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21 October 2008

CGS News - November 2008

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.


Anonymous said...

I would like to see a more scholarly publication two times a year.
Our current newsletter contents can be emailed and blogged on a regular basis with little time and no expense.
We can still offer a printed version, mailed in an envelope at first class rate.

Kathryn Doyle said...

The Publication Committee met to start the transition process. It looks like we are aiming for a Spring 2009 edition for the first of the new scholarly publications.