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

"Virginia Confederate Cased Images" by David P. Batalo 7:30pm, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 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. Dave retired from Dominion Energy after a 41-year career with the Nuclear Department. His career included work on many large projects such as the engineering and construction of North Anna Units 1 & 2, development of spent fuel storage at Surry and North Anna, and integration of Millstone Power Station into the Dominion portfolio. Dave has had a lifelong interest in the Civil War and is a founding member of the Central Virginia Civil War Collectors Association. He became interested in Civil War photography after seeing an ambrotype of an identified Virginia soldier on a dealer's website in 2011. His collection today consists of 38 images and his entire collection will be on exhibit at our December meeting. Dave will describe the types of early photography that are displayed; the daguerreotype, ambrotype and melainotype. He will discuss key aspects of collecting antique Civil War photography and will provide historical background and provenance on some of the more interesting photographs in his collection. Dinner Meeting Attendance: 73 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 Despite everything we may have tried, the end of the year has arrived. It follows in the wake of a super November holiday dinner thanks to Elaine's efforts. December automatically becomes our annual business meeting. While we presently have no pending fiscal disasters it was just last year that Bill Welsch and the Executive Committee resolved a looming problem of that nature. Chastened by that scare we've developed a real grip on those prior issues and are happy to report we are in fine fiscal shape as Art will report. As part of the solution we are for one final time setting out our dues structure. Hang on to it. It should take us well into the future. You can continue to help by suggesting speaker subject matter, trip destinations, making timely dues payments, and addressing other related issues requiring input. You have been so good about this in the past. It keeps us focused. Thank you so much for your support. The 2018 officers will be elected in the December meeting. You'll recognize them and that too is a benefit to the Roundtable. We're all in this together and it benefits us to have members willing to serve in the various officer capacities. After having done it I wonder why I didn't do it earlier. It's a lot of fun and very educational plus you meet the nicest people. I urge you to consider the job. I need to specifically mention some very helpful people. The Board; Jack, Dan, Bobby and Bill never failed to provide timely, useful and reliable advice, hints, clues, etc., the other "line" officers Elaine and Rob for paying attention, Art for reality, Gary for everything making things go smoothly, but the winner this year is Sandy. She has worked quietly and diligently for the betterment and improvement of this organization, a thankless task and yet she plowed ahead making noticeable improvements. We are blessed to have her working on our behalf. Give her a pat on the back, thank her and pay attention to her. You'll learn a lot. On that subject I just want to take this opportunity to say how much I've enjoyed and gained from having been the Roundtable President this year and Second and First Vice President in past years... This company is so dedicated to its interest it is just heartening to watch it in action. You're a great bunch and so involved and interested that serving as an officer is a real pleasure. It's downright fun to watch you question and add to the running of the organization as well as responding to the speakers. I encountered so many speakers who were truly happy to be legitimately challenged and proud to have been asked to talk to us. That speaks well of you as an audience but you really shine when it comes to being like minded in our pursuit of "new" history. I am proud to be in such a group and will count it as a highlight of my time on earth. Really. Thanks again and best wishes to you all. Troy
Membership 2018 Membership Dues are due between January 1 and April 1, 2018 For Membership Dues and Information see the .pdf form at this link Mail To: Sandy Parker, RCWRT Secretary (in Jan) 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)
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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

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