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Black Loyalist Heritage Society - Tries to Rebuild

Black Loyalist Heritage Society: Sponsor-A-Book Programme, One Way to Help Rebuild

There are many opportunities to help the Black Loyalist Heritage Society of Nova Scotia rebuild their Reference Library after the disastrous fire this spring. With the significant loss of books and other reference materials, the Society decided to develop a "Sponsor-A-Book" programme, which is being managed through the Whirligig Bookshop. They provided Betty Camp of The Whirligig Book Shop in Shelburne with a wish list which included Carleton�s Loyalist Index and The Loyalists, Pioneers and Settlers of the Maritimes. The Sir Guy Carleton Branch has already shipped a copy of the first and I will be mailing a copy of the latter by week�s end. Also, I am including a copy of the wish list to help you become directly involved in the rebuilding. If you would like to �Sponsor- a-Book� from the list, contact the Whirligig Book Shop at 1-902-875-1117 or email: the.whirligig@ns.sympatico.ca . They will locate the missing copy, inform you of the cost and provide a tax receipt for your donation. View http://www.uelgovsimcoe.org/Loyalist-Donations/Loyalist-Donations.php to see the list of books.

Debra Hill GRS(C), Registrar for the Black Loyalist Heritage Society, has also suggested that donations can be made directly to the office or to any Bank of Nova Scotia for the Black Loyalist Heritage Society Recovery Fund. Debra can be reached at Registrar@blackloyalist.com or 1-902-875-1310 or PO Box 1194,Shelburne, NS, B0T 1W0. Their website is www.blackloyalist.com . Debra anticipates the development of a special fund to acquire a new color-copier which would also eliminate the need for a fax, individual personal printers/printer desks, and some book-binding equipment.

As requested by the delegates at the 2006 Annual Meeting, the Finance Committee of UELAC will be authorizing a sizable donation to the Black Loyalist Heritage Society to assist them in their recovery. Individual members and Branches are also encouraged to contribute on their own.

......Fred H. Hayward, Sr. VP-UELAC

P.S. UELAC - United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada

- Lisa B. Lee, PLCGS
Oakland, CA


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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