The San Francisco Civil War Round Table Meeting
16th February 2012
The meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Winchell
followed by the introduction of guests.

Patrick Doyle announced that the 2012 Essay Contest had been launched in the
San Francisco public schools with a deadline for entries of April 26th. The prize
fund for the contest is supported by the raffles held at each SFCWRT meeting.
Gil Lopez distributed a flyer for
the documentary "The Making of
a Legend," the story of the
filming of "Gone With The
Wind." For fans of the movie,
like Gil, this is a must see DVD.
Jeffrey Valliant reminded
members that the next "Alcatraz
Living History Day" will take
place on Saturday April 14th.
Debbie Grace (R) announced
that she and
Melani van Petten
(L) will present
"The Cruise of
the Shenandoah
" in the Maritime
Library at Fort Mason on
Tuesday February 28th at 6:00pm.
Guest speaker Dr. Carol Fleming applied her
considerable communication skills to
"A New
Birth of Eloquence,"
an examination of
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, one of
the most admired speeches in American history.
In just two minutes (and 272 words), this speech
changed a nation and the course of history.
Dr. Fleming helped us understand the techniques
of eloquence and inspiration from Lincoln and
the brilliant craftsmanship by which he made his
message resonate with all who heard it.