Dear Overseas Members of the RAS-KB.
Some time last year, you received the last Newsletter composed and
signed by Charles Jenkins. In it he explained that we felt that
printing and mailing a paper edition of such a newsletter was no longer
justified and he asked everyone wishing to receive it to communicate
their email addresses to the RAS-KB office in Seoul so that the next
newsletter could be sent by email or viewed on the Internet. He
promised that the first edition of the emailed newsletter would arrive
in October. He also asked readers to give him feedback and indicate
preferences. Most unfortunately, he died before he could compose that
next newsletter, and any feedback he received from you is lost. His departure was a great loss to the Society and we have expressed our condolences to his
After much delay, we have put together this first issue of a different
kind of newsletter. We felt that no one could continue to provide the
in-depth analysis of Korean news found in the Newsletters Charles
Jenkins wrote. We have therefore decided to focus more on the
activities of the RAS-KB, hoping that this might awaken fond memories
The Publications Committee has taken the overall responsibility for the
Newsletter, much of the editorial work being done by its Chairman,
Brother Anthony. We remain eager to receive your feedback and hear what
kind of contents you would like to find in the Newsletter. Please send
all your comments to the RAS-KB offices firstname.lastname@example.org.
The newsletter will be sent as an email attachment, text only, and at
the same time an Internet edition illustrated with photos will be made
available on Brother Anthony's home pages at http://hompi.sogang.ac.kr/anthony/RAS The RAS-KB homepage at http://www.raskb.com/ continues to provide current news on lectures, tours,
publications and books for sale.
We plan to send out this newsletter 2 or 3 times each year, but we very
much need to hear your reactions to it, in order to provide the content
you want. Of course, you may tell us that you do not wish to receive
further emails from RAS-KB and your address will at once be removed
from the mailing list. Your email address will not be communicated to
any third party at any time, or used for any other purpose than the
communication of news from the RAS-KB.
News of the RAS-KB
The new President of the Society is Mr. Peter Bartholomew
The new Honorary President of the Society is Martin Uden, Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of
Volume 82 (2007) of Transactions, the annual journal of the
RAS-KB, was published in early June 2008 and will be mailed to all
members who joined the society before the end of 2007 and whose
subscription payments are up-to-date.
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