Next Meeting: September 8, 2015
Subject: Jesse James
Presenter: Mel Maurer
Mel Maurer is a past president and past historian of the Cleveland Civil War Round Table. A native Clevelander, he graduated from John Carroll University in 1962 and currently resides in Westlake. A student of Lincoln, he often assumes the persona of Lincoln for his talks.
Mr. Maurer spoke to us in March of 2013 on The Escape and Capture of John Wilkes Booth. We welcome him once again as we resume our meetings.
- Canteen at 6:00 PM — Dinner at 6:45 PM (Note earlier time for dinner)
- Pine Ridge Country Club, 30601 Ridge Road (Ohio 84), Wickliffe, OH (1/2 mile west of Ohio 91)
- Cost $25.00 for an excellent family-style dinner and speaker. Cash bar.
- Reservations are required. Contact Mike Sears at 440-257-3956 or email email@example.com.
Presenter: Dr. Michael R. Bradley
2015 Spring Outing
We then travelled to Garrettsville and lunch at the Main Street Grill and Brewing Company. The food and beer were tasty, the company was good, and the location picturesque. The restaurant sits on the edge of a canyon carved by the Cuyahoga River, with a water fall in sight. The building was a mill originally and still has much of its workings. It was a fitting location for a day dedicated to history.
Summer Golf Outing
Our first golf outing, organized by John Sandy and held at Pine Ridge Country Club on June 19, went smoothly. Seven duffers and Steve Abbey split into two foursomes and competed for bragging rights. Steve, a former college player, had shaken the rust off his game and led his foursome to an easy victory. More importantly, everyone had a good time and we look forward to another contest. Thanks to John for organizing the event.
We have, in my opinion, one of the best round table newsletters around – thanks to the many contributors and, especially, to the editors. John Sandy set the bar when he took over. Carl Dodero, with John’s assistance, carried the level of excellence forward. Now, our newest member, Becky Byrne has taken over as editor and, judging by the first edition, is maintaining the level of excellence and improvement we have come to expect. Click below to read the latest issue.
Unlike us, the Lunchtime Series at the Mentor Library does not take the summer off. The presentations are held the second Wednesday of each month at noon in the James A. Garfield Community Room of the Mentor Public Library. The next few presentations are: July 8, The Writings of Ambrose Bierce; August 12, Civil War Photography; September 9, Important Civil War Books.
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