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Bert Dunkerly, President               Gary Cowardin, Editor    
2814 E Franklin St.                    1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Richmond, VA 23223                     Richmond, VA 23227-3735                     

"ROBERT E. LEE'S MAY 1863 REORGANIZATION OF THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA PRIOR TO THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG" Rich Bellamy 7:30pm, Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 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 steps into the DINING HALL on the left. Rich Bellamy While Lee was victorious at Chancellorsville, the Army of Northern Virginia lost key leaders and was in disarray. This presentation will discuss why a reorganization was needed, why it was done in May of '63, and the role the army's reorganization would play in the next battle - Gettysburg. Richard Bellamy is a retired banker from New Jersey. Rich has been a licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg for over fifteen years, gives tours of the Revolutionary War battlefield of Monmouth in New Jersey, where he is also a board member of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, and has spoken on the Civil War and the Revolution throughout the North East. He is also a long time member and former board member of the Robert E. Lee CWRT of Central Jersey. Meeting Attendance for: 2015 November Dinner = 78 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 I will soon be joining the ranks of that illustrious group known as Past Presidents (I hear there are lots of perks...... Reflecting back on my time, I want the group to know that I have enjoyed it tremendously, and found it more rewarding than I anticipated. I also need to single out some people for thanks. Jack Mountcastle initially got me involved and never failed to help. Bruce Venter and Bill Welsch offered guidance and assistance whenever needed. The hard work of Sandy Parker and Richard Grosse keep us afloat and running, they are truly unsung heroes. Gary Cowardin keeps us all on track, and his I.T. skills are invaluable for the group. Sam Craghead played an important role with the CDs for speakers, and we couldn't have a better book raffle person than Jeanette Wade. Bob Krick never failed to give good advice. The members of our Executive Council selflessly give of their time and expertise for the good of the organization. As I've said before, I hope some of the members at large will consider how they can contribute to our organization in the year ahead. I hope to see you on Dec 8, and if not, enjoy the holidays and see you next year! Bert
Below is a list of officers slated for approval at the meeting for 2016: President: Bill Welsch 1st VP: Troy Arnold 2nd VP: Elaine Duckworth Treasurer: Richard Grosse Secretary: Sandy Parker Newsletter Editor/Webmastr: Gary Cowardin Three former Round Table Presidents, as selected by the membership and the immediate Past President will comprise the remainder of the Executive Committee for 2016. Nominations from the floor will be welcome.
Our 2015 Dinner Meeting and Jack Ackerly Receiving an Award for His Preservation Services (Click any of the 5 photos for a larger view.)
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Saturday February 6, 2016 - Doors Open 8:30am SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK and LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY FREE CIVIL WAR SEMINAR JARMAN AUDITORIUM LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA "After Appomattox" >->->-> FREE <-<-<-< Speakers: Richard W. Hatcher III, Frank A. O'Reilly, Ernie Price, Patrick A. Schroeder, Eric J. Wittenberg For more information contact Dr. David Coles at 434-395-2220 or Patrick Schroeder at 434-352-8987, Ext. 232
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