It’s been a long summer, but I’d like to welcome you back for another fine season of great presentation and topics about our favorite subject, the American Revolutionary War. I’d like to thank our past president Bill Ochester for all of his help and wisdom through the years as we journey into our 17th year as an organization.
In developing the yearly program, we look to offer diverse topics including revolutionary leaders, battles and military tactics, logistics, colonial life… from very knowledgeable speakers who are also quality presenters.
We are excited to offer this year’s program including presentations on Benjamin Rush and Israel Putnam; the Southern Campaign and the Battle of Hubbarton; Ben Franklin’s Navy; Paperwork in the Revolution; Revolutionary Trenton and Archaeology of battlefield sites. The presenters will be using our new wireless microphone system that we purchased last year in order to provide the best sound quality for our members. We also purchased a new presentation screen and laptop to help bring a better quality experience to our members.
We are proud to be able to offer the ARRTOP experience at very affordable price of under $4 per lecture which you can’t beat anywhere. The Board of Directors (Jim Christ, Dan Kinnamon, Suzanne Pearson, Kevin Godshall, Bill Quain, and I) are always looking for ways to increase membership. To make paying dues easier we now have the option to use PAYPAL on our ARRTOP.org website to accept payments from Credit and Debit cards, as well as PayPal accounts.
Last year’s book award recipients were very honored to receive the ARRTOP award and our book committee (Tom McAndrew, John Pearson and Nancy Webster) is ready to start the evaluating 2018 candidates.
We also want to mention our Facebook page “American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia”. We are proud to announce we have over 3,450 people following us on this page. We post to this page EVERY DAY, and we also include our upcoming lectures that you can share them with your friends and give us an idea of attendance.
We look forward to another great season of camaraderie and the return of our friends to the meetings. Be sure to keep in touch with our newly revised web-site ARRTOP.org, and our Facebook Page to stay informed about upcoming presenters and other news. Also, be sure to bring a friend!
Remember Monday is BYOB night at Scoogi’s. See you all soon!
Mike Haag, President
American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia