Chenault Family

National Association

Officers and Committees
2019-2020

 

A Message from Our President

OFFICERS

President
Charles Kenneth "Charlie" Mellick

1st Vice President
Jerry A. Chenault

2nd Vice President
vacant

Secretary/Historian
Carolyn Sue Chenault

Treasurer
Garth "Gus" Mellick

Parliamentarian
position vacant

COMMITTEES

Executive
Bylaws
Reunion Site
Program
Genealogy
Nominating

OTHER CONTACTS

Directory Inquiries
Newsletter Inquiries
Webmaster/Postmaster

President
Charles Kenneth "Charlie" Mellick
ckrerun@aol.com
 


Dear Cousins,

It is with a sad heart that I must inform everyone that the reunion has been canceled this year. The Executive Committee recently discussed the matter and weighed the many unknowns regarding where the country will find itself with the corona virus three months from now. Not knowing the impact on the turnout if we tried to have the reunion and the risks involved with travel and meeting together for three days with those who would attend, when the hotel graciously allowed us to cancel this close to the reunion without incurring any financial
liability, the decision was made to do so.

We believe this action is necessary to insure the health and safety of our family members. Looking back, this is the first time in the 70-year history of the annual reunion that such an action has been taken, but it is also the first time that such a worldwide event has occurred in our lifetimes. It is our prayer that all of you stay healthy and safe. If anyone has any questions or comments, please send them to me and the executive committee (schenault@tx.rr.com, jerry3111@msn.com, olgussie@aol.com), or to everyone if you would like to share with all the family members included in this message.

The next reunion is set for Williamsburg, Virginia in July 2021. I hope everyone will make an effort to attend. The last time we were in Williamsburg, it was one of the best reunions that I can recall from over the years. Our plan is to make this one as well-attended and just as memorable. Please plan to attend.

Your president and servant,

Charlie Mellick

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Our Vice Presidents

 

1st Vice President
Jerry A. Chenault

2nd Vice President
vacant

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A Message from Our Secretary/Historian

 

Secretary/Historian
Carolyn Sue Chenault
schenault@tx.rr.com

I always feel the best part of the annual reunion is being with my cousins again and catching up on their adventures.  Being in Louisville was no exception.  Experiencing a visit to the Filson Club to see and touch the Bible that likely belonged to Estienne was so moving, and in our sessions we had exceptional speakers.  To experience it all  in company of family who mean so much to me made it perfect. I have said that if you do not attend the annual reunions, you are missing much of what "family" is all about. I sincerely love seeing my cousins and just being with them during our reunions.

Between reunions, I continue to help those interested in researching their family branches to determine where they fit into the Chenault family tree. Every year, we are able to add cousins to our files.  Unlike websites that charge for access to their data, I provide my files and information without charge. So, let me hear from you if you would like help in your research..

Over the next few months, many of us will be working on plans to enhance communication within our association among members and to increase interest in attending our annual reunions.  We shall also be busy planning the 71st reunion to be held in 2020 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  If you would like to participate in either of these efforts, please let us know.  We welcome your ideas and hope you will have a desire to get involved.

Sincerely,

Carolyn Sue Chenault

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A Message from Our Treasurer

  Treasurer
Garth "Gus" Mellick


Financial reports are not published in the newsletter, but are shared with members in two ways. A copy of the complete report is covered in the reunion business meeting and any questions are addressed. Anyone who does not attend the reunion is welcome to request a copy of the report be mailed to them by contactng me.

Garth "Gus" Mellick  

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Committees

 

Executive
Responsible for the execution of official association business and financial matters affecting the association.

President - Chairperson
1st and 2nd Vice Presidents
Secretary/Historian
Treasurer

Reunion Site
Investigates sites for future reunions and recommends locations for approval of membership at annual business meeting during reunion.

1st Vice President - Chairperson
 

Genealogy Committee
Responds to inquiries regarding Chenault ancestor research with suggestions for further research sources or contacts.

Carolyn Sue Chenault - Chairperson       schenault@tx.rr.com.


 

Bylaws
Annually reviews bylaws to determine needed modifications to recommend to membership.

Judge Jean Chenault Logue - Chairperson
Judge James Stouffer Chenault
Nathan Harsh, Attorney

Program Committee
Plans reunion program and arranges for speakers and special entertainment or events during reunion.

1st Vice President - Chairperson

Nominating Committee
Recommends the slate of candidates for the officer positions and presents the names for approval by the attendees at the annual business meeting during the reunion.

Luisa deVarona Chenault
Margaret Stockton
Susan Thurman

Memorial Service Subcommittee

Rev. Nan Chenault Marshall Cushing

 

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Other Contacts

Directory Inquiries, Newsletter Editor, and
Webmaster/Postmaster - -

Carolyn Sue Chenault
schenault@tx.rr.com