The Friends of Hemlock Gorge

Annual Letter to Members, 1996

December 3, 1996

Dear Friends of Hemlock Gorge:

At this time of Thanksgiving and Holiday Cheer, we write to you again to mark the end of another eventful year for the Friends and to appeal to you to renew your membership and your commitment to our activities in 1997.

Above all else, we invite you to participate in our monthly meeting held, unless otherwise noted, at 7:15 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Emerson Community Center on Pettee Street in Newton Upper Falls. (Mark these upcoming 1997 dates: Jan 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, May 6, June 3, Sept. 9, Oct 7, Nov. 11, and Dec. 2!) Please do come to our next meeting; we need ideas and look forward to the pleasure of your company!

The following were among the activities sponsored, supported, and lobbied for by the Friends in 1996:

None of these activities can or will take place, however, without your support. The financial needs of the Friends are few but important. Your dues pay for stationery, postage, the Web site, and the buttons and T shirts that we sell as fund raisers. Dues also pay for our post office box that now gets your correspondence to us quickly and reliably! Please take this opportunity to read the enclosed brochure, fill it out, and renew your membership for 1997 in whatever amount you can.

Whether you're an active member, a member who may not have paid dues for 1996, someone who would like to join formally for the first time, or just a Friend, we welcome your response and participation. Because we want to inform as many members of the community as possible about our efforts, it's not necessary to be a member in order to receive mailings, but we would like to know who is interested and who isn't. Enclosed is an envelope complete with stamp and our complete address to make your response easy. Please fill out the enclosed membership card and return it with your preferences indicated. If you wish to join or renew, dues categories are listed on the card. Dues for 1997 can be paid now or at any meeting.

Thank you for your interest in the preservation of the Hemlock Gorge/Echo Bridge Reservation. We hope to see you on January 7, 1997.

With best wishes,

Brian Yates, President

John P. Mordes, M.D., Membership Cooordinator

This page last modified January 12, 1997

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