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  • 07 Jun 2016 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Members of the NYSGS community gathered at The Player's Club on the evening of Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 to meet and celebrate the beginning of a new program for the organization.

    Around 30 friends of NYSGS came together to share food and drink, and to hear remarks from the current president, Lance Strate, as he announced a regular series of events for the Fall. Dr. Strate offered warm remembrances of NYSGS past-president Allen Flagg, who had passed away a few nights earlier, and opened the floor to friends to share their memories, including Cynthia Dantzic, Michael Fandal, Bob Larick, NYSGS Secretary and IGS Trustee Jacqueline Rudig, and NYSGS Treasurer and IGS President Martin Levinson.




    At the close of the evening, Dr. Strate led a number of people on a short tour of The Players Club, including a visit to founder Edwin Booth's carefully preserved quarters, and a close look at his "life mask," dated 1864. It was a wonderful introduction to NYSGS's new home in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, and we look forward to our next meeting. 



  • 30 May 2016 7:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The New York Society for General Semantics mourns the passing of our Past President, Allen Flagg. 



    Allen was President of the NYSGS for many years, and remained a member of the NYSGS Board of Directors, as well as a Trustee of the Institute of General Semantics, and an officer of the Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.



    IGS President and NYSGS Treasurer Martin Levinson commented, "Allen was a true Renaissance man and a kind and thoughtful person. He will be greatly missed by those of us in the general semantics community. The world is poorer for his absence."



    Allen Flagg was the recipient of the J. Talbot Winchell Award "in recognition of his lifelong service, accomplishments and time-binding efforts" at the 56th Annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, November 14, 2008, at The Princeton Club, 15 W. 43rd Street, New York City.




    For me and for many others, and for many, many years, Allen Flagg was the New York Society for General Semantics. He was an inspiration, I am very much saddened by his loss, and one of the main reasons I took on the presidency of the NYSGS was to carry on his legacy. 



  • 05 May 2016 7:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A Message from Lance Strate, President of the New York Society for General Semantics

    What an honor and a thrill it has been for me to take on the role of President of the New York Society for General Semantics at the start of this year!

    A great deal of work has been going on behind the scenes to get this organization back up and running, and we are looking forward to some exciting programs as we move forward.

    The NYSGS has for many years offered a variety of thought-provoking, mind-expanding, intellectually stimulating, not to mention entertaining, and yes, even spiritually uplifting events, and I intend to uphold that tradition. 

    We have arranged to hold our events at The Players Club in Gramercy Park, a site that is historic and hospitable, and will undoubtedly help us to unleash the creative potential of our non-aristotelian approach.

    We will also continue our long association with the Institute of General Semantics, including our co-sponsorship of the annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and Symposium.

    Please be sure to fill out the subscription form on our home page so we can send you updates about our upcoming events, news, resources, etc. And join us for the next phase in the history of NYSGS.

    I'd like to close with a word of appreciation to the other NYSGS officers, Vice-President George Barenholtz, Secretary Jackie Rudig, and Treasurer Marty Levinson, as well as to past president Barry Chase, and especially to long time past president Allen Flagg, whose many years of service and enduring dedication has been an inspiration to us all!

    And with that, I will end this introductory post, asking only that you stay tuned, we've only just begun!


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