Annual Report—Recorder; February 12, 2017
Third Haven experienced a slight decrease in membership during 2016. While we gained one new member by application, we lost two by death and one by resignation.
Our lifelong member, Frederick Rossiter had lived in Cambridge, England for most of his adult life. He died on March 16, 2016. He is survived by his wife and children and by his sister, Deborah Rossiter Cox. A memorial service was held at Third Haven and his ashes are buried here.
Another lifelong and beloved member, Robert L. Kemp (Bob) died on May 23, 2016. A well-attended memorial service was held in the old Meetinghouse led by his son, Dick. Sadly, his and Ann's only daughter also died during the summer. She had been an active member of Third Haven, but transferred her membership to Anchorage, AK when she moved there to be near her children. In conjunction with Joyce Zeigler, Holly had produced the Meeting's newsletter for many years. A son, Robert L. Jr. (Butch) also died during the summer. Though he was not a member, he was active on the Property & Grounds Committee for many years.
There was one resignation—Jack Coady.
In November of 2015 the Meeting was happy to take under its care the marriage of Paige Bethke and Benjamin Tilghman. In 2016 we welcomed Ben as a new member.
TOTAL MEMBERSHIP: December 31, 2016—160