Dear Ms. Bennett,
On behalf of the League of Women Voters of New Castle, we are writing to thank you so much for the article about the League in November’s issue of Inside Chappaqua. We are also very honored to have the Board’s photograph on the magazine cover.
The article has done a great job highlighting our activities in the community as well as giving us great exposure. As you know, the League is run entirely by volunteers so this type of publicity gives us a real boost and shines a spotlight on the League’s long history in the United States, and on our continued presence in New Castle.
It was a real pleasure to work with Vicki, who spent many hours interviewing us and then fact checking and ascertaining the veracity of the information for the article. In addition, Carolyn and Beth spent quite a lot of time getting just the right shot of the Board. Please extend our thanks to them as well. If there’s every any way we can assist you or your staff, please let us know. With best regards…
Sheila Miller Bernson, Jennifer Mebes Flagg
Co-Presidents League of Women Voters of New Castle
Editor’s “Just Between Us” Response: You are most welcome, Sheila and Jennifer. This issue is about the “unconventional;” I’ve worked hard to defy convention in how and even when I publish. Some days, it’s easy to wonder if I’ve hit the mark and whether this publication “makes a difference.” So a letter like this one is tremendously uplifting. Please know that I was thrilled to have one of my longest time contributors Vicki de Vries available to go behind the scenes to explore, understand and intelligently relate the League’s mission and activities to to our ever curious readers in a timely fashion! I also deeply appreciated having pros like Carolyn Simpson and Beth Besen on board to expertly and respectively photograph and oversee this project, so I could focus on working with all the generous sponsors (see above!) who make this magazine possible, after all. Mostly, I am thankful for your trust and openness in sharing so openly about the League in our “Grateful in New Castle” edition. It’s a vote of confidence in this publishing company that I will forever treasure. Happy holidays to you both, to every League volunteer…and to all of the avid readers here in New Castle and Beyond.