Sunday, October 2, 2011

October Newsletter

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Marilyn C. Solvay, Director of the Sullivan Museum and History Center at Norwich University will discuss the history of this proud military school, and the prominent part it has played in training some of our most important military men and women. Dr. Solvay will also discuss the current program of World War II studies, the history of the Sullivan Museum and the many significant programs that are sponsored there under her supervision. Dr. A. Ralph Kristeller, MD, a proud graduate of Norwich, will chair the program.

Tuesday, November 15
Blaine Pardoe, author of of Lost Eagles, One Man's Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two Wars will discuss his award winning book. Mr. Pardoe weaves together the fascinating story of one man who devoted his life to developing technology and a methodology for locating the remains of missing airmen. He established the procedure, still in place today, of imprinting the serial numbers of the aircraft on every single piece of equipment used in the aircraft so the plane can be identified even when a crash scatters the parts over a large area.

We were just advised that the Historical Society of Michigan presented its 2011 State History Award to Blain for Lost Eagles. The State History Awards are the highest recognition presented by the state's official historical society. Read more >>

December 13, Traditional Holiday Party
Our annual Holiday Party will be held again this year at Pal's Cabin West Orange on Tuesday December 13. Mark the date. Our guest speaker will be Nancy Webster who has been video taping all the lectures which are now available on the web. She will discuss the current state of technology in videotaping and show clips of the lectures that have been recorded this year including many pictures of our members. A fun night is guaranteed.

Videos of Our Lectures
Thanks to the fine work of Nancy Webster our lectures are now videotaped and are available for viewing on the internet.

Every video is enhanced with personal touches by Nancy who does a great job. Photos taken by Sharon Austin are also added.

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