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Summer 2017

Greetings and Salutations,

Members attending our June meeting voted unanimously to elect the following slate of officers for the 2017-18 year.

In addition to those stalwarts, who have agreed to another year in their current offices, we had Frank Mitchell volunteer to assist John Beckendorf with securing another great list of speakers for next year. Also, Dave Schrader has volunteered to conduct a marketing/outreach program to attract new members. Dave is also working on an interesting idea for a meeting where we will learn about tracing our ancestry—stay tuned.

Our June speaker was yours truly. My topic was—“James Garfield—Unsung Hero and Martyred President.” I had three hours worth of material, but managed to tell the story in an hour.

Our next meeting will be on September 19th. Our speaker will be John Beckendorf, who will enlighten us about the Ku Klux Klan.

I do not have the final report on our finances for the year ending June 30, 2017. However, our Treasurer reported, at the June meeting, that we had actually improved our bottom line, and are carrying over more than we started the year with. In addition, we did not spend any of the Endowment funds, and actually gained a few dollars in interest. So, we are financially sound.


The next event on the calendar is the annual Civil War Days in Huntington Beach, on September 2nd and 3rd. This annual reenactment is always well done, and admission is free.

The Maverick Theater, in Fullerton, has extended its presentation of the play, “The Killer Angels—Soldiers of Gettysburg,” from September 1st through the 24th. Tickets are just $25, and the play is reported to be excellent, and true to the book and history.

Please click on the Civil War Events tab, to see information about some very interesting events that are coming soon, in our area. You can find more information about these events by clicking on the “Civil War Events” tab, at the top of this page.

We have posted the July-August issue of the Fort Tejon newsletter, under the “Places to Visit” tab, for your information. If you have never been to Fort Tejon, you should make an effort to visit the park—preferably on a day when they have re-enactors there, putting on one of their living history demonstrations. We are fortunate to have this piece of Civil War history so close to us, and we need to support the park, and its support group, as the park is always in danger of being closed to save a few dollars.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer, and that we will see you at our Round Table meeting on September 19th. You need not be a member, or a Civil War buff, to attend. Our meetings are open to the public, and free of charge. Click “How to Find Us” for directions.

Respectfully Yours,

      Dean Smith

     President, LACWRT