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Our Winter Meeting: A Celebration of the Life of Pocahontas

Governor Scarlett Stahl convened our 2017 Winter Meeting in post-deluge Los Angeles on February 18. Nineteen members and guests met to exchange greetings, enjoy fellowship and celebrate the life of Pocahontas. We began with Dr. Jessica Stern’s engaging and informative presentation … Continue reading

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Our New 2016-18 Council

Message from Governor Scarlett Stahl: First California Company’s 2016-18 Council met July 16, 2016 at immediate past Governor Donna Derrick’s home in San Diego. The new Council includes Governor Scarlett Stahl; Lt. Governor Julie Plemmons; Treasurer David Grinnell; Historian Jim … Continue reading

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We Held Our 2016 Annual Meeting and Council Elections

We met May 21, 2016 at the Officers’ Club at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, San Diego for a joint meeting with the Mayflower Descendants of San Diego. Our program was a presentation of a history of the flags of … Continue reading

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Our Fall Meeting was Held November 21

We held our 2015 fall meeting on Saturday, November 21 in Anaheim. Governor Donna Derrick presided as 28 members and guests attended and heard Dr. Mark Hanna, Associate Professor of History at University of California, San Diego discuss early colonial maritime history. … Continue reading

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Updating our November 21 Fall Meeting

We have relocated our Saturday, November 21 fall meeting to JT Schmid’s Restaurant and Brewery at 2610 East Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806 at noon. We will have an interesting program: We will be honored by hosting Dr. Mark G. Hanna, Associate … Continue reading

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Report on Our May 30 Annual Meeting

A Message from Governor Donna Derrick: Thirty-Three members, prospective members, and guests gathered on May 30, 2015 for First California Company’s Annual Meeting at the La Gran Terraza Dining Room in Hahn University Center at the University of San Diego. … Continue reading

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Our Annual Meeting Will Be Held On May 30

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at noon at the La Gran Terraza dining room, Hahn University Center, University of San Diego. Our speaker will be Iris Engstrand, Ph.D., whose topic will be Jamestowne in Context: … Continue reading

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Our Winter Meeting Was Held in Los Angeles on January 17, 2015

Ten members and three guests attended our January 17, 2015 winter meeting at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Governor Donna Derrick announced that the next Jamestowne Society meeting will be held in Williamsburg, May 15-16. There will be a riverboat … Continue reading

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Our 2015 Winter Meeting Will Be on January 17 in Los Angeles

As we busily prepare for the Holiday Season, I want to take this opportunity to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and send the Best of Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  I look forward to seeing you … Continue reading

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Anticipating Thanksgiving: We Learn Our Ancestors’ Culinary Customs at Our Fall Meeting

A message from Governor Donna Derrick: The changing season was evident as we traveled through the fall countryside to the meeting. Fall meetings are considered something of a “homecoming.” The camaraderie with those of common lineage bonds and interest in … Continue reading

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Update: Our 11/22 Fall Meeting: “How Did Pocahontas Cook Bear/Bare – the Annals of Early American Cookery”

As we previously posted, our fall luncheon meeting on Saturday, November 22 will feature Dr. Molly McClain’s timely presentation of “How Did Pocahontas Cook Bear/Bare?; The Annals of Early American Cookery.” With the proximity to Thanksgiving, perhaps we will learn about our … Continue reading

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We Celebrate Our 15th Anniversary and Receive A Report on the Society’s Meetings

First California Company celebrated our 15th anniversary at the 2014 Annual Meeting on Saturday,  June 28 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Four charter members were present among the 38 members and guests, including Martha Pace Gresham, our Organizing Governor. Governor Ginny … Continue reading

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