hazelton, Lidgerwood, McClusky, McVille, Napoleon, Portland, Rolla, Rutland, Sherwood, Streeter, and Wilton.
These units sent either mid-year or year-end reports, Belfield, Buffalo, Cando, Fargo, Gackle, Grafton, Grand Forks, Langdon, Larimore, McHenry, Minto, Mooreton, New Rockford, New Town, Park River, Portland, Richardton, Turtle Lake, Valley City, Velva, Wahpeton, Washburn, Watford City, and Willow City. No unit sent both which should be the done.
Kudos to Barry Hoff Unit 72 from Napoleon for having ALA Unit activities published in four newspapers and to Ole Semling Unit 135 of McVille whose chairmen send reports all year as the activities are completed. Keep up the great work.
Gilbert C. Grafton Unit 2 at Fargo submitted their Unit History. A great big thank you goes to Marcy Schmidt for following the directions! Following the directions to complete a unit history is important, but most important is keeping a visual record of all the great activities units and members complete.
Both news clippings and reports are used to complete the mid-year and year-end reports to the National Historian and for writing the Department History which is submitted for competition at the National Convention.
Read the complete 2015-2016 Department of North Dakota History listed below this article.
Keep tooting NDALA’s horn and send me the info from your unit’s and members’ activities. My address is PO Box 1088, Rolla ND 58367-1088. If you choose, you can email pictures and scanned, attached news articles and reports to me at email@example.com.
Lynn Tomlinson, Department Historian