PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE: July 2016
The Round Table members that attended our June meeting voted unanimously to reelect our current slate of officers. Fortunately, all of our officers were willing to serve for another year. So, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the following people:
First vice President—Bob Summers
Second Vice President—Jean Uidenich
Program Chair—John Beckendorf
Our speaker at the June meeting was yours truly. My topic was—“Gen. W.S. Rosecrans—The Forgotten Hero.” I started my talk with an eleven-question quiz, and no one answered more than five questions, so I believe the members who attended learned some things about William S. Rosecrans.
Our next meeting will be on September 20th. Our speaker will be Jane Singer, and she will be telling us the story of “Lincoln’s Secret Spy.” As soon as our Program Chair, John Beckendorf, gets more information from Ms. Singer, we will post it to our website. Click on the “LACWRT Programs” tab to see a partial Meeting Schedule for the coming year. As John is able to fill in the rest of the schedule, we will update the schedule.
According to our Treasurer, Linda Clarke, we ended the year with a good balance to carry us into next year. In addition, we did not spend any of the Endowment funds, so we are financially sound.
I was glad to see a few of our members at the Old Fort MacArthur Days event, on July 9th. As always, it was one of the largest, and best, living history events in southern California. The next event on the calendar is the annual Civil War Days in Huntington Beach, on September 3 and 4. It is the last of the Civil War reenactments in our local area, as the Moorpark reenactment has sadly been taken off of the calendar for lack of a site. Also, do not forget the West Coast Civil War Round Table Conference, being held on October 28—30, in Costa Mesa. Early bird registration ends on July 31, for those who want to ensure a spot, at a reduced price. Click on the “Civil War Events” tab for a link to the registration form.
I hope you are having a wonderful summer, and that you will want to join us at the Round Table on September 20th. You need not be a member, or a Civil War buff, to attend. Our meetings are open to the public, and free of charge.