A few days ago, I published a request from Thomas F. Heffernan addressed to members of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. You can read the article here. William P. Johns, President & CEO of the Society, has written a response to Mr. Heffernan’s request:
On behalf of The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (the "Society"), we would like to correct the misleading impression conveyed by Mr. Heffernan in his post concerning notice to the Society’s members in connection with its October 12, 2006 meeting (the "Member Meeting"). Contrary to Mr. Heffernan’s suggestion, there is absolutely no factual support for the conjecture that a "glitch in the mail merge function" resulted in the widespread failure of members to receive notice of the Member Meeting. Mr. Heffernan opposes the sale of the building that was approved by the overwhelming majority of the Society’s voting members, most of whom voted in favor of the transaction by way of the proxy that accompanied the September 9th, 2006 notice, and his email is a fishing expedition attempting to identify any reason to delay or thwart the approved transaction.
While the Society acknowledges that Mr. Heffernan may request and collect what information he wishes through his post in this forum, we feel compelled to clarify that the Society does not share his concern or endorse his inquiry.
William P. Johns
President & CEO