San Francisco Civil War Round Table Meeting Thursday 21st May 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.
The president reminded members that at next month's meeting (June) the election of the Board for the 2015 - 2016 season would take place. His call for volunteers was met with the customary enthusiastic silence. He also repeated the fact that the newsletter would go out by email starting in September and the membership dues will be raised.
Mary Kunitake conducted a lively book raffle, ably assisted by Shari Videlock. All present gave generously and the proceeds provided a very welcome addition to the organisation's finances.
Our guest speaker, David Wiegers, presented "A Life Worth Remembering; The Monumental Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln." Unfortunately his laptop refused to talk to the projector, a tragedy for a presentation that relied heavily on the many fine photographs that Dave has taken over the years. While Steve Harrington battled with the stubborn electronics, Art Buckley took the floor and led a Round Table discussion in which each member contributed some fact about Lincoln. In the end Dave soldiered on, without visuals, and such were his presentation skills that all present thoroughly enjoyed his excellent exegesis on Lincoln statues and other representations throughout the country.
At the close of the evening, Program Chair Bob Hubbs announced that the June speaker will be Marty Cain with the topic "Baseball in the Civil War."