Kutschurgan Regional Interest Group Chapter

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The Kutschurgan District - Odessa Regional Interest Group [RIG] chapter has been organized and will function under and observe the current approved bylaws of GRHS[1].

 

The original Kutschurgan District - Odessa RIG chapter petitioners accept and declare we will observe all the GRHS Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation as written.

Mission Statement

We recognize the need to bring together those people interested in the collection, publication and preservation of our heritage as Germans from Russia. We will foster the preservation of folklore, songs, literature, objects of art, genealogies, photos, documents and all applicable records and do all other necessary work to carry out the objectives of GRHS and the Kutschurgan District - Odessa RIG chapter.

We will work together to further and advance the information and knowledge of our ancestors history while they resided in Kutschurgan District - Odessa. The following attributes of the Kutschurgan District - Odessa RIG shall work in unison to achieve these goals in support of the objectives of GRHS.

Address
Kutschurgan District Odessa RIG
c/o GRHS
1125 W. Turnpike Ave.
Bismarck, ND  58501

RIG Representative
Dennis Roth

8535 136th Ave SE
Newcastle, WA 98059-3407

 

Village Coordinators

GRHS has great representation of many of the Kutschurgan District - Odessa villages in our growing family of volunteer Village Coordinators.

Each member of the Kutschurgan District - Odessa RIG chapter is encouraged to network with the VCs representing their ancestors’ villages and parishes.  It is essential that the activities of these volunteer VCs be supported. 

It is also essential that we continue to have people volunteer to be VCs, and again we must take time to consider if we can volunteer to join in on these efforts – we can use several VCs for any and all of the Kutschurgan District - Odessa villages.

Kutschurgan District - Odessa Records Retrieval

A Kutschurgan District Odessa Records Retrieval Team must function in the background to advise the GRHS Archives Acquisition Committee on what records are important for Retrieval in support of the efforts of the Kutschurgan District - Odessa RIG chapter.

Project Coordination

Projects undertaken on behalf of Kutschurgan District – Odessa RIG chapter will be coordinated within the framework of the GRHS Clearing House.

Project planning will be accomplished and teams of volunteers organized with complete Project Coordination provided.

Kutschurgan District - Odessa Web Site

A Kutschurgan RIG website has been established on the GRHS server to support the Kutschurgan District – Odessa RIG chapter at http://www.grhs.org/chapters/krig/.  The site is used to support Kutschurgan District – Odessa RIG chapter members and others by the distribution of information, team activity status and any other form of information distribution that supports the Kutschurgan District - Odessa RIG chapter activities.

A webmaster will be identified who will be given an account on the GRHS server to allow them to establish and maintain the Kutschurgan District – Odessa RIG web site.  This web master/mistress shall be responsible for all site activity with the support of the GRHS Web Server Committee members.

It is the responsibility of the webmaster to ensure that any links or information posted to the web site does not reflect badly on GRHS or place the GRHS Non-Profit status in jeopardy.  This means that no politically oriented links/pages are allowed, no for-profit sales links/pages are allowed and no links/pages that could be considered objectionable to GRHS members shall be allowed.

It is also understood that the web server committee will occasional review the web site to ensure no problems exist.  If any concerns arise, they will be coordinated with the webmaster.

Since the website will be accessible to anyone with internet access, an area will be established within the Kutschurgan District - Odessa website that can only be accessed by GRHS members.  The webmaster will have the discretion of placing any files the Kutschurgan District – Odessa RIG feels should have limited access within this section of the website.  GRHS member access is controlled by a username/password system that is administrated by the Web Server Committee.

An e-mail address has been established for use by the Kutschurgan District – Odessa RIG webmaster.  Through the GRHS server, it is possible for mail sent to this address to be directed to more than one individual.  This will allow the address to be used for both web page issues and RIG issues.

Technical issues related to the RIG web page will be coordinated with the Web Server committee for resolution.    The Web Server Committee will notify the webmaster of any planned server outages, problems or software updates that will affect the web page operations.

Kutschurgan District - Odessa Listserv

A mailing list (KRIG Listserv) is established for the use of the Kutschurgan District - Odessa RIG on the GRHS server.  The mailing list is a closed list, which means that membership in the list requires application to and approval of a List Administrator.  Membership guidelines shall be established by the RIG and made a part of this document.

A specific individual will be identified by the Kutschurgan District – Odessa RIG to serve as the List Administrator.  This individual will be given a password that allows him/her to access the Mailman program administrative functions for the KRIG listserv.  It is the responsibility of the List Administrator to review the Mailman program documentation to become familiar with the administrative options.

The initial listserv, due to administrative requirements, will be established by the Web Server Committee.  A default set of Mailman options will be established that can be subsequently changed by the List Administrator if desired.  To assist the List Administrator, during the creation of the list the Web Server Committee will accomplish a "mass" addition of listserver members based on a list of e-mail addresses and names provided by the List Administrator.  It is understood that this list of e-mail addresses will include both past and present GRHS members, as well as current guest members.  The listserver shall allow guests to participate on the listserver until July of 2007 when the policy of non-member usage will be reviewed.  As of July 2012 no guests are allowed to participate on the Kutschurgan Listserv.

Additionally the List Administrator will provide the Web Server Committee with a "Welcome Message" that has been created and approved by the RIG Management Team.  This will be automatically sent to each individual being subscribed to the Mailing list. 

Following the creation of the Listserver and the "mass" addition of the initial members, the Web Server committee will turn over operation of the Mailing List to the List Administrator.  The Web Server committee will support any technical issues that arise.  The Web Server Committee will notify the List Administrator of any planned server outages, problems or software updates that will affect the listserver operations.

Technical Liaisons

Web Pages  Listserver
Webmaster:
Dennis Roth

 

Administrator:
Margaret Rehwalt 

 

Annual Meeting

An annual meeting of the Kutschurgan District - Odessa RIG chapter will be scheduled and held at each annual convention of the GRHS.  The scheduling of this meeting will be placed on the official GRHS convention schedule, and will reflect the time and place of the meeting.  The scheduling of this meeting will also be disseminated via the Kutschurgan District -Odessa Listserv.

Annual Reporting

An annual report will be prepared and presented to the Kutschurgan District - Odessa RIG chapter members present at the annual meeting.  The report will be accepted by those members present, and then a copy will be provided to the President of GRHS.  This report shall outline the RIG’s activities and accomplishments of the preceding year.

[1]           GERMANS FROM RUSSIA HERITAGE SOCIETY, also referred to as GRHS, headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota.

 


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