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Sample - Drip Points Newsletter

This is a sample of the NIA quarterly newsletter -- This was the Spring 2000 issue

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Dear fellow NIA members:

It is hard to believe, but this is my final Drip Points as NIA President. My term is coming to a close and two years have gone by most quickly.

I have been disappointed by my inability to perform what I had planned to accomplish this year, due to some unexpected family crises, but many of the tasks we have planned for have been working out well. First, thank you from the bottom of my heart to my Department Chairs, Bob Berry, Carolyn Berry, Sandy Ellison, John McDougald, Dudley Ellis, Elton Gish, Rick Soller and Steve Marks for their tireless efforts on behalf of all of us, and to Dick Bowman for being especially diligent in organizing our Museum planning committee. Thanks, too, to my appointed Board Members, Tom Katonak, Lee Brewer, Mike Guthrie (and Dudley Ellis), Ed Peters and Joe Beres, for making my job look easy. The NIA’s finances, newsletter, membership and records have never looked better, and will continue to be in solid, capable hands.

I had intended to attend the Chesapeake Bay Insulator Club’s Maryland Line, Maryland Show in March and the NIA Western Regional Show in Enumclaw, Washington in May, but I was forced to cancel those plans. I did attend the Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club Show in Holyoke, Massachusetts and the Ottawa Valley Insulator Show in Smiths Falls, Ontario in April, and both were fine shows. I was also unable to attend the NIA workshop session at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History in March, but Doug MacGillvary, Bob Berry, Larry Novak and Ken Willick were more than capable of getting the massive inventory and cataloguing of their insulator collection underway.

The NIA National Show in Bloomington, Minnesota will be here before we know it and Show Host Ed Peters and the members of the Northwestern Insulator Club will make sure we have a good show.  Also, make sure to plan on going to the NIA Eastern Regional Show in Corning, New York on September 16 and 17. Eastern Region Vice President Ken Willick and I look forward to seeing many of you there!

Although I will  be stepping aside as President, I know that our organization will be in capable hands with incoming President Steve Marks. Please give Steve and his Board and Committees the support and respect that you have given me!

Until then, please remember to support your local show, your local club, and your fellow collector. Enjoy our hobby!

Good collecting and see you at the National,

Kevin F. Lawless, NIA #1679


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