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Advisory Board Minutes - December 2012


December 2012 Session
December 2012 Session Opened
Motion: Announcement: Notice Received from Ron Eason, of the USGENWEB CENSUS PROJECT
Approval of November Advisory Board Minutes

SESSION OPEN 02 December 2012
The November 2012 minutes of the USGenWeb Project's Advisory Board is adjourned. The December meeting is convened.

Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator
USGenWeb Project
Information about the USGenWeb Project at
Advisory Board Agenda

Announcement: Notice Received from Ron Eason, of the USGENWEB CENSUS PROJECT 13 December 2012
The members of the Advisory Board of THE USGENWEB PROJECT received Sat, 24 Nov 2012 11:01:17 -0800 the following notice from Ron Eason, of the USGENWEB CENSUS PROJECT:

"You are hereby notified, that the letter we initially allowed you to use when first filing for use of the name with Trademark Office is herewith revoked. This letter will serve as your notification, and it will be held and passed to all future Presidents of this legal entity to deny its use ever again. The USGW Project has done nothing to try and fix the problem past Boards and individuals created and therefore we will no longer aid the USGW Project in the future."

Subsequently (Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:26:59 -0500) Linda Talbot, also affiliated with the USGENWEB CENSUS PROJECT wrote to your Advisory Board that:
"pursuant to a unanimous vote of the USGenWeb Census ProjectR Board of Directors, taken on November 25, 2012, all USGenWeb logos and wording to include "Special Project of..." and "Dedicated to the benefit of.." are to be removed from our pages. While there may be a stray page, not yet noticed, this was accomplished at 12:48 a.m., November 26, 2012."

Mr. Eason and Mrs. Talbot have been notified that:

The Advisory Board has no objection to their removal of links to They have not been a member of USGENWEB since the passage of motion 00-10, motion passed 4 May 2000.

We have also notified Mr. Eason and Ms. Talbot, that, while their revocation of the 2001 agreement regarding possible confusion of the names:
affects their registration of their service mark, it does not affect the ownership of the USGENWEB service mark by THE USGENWEB PROJECT; and your Advisory Board will take whatever steps necessary to defend and retain ownership of our identity as exemplified by our registered service mark.
Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator

14 December 2012
Ron Eason's Project is the one at
Pat Asher

Approval of November Advisory Board Minutes 02 January 2013

The minutes of the November 2012 meeting of the Advisory Board are posted at  Please take a few minutes to
look over them for completeness and/or errors.  If no comments/corrections
are noted, they'll stand approved at 6:30 pm EST January 4, 2013.

Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator

Adjournment 04 January 2013
The December 2012 meeting of the USGenWeb Project Advisory Board is
adjourned and the January 2013 meeting convened.

Happy New Year everybody!

Sherri Bradley
National Coordinator

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