From the Brigade Commander ~ April 2018

From the Brigade Commander

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    What stalwarts! Congratulations to everyone who dared to venture out and face the great unknown possible snow event. All who had reservations arrived as well as those who could not make the dinner but arrived in time for the program. We were indeed fortunate to have someone in Michael Gray who is an accomplished historian, but is so involved with the Lehigh Valley history scene. We hope to continue and grow our relationship with him and the Lehigh Valley Historical Society and Heritage Museum. His presentation about Civil War Prisons and how they were viewed will certainly linger with all who attended the gathering.      

    Barry Arnold and Kay Bagenstose continue to make our 40th Anniversary year meaningful and enjoyable. Please let them know how much you appreciate the hard work that goes into Barry’s photographs and Kay’s surprise raffle.

    We’ve been fortunate with the weather this Campaign and I hope you kept abreast of developments on our website for possible alerts. Paul Bartlett via the website and Claire Kukielka by way of an email blast did their part to keep everyone aware, All you have to do is pay attention! Check out our site at Paul does a great job keeping things fresh.

    Our Gettysburg Brush Cutting event on Saturday, April 21 is fast approaching. See Brigade News on Brush Cutting for details

    The Nomination Report for Officers and Directors for the 2018-19 Campaign is listed this newsletter. If you are interesting in serving our organization and would like to be considered for a position please see Joe Riggs. Nominations will be accepted from the floor prior to the vote at our May meeting.

    If you are one of the few recalcitrant souls who have not reenlisted in our happy band of history students you can avoid everlasting shame by seeing Jeff Gates and bringing your membership up to date. Your membership is important and much appreciated. Don’t make me send out the Provost Guard to track you down………

    Our April 3rd meeting with Dave Bastian presenting looks to be a fascinating look at U.S. Grant and his canal at Vicksburg! Please join us for dinner if your schedule allows. You will find the camaraderie and food well worth your time.

Ed Root   610-417-6673