VOLUME XI, NUMBER 1
|2014 SCHOLARSHIP FORMS AVAILABLE 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 Road, Manchester, NH 03104, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t have access to the internet, contact Jean and she will send you the form.
As always, we rely on contributions from DFA members to sustain and increase the scholarship fund. If you are able, we would appreciate your help. Indicate “scholarship fund” on the January Survey form if you wish to make a donation.
|1883 – 2014 June 20 / 21, 2014 is the date to save for the 132nd anniversary of the reunion of 1883. The 1883 meeting took place on the campus of Amherst College in Amherst, MA.
|ANNUAL JANUARY SURVEY Enclosed with this newsletter is a response card on which you can indicate your tentative intention to attend this year’s reunion. It also gives you an opportunity to offer your help to the association. Some of the volunteer work requires that you be able to attend board meetings (usually 3 per year) which currently are held in W. Springfield and Sturbridge, MA. Distance exempts many of you from this, but we do have a large number of members who live close enough. We really hope you will give favorable consideration to helping us out. The association can’t exist without these volunteers. Also this is the time we ask you to consider a monetary gift to the association. As you know, we rely on contributions from members for our operating expenses and also to support and build up our scholarship fund. Please return the response card in the envelope provided, together with your check, if you are able, made out to The Dickinson Family Association.
|NEWSLETTER ALERT The DFA newsletter typically goes out in January, April, June and November of each year. The June and November newsletters go out by e-mail to those who are able and willing to receive it this way, and it does save the association time and money. If you received your last newsletter (Oct. 2013) by postal mail, that means either you have indicated you don’t wish to receive the newsletters electronically, or we do not have a valid e-mail address for you. We know e-mail addresses change frequently and it is easy to forget to update them. So if you change your e-mail address we would greatly appreciate your sending the new one to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at bethL0719@sbcglobal.net