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Re: Cancellation of talks for Family Roots

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  • fredastewart
    Please remember that your reply will go to everyone on the list and the original sender so please stay on topic or ensure you delete the list Address Hi Gordon
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 21 8:07 AM
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      Please remember that your reply will go to everyone on the list and
      the original sender so please stay on topic or ensure you delete
      the list Address

      Hi Gordon - very well said.
      Freda
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Gordon Lane" <gordonplane@...>
      To: <dist-gen@...>
      Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 10:24 PM
      Subject: Cancellation of talks for Family Roots


      > Please remember that your reply will go to everyone on the list and
      > the original sender so please stay on topic or ensure you delete
      > the list Address
      >
      > Hello everyone,
      >
      > Though it is very disappointing that the Family Papers Collection has been
      > cancelled and that talks are being changed I ask you to understand the
      > challenges that go into bringing the Seminar and Expo to you.
      >
      > All talks are given by volunteers and we are beholden to them for the
      > generous donation of their time.
      > Some of our speakers give genealogical talks professionally and they are
      > giving these talks to the benefit of the Society and the public at large.
      > We have no formal contract with any of the speakers and, at times, there
      > are
      > personal reasons why the speakers have to change their plans.
      >
      > I realize that it is frustrating when you have made your selections and
      > then
      > found them changed.
      >
      > It is definitely not our wish to keep changing the talks as two members of
      > the organizing committee has the unenviable task of trying to find
      > alternate
      > speakers at the last minute and dealing with the notification of people
      > already having booked the cancelled talks. Our Publications Chair(Bill
      > Campbell) has hundreds of brochures, press releases and posters plus the
      > numerous contacts to deal with for everyone of these changes. After that
      > there is the changes required in the website, the registration forms and
      > the
      > booking database.
      >
      > Even if we had contracts there are circumstances that could still cause
      > the
      > cancellation of talks so once again I ask you to bear with the Seminar
      > committee and the Board as we endeavor to bring you an informative and
      > entertaining Seminar and Expo.
      >
      > Regards
      >
      > Gordon Lane
      > Chairman
      > Alberta Family Histories Society
      > 712-16th Ave NW,
      > Calgary, AB, T2W 0J8
      >
      > chairman@...
      > www.afhs.ab.ca
      > (403)214-1447
      >
      >
      >
      > http://www.afhs.ab.ca
      >
      > http://www.family-roots.ca
      >


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