The Friend Family Association of America Board of Directors

Jeff Custer

Pat Smith
Vice President

Ina Hicks
Research and Librarian

Matthew Friend

The Friend Family Association of America  Member Volunteers.


Carol Squires

Beverly Railey Robinson

John Thompson

FFAA Board Vacancies

Board Members for the FFAA serve a 6 year term. Every two years at our Gathering at least two of the seven Board members have their terms expire. Members then vote to determine who will be elected onto the Board.

At present, we have one vacant Board member position. This year the terms of Donna Friend and Pat Thompson expire. Both Donna and Pat are long time serving Board members and neither wish to continue serving on the Board for another term and will not be candidates for
the upcoming vacant Board positions.

Donna has served as Treasurer of the organization since 2008, 12 year. During her years as Treasurer she has made the monetary tracking of the FFAA functions very computer friendly. Pat has served on the Board since 2002, 18 years and has held several positions including, President, Vice President, Treasurer and Membership Chairman. She monitors the FFAA website to respond to genealogical questions. She also writes checks for incidental expenditures for the FFAA as well as distributes of the FFAA Newsletters both electronically and hard copies. These are just some of the tasks she has done while serving on the Board.

We are looking for new candidates for the vacant Board positions to continue the operation of the FFAA as we all have known it in the past and move the organization into the future. If you are interested in being a candidate for an upcoming Board position, please submit your name to us by clicking on this link for the on-line form: BOARD FORM.

Also you may wish to consider encouraging other members of the FFAA to think about being a candidate for the Board.

Elections of new officers will be held at the 2020 Gathering in Friendsville this summer.

Thank you for your consideration in becoming a Board member of the FFAA!