From the Secretary-Treasurer
By now you all shouldhave received my letter indicating your dues
status. Please respond accordingly (with check, of course) and quicklyas well.
I have agreed to teach at the Universityof Otago in New Zealand this spring
(the fallterm there) and will be leaving in early February. Thus I would like
to have the books reasonably in order before Ileave. Fortunately the CFH is
now on a sound financial footing again,thanks to the good stewardship of
our FIDES ET HISTORIA editorial staff, the web page and NEWSLETTERstaff
(ED NOTE: Where have we gone wrong?), and, of course,you, our faithful
members who have stood behind the organization for so long and who are
ultimately responsible for its success.
Having moved across country andassumed a new role at Gordon
College in my so-called retirementyears has resulted in more than the usual
amount of inefficiency on my part inkeeping in touch with you. For this I
apologize. I will try to do better.I am afraid I have not been very prompt in
responding to the snail mail I get, but I am doing better with e-mail.
I will be in the Antipodes (ED NOTE:
According to the OED, from the
Greek, "those having the feet opposite") until early July, and l look forwardto
visiting with many ofour members and friends "down under." I will use my
AOL addressto keep in touch with people: CharRichP@aol.com. You should
be able to find me this way if you need me for something.
I sent the membership mailing firstclass so I could determine which
members have moved. I hopethe post office will forward the letter to those
who have new addresses. Let me emphasize in the strongest terms possible
that you must send address changes to me if you wishto receive our journal.
The postoffice will not forward FIDES ET HISTORIA, and usually will not
return the undelivered copies toour office. That means replacement copies
probably will not be available. Please check theaddress on your letter to
make sure I have it correct. Thisaddress should be the same as on this issue
of the NEWSLETTER. On the other hand, if you are weary ofgetting
messages from me about the organization, please let me knowand I will
drop you from the mailing list.