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, Monday, the 15th of June. 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 for members, $37.00 for others, by cash or check at the door.
CONGRATULATIONS NEW BOARD OFFICERS
On May 27, 2015, by unanimous vote of the members present the following members were elected to their new offices for the 2015-2016-program year. President – Paul Scott
Vice President – John Harris
Secretary – Elizabeth Daly
Treasurer – John Pavlansky, Jr
CIVIL WAR PRINTS SILENT AUCTION
FOLLOWING JUNE'S MEETING
We have three remaining beautiful civil war prints that have been donated to the Fredericksburg CWRT for auction, See the President's Corner Menu (above) for photos, descriptions and estimated values and minimum bids. Remember it's for the Round Table so bring your wallets and checkbooks.
Once again, I want to bring to the membership’s attention the fact that each and every one of us needs to be aggressive in bringing in new members. To help incentivize this membership drive, there will be no dues for the rest of this program year for new members.
Civil War Books & DVD Donations
We have, over the past, raffled off CW books and DVDs etc. as a source of income for the Round Table. If you have anything that you can donate, please bring the item(s) to our next meeting and help us out.
Guest Speaker: Michael Kaufmann
Author and Historian
Our speaking programs have just completed the war years through Appomattox. Our 2015-2016 program year, which runs from September 2015 through June 2016, will concentrate on the Aftermath of the Civil War and “After the Aftermath.” Our first speaker will be Michael Kauffmann, who is the author of American Brutus – John Wilkes Booth. He is a dynamic speaker who will carry us through the conspiracy, Ford’s Theater all the way down to the Garrett farm in Caroline County.