J. Roderick Heller, III
7:30pm, Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 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 <<<<
Our October speaker is J. Roderick Heller, III. His talk will be
titled Carnton and he will weave a couple of themes into it including
the role of lawyers leading to the Civil War, the Battle of Franklin,
and battlefield preservation. Carnton is the name of a Franklin
plantation which was involved in the Battle of Franklin and close to
where the Hellers reside when he is not in Washington D. C. Heller is
much involved in Civil War activities. He is the founding chairman of
the Civil War Trust and Vice-Chairman of the National Trust for
Historical Preservation. He has also served as Chairman of WETA,
Washington's public radio and television station. He is a graduate of
Princeton University and received his Master's in History from Harvard.
Additionally he graduated from Harvard Law School. He is chairman of
Carnton Capital Associates, an investment firm in Washington. He was a
partner in the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering from 1971-1982
and then served as chairman and CEO of three corporate turnarounds.
He is descended from a long line of Tennesseans on his mother's side; he
and his wife actually live on part of the battlefield at Franklin.
Democracy's Lawyer, Felix Grundy of the Old Southwest is his third book.
His first book The Confederacy is on Her Way up the Spout is still in
Meeting Attendance for: September 2012 = 95
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.)
I look forward to seeing you at our October meeting! We've been asked
by the First Presbyterian Church to move our monthly meetings from the
Recreation Room on the lower level to the Fellowship Hall one floor
above. (We met there in June and July.) That's no problem for us, so
we'll be holding most of our monthly meetings in the Fellowship Hall
from now on.
If you have not already reserved your seats for this year's annual
dinner meeting at Willow Oaks Country Club on Tuesday, November 13, I
encourage you to do so. We will enjoy our speaker, the always
interesting and entertaining Jack Davis from Virginia Tech. Send your
reservation forms to Brent Morgan right away.
RCWRT's 2012 Annual Dinner Tuesday, Nov.13, 2011
On Tuesday, November 13, the RCWRT's 2012 annual dinner meeting will
again be held at Willow Oaks Country Club. We are very fortunate that
the award-winning Civil War historian and author W. C. Davis will be
speaking to us about "The Monstrous Regiment of Women." These were the
women who posed as men to serve in the Civil War. This promises to be
an outstanding presentation.
The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00 PM. The excellent
Buffet Dinner begins at 7:00 PM, with our speaker to follow. Thanks to
the efforts of several Round Table members, the cost for this year's
dinner has been reduced for the second year in a row. The ticket price
this year will be $32 for members and their spouses or dates. (The cost
for your guests who would like to attend, but are not members of the
Round Table will be $35 per person.)
Beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks will be available at the
reception. There is no charge for soft drinks. Tickets for alcoholic
beverages may be purchased for $4.
We expect to have an enthusiastic response to this annual event and we
have to confirm our count early. You are therefore encouraged to make
your reservations now.
Please print, copy, or clip the reservation form below or click here and
print this form and send it along with a check (made out to "RCWRT") to
RCWRT's 2012 Annual Dinner Tuesday, Nov.13, 2012 6:00 - 9:30 PM
Willow Oaks Country Club 6228 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23225
#_____ Members & spouse/date @ $32/ea
#_____ Guests @ $35/ea
Brent Morgan Questions, call Brent
9091 Pantego Ln.
Mechanicsville, VA 23116-5837 Home: 550-3039
Books for Buck$$
October marks the final chance to purchase excellent Civil War history
books prior to our November dinner meeting. All of the funds collected
will be applied to the costs of the reception prior to the dinner. We
will be selling the donated books we have on hand at greatly reduced
prices this month. Look for the book display at our meeting. Sale
Hardbacks -- $5
Paperbacks -- $2
Magazines -- $1
Civil War Trust
For the latest CWT news visit: www.civilwar.org
Upcoming Events Links
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Events CalendarPamplin Historical Park and
The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
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