Presentation on theme: "1 WW 2 History Club 6 October 2010. 2 Meeting Agenda 1.Club administration Club Rules Meeting Changes – structure, location, dates Web Site Movie Night."— Presentation transcript:
1 WW 2 History Club 6 October 2010
2 Meeting Agenda 1.Club administration Club Rules Meeting Changes – structure, location, dates Web Site Movie Night Finances Articles Library Book Sale Raffle New Book List Handouts for today 2.Special Vet Meeting in November 3.W W 2 in 30 minutes 4.Video 5.Q&A
3 Club Rules No homework No grades No reading assignments Only requirement is to enjoy yourself s are informational Articles “attached” to s are for whatever you want to do: Read or Don’t read Save or Toss
4 Meeting Changes - Structure Meetings so far have provided an overview of both the European and Pacific Theaters Future meetings will focus on a particular topic, campaign or battle, for example: –Pearl Harbor –Midway –The Home Front –The Battle of the Atlantic New schedule is available as hand out today. Schedule is available on web site
5 Membership Growth Membership (per list) has grown from 35 to 175 (as of 25-Sep-2010). Quite likely that we will be too big for Truman in another month or two Truman Limit estimated
6 Meeting Changes – Location Looked for larger facilities at every rec center Preferred “auditorium” at regional center but none available at a reasonable time of day Best we could find was 200 seat facility at Colony 1/3 larger than what we have today Better facilities WiFi enabled (will be important in the future)
7 Meeting Changes - Location Moving to Colony Cottage in November Meetings will be 4 th Wed of the month No change in time; still 3PM to 5PM Last meeting at Truman: 3-Nov-2010 First meeting at Colony Cottage: 24-Nov New schedule is available as hand out today. Schedule is available on web site
8 Web Site All club information is on the web site: Normal s will continue with links to web site to reduce size of s No more giant s; no more overflowing InBoxes If someone asks about the club, send them to the web site archives Articles Photo sets Videos Book Lists Presentations Links to WW2 sites, museums, … Schedules (meetings, movie night) Club News Glossaries & Chronologies
9 Movie Night 3 rd Wednesday of the month 6PM to 9PM Seabreeze Recreation Center DateMovie 15-Sep-2010Casablanca 20-Oct-2010Best Years of Our Lives 17-Nov-2010From Here To Eternity 15-Dec-2010Tore, Tora, Tora 19-Jan-2011TBD 16-Feb-2011TBD 16-Mar-2011Schlinder's List Additional details on each film are available on the web site
10 Finances Club expenses have been for equipment (over head projector), presentation materials, photocopying costs and refreshments. Club is presently several hundred dollars in the RED Would prefer to not charge dues or to “pass the helmet”, so we have several methods to offset expenses.
11 Refreshments Coffee has been free so far, but there is a cost and we will start charging $0.25 per cup when we move to Colony Beer is available for a donation of $2 per can.
12 Articles Library Articles Store at the back of the room All articles published are available for purchase for modest fee (1 or 2 page items are free). All articles are also available on the web site. Any “profit” goes to offset other club costs.
13 Book Sale Book Sale Table at the back of the room All items have been donated Proceeds will help offset cost of running the club If you have anything to donate, contact Jim Renner or one of the other steering committee members
14 Raffle We will raffle off a copy of a Don Goldstein book at each meeting. Today’s books are “Miracle at Midway” and “At Dawn We Slept” Don will personally autograph the book for you after the meeting. Tickets are $1 each, 3 for $2 Proceeds will help offset cost of running the club
15 New Book List Previous handout identified approx 200 books Supplemental list identified 10 excellent sources, but they may be hard to find, some were expensive and sometimes a bit hard to read. Newest list is 15 books that are easy to find, relatively inexpensive and not too difficult to read No list is perfect
16 Handouts for Today Meeting Schedule Movie Night Schedule New booklist
17 Special Veterans Meeting - 1 November meeting will be dedicated to our WW2 vets Vets will be given an opportunity to talk about their experiences. All club members who are vets will be contacted in the next week or so No one should feel any pressure to participate Will extend the meeting duration if necessary.
18 Special Veterans Meeting - 2 Coordinator is Jim Renner: (352) We are trying to arrange for session to be video taped by WW2 Oral History Project Anyone who wants to speak but does not want to be video taped – that’s OK