Annual Report of the Communications Committee 2014:
Functions of our committee continue to encompass the meeting newsletter and Internet website with periodic announcements by e-mail.
Monitoring of the recorded messages received on the meeting's telephone. We get an average of two e-mails per week: requests for ancestral records, offers of Third Haven memorabilia, requests for guidance from people seeking to relocate to this area. Each inquiry is answered, and in most cases referral is made to an appropriate Third Haven committee or clerk. Our goal is to provide prompt evidence that there is a responsible person at (410) 822-0293 and at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tatiana Harrison has kept our website sparkling. The directory of attenders and members is up to date, allowing each of us to telephone, mail or e-mail to stay in touch. That said we depend upon everyone to maintain this list. Ralph Young's photographs enhance the website and the newsletter. Whenever I am at a loss for words or a story for the newsletter he has an image to take up the slack.
Molly Burgoyne and Paige Bethke record and compile the minutes of the meetings for business. These minutes are the essence of what we have circulated in the newsletter for the past ten years, recording the official transactions of the meeting in time for review prior to the next session.
Dee Rein edits the accumulated text and images producing a beautiful newsletter each month. In regard to ancestral questions, information about individuals linked to Third Haven since 1668: most of our records are maintained by the Maryland State Archives located on the north-east side of Rowe Boulevard at the crossing of Herbert Sachs Blvd. in Annapolis. It is worthwhile to preview their website.
Some Third Haven material is also kept at Swarthmore.
I am truly thankful for the help of each committee member.
John A. Hawkinson, Clerk