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January 2014 -
Bruce Venter, President                Gary Cowardin, Editor    
2315 Bexley Wood Run                   1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Goochland, VA 23063                    Richmond, VA 23227-3735                  

Michael T. Kelly, NPS "A pretty team!-Rascality and Stupidity:" Refighting the Battle of Gettysburg 7:30pm, Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA., 4602 Cary Street Road, 23226 A parking lot is available behind the church with an entrance off the >>>> parking lot to the right and up a few stairs into the DINING HALL <<<< A twenty-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), Michael T. Kelly studied American history through undergraduate work at The Pennsylvania State University and seasonal employment with the NPS. Ranger Kelly currently coordinates the National Mall and Memorial Parks interpretive outreach program and assists with ongoing park initiatives in partnership, planning, cultural resource management and interpretive media. Previous NPS experience includes Eisenhower National Historic Site and Gettysburg National Military Park. Meeting Attendance for: December 2013 = 62 (bad weather) NOTE: Please put on your NAME BADGE on when you arrive for the meeting. (They will be on a table near the back or side of the room.)
Message from Our President Happy New Year! I hope all our members and their families had a wonderful holiday season and that 2014 will bring rewarding insights to you as we continue our study of the great struggle fought 150 years ago. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank some folks who were most helpful to me during my term as 1st Vice President. Brent Morgan was extremely supportive of all my efforts to provide you with great speakers. Jack Mountcastle unfailingly lent an ear to my myriad questions and provided excellent guidance throughout my two years as 1st and 2nd VP. Gary Cowardin was always there to help our speakers with their technology needs. Bert Dunkerly never hesitated to offer me a helping hand. Our treasurer, Richard Grosse was quick to provide reimbursement checks to help my cash flow with speaker expenses. More recently, Sandy Parker explained the invaluable background story of the president's gavel. Past and present board members, Jack Ackerly, Dan Balfour, John Coski and Bobby Krick provided keen advice and support for my speaker selections. And finally, I'd like to thank my good friend, Bill Welsch for accepting the post of 2nd VP; he'll do a great job. As your 2014 president, let me say to all RCWRT members that this is your organization. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you enjoy our great RCWRT even more. Bruce
RCWRT Board of Directors for 2014 President: Bruce Venter 1st VP: Bert Dunkerly 2nd VP: Bill Welsch Secretary: Sandy Parker Treasurer: Richard Grosse Newsletter Editor & Webmaster: Gary Cowardin The immediate Past President: Brent Morgan And three former Round Table Presidents: (soon to be elected)
Our November Dinner Meeting with Lt. Finley
15th ANNUAL APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK and LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY FREE CIVIL WAR SEMINAR 1864 Saturday, March 15, 2014 For more information contact Dr. David Coles at 434-395-2220 or Patrick Schroeder at 434-352-8987, Ext. 232 JARMAN AUDITORIUM LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA For directions:
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Have an interest in Civil War relics? Then go on Facebook and look for the Central Virginia Civil War Collectors Association. Monthly meetings in Richmond featuring excellent speakers and amazing artifacts! FaceBook Link
Upcoming Events Links Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
NPS Richmond - Sesquicentennial - 1864/2014
Chesterfield Historical Society Winter Lecture Series
Visit The Museum of the Confederacy Online and their Events Calendar for MOC Events Calendar
Richmond Battlefields Association News & Events
Visit The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar and their Events Calendar
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and their Special Events Calendar
RCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2014
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