Minutes of October 24, 2017

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October 24, 2017 Minutes of the TMHC


The speaker, Mike McDonnell, gave a well received presentation on the involvement of Canadians in the American Civil war.  Following an excellent slide selection, Mike then held a Q&A.

Next month's trivia quiz also deals with this topic so you may want to check it out in Nov.

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Tickets were sold for the November 11 dinner to held at the Legion.  Those of you wishing to join the rest of us may purchase their tickets at the Legion office or canteen.  Chris will have a short presentation to make that night about our club so it would be nice if we had a good showing of members.

Tickets were also sold for the annual Xmas turkey dinner which we will hold on Dec 14 at Mill Tales Inn.  Les will have tickets for sale at the November meeting.

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The Station Arts Nov.  11 display will be assembled on Nov 6 if you would like to come out and help us set up.

The 1917-2017 pamplet about WW1 will be distributed at the cenotaph ceremony.  We may have school students distributing the pamphlets to the audience this year but just in case you may be contacted by Justin to fill in.

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Book recommendations:

1. On Hitler's Mountain

on hitlers mountain

Growing up in the beautiful mountains of Berchtesgaden -- just steps from Adolf Hitler's alpine retreat -- Irmgard Hunt had a seemingly happy, simple childhood. In her powerful, illuminating, and sometimes frightening memoir, Hunt recounts a youth lived under an evil but persuasive leader. As she grew older, the harsh reality of war -- and a few brave adults who opposed the Nazi regime -- aroused in her skepticism of National Socialist ideology and the Nazi propaganda she was taught to believe in.

 

2. First They Killed My Father

 

first they killed

From a childhood survivor of the Camdodian genocide under the regime of Pol Pot, this is a riveting narrative of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her family, and their triumph of spirit.

This story has also been made into a film available on Netflix.  Trailer

 

3.  Day of Deceit

day of deceit

 

Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor is a book by Robert Stinnett alleging that the Roosevelt administration deliberately provoked and allowed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in order to bring the United States into World War II. Stinnett argues that documentary evidence shows that the attacking fleet was detected through radio and intelligence intercepts and that the information was deliberately withheld from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, the commander of the base.

All three books are available through Amazon

The Vietnam Ken Burns tv series was highly praised.  It is currently playing Tuesday nights on PBS each week for now.

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Our Nov.28  UN peacekeeper speaker has asked for a postponment 

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Les presented the detailed financial report

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Next meeting will be Nov. 28

---------------_____________________________________Robin chaired the meeting.

1.       Xmas dinner for the TMHC will be December 11 at Chrissy‚Äôs Catering on Brock Street.  I will print up some tickets for the next meeting.

2.       2. The Speaker for the November 11 meeting at the Legion will be Rev. Paul Robinson.  Contact me if you wish to purchase a ticket or two at a cost of $15 each.  Our club usually sits together at a table or two in the North West corner if you have a problem finding us.

3.       Robin will be having a store front display on Main Street, Delhi for their local Legion from Nov. 4 to the 10th if you will be in the neighbourhood. 

4.       We require display items for the TMHC at the Mall from Nov 4 to the 10th.  Suggested items could be models, posters, photos, albums, picture books, small inexpensive artefacts.  You would be leaving them at your own risk so consider how precious the item is to you.  We are trying to have a club member at the display but there are occasions when no one will be on duty.  I have a schedule if you find yourself with some free time.

5.       We will also have a small display at the Mormon Church on Saturday Nov 8 to compliment their Family History exhibit and seminars.

6.       We will also have a display at the Station Arts Centre from Nov 4 to the 10th which will mainly deal with local enlistees of WW1 and WW2 as well as acknowledgment of Afghanistan casualties.

7.       Several members spoke to the recent deaths of Nathan Cirillo and Patrice Vincent in apparent terror attacks in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.