From The Past-President’s Pen by Pastor Paul W. Hutchins

by WGS Past President Paul W. Hutchins

The wisest man who ever lived (Solomon) wrote: “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven.”

I pen this column for the first time as your Past President and the last time as the editor of the Antique City Roots.

We all have to accept change, whether we want it or not.

In my case, we will be moving out of the area (but not the state!) where I plan to still be a member but have had to step down as WGS President and ACR Editor.

We have come a long way since the start of the Walnut Genealogy Society in May of 1997 and now our eight year of publishing the Antique City Roots newsletter.

We have accomplished much, not so much because of me, but in spite of me, and because we have a group of dedicated members who are interested in the genealogy of the people and the history of the area of Walnut, Iowa.

You people are to be commended for the joyful spirit you have and the diligent work you have done and will continue to do! My hat goes off to each one of you for your encouragement, help and support to me!

And because you know how to work, this work (the WGS & ACR) will continue to grow and get better in the years to come. Keep up the good work!

I’m glad to have had a part in laying the foundation and building upon this exciting work. My life has been enriched by working together with you all.

Now, continue to build!! And keep looking ahead! There is still much to be done!