Re: October Meeting Speaker
We are sorry to report that our scheduled speaker for October, Mr. Eric Wittenburg, had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict. However, Lane Smith has graciously volunteered to be our speaker this month. Lane prepared a program for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) group that he will present at our October dinner meeting. The title of Lane's program is: "The Trial of Jefferson Davis and the Issue of Secession."
Executive Committee Meeting
There will be a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Civil War Round fable of Kansas City at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The meeting will be held at Don Bates' office: Reece Nichols, 7600 State Line Road, Prairie Village KS 66208. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss programs, the proposed catering contract with the Holiday Inn, Executive Committee officers for 2020, etc. All current members of the Civil War Round Table are welcome to attend.
Tales of the Philippines - in the Early 1900's
Round Table member Bill Buckner said a new book about his grandfather, Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., is available on Amazon and Barries & Noble. Bill said there are some pretty unusual tales in the book, which make for good bedtime reading. He thinks it would make a nice gift book for travelers and particularly for hunters. A photo and description of the book are as follows:
The author’s son (Bill Buckner) initially judged this delightful, well-written manuscript to be too politically incorrect to publish, so he printed just a few copies. But when an American friend working in the Philippines helped him add a very necessary preface, the resulting book was declared by a distinguished local author and librarian: “The best book I’ve read in ages.”
Jack Magnus, reviewing for Readers' Favorite writes: "Tales of the Philippines - in the Early 1900’s is a nonfiction memoir written by Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. with a preface by his son, William C. Buckner. The memoir consists of over 80 short accounts of Buckner’s experiences as a West Point graduate, who was stationed in the Philippines in 1910 ... highly recommended."
The paperback edition of the book is 192 pages, in 6"x9” format. The list price is S20.00 [Currently $12.89 on Amazon]
Meet Our Assistant Treasurer, Dennis Garstang
Dennis Garstang currently serves as assistant treasurer of the Round Table. Dennis fills in for Susan Keipp whenever she is not able to attend the dinner meetings. Dennis takes reservations, coordinates with the Holiday Inn, mans the check-in desk, and brings our speakers to the dinner meetings when necessary. Dennis served as president of the Round Table in 2013 and 2014. We asked Dennis to tell us a little about himself and how he got interested in the Civil War. Click on this link to find out what he told us.
Meet Our Treasurer, Susan Keipp
Susan Keipp has faithfully served as treasurer of our Round Table since taking over for Paul Gault in February of 2015. Susan is in charge of paying our bills, taking dinner reservations, coordinating with the Holiday Inn, collecting annual dues and payments for the dinner meetings and book sales, preparing financial statements, filing corporate reports to maintain our 501(c)(3) status, etc. She also greets everyone who attends the Round Table dinner meetings. Being treasurer is a big job, but one that Susan is uniquely qualified for. We asked Susan to tell us about herself and how she got interested in the Civil War. Click on this link to find out what she told us.