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About the CFA
The Chapman Family Association (CFA) is a Texas non-profit corporation, which has been exempt from federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Service as provided by Internal Revenue Code 501(c7). The Association has no paid staff or employees and depends entirely on volunteer workers.
History of the CFA
Most folks feel that the CHAPMAN CHATTER, a newsletter created and edited by Gil Alford, was the prelude to the Association.
In April 1994, the Association received a Certificate of Incorporation, tax-exempt status with the I.R.S. and created the CFA bank account. Shortly thereafter, Jim Haynsworth created the Chapman Family Association emblem.
The Chapman Family Association newsletter #1 was published September 1994 and reported 56 members.
The initial officers of the Association were:
State Agent & Executive Director- Robert Sonfield, Jr.
President- Ernie Chapman
Vice President & Treasurer- M.D. (Mike) Chapman Morgan
Secretary- Joan Chapman
Newsletter Editor- Amelia Chapman Painter
Genealogist- Albert L. Chapman
Historian- Phillip Chapman Ellsworth
Librarian- Dian Chapman Gustafson
Publicist- Phyllis Chapman
Corresponding Secretary- Gilbert K. Alford, Jr.
You can also read a detailed account of our history by our founder Gil Alford by clicking here.
Purpose of the CFA
The purposes for which CFA was organized, as stated in Article Four of the Articles of Incorporation of the Chapman Family Association, are as follows:
1. Collecting, compiling and editing historical and genealogical records of Chapman family members;
2. Establishing a central repository and retrieval system for the collection of Chapman family historical and genealogical records;
3. Publishing books, newsletters, magazines and periodicals to disseminate the collection of Chapman family historical information to members of the
Association and interested members of the public;
4. Educating young Chapman family members about the historical contribution of the family to the development of the United States of America;
5. Providing a means for social and fraternal association and fellowship among the members;
6. Establishing an organization with perpetual life to continue and preserve the herein described purposes for successive generations; and
7. Any and all other lawful purposes permitted by the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act, which are not inconsistent with the purposes, described herein.
Gil Alford, Missouri
PRESIDENT - AL Chapman, Missouri
Board of Directors
· Al Chapman, Chair
· Robert Sonfield, Jr., Executive Director
· Dian Gustafson
· Elizabeth Codding
· Ernie Chapman
· Lennae Seevers
· James L. Chapman
· Joan Miller
· Ray Chapman
· Shelley Chapman
Committee Chairs, Project Officers, Etc.
Census Project Officer - Paul Kannowski, Texas
|While maximum effort has been made to rid data on this site from error the effort was not 100% successful. The information has been collected by and from CFA members and many other secondary sources. The data does contain error and many omissions. Therefore users should take the information only as a clue as to where to find the primary record and the proof required for good genealogical research.|
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