The Pomnitz Family Newsletter
Descendants of Adelbert Richard
Pomnitz & Ida Marie Ernestina Telschaw
Alberta BINNEY --- Nora GOW --- Maisie HANMER ---
Celia MEISSNER --- Jacob & Charles POMNITZ
From: Art Meissner, Editor,
Pomnitz Family Newsletter
To: Family Members-we-know-of-with-e-mail
Associate Editor: Nancy
Historian: Charles Edwin
Webmaster: Edwin Charles Pomnitz, Sr.
Family Website: http://www.Pomnitz.net
Art Meissner - Editor
NOTE: This is an abbreviated issue of our newsletter. Why?
is what happens while we've made other plans."
takes precedent over "plans".
PLANNED to hold The Family Reunion for July 2003 but felt it was
best to cancel it when LIFE brought the SARS viral infection to
PLANNED to have Ed Pomnitz's full invaluable attention for
producing this newsletter. Ed usually provides the pictures
and graphics and color you've seen in past newsletter. BUT,
real LIFE fouled-up his careful plans for moving both his business
office and household. (Ed Pomnitz, our
Webmaster/historian, moved from one address to another... and
still did not get outside the City limits of Parma, Ohio where
he's been living these many years! His phone numbers remain
PLANNED to have several articles of family history and current
events ready for this newsletter, when LIFE dictated it was to be
ARE THE NEWS ITEMS FOR YOUR ATTENTION:
MARK THE DEATH, and celebrate the life of - WALTER (Wally)
WESTENBERG, born 4/29/30, died 6/20/03 at home in Stanwood,
Michigan after a valiant 3-year battle with multiple myeloma,
leaving a large hole in the lives of wife Lila (Binney), two
daughters (Dawn and Robin) and two sons (Scott and Greg) and their
families, including 4 grandchildren. He was a golf legend in
his Canadian Lakes community, known for his delight in helping
others with their game as well as for his wins, for his
outspokenness(!), his ability to fix most anything, and as an
inspiration for Faith to many. As one old friend phrased it,
"He was such a force."
Pomnitz, Sr now lives at
7891 Marborough Avenue
Parma, Ohio 44129-
Binney Smith moved from Mesa, AZ to the home of her son, Mike:
Kentwood MI 49512
BINNEY BASH (in Southampton, Ontario) turned out well! A
good turn out, reasonable weather, good company. Angelo and
Ruth Borras came on Saturday. She had some letters from
grandma Christine Pomnitz that talked of early visits to
Southampton that were fun. Still waiting to get the pics
developed. Perhaps some day there will be a digital camera
around. - (From Jim Wyche)
TO GET YOUR INPUT - TO SET DATES FOR OUR FAMILY REUNION - IN
Family Reunion for Summer 2003 was cancelled due to the infectious
disease (SARS) in the greater Toronto area this Spring and early
are now being made for rescheduling the postponed Pomnitz Family
Reunion for the SUMMER OF 2004. Donal and Marion (Gow)
McKeown are quite eager to be hosts for the event in Fergus,
Ontario. (Please note that this means that our
'every-two-year-reunion' clock is being re-set so that the
Reunions will be held 2004, 2006, 2008, etc.)
want to select dates which will allow the greatest number to
attend. Therefore we need your input and advice on the
appropriate dates. This is important, since many folks
apparently want or need to be able to plan a half year or more
come up with possible dates, trying to insure we are not bumping
into holidays or other events. Please rank the dates listed
below as your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice. (This will allow us
to identify the date that most of us can attend.) Then, send this
back to us by September 15, 2003. We will then announce the
Reunion Dates this Fall for the summer of 2004...
RESPOND BY E-MAIL: Rank the dates (below) in order of your
preference. SEND to firstname.lastname@example.org
RESPOND BY POSTAL SERVICE please rank the dates (below) in order
of your preference and place it in an envelope addressed to:
Pomnitz Family Reunion
15 Three Oaks Road
Rhinebeck NY 12572-2675
INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND LIST YOUR PREFERENCES FOR THE 2004 POMNITZ
FAMILY REUNION IN FERGUS:
1st, 2nd & 3rd CHOICES. PLEASE SEND BACK BEFORE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2003!!!
JULY 17-18, 2004
_______- JULY 24-25, 2004
_______- AUGUST 21-22, 2004
you! All responses will be tallied. You will receive
notice of the final selection this Fall of 2003.)
PURPOSE WITH THIS NEWSLETTER: to share items of possible
interest for the "greater Pomnitz Family". The 181
family names mentioned in the Family Tree are listed at http://www.pomnitz.net/history/surnames_list.htm.
Please do send suggestions or ideas for future newsletters: they
will be taken seriously.
- Full information for ordering a Pomnitz Family T-Shirt is at http://www.pomnitz.net/wc/t-shirts.htm
THE GRAPHICS printed on each shirt were graciously designed and
donated by Kathy Kelm-Cronin (daughter of June Meissner Kelm).
Kathy is founder and Director of NISDA (Nantucket Island School of
Design and the Arts). You can get a peek at what she does by
going to http://www.nisda.org.
THE TAG inside the neck of the drawing of the Coat of Arms says
"Einfuhr Aus Deutschland" ("Imported from
Germany"). That means YOU, not the shirt.
THE GUY MODELING THE SHIRT (with that sleek male physique) is none
other than our esteemed Web Meister, Edwin Pomnitz, Sr.
OFFERED TO FAMILY MEMBERS: Please contact Ed Pomnitz regarding
these services at email@example.com.
GALLERY II: Family members can load their own family photos
directly onto our website for all to see. The Pomnitz Family
Web Photo Gallery II can be found at: http://www.pomnitz.net/pg/gallery_ii.htm.
would like to see at least one photo of each family member posted
here. You can include a title and description of your photo
as well as "keywords" to help others search for your
information. Please follow the categories that have been
supplied. If you require a new category, please E-Mail
firstname.lastname@example.org with the photo category you would like to
in the FUN. Registered family members can post new photos,
leave comments and even vote on any of the photos in this area.
is simple. Just use your FIRST and LAST NAME when asked for
a USER NAME. Then select a PASSWORD of your choice and
provide a valid E-Mail address.
SUBSCRIPTIONS: As some of you may have noticed, our automated
online subscription service has been down. Complications
during recent updates of our host's operating system clobbered our
mail list database. A subsequent newer release of our mail
list software, which we were holding for, was delayed by the
software vendor. We anticipate re-install of our mail list
software and a rebuild of the database within the next two
weeks. In the interim, please notify email@example.com of
any new addresses or address changes you require (to receive of
this Newsletter and/or Web Update notices).
ROOM ACCESS: The family website now offers family members (only)
their own 'chat-room', where you can (at no cost to you) chat with
others anywhere in the world. You can find it in the
"In Touch" area, http://pomnitz.net/intouch/index.htm
and just click on "Family Chatter". This area
requires a USER ID and PASSWORD. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for your password.
DIAL-UP SERVICE: Family members are offered an economic way to get
to the Internet as well as having e-mail AND their own Web Site,
if desired. Ed Pomnitz' computer consulting company (FXtra) which
handles the technical side of "Pomnitz.net", is also
able to offer Family Members a low-cost connection to the
Internet, called "EZDial". A special offer for
low-cost EZDial is available in both the US and Canada, is
economic ($15.95 USD per month) and reliable, with no pop-up ads,
no-spam, privacy (does not sell your e-mail address), no set-up
fee, free web space, unlimited access. If you are interested
and want to join-up, you need to go to http://www.fxtra.com/deal
and enter this PIN number when prompted:
"ae80701". If you need more information before you
do, contact Ed at email@example.com via e-mail. The
added benefit to us all is that Ed's company will donate another
$2.00 per month to the Pomnitz Family Fund, which helps to
underwrite our website and our other family activities.
INFORMATION: To Subscribe or Un-subscribe to this Newsletter, or
to correct names and addresses, please do so online at:
send a regular postal letter to the address below.
DO SIGN OUR GUEST BOOK on your next visit to The Pomnitz Family
E-MAIL REPLIES TO firstname.lastname@example.org. Replies by regular postal
mail may be sent to Art Meissner, Editor, Pomnitz Family
Newsletter, 15 Three Oaks Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-2675, (845)
876-6407 OR TO OUR ASSOCIATE EDITOR!! Nancy Meissner at email@example.com.
NEWSLETTER is tentatively scheduled for November 1, 2003. It
will contain a summary of then-current Family news as well as any
articles submitted by family members. Please help by
submitting newsletter items no later than October 15, 2003.
You do not have to do a lot of writing: Just list WHO in the
Family did WHAT, WHEN, and WHERE. ("How" and
"Why" are optional.) We will edit it for a future
"The family you come from isn't as important
as the family you're going to have".