From the Secretary - Jerry Lebo
Fall - 2013
Elsewhere in this issue (Page 7) you’ll find the call for nominations for our biennial election of officers. This item spells out the timeframe and other pertinent details. Oct. 1 opens the nominating period, and Oct. 31 ends it.
Our membership applications item in this issue also contains the names of so-called lost members. These are individuals for whom we apparently have no correct mailing address. I say apparently because the Postal Service has on occasion returned mail that should have been delivered.
This usually involves delivery of The Centinel. The Postal Service charges $1.92 for each Centinel returned as undeliverable.
We have dropped 204 members for non-payment of dues. We normally send two dues notices: the first as a regular dues notice. The second as a final notice. This time, however, there seemed to be a somewhat higher than normal number of individuals being dropped. That resulted in a third and final mailing. That resulted in 22 catching up with their dues and remaining members in good standing.
Meanwhile, 2014 dues notices will be mailed around Nov. 1. They will go to about 1,300 individuals. Other members won’t receive them because they are either life members or people who had paid dues in advance.
We always enclose a membership card with the dues payment. Remember, possession of the card is not proof the dues have been paid. We send the cards with the notices to avoid additional postage costs.
As of Aug. 1, our membership roster stood at 2,260.
Congratulations to Ray Dillard for submitting the winning design for our 75th anniversary convention medal. Ray also has been cranking out CSNS elongateds for years.
Also congratulations to Editor Gerry Tebben for his production of The Centinel. Our quarterly took second place in the annual ANA contest for regional publications.