Monday, December 31, 2012

Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot Annual Meeting and Election

Annual Meeting and Election:
Saving America's Last Great Revolutionary War Site 
Dear Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot,
     FOFSD will soon be holding its annual meeting and the election of new Trustees. We are accepting nominations for new board members starting now and invite you to attend the annual meeting, to be held on January 26, 2013. The schedule is as follows:
     Nominations may be made from now until January 5, 2012. … Please send nominations to and include the nominee's name and email address (and/or phone number) as well as your own. Four of the current nine (4 of 9) board positions will be filled through this election, as the top 4 vote-getters will become trustees. Once elected, these new board members will serve for 2 years. With this (2013) election, the annual election of board members will occur in groups of 5 and 4 board members, with each respective group serving two-year terms.
     Nominees will be contacted to determine acceptance of their nominations, and those who accept will be asked to provide a brief bio and reason for seeking board membership by January 9th.
The final slate of candidates will be announced via email and Facebook and on our website on January 12th. FOFSD is an open membership organization; anyone who is interested in and supportive of our organizational goals may cast a ballot (by email) in advance of the annual meeting. Election participants may vote for up to 4 candidates, with no more than one vote per candidate.
     The annual meeting will be held (Saturday, January 26, 2012 at 11 am) in the Cross Room at the East Fishkill Community Library (348 NY Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY). All supporters of FOFSD are encouraged to attend the annual meeting (and we hope you will). Refreshments will be served at a meet-and-greet style event that will end with a discussion of our goals for 2013. Ballots will be available at the meeting, votes will be counted, and election results announced. [Note: Those persons who voted by e-mail will not be permitted to cast an additional vote at the annual meeting.]
We ask that you start sending in nominations now, consider joining the board, and mark your calendars for the annual meeting!
With gratitude, 
The Board of Trustees of the Friends of the Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot 
President - Lance Ashworth
Secretary - Judy Wolf
Treasurer - Paula Sarvis
Trustee - Jim Burr
Trustee - John McLaughlin
Trustee - William "Bill" Sandy
Trustee - Julie Mirsberger

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Call For Papers for 2013 State Meeting in April, Watertown, NY

Call For Papers
New York State Archaeological Association

97th Annual Meeting
April 26-28, 2013
Ramada Inn, Watertown, NY
The Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands Chapters are proud to host the 97th Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association and the annual spring meeting of the New York Archaeological Council. NYAC will meet Friday. The NYSAA annual business meeting will be Friday evening, with paper presentations all day Saturday and on Sunday morning. The annual banquet and awards ceremony will be held Saturday evening. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Claude Chapdelaine, discussing the search for Paleo-Indians in the far Northeast. All events will be at the Ramada Inn, conveniently located on Exit 45 off I-81.

This is an open call for papers on the archaeology of New York and adjoining regions. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes in length. Time will be allowed for questions following the presentation.
Each speaker may present only one paper, although individuals may co-author multiple papers. All speakers must register for the conference.

Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2013
Abstracts (one paragraph, 150 words or less) and A/V preference must be received by March 1, 2013 for consideration. You will be notified by March 10 if your paper is accepted.
Meeting registration for paper presenters must be pre-paid by March 20, 2013, or your paper will be dropped from the program.

Registration information will be available online at

Please send your title, abstract, A/V preference and contact address to: Wendy Bacon, 2013 NYSAA 
Program Co-Chair at: []

Conference Co-Organizers:
Tim Abel (President Thousand Islands Chapter)

Wendy Bacon (Secretary Finger Lakes Chapter)
Sherene Baugher (President NYSAA)
Laura Johnson-Kelly (President Finger Lakes Chapter).
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Friday, December 21, 2012

December, 2012 Meeting

Following the official  meeting, we got to the serious part: The Holiday Grab Bag!

First Pres. Dave read the rules, making sure that there where at least as many rules as people!

Then the fun began:

Newest member: Kathryn, held Gary's hand crafted atlatl several times!!

Happy Holidays to All
& See Ya Next Year!

Friday, December 14, 2012

IOCCNYSAA newsletter excerpts from Vol. 9, December 1, 2012

Vol. 9, December, 2012
Chapter email -

Chapter meetings are held on the third Friday of each month except July and August.
President's Message
It is hard to believe how fast fall went. The annual dinner went very well with 34 attending. Our treasurer Jon Leonard, received the Certificate of Merit Award. We are planning another busy schedule for 2013 and hope many of you can attend the events. I look forward to seeing you at the Christmas Party.
December Program (Friday the 21st)  CHRISTMAS PARTY
*** If anyone is interested in bringing something for the Christmas refreshment table please let David and Priscilla Johnson know in advance. This way we will know what we are missing.
Phone – 845-454-1860

Holiday Party Grab-Bag

The December meeting will feature the third Holiday Grab-Bag. Here are the rules:

  1. You can attend the meeting and not participate in the grab-bag.
  2. Anyone who wishes to participate in the grab-bag needs to contribute a gift.
  3. Although archaeological themes are welcome, other gift ideas are also acceptable such as baked items. In other words, simply use your imagination. 
  4. We are suggesting the value of the gift be up to $10.
  5. All gifts need to be wrapped and identified as to gender specific if needed.
  6. All participants draw a number.
  7. Number 1 goes first followed by consecutive numbers.
  8. Upon taking a gift it needs to be opened and shown to the group.
  9. Following number 1 each of the other participants can either take a gift from the table or from one of the other participants with a lower number, however you cannot take the same gift back twice in the same turn.  
  10. If your gift is taken you can go back to the table and take another gift, or take a gift from another person. 
  11. After all the numbers are completed and gifts opened, the person with number one can exchange their gift with anyone they choose. 
  12. All participants are encouraged to take a gift from another person if they like that gift. This is what makes it more interesting. So don’t be bashful. 

Once again dues are due for 2013! Please contact our treasurer, Jon Leonard, to send in your payment. Or you can pay your dues at the monthly meeting. Checks should be made out to IOCCNYSAA. Jon can be reached at the following:
Phone – 845-651-1031
U.S. mail: 34 Clark Road, Goshen, NY 10924