About the Fan Club
The Official Maureen McCormick Fan
Club was founded on August 20, 1997 by Lennon Parker and has been
dedicated ever since bringing fans the most complete, comprehensive, and
up-to-date news and resources regarding everything Maureen McCormick!
The fan club keeps growing bigger and stronger everyday, which we can
say is a true testament of what an incredible actress Maureen McCormick
really is to all of her fans.
The early days...
In the early days
we were a very small Web site, but tried to provide information and
pictures that were not available anywhere else on the Web. In mid '97
the Web was still new and wasn't as big as it is today, and not much was
available on Mo. Our biggest help to accomplish this task was Irene
McCormick, Maureen's mother who provided us with special content and
photos. Irene was a big help in getting this Web site started and
continued to help until her passing.
In 1999, we had a good lick! Barry
Williams (Greg, Brady Bunch) re-released his book "Growing Up Brady" and
produced a TV movie based on his book. The night his movie aired this
Web site got hammered and the bandwidth sky rocketed! We big time out
did our limit! Our provider at the time told us the hits our Web site
received beat out what CNN, and MSN were getting on a typical day! Ours
was one night! Excited about this news and upset at the same time
because the hits were nice and the public loved us, but at the same time
the bandwidth fees cost us over a thousand dollars. Again, to our rescue
Irene McCormick, Maureen's mother referred us to a contact at Touch
Technologies and our hosting was taken care of and this problem would
never happen again.
As the site was growing fast a big
accomplishment and honor came our way. In early 2000 Irene declared this
Web site as the "OFFICIAL" fan club Web site for her daughter Maureen,
and the title was changed from The Maureen McCormick Fan Club to The
Official Maureen McCormick Fan Club.
In early 2007, the original
Official Web site (not club site) was getting old and not being updated
so it merged with this site. Again, this was a wonderful honor since
becoming the Official fan club in 2000, but more work since we had
visitors coming to this site from the original site. The extra work was
Since the Web site first launched
in 1997 we have grown tremendously from what we originally started out
with! Still till this day we are very proud to be doing this site for so
many years which is A LABOR OF LOVE and having a very strong online fan
base! Our primary goal is to focus strongly on the career and promoting
the works of our favorite actress, Maureen McCormick.
This Web site would not be where it is today
without some special people. These two people helped us in more ways
than they will ever know.
As mentioned above Irene was the person who
helped us get started and continued to help until her health didn't
allow her. Irene consulted with us about what was posted on this site,
news and the special features we did. Irene was very particular about
what to post and what not to post. Irene was very active with this site
and would help in any way she could. I remember from past conversations,
if a program related to Maureen or the Brady's would come on in the
middle of the night she would set her alarm to get up and watch it. That
always impressed me, and shows love and support for her daughter.
Irene was very dedicated to Maureen's career and
was Maureen's biggest fan. For several years Irene would answer fan
e-mail and send out autographed photos to fans. I still miss swapping
letters, and hearing the stories about Maureen and her career that Irene
would share. Not only did she help with this site, but she helped me
personally with advice about my education and yes, even grammar!!! :D I
went on and graduated college, and made A's in all my English courses
because I would remember rules to use and how to word sentences that she
would share with me. Today, I still make typos (probably here on the
site he, he), but I'm a lot better than where I was before 1997.
TJ Radwell III:
Another friend to this site was TJ Radwell III,
I could write for hours about him. TJ was handicapped, but had a heart
of gold. He never let his handicap be a disadvantage to him. TJ was a
big Mo fan and would do numerous things for the site that would take me
all day to name. But to mention just a few, he helped tremendously to
get the word out about this site to fans in the early days when not much
was available on Maureen. TJ would contact music media companies and
share info about Maureen's CD, and hoping they would play it. He also
contacted major music Web sites to get it featured.
If Maureen appeared in a film or had a role on
film TJ would write reviews on every Web site that would allow it. Some
of his reviews are still on this site! I remember Irene thought very
highly of TJ for his admiration of Maureen and her career. I know TJ
admired Irene as well, and told me on different occasions how much he
always cherished the pen pal relationship he had with Maureen's mom. I
remember he would write about how much Irene would cheer him up with
encouraging words or how she would help fill in gaps about Maureen's
career. Today, I still miss TJ and would wonder what his thoughts would
be on Maureen's weight loss or doing music on CMT! He would probably be
on cloud nine!