|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Mon Jan 18, 1999 1:15 pm
Subject: Invitation to SW Members....
January 18, 1999
I am writing to invite all SignWriting Members to our Annual Membership
Meeting held in La Jolla, California. It is from 3:00 to 5:00 on February
7th. The Membership Meeting is an annual tradition, held every February.
In the USA, nonprofit organizations have certain "legal charters". The
Center For Sutton Movement Writing is an "educational, membership
nonprofit", which means that our purpose is to benefit education, and that
people can become "SignWriting Members" by paying annual membership dues.
The idea behind the law is that the membership dues will help the nonprofit
continue its work. And Members, who pay their dues, can then vote in the
Annual Membership Meeting.
The meeting will be an open Board Meeting, where Board Members and
SignWriting Members have a vote. Then we have food to eat, and oftentimes a
presentation by our DAC staff members, summarizing the year's
SignWriting Members also receive half price on all SignWriting
publications, and full technical support. Yesterday I posted three new web
pages. The first describes SignWriting Membership:
The second web page, provides a way to become a member through email:
Membership Form Through Email
The third web page is the Proxy form for this February 7th meeting:
Proxy Form for Meeting February 7th
If a SW Member cannot come to our meeting, we ask them to send us their
proxy, so their vote is counted. Meanwhile, I confess....I am late in
sending the invitations and proxy forms to our SW Members, who are located
all over the world. Although everyone will receive the proxy through postal
mail in the next week or so, proxies from Japan, for example, may not
arrive in time for the meeting :-(
So, thank goodness, we have the web! You can now print the Proxy from the
web and send or fax it to me anytime. I am sorry for this inconvenience,
and thanks for your patience :-)
I want to thank all our SignWriting Members for your support in 1998!
Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW
Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA