Dear Society Members,
This year the Board decided to try having two meeting a year instead of three due to the rapidly rising costs. The Society will always host a meeting in Philadelphia at Independence Hall, as did our forefathers many years ago, and will try to swing the meetings North and South. These meetings are planned by volunteer members of the Society. If you would like to host a meeting in your hometown or one of your favorite places, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
We have finally gone cyber by having our first executive meeting on Go To Meeting via the computer/telephone. One of the exciting things we discussed was the formation of an Education Committee, which Thorny Lockwood has agreed to chair. He and his committee are hard at work on some exciting new educational plans, which they will share with you. I would like to thank volunteer members, Johnny Alexander, Treasurer-General, for his diligence in keeping our finances in good order and Jim Alexander, Registrar-General, for his patience and knowledge in answering all membership requests and maintaining our membership records.
Past President-General Laurie Croft received a letter from one of our grant recipients, Trent Taylor. He had just finished his studies at the University of Oxford with a degree in Master of Studies in U. S. History. Trent was awarded a Distinction for his two dissertations, which received the 2nd highest score in the program. We are pleased to report that he has now been accepted into the Doctoral program at Oxford and will begin his studies in the fall. Our sincerest congratulations to Trent.
I invite you all to the April, 2016 meeting. LD Shank, Delaware Governor, has planned a delightful weekend beginning with our welcome dinner at the grand Hotel DuPont. They have been welcoming guests since 1913, including the rich and famous and now the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. So join us for an interesting and entertaining weekend of history and maybe meeting a new cousin. I shall look forward to seeing all of you in Wilmington, Delaware.
Hope Middleton Wood