cguy.gif 01110008.jpg uguy.gif
Troy Arnold, President               Gary Cowardin, Editor    
301 Hollyport Road                   1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Richmond, VA R23229                  Richmond, VA 23227-3735                 

Annual Members Dinner - WEDNESDAY November 8th 6pm LOCATION: River Dining Room at Willow Oaks Country Club 6228 Forest Hill Avenue Richmond, VA 23225
"What the Civil War Means to Me" by Matt Atkinson Matt hails from Houston, Mississippi. (Grierson's Raid came through his town.) He attended Ole Miss and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in History. In 2016, Matt earned a Master of Arts in History at the University of Louisiana - Monroe. His thesis is on the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou or, as he would like to call it - "Dead Yankees in a Swamp." Matt grew up in Mississippi loving the Civil War. His parents took him to local battlefields such as Vicksburg and Shiloh. Matt always asked, Dad, did we win here?" and Dad always responded, "No, not here." Matt had to attend multiple child therapy sessions after he discovered the South lost the war. Matt currently resides in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with his twin girls, Emma and Aubrey. He enjoys collecting books and listening to sad country songs.
Menu: Chicken Night Buffet featuring Fried or Baked Chicken Choice of two salads One vegetable Spaghetti Choice of two desserts Cost: $35.00 per person A Cash Bar will be available Dinner Speaker: Our speaker this year will be Matt Atkinson, a ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. The title of his program is "What the Civil War Means To Me" and he will encourage audience participation during his presentation. Matt grew up in Mississippi loving the Civil War. His parents took him to local battlefields such as Vicksburg and Shiloh. Grierson's Raid came through his home town, Houston, Mississippi. Matt is an energetic speaker who promises to entertain us with stories of the war. This is an annual dinner not to miss! Questions: Elaine Duckworth (804) 938-2028 or E-mail: gingerel_2000@yahoo.con Elaine must have you reservations by Monday, 11/6. Mail checks to: Elaine Duckworth 2508 Hanover Avenue Richmond, VA 23220
President's Message Elaine has lined up a terrific event for our November meeting. We will gather at the Willow Oaks Country Club, River Oaks Dining Room, for a social, supper and speaker event on November 8th at 6 PM This is a great time to socialize with each other at our meeting in a different and beautiful setting. Our speaker, Matt Atkinson, promises to be very interesting and the food is always good. It's one of the few opportunities for us to have a great meal and good entertainment at a very reasonable price. ($35 per person) Don't hesitate now! We probably have only a day or two before having to close down the list. Please, get your name on the list with Elaine SOON! There will be a cutoff time and we want you to take advantage of this opportunity. (Monday, 11/6) A great way to lead off the Christmas season. Best Wishes, Troy Last Meeting Attendance: 85
Membership 2017 Membership Dues were due by April 1 A late fee of $25 is now in effect for additional 2017 memberships. Membership and Members Contact Information .pdf Form Mail To: Sandy Parker, RCWRT Secretary 2425 Falkirk Drive North Chesterfield, VA 23236
We are looking for some good books for our Book Raffle (Please see Danny Witt at the meeting)
Help Us Save Postage Costs If you have an E-mail address and internet access and are not currently receiving your newsletter notification via E-mail please let me have your NAME and E-mail address. My E-mail address is: (You can also use this link to change E-mail addressess just click my E-mail address above. If you are changing an E-mail address be sure to include the old address.)
Civil War Trust For the latest CWT news visit:
Upcoming Events/Links
Richmond Battlefields Association News & Events
Visit The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and their Special Events Calendar
Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours
RCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2017

Return to News Letters Index
Return to main page
©R.C.W.R.T. 2017