Another year is coming to a close and 2016 is just around the corner. Each year we come to you with an update on the Society and a request that you renew your membership with the Society.

2015 has been an exciting and challenging year! With the loss of the Society’s editor and webmaster the Board of Trustees spent the better part of a year searching for both.  We are pleased to say that Michael Dabrishus, our interim editor, will take on the roll as the David Chesnutt editor of Manuscripts full-time in January.  To this end, you will find a survey enclosed which we hope you will complete and return with your renewal. We want your thoughts on your publications! The website is in the middle of a transformation and while you can use our current site the new one will be up and running by January 1! I believe you will enjoy the new interactive components including “members only” and a store!

We also have a new campaign! $Dollars to Scholar$. Please see the back of this letter for more information and how you can support this new exciting program!

The annual meeting in 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri was a great success. 2016 takes us to Charleston, South Carolina! Watch the mail for the Annual Meeting 2016 packet, ya’ll!

2014 brought a balanced budget and expenses are being kept in line. 2015 looks like it will be balanced as well. We do take seriously our responsibility to be good stewards of the monies of the society.

PLEASE take a moment to renew your membership and please consider joining at an enhanced level in 2016. But, remember we want you to renew, at whatever level you wish.

Fill out the form enclosed, write a check and use the return envelope. You can now pay by credit card as well.  You may prefer to renew on line at by using your credit card or PayPal account.

All of us from the Board of Trustees to the staff of The Manuscript Society would like to thank you for your support and look forward to hearing from you and receiving your membership renewal. The organization is only as strong as its membership and you are a valued member.

Shirley J. Sands, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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