Founded in 1957, our Round Table is one of the oldest in the nation. We couldn't ask for a better location: four major battles of the Civil War were fought within 20 miles of Fredericksburg. Our group of about 100 members meets once each month for a catered dinner followed by the presentation of a Civil War topic by a guest speaker - frequently a nationally-known author.
We meet the fourth Wednesday of every month (except December, July and August) at the Washington Jepson Alumni Executive Center at 1119 Hanover Street in Fredericksburg.
The bar opens at 5:45pm. Social begins at 6pm. Dinner is at 6:45pm. The program starts around 7:30pm. usually conclude by 9pm.
Reservations are required. Please call (540) 361-2105 and leave a message regarding how many seats you require. Place your reservation request NLT Noon, Friday, the 13th of Nov. If later you find you cannot attend, please call in your cancellation.
Men are expected to wear a coat and tie, with equivalent attire for ladies.
The dinner cost is $32.00 by cash or check at the door.
Our club has three silent auction items to sell: two prints (see President's Corner Menu) for pictures and a Handy Seat. Dick Willis gave us the prints with the stipulation that the proceeds be split between our club and Service Dogs for the Military. The first print is Armistead's Brigade in Pickett's Charge by Mort Kunstler entitled "Steady Boys Steady" numbered 133 out of 1,000. This print is signed and in unframed condition valued at $475.00. This one is framed and triple matted with an actual value of $700.00. The other print is by Dale Gallon and it is entitled "Little Roundtop and the Valley of Death." The value of this print unframed is $575.00. This one is framed and triple matted with an actual value of $800.00. The minimum bid prices have been lowered in our effort to sell. Please consider adding these fine framed prints by renowned and talented artists to your collections or your home décor, and at the same time assisting the club and our disabled veterans in the purchase of service dogs. The third item is a Handy Stool which allows you to take a seat anywhere. Especially useful while touring.
See SPECIAL PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS in the President's Corner in the above menu bar.
Please make your reservations by Friday, November 13, 2015, by calling (540) 361-2105, emailing FredCWRT@yahoo.com or responding to the newsletter email. Late registrations can usually be accepted but it can present difficulties in food preparation. Our caterer prepares our meals based on our expected attendance, and we do not want to risk running short of food. If you, subsequently, find that you cannot attend, please be sure to cancel your reservation. Please note also that our November meeting will be on Wednesday the 18th in order not to interfere with Thanksgiving.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you all at the November 18 meeting.
Paul Scott, President