National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons

Electronic Newsletter, August, 2003

TO MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY MAGNA CHARTA DAMES AND BARONS, POTENTIAL MEMBERS AND THOSE WHO SHARE OUR INTEREST IN THE PRINCIPLES OF CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY

FROM LEWIS L. NEILSON JR., CHANCELLOR

DATE: AUGUST 19, 2003

We continue to increase our e-mail list. To those of you who are new to our list we welcome you to receive our Electronic Newsletter and hope that you will find our Society and our mission to be interesting. Since a primary mission of our Society is to develop awareness of Magna Charta we wish to expand the circulation of our Electronic Newsletter by increasing our e-mail address list particularly including those who are members of lineage societies and/or who might share our interest in the principles of Constitutional Liberty

We encourage you to check our Website regularly for new developments and information. The link to the Newsletter on the Website is: http://www.magnacharta.org/enews82003.htm   The link to the Website is: http://www.magnacharta.org. Please also refer to OUR E-MAIL LIST at the end of this Newsletter.

Please inform us of changes to your e-mail address.

Tour Program - 2004

We will shortly prepare an England Tour for 2004. The purpose of the educational tour will be to visit locations of cultural and historical significance primarily relating to the Magna Charta. We welcome suggestions for the itinerary from those who might be interested in participating. If you are interested please let us know for planning purposes.

Washington DC Dinner - April 12, 2003

Our Washington Dinner this year was a great success. Highlighted by a moving and illuminating speech by the Honorable Ronald A. Sarasin, President of the United States Capital Historical Society, 58 members and guests of the National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons from throughout the United States attended. I am pleased to inform you that I have included the text of his speech on the Website. I am pleased to also inform you that you can watch the speech as streaming video. You will find additional video using our website.

The link for the text is: http://www.magnacharta.org/2003412Dinner.htm
The link for the video is: http://www.magnacharta.org/video/Dinner2003.wmv

Potential Members

If you are not a member of our Society and are eligible I hope that you will join. If you are not eligible but share our interest in history and genealogy we encourage you to remain on our Email list. We also welcome your participation in our ongoing genealogical research projects and our Tours. We welcome and encourage new members and remind those submitting lineage information to include copies of referenced material.

State Activities and Mailing List

I visited six State Division meetings this past June and July in addition to representing the Society at the Opening Night of the DAR Continental Congress in Washington, DC, July 9, 2003. I visited Illinois, Georgia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina. Earlier this year I visited the Tennessee Division meeting, the Texas Parliament and represented the Society at the Opening Night of the Colonial Dames of the 17 Century meeting in April. I appreciate the gracious hospitality of our members in those states and organizations. I am delighted to report that the programs have been outstanding and our State Division leadership is excellent. I encourage our members to attend meetings of our Divisions, Chapters and Colonies. We send addresses of our members to the State Divisions, enabling the Divisions to contact the members living in their states. That is a significant reason for keeping your address current with our Society.

OUR E-MAIL LIST

Our E-mail list is made up of those who have sent us e-mail, of members and friends of the Society who have responded to our Newsletter request for E-mail addresses and others who we believe might be interested in our Society or mission. If you would prefer not to receive future Electronic Newsletters, however, please let us know. If you have friends who you believe might be interested in our Society, please forward this e-mail. If you have received this as a forwarded e-mail, please visit our Website at for more information about our Society. You may also contact our Society Office at 215-836-5022 between the hours of 9:30am and 3:00pm, Tuesday to Friday.

Best wishes.

I hope that each of you is well. Do not hesitate to contact me with questions or suggestions. Chancellor@magnacharta.org 

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