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.

Our answer is the same for every­one regard­less of age – if you are inter­ested in Strong fam­ily her­itage or related geneal­ogy, we are here for you!

The next ques­tion is, How do peo­ple find us? For the younger gen­er­a­tion, that answer is “on the Inter­net.” How do I inter­act with, and become actively involved with, the SFAA? For the younger gen­er­a­tion, the answer tends to be the same, “Via the Internet.”

Mean­while, we are assim­i­lat­ing the His­to­rian Archives left behind by Bob Strong, our for­mer His­to­rian. In Part 2, we show you the Archives project, and in the fol­low­ing arti­cles we’ll see that we now have a stronger answer to Jake’s ques­tion for the younger generation.

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