Part of the charter of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA) is to foster Lewis Carroll studies. The Society holds free meetings twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. The meetings are open to all, and the programs are targeted at both educating and entertaining our members and the general public. The Society also maintains an active publication program.
Maxine Schaefer Memorial Children’s Outreach Fund
The Maxine Schaefer Memorial Children’s Outreach Fund was established in the name of the wonderful woman who was Secretary of the LCSNA for its first 20 years of existence. Money contributed to the Fund is used for a literary outreach program for children. Twice yearly, in conjunction with an LCSNA meeting, members (often professional actors) present a reading from one of the two Alice books at a local elementary school, and then facilitate a lively question & answer session with the students. At the end of the session, each attendee is presented with a beautiful hardcover copy of the book to keep.
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Stan Marx Memorial Fund Program
The Stan Marx Memorial Fund was established in the name of the founder and initial driving force of the LCSNA. The money is used to sponsor continuing study of Lewis Carroll. The first recipient was Nina Demurova who was brought to America to speak on her translation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland into Russian. Her talk was informative and also very personal. The second recipient of the Stan Marx lectureship was William Jay Smith, who was consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1968-1970. His talk Lewis Carroll as Poet: Dream and Nightmare? was a lively presentation of great wit. Stan would have been proud.
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Anashia Plackis Memorial Fund Program
The Anashia Plackis Memorial Fund was established by the Plackis family in memory of scholar and longtime LCSNA member, Dr. Anashia Plackis. These funds are earmarked for both educational and discretionary use, as the Board deems appropriate.
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General Operations Fund
This fund helps us pay for operational expenses like room rentals, speaker honoraria, copying, and the other day-to-day business expenses we incur in the course of keeping the LCSNA running smoothly. This fund is easily overlooked, but we can’t do without it!
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For additional information, please consult our Lewis Carroll page.