The November 2008 issue of the CGS News, Volume XXXIX, No. 6, has been mailed out and will be arriving in members' mailboxes this week. This month's issue is a scaled back version - only four pages:
• Membership Meeting - Thanksgiving at CGS! - page 1
• Proposed Changes in the Newsletter - page 1
• News for Family Researchers - page 2
• New Members Welcome - page 2-3
• Calendar of Events - page 4
The four-page newsletter was a cost-saving measure that the board took in September. The U.S. economic downturn was just beginning to make headlines so the board took some preliminary steps to curtail non-essential spending. Newsletter Editor Jane Hufft suggested the abbreviated newsletter as a way to save on production and postage costs.
The front-page article - "Proposed Changes in the Newsletter" - addresses some changes that the CGS board has been discussing about the way that the society communicates with its members. Included in the proposal is an exciting plan to resurrect a serial publication similar to the former Nugget. As these plans are finalized, I'll be reporting them in future posts and in the CGS e-News.
The CGS News is edited by Jane Hufft and produced by Lois Elling.
21 October 2008
Posted by Kathryn M. Doyle