Words of welcome by the presiding officer (VP Jane Ellison) and
meeting host (Cecil Stokes) were followed by a discussion of local resources by Annewhite
Fuller, Manager of the Heritage Room of the Huntsville - Madison County Public Library.
This was followed by the traditional self-introduction lead by
Historian Jan Cloud. All attendees told who they are, where they live, which Cloud is
their early ancestor, and what puzzle they are trying to solve.
Then, CFA member Ray Shirley of Knoxville told us about his research
into the records compiled by WPA crews in Tennessee during the 1930s. Ray is a retired
professor and administrator (Assist VP) at the University of Tennessee. He has mapped an
ambitious undertaking for retirement.
Kenny Cloud provided a display of the Cloud Family Journal CD. This
was the grand unveiling of the product of a year's work, which is recognized by many as a
terrific resource for Cloud researchers. Kenny wants to be sure that everyone knows that
he did this as a service to fellow members of the Cloud Family Association and is not
making him any money.
Meetings of the Executive Committee and the Nominating Committee
followed this evening session to coordinate plans for the Saturday morning business
meeting. These were finalized at a breakfast meeting.