This, the forty-fifth annual meeting and dinner of Religion and Society, Inc., the foundation that publishes The St. Croix Review, marks another milestone. It is an occasion for sadness, as it is the first such event since the passing of our founder, Angus MacDonald, and there is an empty space where once was his informing presence. However, it is also an occasion for reassurance, since we are still here and carrying on his efforts. Barry MacDonald and your Board of Directors have worked diligently over the past year at refining our case statement and on other matters relating to promoting subscriptions and fundraising. We continue to publish a good selection of articles in every issue and have a strong group of regular authors.