April 2014 Newsletter


A message from the President 
Greeting Cousins, We are pleased to announce that this years’ Reunion will feature speaker Bob Magovern, DFA Historian and Past President.  He will give a presentation on the complex and fascinating history of the French and Indian Wars of the Connecticut River Valley in the early 18th Century.  This conflict was critical to the survival and development of the Dickinsons.  Our common ancestor, Nathanial Dickinson, lost sons in the long-running struggle.  In just the last year or so, a Cousin sent us information which led to the re-discovery of a French-Indian War monument in Northfield, Ma.  This Cousin had an original program of an 1872 dedication ceremony for Nathanial Dickinson (1698-1748) who was killed and scalped along with his friend on July 23, 1748.  In 1872 they gathered to remember and look back and this June we will gather also to remember and look back.Our Reunion will be on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Agawam, MA. Our Association Dinner will be held the evening before on Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Storrowtown Tavern in West Springfield, MA.  We hope that you can attend this year and participate in the fellowship and important work carried on by your Association.  In an ever-changing world- the pride of being a Dickinson is something that endures.  Also, we have an Australian Cousin who hopes to attend the Reunion this year and give us a report on the doings of the Dickinsons in Australia. 

144th ANNUAL REUNION SCHEDULE FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014 at the Storrowtown Tavern, West Springfield, MA          
5 PM             Open Board Meeting          
6 PM             Social Hour          
7 PM             Dinner 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, 760 Main St., Agawam, MA          
9:30-11;00 Gathering of Cousins            Historical Displays, Book and t-shirt sales            
11:00 Welcome, Counting of the Cousins, gifts and The Australian Report            
12:00 Group Photo and Lunch            
1:15 Annual Meeting and Reports of Board Members          
2:00 Main Speaker Bob MaGovern            
3:30 Goodbyes and singing of God Bless America 

Please return your reservation card as soon as possible. 

Andrew Dickinson, President 
2014 SCHOLARSHIP – LAST CALL Application forms are now available for the 2014 DFA scholarship.  Applicants must be descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson and must be accepted to a four-year college or university.  The deadline for submission is April 30, 2014.  Full information on requirements and an application form may be found on our website.  For additional information you may contact our scholarship chair, Jean Whitten, 9 Shepherd Rd, Manchester, NH 03104, jeanmblackmer@gmail.com. 
A MESSAGE FROM OUR GENEALOGIST Please send your births, marriages and death announcements to Dickinson Genealogist Adrienne Weibleat alw48@aol.com. Please welcome Rebecca Passa as our new Genealogist.  Adrienne is planning on retiring from the position when she moves to Delaware.  Many, many thanks to Adrienne for her contributions as the Dickinson Genealogist! 
MISSING COUSINS Daniel S. Dickinson, Jr., Binghampton, NY 13901-1538; Michael Dickinson, Bradenton, FL 34205-2942; George Hawksley, Bridgeport, CT; Debbi Jackson, Dunnellon, FL 34431-5539; Andrew and Kristin Dickinson, Evergreen CO 80439-7658; Elwin E. Mauer, Evergreen CO 80439-7658; George S. Dickinson, Fairfield CT 06430-6936; Barbara Dickinson Hilton, Lumberton, NC 28358; Kathy Sanders, Old Saybrook, CT 06475; Frank A. Mallalieu, Oro Valley, AZ 85737; Philip C. Dickinson, Roseville, MI 48066-2127; Barbara Dickinson, Roseville, MI 48066-2127; Elsie S. Hayden, Westfield, MA;Marion Hubbard Cook, Webster, NY; Lynne Cresutello; Antony Roy Dickinson; Betty Dickinson; Brad Dickinson; Thomas S. Dickinson; Mary Jane Dickinson Graham; Lora L. Pallatto; Autumn Rader; Paul W. Toelken  If anyone has information regarding mailing or email addresses for any of the above cousins please email me at BethL0719@sbcglobal.net.  Thanks! 
ADDRESS & E-MAIL ADDRESS CHANGES REQUESTED Please send your address and e-mail address changes to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at BethL0719@sbcglobal.net.
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