A few days ago, I wrote a brief article about the controversy surrounding the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's proposal to drastically alter its membership structure. In that article, I also republished a message from concerned NYG&B member Roger Joslyn. Many newsletter readers have added comments to the end of the article since then.
Waddell W. Stillman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society has now added a detailed commentary explaining some of the reasons why the board first decided to sell the Society's headquarters building and now proposes to change the membership structure of the Society.
First of all, I would like to thank Mr. Stillman for taking the time to post his comments here.
With the July 19 meeting and decision looming, members of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society should take the opportunity to cast an informed vote while they can. I would suggest that every member should read Mr. Stillman's comments at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/07/nygb-proposes-t.html as well as all other information available elsewhere about this proposed major change in the society's structure.
If you do have comments, please post them at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/07/nygb-proposes-t.html.