As most members will know we are a voluntary society, but there are a number
of Costs the Society does have. The main one is the production and mailing
of Dean Road. But we help various members with some of the cost of hosting
a Tent at the various Scottish Games - mainly in the USA.
I know that our Chairman, has spent quite a bit of her own money going to
over 100 Scottish Games over the last decade or so.
While I myself have made 5 trips to Ireland and Scotland visiting Libraries
to find new Boyd families. I have not worked out much these trips have cost
(but I would think it is about 5-8,000 A$ per trip). I quite enjoy making
them and meeting other Boyds researching their families, so I have never
asked the Society for any financial assistance to try an collect this Boyd
So some of the House of Boyd members, may have suggestions as to different
ways that the Society can raise money in these difficult economic times.
Perhaps one way is for those that do have money in these hard times is to
leave the Society a small amount in their Will (But we would not like that
for quite some time).
However, the main way to help is being able to go to a Scottish Games where
the Society has hosted a tent duing the year.
Oh the second "main" why is to get your own "cousins" to join the
any of those Boyds that you may meet in social functions. There are quite a
lot out there that do not know that there is an House of Boyd Society.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeanne Messner" <angel442(a)verizon.net>
To: "Boyd-List" <BOYD-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2009 9:31 AM
Subject: [BOYD] In need of help!
Dear Boyd-List members;
I don't know if this is off base or not but due to our dwindling funds I
am gone to ask for donations to the House of Boyd Society. If anyone would
be kind enough to help with our funding for 2009 costs I would greatly
appreciate your generosity in any amount. Every little bit will help our
society with upcoming costs. I know we are all feeling the economy down
slide and things are gone to get harder before they get better. This is
our society and I know we all want it to succeed. If anyone want to pay
their membership early feel free to do so. I apologize now if I am off
base but we are in need and if I can't say it like it is, then so be it.
Please mark your check in the memo what it is for (donation, membership
with your number, supplies, or AGM games) what you want it spent on. I
appreciate and thank you all.
Jeanne Boyd Messner #0932
Treasurer of HBS
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