From the Secretary - Jerry Lebo
Winter - 2014
We're saddened by the passing of former CSNS President Marjorie Owen Hendershott at the age of 89. Marge was president from 1990 to 1992. She also was secretary-treasurer 1976-1986 before ascending to the presidency. Her obituary appears on the next page.
Dues notices for 2014 have been mailed to nearly 1,300 members. Another 1,000 or so did not 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.
Thanks to our own Ray Lockwood and FUN's Cindy Wibker for helping find seven "lost" members whose names were published in the preceding issue of The Centinel.
As previously stated, "lost" members are individuals whose mail was returned as undeliverable. Once in a while the Postal Service messes up and returns mail that it could have delivered. Most of the time, however, we're talking about people who move and don't give us new addresses.
Our biennial election of officers is at hand. Names to appear on the ballot are listed on page 24, along with brief campaign statements. Election ballots will be mailed during February and the results announced at the April convention.
Several current Board members have opted not to seek re-election. We offer sincere thanks for the services provided by Don Charters, Bill Brandimore, Don Young and Greg Allen.
Our next issue of The Centinel will contain the names of people with membership anniversaries. These are listed in five-year increments beginning with 20 years of membership. Occasionally somebody will call asking why his or her name did not appear. A check of his/her anniversary will show, for example, that he/she joined 24 years ago. That means the name appeared in the 20-year list four years ago and will be published again the following year in the 25-year list.