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Out of an abundance of caution and concern for everyone involved, our 93rd Annual Meeting was conducted via ZOOM on Saturday, August 15, 2020.    It, of course, does not come close in comparing to our traditional “in person” meeting, but since it was our first experience in doing this, we considered it to be a success.   

President John Pramberg opened the meeting at 9:20 a.m.  The business meeting was conducted with all reports having been provided in the Summer 2020 edition of the Descend-o-Gram.   The Chairman of the Nominating Committee presented the list of candidates/offices for the 2020-2022 term.  The slate of candidates which was accepted were President John Pramberg (returning), Recording/Corresponding Secretary Marsha Pease (returning), Assistant Treasurer Ed Mair (returning), Registrar Susan York Gagnon (returning), and new Board of Directors member David Colpitts

Registrar’s Report showed that new membership is down drastically from other years with only 6 new members and 2 supplemental memberships.  The benefits of the newer Friends membership category were discussed briefly, which allows all the same benefits of regular membership with the exception of voting rights.   It is a great way for anyone who perhaps does not qualify for membership by lineage, to become involved in all the Society events and activities.  

After the conclusion of the business meeting, Ghlee Woodworth, local author and Historian, gave a a narration of historical events and local people/families with photos of past and present Newburyport.   To learn more about her latest book:  Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail, a series of self-guided history tours, Vol. 1, go to her website: 


Because of the Covid-19 virus, and our concerns for everyone’s health, we have decided to postpone our Annual Yard Sale until next Spring.   On the bright side, you now have the winter months to clean out all your unwanted (in good condition & clean, please) items to donate to the sale!


 The future date will be posted once it is decided.   Thank you for your understanding.


The date of the next open house will be announced as soon as it is available.