Dear Fellows and Members:
It is time again to renew membership in the BRC.
We have included a list of publications and an order form if there
are any publications you wish to purchase. Let me again draw your
attention to the 10% discount on all BRC publications available
to Fellows of the Council.
There are several new programs that have been put
First of all, there is the new e-mail address:
Second, we have initiated a new website complete
with all the BRC’s information: www.borneoresearchcouncil.org.
It has listed on it all of the publications and prices that are
offered through the Council. There is also a section where those
wanting to find out what other fellows and members are doing can
post messages. Perhaps you would like some pointers in developing
your research or looking for another scholar. By posting a message
on the website, someone may be able to help you out. The website
also has posted past yearly reports of the president, printable
book order forms, and printable membership invoices. If there are
other things that you would like to see on the website, send an
e-mail with your suggestions to email@example.com. Let
us know if you have any suggestions. This site will incur a new
expense for the Council of about $250 per year.
Also, concerning the website: We would like to
link to other websites. The more links to other websites, the more
interest we may be able to have in the Council. The link exchange
program works like this: if you would like to exchange links with
the Council, you may submit a link for approval. Once you submit
a link, it will be reviewed to see if it is pertinent to the mission
and goals of the Council. Upon approval, the link will appear on
the links page on the website and we hope that you post a link to
our site on your site as well.
Third, Bob Winzeler is developing an inventory
and website of all doctoral dissertations and theses written on
Borneo. This will include dissertations in all fields and from all
universities provided that the dissertation concerns Borneo to some
substantial extent or that it contains substantial information on
Borneo. The Website will be hosted by the University of Nevada,
Reno, Library's DataWorks at:
Please send any comments or suggestions to Bob
New Address of Clifford Sather
Dr. Clifford Sather
P. O. Box 59 (Unioninkatu 38 D)
00014 University of Helsinki
Office Manager: due to large demands on Elizabeth Goudreau's time,
Corey Ellis has taken over the job of managing the BRC office full
time. He has prepared the website. And he is working on ways to
enlarge our membership and sell more of our publications. If you
have any suggestions as to how to further carry out either of these,
please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is trying
to put together an e-mail list to help keep fellows and members
more updated on Council happenings. This will also allow us to remind
these people who have forgotten to pay fees for the Council.
Preparation of Manuscripts for Publication: Joan
Bubier (Copy Editor) continues to prepare and guide manuscripts
through the publishing process. Thank you!!
Relocation of the BRC Office: There was considerable
discussion of relocating the BRC office to UNIMAS late last year.
Vinson Sutlive, Cliff Sather, and myself looked at this from a variety
of angles. We had hoped that in relocating the office there would
be additional funding available.
However, this effort came to naught, partially
because of recent changes in UNIMAS itself that suggested the BRC
would not get sufficient attention.
Any suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated!
Funds and Funding
This continues to be a problem. The income and
expenses for the year are as follows:
General Fund: $ 984.79
Endowment Fund Interest: 68.12
Total: $ 1,052.91
Subscriber Fees 1,611.00
Membership Fees 822.26
Fellows Fees 2,088.51
Other Fees 5.00
Total FEES $ 4,526.77
Sale of Monographs 2,758.84
Sale of Proceedings 2,019.00
Sale of Occasional Papers 240.00
Sale of Misc. Publications 927.72
Book Orders $ 7,395.64
Total Income $12,975.32
Credit Card Service Change $ 377.32
Office Supplies 802.10
Phone Expenses 52.34
Postage and Shipping 2,088.41
Publishing - "Evans’s Diaries"
Publishing - Bulletin 3,314.19
Total Expenses $13,383.71
Net Income (LOSS) $ (408.39)
The Endowment is currently: $2,114.27.
The Endowment is held in a Vanguard Money Market
This list of income and expenses does not include
any costs of office personnel.
As you can see, the Council is still struggling
financially. This past year, the Council published only one book
along with the Bulletin. With increased contributions, we will be
able to continue and expand our publishing program. If there are
any suggestions on how to increase our funds and funding, we would
be delighted to hear them. If there are any known grants available
for such, please notify us and we will pursue them.
Annual financial reports for the Internal Revenue
Service are prepared by Sean T. O'Hare, CPA.
Inventory of Publications
We have a large inventory of publications. If we
could sell more of these, we could use this cash to finance future
publications. Any ideas on how to do this?
The BRC's ability to generate scholarly work is
because of the volunteer efforts of various Fellows and Members
of the BRC. Vinson Sutlive continues overseeing the work of the
BRC and has been instrumental in maintaining the Biennial Conferences.
Cliff Sather has devoted much of his time to the
editorship of the Borneo Research Bulletin. This is a hard, time
consuming job, but which has its rewards in the response of those
who read the Bulletin and find this material useful in their own
Phil Thomas takes the materials that Cliff provides
for the Bulletin and prepares them for publication. Again, this
is a difficult job, and we are very grateful both to Phil and Cliff
keeping the publication of the Bulletin going and with such intellectual
Jacqueline Kitingan Pugh spent many weeks working
to organize the 2002 Biennial Conference at UMS in Kota Kinabalu.
And it was a glorious success. We want to express our thanks to
her for presenting an exciting and productive conference.
Jacquie is now busy preparing the proceedings from
the conference for publication in our proceedings series.
Additional Volunteers Needed
We need more volunteers to help in the running
of the BRC! Let me suggest certain jobs that need to be done in
the hopes that we can get some volunteers to undertake these.
1. Permanent Head of the Biennial Conference: This
would include finding a new site and the personnel to run the new
site every two years.
2. Book Review Editor: Identifying books to be
reviewed and locating reviewers.
3. General Editors for the Monographs, the Proceedings,
and/or the Occasional Papers: This job could be split between three
persons. In each case it would include soliciting and locating new
manuscripts as well as taking a first editorial reading and preparation
of the manuscript.
4. Current Bibliography: Someone is needed to take
charge of listing new publications. This effort could be merged
with that of the Book Review Editor.
5. Publication Distribution: An increase in the
distribution of our publications is badly needed. We need someone
who might man tables at various association meetings, as Vinson
did in the past. And part of the job would be to find ways of getting
a larger distribution of our publications.
2004 Biennial Conference
In discussions between Vinson Sutlive, myself,
and Datuk Amar Linggi it was decided not to hold the 2004 Conference
as we had hoped in Kalimantan. The political situation and problems
of health just did not seem to be favorable to holding such a Conference.
As a result, there are no plans for a 2004 Conference.
As of now we have not had any hard invitations from any other region
of SEA to host this conference.
I. H. N. Evans Bornean Diaries 1938-1942, A. V.
M. Horton, Editor. Borneo Research Council Monograph No. 6. 2002.
Journeys of the Soul: Anthropological Studies of
Death, Burial, and Reburial Practices in Borneo, W. D. Wilder, Editor.
Language Issues in Borneo; Selected Papers from
the Third Biennial Conference of the Borneo Research Council, Pontianak,
West Kalimantan, Indonesia, July 1994. Peter Martin, Editor.
Language in Borneo: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives.
Selected Papers from the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Borneo
Research Council, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, June 10-15, 1996.
Peter Sercombe, Editor.
Fishing, Hunting and Headhunting in the Former
Culture of the Ngaju Dayak in Central Kalimantan. A. H. Klokke,
Editor and Translator.
The BRC has other internal publications which members
and fellows may purchase. These are:
Index of all issues of the Bulletin on a diskette:
Complete Membership List: US$ 3.00
Policies on management of the Council: US$ 3.00
Style Sheet for Monographs and Occasional Papers:
New Members and Fellows
The Council has a policy of welcoming new Fellows
and Members by letter and sending the last issue of the Bulletin
to let them know that they are logged in as Fellows or Members.
We have found in one case that a mailing arrived
completely mangled so that the addressee could not be read. Please
let us know if you have had difficulty with our mailings and give
us suggestions on how to improve this.
The U.S. Postal Service continues to increase its
rate for shipping overseas. Also, some of the larger shipments that
we have made to places overseas have become lost, and replacing
these adds to the mailing costs.
As the Council subsidizes the costs of each of
its publications, it has been necessary to raise shipping rates
Shipping and handling charges for volumes shipped
overseas surface mail is now $8.00 with $3.00 for each additional
During the past year the following individuals
have made contributions to the BRC, for which we want to deeply
express our gratitude.
2002 Contributors to the Endowment Fund
Dr. Gale Dixon, Mr. James McLellan, Dr. Clare Boulanger,
Dr. Amity Doolittle, Mr. Patrick Cassels, Mrs. Laura Appell-Warren,
Dr. Michael R. Dove, Professor H. Arlo Nimmo, Dr. Reed Wadley, Dr.
W. D. Wilder, Ms. E. Kim Adams, Mr. Ralph Arbus, Dr. Carol Warren,
Dr. Allen Maxwell, Dr. Jay B. Crain.
2002 Contributors to the General Fund
Professor Virginia Hooker, Dr. Clare Boulanger,
Dr. Yoshiyuki Kiyono, Dr. Amity Doolittle, Mrs. Laura Appell-Warren,
Professor Ian Douglas, Dr. Jack Stuster, Dr. Gale Dixon, Dr. Michael
R. Dove, Dr. Bernard Sellato, Ms. Vicki Pearson-Rounds, Professor
F. Andrew Smith, Dr. Leigh Wright, Dr. W. D. Wilder, Dr. Otto Doering,
Dr. Graham Saunders, Dr. Carol J. Colfer, Mr. Ralph Arbus, Dr. Phillips
Thomas, Dr. Carol Warren, Dr. Anne Schiller, Dr. Rodney Needham,
Dr. Martin Baier, Dorothy Chin, Mr. Chew Lun Chan, Dr. George N.
Appell, Mrs. Laura W. R. Appell.
Visitors to the BRC Office
It is always with great pleasure to have visitors
to the BRC office. This past year visitors have included: Betony
Jones, ethnobotanist, Yale University, Research Associate, Sabah
Oral Literature Project.
George N. Appell, Ph.D.