San Francisco Civil War Round Table Meeting Thursday 18th June 2015 at the United Irish Cultural Center 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco ==========================================================
The meeting commenced at 6:45pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and the introduction of guests.
Having confirmed that there were no more volunteers for the Board of Officers, the President announced that the current Board had consented to serve again.
Roy Askeland (L) with Marilyn & Ron Frederick
Bob Bowen conducted a highly successful book raffle with his usual panache, not to mention savoir faire.
The President reminded members that, starting in September, the newsletter would be distributed by email only.
Treasurer Mary Kunitake with speaker Marty Cain. They discovered that they had been to grade school together back in Illinois!
Guest speaker Marty Cain gave an excellent presentation on "Baseball in the Civil War," covering not only the war period but also the development of the game itself. Spoiler alert: it wasn't invented by Abner Doubleday. I think it would be safe to say that Marty covered all the bases.
Program Chair Bob Hubbs announced that the September speaker will be David G. Moore speaking on "William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory."