Dennis Garstang Bio
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 seived 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. Dennis graciously provided the following information:
Dennis was raised in the south central town of Belle MO. He met his wife Mimi in college and they got married in 1972. She is the former Missouri State Geologist. Dennis graduated with his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1975.
After a tour with the U.S. Navy, he began a 30-year career in private practice retiring in 2008. Dennis and Mimi raised three sons and now have five grandchildren. They lived in Rolla MO while raising their family and retried to Kansas City in 2008 to be close to their grandkids.
Dennis has always been interested in history. He has also been a lifelong numismatist (coin collector). In addition to being a member of the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City, Dennis is also a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Sons of Union Veterans, the K. C. Posse of the Westerners, the Wild West Histoiy Association, and numerous numismatic and professional organizations.
Dennis said: "The opportunities to learn history in the Kansas City area are outstanding. Kansas City was truly the post-Civil War Gateway to the West."
Thank you Dennis for your service to the Round Table and for sharing your stoiy with us.