Lynne Nayman, who has succeeded veteran Doris Smith in the office of Hillside Cemetery. And thanks to Doris for her invaluable assistance to our Society over the years, most recently with the cleanup of the Van Cortlandt family plot and the 2013 installation of informative signage.
Membership update: Thanks to all who have renewed their membership and/or sent donations this year. While a few people are no longer with us for various reasons, newcomers are taking their places. A late-summer tally showed 88 annual dues-paying members, 73 life members, eight honorary members and 12 corporate members, for a total of 181. For anyone who is familiar with our work and has not officially joined us, there is no better time financially to do so; anyone who joins between September 1 and December 31, 2015, is paid through December 31, 2016. Membership categories are student ($10; under age 18), regular ($25) and couple/family membership ($35).
Member biographies: We are still looking for your biography so we can get to know you a little better. If you need a copy of the form, please tell Jeff Canning or me. Along with this form we would like to take your picture so we can have a face to go with your name. Please submit your own photo or have Carol Reif take one.
Pictures from the past: As I have mentioned previously, Anne de Neuville and I found extensive displays of old photos all over the walls during a visit to the historical society and museum in the old Town Hall in upstate Lake George. We hope to adapt this concept and provide more compelling displays on the walls of the Schoolhouse. Please let me know if you have any old family or other photos that might be appropriate. Your originals will be scanned and promptly returned to you.
Memory Book: Anyone having knowledge of a member passing away, please alert us so we may bring it to the attention of our members. If you would like to honor someone, living or dead, with an entry in our Memory Book, or would like to suggest someone worthy of an inscription, please contact Arlene Goodenough. And please check out the entries in the book next time you are at the Schoolhouse.
Thanks for being a friend and may God bless.