Dorothy Canfield Fisher: A Vermonter for the World Presentation

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself."  -- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

On November 13, Friends Trustee Helene Lang, a skilled presenter of the lives of literary figures, will give us a portrait of one of America's most beloved authors, Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Fisher sets her stories mostly in New England, but her writing transcends regionalism and strikes universal human themes. Her work, over 40 fiction and nonfiction books, attacks discrimination, intolerance, brutality, and fraud. The book, Fisher assures us, is the surest tool for thought and critical thinking. Join us for an evening of literature and the fascinating life of Dorothy Canfield Fisher.

The presentation will be in the House Chamber of the State House.  It is free and the public is cordially invited and encouraged to attend.  A reception follows, in the Cedar Creek Room.

Note to FOSH Members

The Trustees of the Friends of the Vermont State House are recommending for adoption by the full membership a revised set of bylaws, to be voted on at the annual meeting on November 13, 2007.  The meeting is open to participation by all who support the mission of the Friends and will be held in the Senate Chamber of the Vermont State House from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  

The primary changes to the bylaws are:
•designation of officers as chair and possible co-chair, rather than president and possible co-president
•clarification that membership in the Friends is open to all who support and contribute to the organization’s mission
•specifying that there must be a minimum of 8 trustees
•specifying that proposed changes to the bylaws be posted on the website no less than 14 days prior to the meeting at which they will be considered

Click here for a copy of the draft by-laws.