A Letter to Our Members and Friends: Society News

I sent the letter below to Society members today:

Dear Members and Friends of the Society,
Some time ago, I told you I would send out the current Treasurer’s Report so that you can see how efficiently your Society is run, and as a reminder that we are always appreciative of our members’ dues-donation support. I’m pleased to attach the report for fiscal year 2018, just given to the Foundation Board of Directors today. [Editor’s note: I cannot attach the report to this post. If you want to see it, contact me at historyofnavymedicine@gmail.com]
Two of our Board members resigned today. Captain Joel Labow, MC, USN (Ret) has served on the Board for several years. He resigns because of health issues. We appreciate his years of service and guidance. Captain Kenneth Hagan, USN (Ret) has been on the Board for two years. He resigned for logistical reasons. We appreciate his service and guidance as well. We are now looking for volunteers to serve on our Board. This is reasonably light work, requiring perhaps 3 or 4 hours of concentrated mental work per year, relating to our annual Board meetings. Contact me by reply, with your CV, if you are interested.
I’m pleased to announce that the Board elected Robert T Bramson, MD Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation. Dr Bramson was chief of Pediatric Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, then executive VP of the radiology department at Boston Childrens Hospital. He retired as associate professor from Harvard.
Finally, our Book Prize and Papers Selection Boards are hard at work selecting the next winner of Harry J Langley Book Prize and the best papers for our panel at the McMullen Naval History Symposium at Annapolis in September. Announcements of winners are due at the end of April.
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of the Society.
©2019 The Society for the History of Navy Medicine

About thomaslsnyder

Retired urological surgeon and navy reservist. Writing the history of the Navy's first hospital on the U S west coast, at Mare Island, California. Founder and Executive Director, the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. Founder and Coordinator of the Albany Base Hospital No. 33 Society, a military affinity group at Albany Medical College, my alma mater. Past Commander of the San Francisco Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States and founder and past Commander of the Naval Order's "virtual" Continental Commandery. Naval Order Ship's Store manager and Assistant Treasurer General. Member of the Solano County (California) Historical Records Commission.
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