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ABOUT AAFA

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Purpose
Financials
Articles of Incorporation & By Laws
History
Officers
Directors
Volunteers




PURPOSE OF THE ASSOCIATION

1. To collect, record, preserve, disseminate, and perpetuate biographical data and historical information on Alfords (including all spelling variations) and their ancestors.

2. To educate members, particularly those of the younger generations, on Alford family history and how it relates to the history of our nation.

3. To further fellowship and camaraderie within the living Alford family.

NOTE ON SPELLING VARIATIONS: In addition to the name Alford, The Alford American Family Association includes the names Alvord, Allford, Alfred, Halford, Hallford, Holford, and Olford. Misspellings of these names in written records are numerous. In AAFA's written material, we frequently put quotation marks around Alford to indicate that we are referring to all spelling variations, but whenever we say Alford in a general sense, we are referring to all spellings. Researchers are encouraged to search indexes thoroughly for both legitimate spelling variations and for misspellings (Alfird, Alfrod, etc.).

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FINANCIALS

Current 2017 YTD Financial Statement

Financial Statements from Prior Years:
2011   2012   2013   2014   2015
2016  

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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND BYLAWS

Links to the current Articles of Incorporation and ByLaws (PDFs):

Articles of Incorporation
Application and Approval for Amended Articles
Amended Articles (for purpose of name change - add Inc.)

Bylaws - Current (as of 2011)
Bylaws - Original (1987)
Bylaws - 1st revised (1990)
Bylaws - amended 1996
Bylaws - amended 1998
Bylaws - amended 2011

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HISTORY OF AAFA AND ITS MEETINGS

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA), incorporated in 1987, grew out of the work of many "Alfords" around the country whose efforts were coordinated by Gilbert K. "Gil" Alford, Jr., compiler and publisher of an Alford family newsletter, "About Alfords."

The first directors, listed alphabetically, were Gilbert K. Alford, Jr., Julius Mosby Alford, and Lodwick H. Alford. Officers, established at the creation, were President: Captain Lodwick H. Alford, U.S. Navy (ret); Vice President: Ambassador Weston Adams; Secretary: Nancy Alford, Dean of Students, LaGrange College; and Treasurer: Julius Mosby Alford, Realtor. Pamela Alford Thompson was appointed as the editor of AAFA publications, Nancy Alford Dietrich as Genealogist and Historian, and Gil Alford as, for want of a better title, Executive Assistant. Gil was the driving force behind AAFA,and the keeper of the databases.

The articles of incorporation require AAFA to have an annual corporate meeting. Since 1988, it has been held in conjunction with a national Alford family reunion the second weekend in October. (Since the Association had just been formed in 1987, there was no meeting that year.) The annual meeting has been held in different states each year. At each annual meeting the membership selects a meeting state or city for future meetings. Members and their guests who attend the meetings find them an enjoyable way to learn about their Alford heritage, participate in their Association's activities and efforts, visit with extended family, and meet new cousins!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Copies of Founding Documents

AAFA History
(A detailed history beginning in the early 1980s)

Annual Meetings and Reunions
(A summary of each of the meetings)
2014 Dallas, TX Meeting Information & Forms

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2015-2016 OFFICERS

Acting President
C. Walter Smith, Member 1247
9815 Coldwater Circle
Dallas, TX 75228-3676
Phone: (214) 321-0473
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Secretary
Evelyn Z. Mistich, Member 0481
509 Monicla Avenue
Bella Chasse, LA 70037-2316
Phone: (503) 394-3045
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Treasurer
Robert D. Alford, Member 0197
11115 Fall Breeze Drive
Houston, TX 77064-4817
Phone: (281) 894-9165
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BOARD of DIRECTORS

Board Chairperson

Board Member
Lynn D. Shelley, Member 0484
2514 West Highmeadow Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70816-2532
Phone: (225) 329-8008
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Other Involvement:
Bible Records Project Manager
Genealogist
Librarian


Board Member
Pamela Alford Thompson, Member 0030
6700 Auburn Folsom Road
Granite Bay, CA 95746-7334
Phone: (916) 660-0552
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Other Involvement:
Obituary Project Manager


Associate Board Member
Robert D. Alford, Member 0197
11115 Fall Breeze Drive
Houston, TX 77064-4817
Phone: (281) 894-9165
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Other Involvement:
Treasurer


Associate Board Member
Alicia R. Houston, Member 0001
213 McMasters Drive
Monroeville, PA 15146-1721
Phone: (412) 373-8342
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Other Involvement:
Census Project Manager
Oregon Cemetery Project Officer


Associate Board Member
G. Wayne Parrish, Member 1254
749 Crane Road
Carthage, MS 39051-6110
Phone: (601) 741-0373
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Other Involvement:
Ahnentafel Project Manager
Cemetery Project Manager
IT Project Manager
Mississippi Cemetery Project Officer
JOH801GA Branch Manager


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VOLUNTEER WORKERS

Ahnentafel Project Manager
G. Wayne Parrish, Member 1254
749 Crane Road
Carthage, MS 39051-6110
Phone: (601) 741-0373
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Awards Officer
Ramona A. Darden, Member 0715
4410 Willowbend Boulevard
Houston, TX 77035-3828
Phone: (713) 723-7392
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Bible Records Project Manager
Lynn D. Shelley, Member 0484
2514 West Highmeadow Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70816-2532
Phone: (225) 329-8008
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Cemetery Project Manager
G. Wayne Parrish, Member 1254
749 Crane Road
Carthage, MS 39051-6110
Phone: (601) 741-0373
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Census Project Manager
Alicia R. Houston, Member 0001
213 McMasters Drive
Monroeville, PA 15146-1721
Phone: (412) 373-8342
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DNA Project Manager
John C. Smith, Member 0152
1513 Croston Drive
Plano, TX 75075-2726
Phone: (972) 881-8385
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Genealogist
Lynn D. Shelley, Member 0484
2514 West Highmeadow Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70816-2532
Phone: (225) 329-8008
Click to email

IT Project Manager
G. Wayne Parrish, Member 1254
749 Crane Road
Carthage, MS 39051-6110
Phone: (601) 741-0373
Click to email

Librarian
Lynn D. Shelley, Member 0484
2514 West Highmeadow Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70816-2532
Phone: (225) 329-8008
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Meeting/Reunion Committee
Location Officer
Thomas H. Alford, Member 1386
132 Songbird Trail
Yorktown, VA 23692-6156
Phone: (540) 421-4447
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Membership Committee Chair
Robert D. Alford, Member 0197
11115 Fall Breeze Drive
Houston, TX 77064-4817
Phone: (281) 894-9165
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Memorial Album Officer
Executive Secretary to the President
Earline B. Alford, Member 0230
427 Wheatridge Street
Mesquite, TX 75150-5857
Phone: (972) 288-1175
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Obituaries Project Manager
Pamela Alford Thompson, Member 0030
6700 Auburn Folsom Road
Granite Bay, CA 95746-7334
Phone: (916) 660-0552
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Online Newsletter Editor
Helen W. Steele, Member 0904
2100 Linda Vista Drive
Lakewood, CO 80215-1262
Phone: (303) 233-5154
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Photography/Archive Project Co-Managers
Janice S. Smith, Member 0152
John C. Smith, Member 0152
1513 Croston Drive
Plano, TX 75075-2726
Phone: (972) 881-8385
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Wills Project Manager
Janice S. Smith, Member 0152
1513 Croston Drive
Plano, TX 75075-2726
Phone: (972) 881-8385
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VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED:
Meeting/Reunion Tour Officer
Merchandise Officer
Publicist
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