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 at upcoming meetings in 2015. If you have suggestions for meeting places or programs you would like to hear, please let me know. I am as close as your phone or computer. See you in 2015!
Donna Chilton Derrick, Governor
First California Company, Jamestowne Society will hold its 2015 winter meeting on Saturday January 17, 2015 at 10:45 am. As we did last year, we will then join with other heritage societies for lunch and a program hosted by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of California.
We will again meet at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 West Seventh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (directions on its web site). Our Council and membership meetings will be on the fourth floor; please get directions and room names at the reception desk in the entrance lobby.
Each society will have their separate business meetings from 10:30 to 11:30 am prior to the luncheon and speaker. Our Council will meet from 10:30 to 10:45 and the membership from 10:45 until 11:30.
Please make your Reservations with the Society of Colonial Wars in California no later than Wednesday, January 14, 2015. For details, reservations and more information, please contact Jim McHargue, Past Governor Society of Colonial Wars in the State of California.
The speaker will be Gerald Gettys Tyrrell, 36th Governor General, The General Society of Colonial Wars, whose talk is entitled “The Purpose of Purpose.”
Governor General Tyrell will discuss the importance of focus on an organization’s purpose statement in its efforts and activities. He will examine how a group achieves superior results when compared to organizations that either ignore their stated purpose or do not have one. He also will explain why the business of purpose is a serious one that calls for sound management and long range planning both as to program and grooming future leaders, and can offer pleasure and satisfaction in its success.