National Secretary Jere Cole
The Christmas Season is upon us and we will soon begin the New Year. With all the celebrations it is often difficult to focus on everything the New Year brings including filing taxes and of course sending in your 2014 National per capita.
I have sent each division a printout of your division membership as of October 24, 2014. This was sent to the Financial Secretary of record during the end of October or early November. At the time we directed each division to verify and update all information is correct including spelling, address, etc. This was to assure your information was up to date before we print your 2015 membership cards and to assure every member receives the Hibernian Digest, etc.
At the same time, we are transitioning into a new computer system. Unfortunately many divisions received the list alphabetized by first name rather than by membership number. This issue has been corrected any of your updated cards will be sent in membership number order. Financial secretaries may contact me to receive this list in a PDF or an Excel format. In Excel you can sort the information various way. What is critical is that all updates are noted in a different color so we can make the adjustments in the national office.
Your division 2015 membership cards are on the way if we receive your updates or a written statement from you that states your membership information is up to date. If we did not get a response from your division, your 2015 cards have not been printed. Your divisions 2014 per capita is based on your membership as of December 31, 2014 and the number of members reported must be the numbers our records indicate on that same date.
Remember, all changes should be sent to me at P.O. Box 539, West Caldwell, NJ 07007. My email address is email@example.com.
We know that several divisions are changing officers as the year comes to an end. Please remember that an updated form 9 must be sent immediately to the National Office. We are requesting email address from all officers as well as telephone numbers. This is critical as we strive to improve our communications between the National Board and the local Divisions.
Remember, if you haven’t received your 2015 membership cards, they will only be printed and sent after we receive your updates. Our computer upgrades have been very positive, and we now need your valuable assistance to make this complete success. Please work with us as we experience some bumps in the road as we improve our system.
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Jere E. Cole, Jr