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President’s Letter – June 2009

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

My apologies for taking so long to get this newsletter to you and the website updated.  But we are moving forward again and as we continue to refine our new systems we will be back to sending out newsletters three times a year and updating the website on a much more regular basis.  Nancy Matheny Nasim is on board taking over the website and newsletter production.  Sylvia Fiscus (a James Andrew Hewitt descendant) has updated our database and is working on setting us up for bulk mailing.

This newsletter will catch you up on some of the changes we’ve been making such as developing privacy policies for our publications, and setting up email addresses for the council and committees to make it easier to find whom to contact (the addresses will stay the same even when the person holding the office changes).

Then look for our 90th Anniversary edition in a few weeks for the details of our celebration at the Reunion in August and maybe a couple birthday gifts to our organization from some of our members!  In the meantime, check out the Classified Ads in this newsletter for ways you can participate in the party planning.  Bring or send photocopied or digital copies of family pictures showing generations that are no longer with us to add to the Photo Wall or help to bring back one of our most cherished traditions by dusting off that ice cream maker.  And if you have any other party ideas, please contact me.

Two pieces of good news about the Reunion: our Reunion site coordinator, Mike Layman, has secured our regular spot in the park for this year; and Brian Hewitt has come out of ‘retirement’ to be our auctioneer again, freeing up Louis Rodge, our treasurer, to manage our new tracking system for the auction/raffle/donations.  For those of you who were not around when Brian used to be the auctioneer, read his story in the Storytelling Area article below to get a hint of his oratory skills.

Please share the Children’s Corner articles with your young family members and let them know that we are looking for a young person to take over this section of the newsletter and website to be by and for their generation, including renaming the column.

Finally, be sure to let us know if you want to receive the newsletter by postal mail, just email notices telling you when the website is updated, or both.                   -Barbara