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Agriculture conference addresses uncertainty

August 28, 2013 National Comments
St. Louis

Doane’s have been involved in agriculture since the Pilgrims established gardens in the Colonies. Today, Doane Advisory Services announced its 29th Agriculture Outlook Conference to be held October 2013 in St. Louis, Mo.

The conference features a seasoned team of Doane economists, industry experts and consultants to address the uncertainties of  today’s agricultural market.

“The conference theme, ‘Agriculture – Navigating the Uncertainty’ will provide a valuable picture of the expectation for agriculture,” Shane Jones, Doane’s general manager, said in an advisory release. “Anyone that is impacted by the agriculture segment will benefit from attending. We will have representatives from agribusiness, financial firms, food processors, and restaurant chains.”

Speakers are slated to cover major food industry trends, agricultural policies, macroeconomics, and will feature crop consultants. Ample opportunities for networking  and engaging discussions are promised.

Doane Advisory is an agricultural economics firm with expertise in market analysis, commodity price outlook, risk management, and economic analysis, according to the release and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vance Publishing Corp.

Learn More: www.doane.com/outlook-conference

Doane Agriculture Outlook Conference

Doane 2013 Agriculture Outlook Conference, St. Louis, Mo.

Great things ahead for Doane College reports Jacque Carter

August 25, 2013 National Comments
Doane College, Crete NE

Great things lie ahead for Doane College, said Doane College President Jacque Carter on Tuesday, August 20 in an address to the Grand Island Rotary Club, Grand Island, Neb.

Currently Doane College has just over 2600 students. The Nebraska Crete Campus has 1,000, the campuses of Lincoln and Grand Island have 768 combined, and 886 graduate students add to the overall mix. Carter’s vision is to build enrollment on the main Crete Campus to 2,000.

Jacque Carter President of Doane College

President of Doane College Jacque Carter

But the goal of 2,000 students on the Crete Campus is not attainable if they rely solely on students from Nebraska, Carter told the Rotary crowd. Doane College will need to recruit international students to Crete, including students from countries such as China.

“If college students are to be successful in today’s world, they need an international perspective,” he said.

Read the entire story by Harold Reutter:
Doane College president speaks to Rotary Club.

BIO: Kenneth M. Doane, President of the Doane Family Association of America, Inc.

Kenneth M. Doane

Kenneth M. Doane, of Vancouver, WA has spent all but seven years of his life in Washington State, a far cry from Plymouth where his ancestor Deacon John Doane landed in 1630.

Kenneth was the second child of Kenneth Irving and Nora O. Doane and grew up on Whiskey Ridge on the outskirts of Marysville, Washington.

“My interest in genealogy began at a very young age when I first attended grade school,” says Kenneth M. Doane. “The teacher asked the question, ‘where did your ancestors come from?’ My fellow first graders answered the question with England or Norway or Sweden (never a combination of the two), and a couple other places that I cannot remember. For me the answer was, ‘I do not know, but I will ask and tell you tomorrow.’”

That evening he got an answer, but it didn’t necessarily assuage his full curiosity.

“My parents laughed when I asked them where we came from. They told me, ‘Well, let us see, there is English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, maybe Dutch, Italian, and there could be others also, so you should just tell them you are an American.’ So from then on, I was just an American.”

Doane is educated, married and raises family in Washington State

President Kenneth M. Doane and First Lady Wilma,  Lummi Island, Whatcom County, 2011.

In 1952 Doane graduated from Marysville High School in Marysville, Wash., enrolled in Everett Community College in Everett Wash.,and met an elegant red-head in chemistry class – Wilma Armstrong, a graduate of Battle Ground High School, Battle Ground, Wash. Kenneth earned his A.A. degree, married Wilma in 1954, went on to study civil engineering at the University of Washington. After their first child was born, the couple moved to Vancouver, Wash. and two more children would follow. Doane was highly involved in his community participating in Jay-Cees and other volunteer groups and in 1968 he was awarded Vancouver Junior First Citizen of the Year for his many civic and church volunteer activities.

A few twists and turns took the family north to Bellingham, Wash., south into Oregon where they lived in Grants Pass, McMinnville, Warrenton and eventually Portland. In 1975, Kenneth M. Doane’s career brought him back to Vancouver where he became President and Manager of Land Title Company of Clark County, Washington. He was an avid member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver and served as President of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. In 1999, he retired as the Clark County branch manager for Transnation Title Insurance Company.

That interest about where his family came from, however, never waned and he decided to pursue it wholeheartedlly. Doane’s research proved he was related to a 163- Plymouth Colony immigrant Deacon John Doane.

The Deacon has been a source of first class sleuthing and some head scratching for almost 150 years as many in the Doane family have sought to discover the origins of the man who established the present day family.

Non-profit started to formalize genealogy research

In fact, the Doane family is so serious about their research efforts that they began meeting as early as the mid-1800s, and although it was a friendly family picnic, of which pictures exist in the archives of Doane College, their mission has been a straight drive down a bumpy road of incredible discovery and dashed hopes as the family has, so far unsuccessfully, attempted to jump their genealogy over the Atlantic Ocean to England, where the Deacon is believed to have been born.

In July of this year, the family met for the 52nd time. Their biennial reunions are officially organized by a nonprofit, the Doane Family Association of Amercia, Inc., and usually occur in a venue that is of some significance to the Doane Family. Those venues are easily located as Doanes have had an impact on many places.

Doanes have established Doane College, Doane Academy, built Doane Trucks, invented Doan’s pills, created Doane Paper, held positions in government, news, entertainment, manufacturing, et. al., and always gathered around the family table – a picnic table in the summer for joyous – all across the country.

The picnic reunions grew into a nonprofit and today 965 members belong and contribute to the 501(c)(3) which administers two college scholarship funds. One fund awards educational dollars to descendants of Deacon John Doane, and the other is open to general students attending Doane College in Crete Nebraska – one of the top 50 Midwestern colleges as ranked by Forbes.com.

Doane Family Association chooses new leader

This year the ultimate historic reunion event took place in Plymouth, MA. The association provided historic tours of New England. Attendees visited Doane Rock – the largest ice-carried boulder on Cape Cod, wandered through the brush at the Deacon’s homestead, ate chowder, and elected a new president – Kenneth M. Doane.

What will Kenneth M. Doane do now that he’s running a national organization? Well, he’ll raise money to grow the college scholarship fund, publish a third volume in the family’s history, and administer the family’s DNA project, a joint program with Family Tree DNA.

“Through the DNA project, and other research that has become available online, we want to pursue the identification of Deacon John Doane’s parents who we believe came from England,” said President Kenneth M. Doane, still pursuing that first-grader’s interest in his family’s origins.

The Doane Family Association of America, Inc. is very inclusive, says Kenneth M. Doane. It welcomes those with surnames of Doane, Doan, Done, Donne, variations thereof, their spouses and descendants – as well as anyone interested in the family’s history which encompasses the notorious Doan Outlaws of Bucks County Pennsylvania which were featured on a segment of PBS’s History Detectives.

And that’s a (Saran™) wrap

The next national reunion will feature more historic tours, the latest on their genetic research, history presentations, family updates and lots of pictures. It will be held July 2014 in Michigan where the family will visit Dow Chemical and learn how a Doan brought Saran™ Wrap to life to keep our food fresh.

More information
National organization www.doanefamilyassociation.org

We’d like to tell your family’s story. Contact us to set up an interview, doanefamilyassociation@gmail.com.

Kelly Doane featured in the Fort Collins Coloradoan

August 28, 2012 Celebrities, National Comments
Kelly Doane featured as a Young Professional in a Colorado newspaper.
Doanes in the News

Kelly Doane was featured by the Coloradoan, a newspaper in Fort Collins Colorado, in their series “Young Professional.”

She works as a personal banker for Adams Bank & Trust, a privatedly held financial institution with locations in Colorado and Nebraska. According to Kelly Doane’s LinkedIn profile she’s held this position for 11 years.

Read the full story: Young Professional: Banking a longtime aspiration for Doane

Follow Kelly on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/pub/kelly-doane/27/996/70a

Doane Family Association offers college scholarships

August 10, 2012 National, Scholarships Comments
college student

The Doane Family Association of America, Inc. offers college scholarships. For the 2009-2010 school year 20 students were granted between $1000 and $1500.

Funds are allocated in two ways:

1. The Doane Family Foundation Fund

The Doane Family Foundation assists non-family members who wish to attend Doane College in Crete, NE.

With input from the Doane Family Foundation Board of Directors, Doane College administers this fund and determines the recipients of those funds.

2. The Doane Family Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the family fund is to assist descendants of Deacon John Doane who wish to attend Doane College — or any accredited institution of higher learning. These family scholarships are available for undergraduate studies. The Doane Family Foundation Board of Directors administers this fund.

To apply for a scholarship from the Doane Family Foundation:

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Doane Family Association member or son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter of a DFA member
  2. Full time student enrolled in an undergraduate, degree-seeking program in an accredited institution of higher learning
  3. Demonstrate need by submitting a processed copy of a current year Free Application for Federal
    Student Aid (FAFSA) form
  4. Completion of application and successful essay submission

Steps to apply:

  • By February 28 submit the completed Doane Family Foundation Scholarship application for the following academic year. Send your application form, an essay, and a copy of your current year’s Free Application For Student Aid results (FAFSA) to the address printed on the form.
  • For applicants not attending Doane College a certificate of enrollment for the ensuing year — in their institution of choice — must be submitted to the address noted on the original application. Once received and processed a check is made co-payable to the student and the student’s college.
  • On May 1 the Foundation will announce the scholarship awards and inform the recipients.
How to contribute to the Doane scholarship fund

Scholarships are endowed by the Doane Family Association of America, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.

To contribute please contact: foundation@doanefamilyassociation.org

Battle Ground Reflector carries Doane news

August 9, 2012 National Comments
Battle Ground Reflector Ken Doane

The newspaper in the north part of Clark County Washington, The Battle Ground Reflector, carried the news about The Doane Family Association of America’s new President, Kenneth M. Doane.

“Ridgefield resident Kenneth M. Doane was elected President of The Doane Family Association of America, Inc. …”

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.

You can read the entire article on the: The Reflector’s website site.

Carol Doane elected regional vice-president of national Doane association

Carol Doane to serve as Regional Vice-President of national association.

Carol Doane, of Vancouver, Washington was elected Regional Vice-President of The Doane Family Association of America, Inc. with oversight over three states Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The 965 member nonprofit, with members on three continents, was organized to create interest in the history and welfare of the descendants of English born Deacon John Doane.

The election was held the end of July during the association’s national session in Plymouth Massachusetts, a historic site for the Doane Family. In 1630 family founder Deacon John Doane landed in Plymouth to join Miles Standish and other pilgrims in the pursuit of new opportunities. Deacon John Doane became one of the principal men in the affairs of the Plymouth Colony.

The national association also manages the family’s foundation which funds college scholarships for descendants of Deacon John Doane. Scholarships are also available for students attending Doane College in Crete, Nebraska – one of the top 50 Midwestern colleges as ranked by Forbes.com.

“Education is highly valued by the Doane family,” said Carol Doane, a cum laude graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. “In the Midwest and Eastern United States Doanes have built colleges, college libraries, administration buildings and funded countless college educations. I’d like to see that same spirit on the West Coast.”

Carol Doane has had leadership roles in two media companies, and is currently a business and social media consultant. She was featured in a short documentary by Chris Martin Studios as a 2012 Innovator of Vancouver, and was a 2010 top finalist in the Pacific Northwest Social Media Awards (SoMe) for a campaign she created and implemented for Southwest Washington nonprofit.

The Doane Family Association of America, Inc. has met biennially for the past 104 years. It welcomes those with surnames of Doane, Doan, Done, Donne, variations thereof, their spouses and descendants – as well as anyone interested in the family’s history which encompasses the notorious Doan Outlaws of Bucks County Pennsylvania which were featured on a segment of PBS’s History Detectives.

The next national reunion, which will feature historic tours, research and history presentations, will be held July 2014 in Michigan. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.

More information
Email the Oregon Washington Idaho Chapter: doanefamilyassociation@gmail.com
National organization: www.doanefamilyassociation.org/
Local Chapter August Reunion: doanefamilyreunion2012.eventbrite.com/
Doane College: www.doane.edu


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