It is with much regret that I have made no progress in my attempts to obtain administrator status for myself or others on the board. When the previous administrator left, they left us in quite a bind. It appears, from my communications, that they are unable or unwilling to grant us administrator status. That is what Ginny suggested in her post and it appears to be true.
What Ginny also suggested appears to be the only option to regain control of the board, although it will necessitate a change to a new board of course. As a result, a new board has been created. Administrator access will not be an issue this time around and the link to the new board will be placed in another message here shortly.
Thank you very much.