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Ohio Veterans Home, Military Museum, LGAR National Headquarters
3416 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870
Support the Ohio Veterans Home and the Military Museum by attending the
Living History Event on the 21-23 of August 2015.
For Registration information contact:
Elizabeth Rock, National Secretary, LGAR
National Convention for the Ladies of the G.A.R.
To be held at our National Headquarters Museum
Your Sisters from the Buckeye State cordially invite you to the National Convention on August 6, 2015 to August 9, 2015, in the historic I.F. Mack Administration Building (aka Military Museum), on the campus of the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Sandusky, Ohio. Members may enter the museum up the front steps, or use the rear door and elevator for handicap access. Your hosts, the Margaret M. Orr Circle #105, have been busy planning a most memorable convention for you. Your Thursday tour will be a relaxed afternoon visiting a few tourist landmarks in the area. Thursday evening you won’t want to miss our wine and cheese reception at the museum, when the drawers and cases in our L.G.A.R. Museum room will be unlocked and open for you to explore. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast at your hotel each morning. Also enjoy a complimentary lunch both meeting days at the OVH Dining Room. Our meetings will be in the museum, where it is likely that our members of years gone by celebrated many Christmas’s and gatherings with the Veteran’s. Special to this year, will be the Friday evening dinner at the “Berardi's Family Restaurant”. We will be joined in fellowship with the local DUVCW tent, followed by a tour of the Johnson’s Island Confederate Prison Camp. Extras to our meeting time will include a traditional Memorial Service, the past customary Patriotic Instructor’s Program, and the revival of our Mother’s & Father’s Banquet, complete with guest speaker Barbara Brugler, portraying Mrs. Lincoln.. Greetings will be received Saturday afternoon, and we welcome all family members to join in all activities.
Please note: All hotel room reservations must be made no later than July 5th, 2015 to ensure that you get the discounted price. When booking your room state that you are with the “Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic.” Because this is a prime tourist area, the room rates are graduated. Stay 4 nights and spend less per night, at $115.20 room rate (plus tax). Stay 3 nights and spend $121.86 (plus tax). All rooms have 2 queen beds, microwaves and refrigerators. An indoor and outdoor pool, whirlpool, and poolside cabana bar (open at noon) are available. A restaurant/bar is open for dinner/evening on site.
Both your Friday & Saturday Lunches will be complimentary meals in the Ohio Veteran’s Home Dining Room. Although this meal is complimentary, we still need an RSVP to obtain meal tickets. Please check if you are participating. Lunch will be served only to registered LGAR members.
à Yes, I will be attending Friday and Saturday Lunch
Mother’s and Father’s LGAR National Banquet August 8, 2015
Enjoy an evening reminiscing with Mary Todd Lincoln by Mrs. Barbara Brugler.
Organization: ______________________________ Department:_______________________________________
Local Unit (Camp, Auxiliary, Corps, Tent, or Circle): ________________________________________________
Any dietary restrictions? _______________________________________________________________________
Reservations will be confirmed via e-mail.
All meals include Chicken Marsala, Salad, Vegetable, Potatoes, Beverage and Dessert
Cash bar available
Reserve _____ @ $35 each Total Enclosed $ _____________
Send this form with check (payable to “Margaret M. Orr Circle #105, LGAR”) prior to July 15, 2015 to:
68 W. Marion St.
Doylestown, OH 44230
An inexpensive Tour Day has been planned, to include the Carousel Museum, Edison’s Birthplace, Milan Attractions, Downtown Sandusky, and Toft’s Dairy. There will be no pre-payment required for this tour day. Any fees for museums etc. will be listed in the next issue of the Bugle Call, and you can pay when you get there. Please just RSVP that you will join us for touring the area, so that we have enough drivers to transport members. Please check if you are participating.
à YES, I AM JOINING YOU FOR THE THURSDAY TOUR (total # including family members ______)
Meet the National President
I am honored to be serving as the National President of the LGAR. I will do my best to continue to make this organization grow and prosper. If we all work together this will be an easy task.
I have been a member of the LGAR since the National Convention in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1987. I was initiated by PNP sister Lynne Bury during her first term as National President and was honored to have her install me as the National President 24 years later. I joined the organization under my great uncle Alonzo A. Aldrich who was a private in the 22nd MI Volunteer Infantry. I have since discovered several ancestors that served including my great grandfather John W. Minnie, who served as a corporal in the 5th MI Volunteer Infantry and another great uncle that served with the 7th MI Volunteer Infantry at the angle in Gettysburg during Picket’s charge.
My husband, Ervin and I have been married for 46 years. We have 3 sons, who married wonderful young women, 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. Our family has been active in Civil War reenacting for 30 years and attended the 125th anniversary battles and plan to attend a few of the 150th anniversary battles.
History has been a passion of mine since I was in grade school, so I guess this is a perfect place for me.
I look forward to working with you and visiting as many Departments as possible, Please send me your annual meeting schedules as soon as possible so I can create a schedule for myself.
Preview and print the new 2013-2014 National Brochure. Be sure to your contact information in the area provided on the back.
Need a quick copy of a Membership Application? Preview and Print the application or send one to prospective members.
Supplies can be ordered from the National Treasurer Carolyn Agosto by mailing requests to 4710 Eby St., Merriam, KS 66203 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Checks should be made payable to "National Organization, L.G.A.R."
Forms and Report Blanks
Below you will find several links for the Report Blanks that are necessary for the organization as a whole. If there are any questions or concerns please contact the National Secretary.
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