July 7, 2020 Chapter Member Advisory Status Update: Our chapter board of directors has approved a members “brown-bag bring your own lunch” members meeting at our chapter park on August 22nd, Saturday at 11AM. See the latest July, 2020 newsletter for more information.

    All other scheduled chapter events are canceled through August 31st, 2020. Our chapter board of directors will be regularly reviewing the Governor’s revised executive orders covering phase 3 restrictions as they pertain to COVID19 with regards to whether to cancel other chapter events as we go forward.

    Note: All members and guests must continue to follow appropriate social distancing while using our park facilities.

April 2018 Guest Speaker

The guest speaker at the chapter’s April 18th dinner meeting was Mr. Kermit Hobbs. After retiring in 2010 from an engineering and production management career, Mr. Hobbs now enjoys a second career after forming Pathfinders Associates LLC, mediating disputes and working in community service. He is also an avid history buff and has written a number of publications about Suffolk history and frequently speaks at civic organizations on local history.

Mr. Hobbs presentation was titled ” Storm Over Suffolk – A Human Perspective”. During the presentation personal letters between Anna Mary Riddick and various family members and friends were read to give the history a personal perspective. The time period discussed was from just before until after the civil war and was focused on key events in and around the city of Suffolk. As Mr. Hobbs read the various personal letters they gave insight into the people who actually lived through the events.

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