Scott, Walter E. (ed.) / Wisconsin Academy review
Vol. 5, No. 3 (Summer 1958)
Dicke, Robert J.
A message from the president, p. 119
Sumr195 11 Oue /9reicdlentedr nowlail President ROBERT J. DICKE, (Left) Madison with President-elect HENRY MEYER, Wfhitewater on the Academy's Kettle Moraine field, trip on May 4I, 1958 (Mlilw. Journa~ photo Our Academy established by Charter in 1870 now rapidly approaches a century of unique service to the citizens of Wisconsin by embracing the vastly expanded fields of the sciences while still maintaining its continuous support and recognition of the humanities. The Academy has passed through a serious depression of interest when we compare a fragile membership of 562 in 1952 with the current one of about 1200 which has so rapidly expanded in recent years. .This is a healthy i~ecovery and should serve as a real incentive for our colleagues to reach a membership poten- tial which should. result 'in an even greater future expan- sion. These are the results of individual efforts that are gradually becoming a unified effort. The excellent Academy Review and a continuously improving Annual Meeting exempli- fied by the recent program at Whitewater are milestones in this recovery. Difficult problems remain, however, before the com- pletion of our centennial of service. The development of an effective program of financing the activities of the Academy should be given our concerted effort this year. Publication of the TRANSACTIONS has been a perennial finan- cial burden. Revision of our publication policies and/or a substantial and dependable outside means of support appears to be the only solution to this problem. A nominal increase in membership dues will at best meet only the remainder of our current expenses. However, with an obviously increasing interest and enthusiasm for the support of our Academy, it is my sincere opinion that the financial difficulties which face us during this coming year are a difficult but not an insoluble problem. - 119 Slammer, 1958
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