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Kenneth M. Doane elected president of national Doane association

Kenneth M. Doane elected President of national DFA.

Kenneth M. Doane, 78, of Vancouver, Washington was elected President of The Doane Family Association of America, Inc. The 965 member nonprofit, with members on three continents, was organized to create interest in the history and welfare of the descendants Deacon John Doane who arrived in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1630. Deacon John Doane became one of the principal men in the affairs of the Plymouth Colony along with Miles Standish.

The election was held Friday, July 27, 2012 during the association’s national session in Plymouth, a historic site for the family. Kenneth M. Doane will oversee the publication of the third book in the Doane Family genealogy series, the Deacon John Doane Research Committee, and the partnership 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.

He will also manage the family’s foundation, an auxiliary asset of the national organization. The Foundation funds college scholarships for Deacon John Doane descendants. Scholarships are also available for students attending Doane College in Crete, Nebraska – one of the top 50 Midwestern colleges as ranked by Forbes.com.

“We are exploring ideas with Doane College to create a partnership for an archival quality storage facility, and the other thing I’d really like to see is growth in the college scholarship fund,” said Kenneth M. Doane.

Doane retired in 1999 as the Clark County branch manager of Transnation Title Insurance Co. He also served as President of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, and was one of the first Junior First Citizens of Vancouver.

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 updates and history presentations, will be held July 2014 in Michigan. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.

More information
National organization www.doanefamilyassociation.org/
Local Chapter August Reunion http://doanefamilyreunion2012.eventbrite.com/
Doane College http://www.doane.edu

Doane family unveils new logo

August 1, 2010 National Comments
Doane Family Association logo

The design of the Doane Family logo began with the image of Doane Rock. It is central to the design with all other symbols supporting the environment inside the shield.

The Doane Family Association symbol is placed underneath to symbolize “upholding” the past traditions and histories to benefit future generations. The border outside of the shield is there to “protect” the environment with specific icons at each corner. The cross, located at the center peak, represents faith. The swords, to the left and right of the cross, represent family who served in the military. The anchor at the base of the shield references stability.

Surrounding the shield is wheat which represents constant nurturing of the protected environment through the generations of our ancestors. The Five stars are symbolic of the five children of Deacon John Doane, the first Doane to land in the colonies.

Around the outer circle is a statement of who we are and what we are about.

Family
The TREE is a particular pear tree with branches, fruit and the stars representing progeny. There is a poem written by Heman Doane about a pear tree transplanted on Cape Cod, Massachusetts from England around 1630 by Thomas Pince that bore fruit for over two hundred years.

Character
The ROCK is a visible symbol of solidity; steadfast and resolute. The Doane Rock is located on the original property of Deacon John Doane in Cape Cod and is the largest exposed glacier bolder in the region.

Wisdom
The BOOK reinforces that education is the beginning of enlightenment. Doane College was founded by Thomas Doane in Crete, Nebraska in the year 1872. The Doane Family Association of Amercia, Inc. (DFA) was formed in 1907 in order to preserve family history. Genealogical records, represented by the BOOK are archived at the college. The “F” in DFA forms the KEY that will unlock the mystery of the origin of Deacon John Doane.

Fortitude
The WHEAT symbolizes agriculture. The ANCHOR symbolizes fishing industries — the backbone of early American industry. The EAGLE is the symbol of America and military service. Doane’s have served in every U.S. conflict including the Revolutionary War.

God
The SUN represents the light of the world. It is probable that Deacon John Doane came to America to escape religious persecution. Faith in God and fellow man is the foundation for the United States. Other icons representing God include a cross and Bible.

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