President Joel Pelzner opened the meeting with about 110 members present..Total membership 439.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: George Perkins everyone at home. There will be a special SMCNC meeting on July 20 to hear Governor Malloy. Only sign-ups may attend and must be seated by 10:10AM.
ACTIVITIES: Bridge, tennis and bike as usual. Chefs Lobsterfest on July 19. Summer barbeque on August 17. Investment Discussion Group will meet on Monday, July 16 at 10:30AM at the Community Center. Golf, Fairchild Wheeler on July 24, Whitney Farms on 8/8, Ridgefield on 8/22. Bicyclists on Wednesday. Country Walkers to Devilís Den on 7/23, start at 8:30AM.
COUTH: Clancy Fauntleroy is still looking for interest in going to Yankee Stadium on 8/29.
JESTER: Bob Smith told of a panicky woman finding out a womanís true place in the world.
SPEAKER; David Koch reviewed the battle of Gettysburg by describing the times before, during and after the event. As the war progressed, the factors most important were morale, inflation, lack of food and ammunition seemed to be the most destructive elements to the Confederate troops along with an ever increasingly powerful Union Army. The actual battle raged for three days and tactical errors were made by both sides, but Union generals eventually made the best decisions. General Lee, despite his reputation made a final poor decision for the army lacking ammunition and healthy soldiers to attack a fortified hill.
Harry Hitch, Secretary