Members of the new transitional board received copies of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace Foundation's bylaws earlier today.
I've been reading over my copy as well as the settlement agreement while I go over the notes and ideas that have been circulating among the new members and the attorneys involved in the settlement.
I'm hoping we'll be calling our first board meeting sometime the following week which will allow us to meet each other in person for the first time. The main focus of that meeting will be to elect officers which is the necessary first step before the corporate records, financial documents, etc., can be turned over to us.
Checking out the by-laws it looks like the annual meeting of the membership is set for the second Tuesday of February. The actual place and time is determined by the president, which we won't know until we elect one at the upcoming special board meeting. Still mark your calendars for Feb. 10, 2009.
Meanwhile I've been reading old newspaper articles found on Ancestry.com, mostly out of the Edwardsville Intelligencer that regularly ran UPI stories on the development of the cross and Easter services in the 1950s and 1960s.
What I didn't realize was the length of time between the initial groundbreaking and construction of the iron support structure of the cross and the covering of it with the panels that are currently coming off.
For most of the Kennedy Administration, the cross was uncovered.
Be patient as we organize ourselves, and please keep us in your prayers.