After 10 years of service, Roger Hiemstra stepped down from his position as chair of the history committee as of 12/31/14. The Board of Trustees approved Jay Brenner to replace Roger as Chair of the History Committee.
Roger is publishing a book collating the highlights of his past newsletter articles that he hopes will be released in time for our 50th Anniversay in October, 2015. Proceeds of the book sales will go to the history committee’s budget ~pending board approval.
Jay has proposed the following initiatives:
- A history walk in the fall (possibly Samuel May’s birthday in September) to educate and recruit members to the committee.
- Archiving Nick Cardell's sermons at the Special Collections Research Center at SU's Bird Library.
- Writing a monthly column in the newsletter.
- Reviving the oral history project with the help of Mary Louise Edwards.