New on the Web Site

2009 Reunion Picnic Dinner, Dixon Illinois

2009 Reunion Pic­nic Din­ner, Dixon Illinois

As I took over Web­mas­ter duties in Spring 2009, I was pleas­antly sur­prised to see how much infor­ma­tion we do have avail­able to our mem­bers online. We are now ready for more! Next time you stop by, look for…

  • The 2009 Strong Fam­ily Reunion pho­tos, includ­ing the Reunion Pic­nic, Strong­hold Cas­tle Tour, Dixon His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, Offi­cial Group Pho­tos, Reunion Din­ner, and Wal­greens Fam­ily Connection
  • The Mes­sage Board, for gen­eral dis­cus­sion and His­to­rian Inquiries
  • My thoughts on Shar­ing our Knowledge
  • Pho­tos from the His­to­rian Archives project
  • Browse around our Strong Fam­ily tree in the Geneal­ogy section
  • This Strong Newslet­ter, and all future Strong Newsletters

I hope you like the light and airy, slightly out­doorsy, “look and feel” of our site makeover!

What would you like to have on our Web site? Is there any­thing Strong-related that you’d like to share with the world at large? We have plenty of room for pho­tos, arti­cles, anec­dotes – any­thing at all that we have per­mis­sion to make public.

Send me any ques­tions, sug­ges­tions, pho­tos or other material:

Edward Barnard, SFAA Web­mas­ter (Post on our mes­sage board, I’ll see it!)

Why Would I Want to Join?

Orville Nathan Strong

Orville Nathan Strong

Shar­ing our Knowl­edge
Part 1: Why Would I Want to Join?

Shar­ing our Knowl­edge is a series of arti­cles about the His­to­rian Archives Project and how you can become involved.

Why would I want to join? Our son Jake, age 27, has posed that ques­tion to Lodge mem­bers when invited to join the Elks Lodge and sim­i­lar orga­ni­za­tions in North Dakota. Nobody has really pro­vided an answer com­pelling to some­one under age 30.

To be sure, there are rea­sons for join­ing fra­ter­nal or ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions… but Jake hasn’t found any rea­sons suf­fi­ciently com­pelling in his case. Jake sug­gests that we, the Strong Fam­ily Asso­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica, have a sim­i­lar ques­tion remain­ing unanswered.

Con­tinue read­ing