October 2010 Newsletter

Volume VII Number 4

A message from the President

Greetings Cousins,

I want to thank everyone who attended our Reunion at Mount Holyoke College this year. It was an inspiring event held in a beautiful setting. It was especially nice to have our friend and Past Genealogist Bucky (Margaret Buckridge Bock) in attendance. We were able to have our Wethersfield Dickinson presentation which had been postponed from 2009 due to a tornado. The lecture on Emily Association Reunion.

The 2011 Reunion will take place Saturday, June 25th, on the grounds of the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts. This will be preceded by an informal dinner Friday evening, June 24th.  We are fortunate indeed to be able to hold our event at the museum. Our keynote speaker will be Jane Wald who will speak on the many changes at the Museum among other topics. I hope everyone will make a special effort to attend this exciting event. Watch for our future newsletters for more details as they develop.

If Nature smiles- the Mother must
I’m sure, at many a whim
Of Her eccentric Family
Is She so much to blame?

(Emily Dickinson, poem 1085, c. 1866, first published in “Further Poems”, 1929)

Andrew Dickinson, president

2011 DFA SCHOLARSHIP ALERT One of the most important functions of the Dickinson Family Association is the awarding of our annual scholarship.  The deadline for applications for this year’s DFA scholarship is April 30.  Anyone interested in applying should print out the form from our website and submit it with all other required material to the scholarship chair, Jean Blackmer, 61 Sever St., Worcester, MA 01609.  If you don’t have access to the internet, contact Jean and she will send you the form. 
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