Election of New Board Members

Dear members of the Hyrum Smith Family Association:

We hope you are checking our website at regular intervals, at www.HyrumSmith.org.  With this email we hope to bring you up to date on what is happening.

First order of business is to elect two new members of the board of directors.  Angela Harper and Gary Smith are leaving the board, leaving two open spots for a 1-year term.  Our thanks to Angela and Gary for their services.  If you are willing to volunteer to serve on the board, please send a return email (within a week) to egs@EGarySmithLaw.com with a short, one paragraph, bio on yourself and why you should be elected.  The board will then send out ballots to all the members for this election. Serving on the board involves regular meetings (usually by phone or computer conferencing), decision making, and accepting assignments from time to time.

We are planning a symposium with speakers who will highlight various aspects of Hyrum Smith’s life, his family, and/or his descendants.  It will probably be scheduled sometime early in 2015 with a location along the Wasatch front.  We already have great presenters waiting in the wings for this exciting event.

We also have contributed money toward “I Dig Nauvoo,” which is an archaeological excavation taking place in Nauvoo.  We hope to coordinate with that organization, and/or with the Community of Christ, to reconstruct a building in the Old Nauvoo area.  We are open to other alternatives along this line, and we are excited about this undertaking.

Thank you for your membership.  Please encourage other descendants of Hyrum Smith to sign up as members at our website.  Membership is free.   Please consider volunteering to run for election on the board of directors.

Best wishes,

The Hyrum Smith Family Association

Board of Directors

Thank you for joining the Hyrum Smith Family Association!

The first item of business is to elect a Board of Directors. LET US KNOW RIGHT AWAY IF ARE WILLING TO BE A CANDIDATE.

We can have from 5 to 9 members on the board. Currently we have four; since Eldred G. Smith’s passing. The current members are Gary Smith (Eldred’s son), Juana Terry, Don Poulter, and Mitt Smith. Some of the existing members may not want to run again, and we can increase the size of the Board.

SO, please let us know if you, or any other member, would like to serve.

It will be an exciting experience as we get this organization into action. The new board will decide from several wonderful options for preserving and honoring the memory of Hyrum Smith, as well as the places and history that is connected with Hyrum Smith. Several years ago this organization bought the Hyrum Smith home in Kirtland and donated it to the LDS Church. This will only be the beginning of what we can accomplish.

If you, or someone you know in the family, would like to serve on the board, please send an e-mail to Gary Smith at egs@egarysmithlaw.com.

An election will be done through the website starting on May 1, 2013.