It also brings you four more issues of Rex Morgan's Shroud News, along with many new books, articles and papers, links to new videos and much more. Here is the Update Table of Contents: As much as I love the work I do as editor of this website and as President of STERA, Inc., one of the most difficult (and uncomfortable) responsibilities I have is raising funds each year in the form of contributions to support the website and our other long term projects.Frankly, with the large number of visitors we have each year, we could generate substantial revenue by allowing advertising on the site, but we have never allowed ads in our 21 year history and will never allow them as long as I am here!As you scroll down through the page, you can review the items that were added this year in chronological order.
Fundraising is my least favorite part of this job and is very difficult for me, since I was self-employed for more than forty years and always earned what I needed.
In fact, I supported the website for its first fourteen years at my own personal expense.
Of course, unlike most other non-profits, we only have one fundraising effort each year and prefer not to bombard you with continuous requests for contributions (which I am sure you appreciate).
But now, that time has come again and this year we offer several new ways to support STERA, Inc.
And you can also view every previous year's Website News pages at the links below: This is our last regular website update of the year and once again, it includes a wealth of new information.
We start with the announcement of STERA, Inc.'s once-a-year fundraising campaign with many new ways to support this website and keep it permanently free of any advertising.With the holidays fast approaching, you might want to look at some of the items we make available, including a miniature Shroud replica on cotton canvas, a set of high quality lithographic prints, several different Shroud transparencies in backlit Photo Glow frames and a number of DVD's.Any of them would make great gifts for your favorite Shroudie! Of course, we have also made it very easy to safely make a tax deductible contribution online using Pay Pal or your credit or debit card via our Secure Contribution Form (or by clicking on the graphic at left or at the top of this article).Since the founding of STERA, Inc., I have dedicated myself full time to this work, and trust me, producing and operating a non-profit organization by yourself is definitely a full time job!Yet, as president of a formal non-profit organization, I am also obligated to solicit contributions from our viewers and subscribers, just like every other non-profit in the world.Sadly, we also mark the passing of two legendary Shroud scholars, Dame Isabel Piczek and Professor Gino Zaninotto.