Member Area

June 21, 2018

Dear Members,

I hope that the summer is off to a good start for you and your families. I look forward to seeing many of you at our Annual Meeting in Plymouth, August 10th & 11th. Over the past year, the Board has spent considerable time reviewing and updating the PJHS Constitution and By-laws. These proposed changes will better reflect our current operational procedures, and allow your Board to promptly respond to issues that arise throughout the year. Please review the changes and come prepared to vote at the meeting. A two-thirds majority of those present will ratify the proposed changes. If you have any concerns or questions about the proposed changes, please direct them to

This year, in addition to our regular program, there will be a new event– a paint and sip party! You can find additional information and register for the meeting at our newly redesigned website at, or check your Howland Quarterly. If you have not already, I encourage you to visit our newly redesigned website, where you’ll find archives of past Howland Quarterlies, a place to update your contact information, and the ability to register for events and pay dues. As we begin finalizing our plans for 2020, we will provide updates both in the Howland Quarterly and on the website.

One 2020 campaign already underway concerns membership. Through 2020, all membership entrance fees and dues for juniors are waived making this the perfect time to gift a membership to family and friends. Don’t forget about our Friends category where you don’t have to prove lineage but can instead be an enthusiastic supporter of our mission. You can always start off a family member as a Friend and then move them to a family category once the paperwork is finished and approved.

We thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you in August!


Ashley E. Smith