Work continues on the Aroet book. Those participating have been pulled in several directions, but we are making progress slowly. Sketches of Aroet’s wives are complete and ready for editing. Aroet’s extensive journals have been transcribed and research has been done, and continues, on the history of the places and events he was a part of. A master time line has been created and artifacts continue to come in related to Aroet. At the Temple gathering in February 2012 Lee showed the family a book of Aroet’s poetry that had recently been given to him by a relative.
This has been a laborious project, and we still have details to finish. We could use more help as we wrap up the Aroet book project. Specifically, if you are interested in writing a short history on each of Aroet’s children (or a few of them), we would appreciate the help. We can provide you with the data the committee has already gathered and give suggestions about where you might do more research to fill in the blanks. We have an editor so you don’t need to worry about verbiage and syntax–we just need people to sift through information and create concise summaries. This project can be done in small chunks, and every bit of help is welcome! Use the “Tell Us Your News” link and I will get you in touch with the committee.
We were blessed with wonderful weather this year, and the Logan gathering went as planned. On February 25th, 2012, the Hale family filled the banquet room in the Logan temple with over 80 family members in attendance! Temple work continues with this great family of ours!
At our general meeting, we discussed some things that members of the Hale Family are currently part of. For more information on those activities, please see “FAMILY NEWS” through the link on the right.
Lee spent some time taking suggestions on the newsletter content, we discussed the need to celebrate the lives of our recently deceased (although space does not permit in the newsletter we can post obituaries on the website), and David had a few minutes to update everyone on the use of the website.
One suggestion was made that stands out to me personally. We have a great opportunity here as we gather together as family. There is still much work to do. If we organized ourselves, communicated needs, and worked together on projects, more would get accomplished as we focus our time and energy together.
To that end, we now have a “HOW YOU CAN HELP” page with a link in the right hand sidebar. Please check it monthly for new projects and updated status reports. If you have suggestions, please contact Lee or NiCole via the “Tell Us Your News” link. Our purpose as an organization is to get the work done–and it will only happen if we work together!