Happy New Year to the Members and Friends of the Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack-
It is hard to believe that it is January and time for another year of great speakers and topics for the Roundtable. 2016 will mark our 21st year - quite an accomplishment for a small group of Civil War buffs here in northeastern Massachusetts. We held a great 20th Anniversary meeting at the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport last October, with 78 people in attendance. Special thanks go to Executive Director Michael Mroz for his help in hosting this very special meeting, and to our ever-popular speaker that evening, Chuck Veit, author and President of the Navy & Marine Living History Association.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the hardworking Board of Directors of the Roundtable, who faithfully attend Board meetings as well as Roundtable meetings, and see that all is taken care of in setting up and breaking down, bringing refreshments, attending the Welcome Table, helping with the Book Raffle, managing the website, taking notes, paying the bills, hosting the Board meetings, etc., etc. We couldn't do it without you!
Let us hope that these next winter months will be much different than last year's; we can do without quite so much snow! If a Roundtable meeting is to be cancelled due to the weather, we will make every effort to contact everyone ASAP. As always, use your best judgement when deciding whether or not to come out in inclement weather. We want everyone to be safe, above all.
Please check the website for our schedule for 2016, and note the great speakers and topics that we have lined up. There are great photos of some of the past 20 years, as well as photos of our 20th Anniversary meeting last October. We will also post news of local Civil War interest, television specials, etc. that you might enjoy.
I hope to see you all at our meetings in 2016.
Your Obedient Servant,
Elizabeth Hallett, President