I've been speaking with Mike Musante from the 20th ME for a year now, and I'm finally taking over his newsletter. Well, not entirely; Mike might still produce newletters, and he deserves a big thanks for curating the mailing list all these years. In addition, he's the one with his "ear to the ground" collecting news on upcoming events in the greater reenacting community.
I'm sorry to announce that the ACWA ball has been canceled for this year. There is no official explanation, but I think it's because of the low ticket sales. I know the ball committee received a lot of feedback from members saying that the ball was too far away, too expensive, the building wasn't fancy enough, it was too large (or too small), and I know the committee has been working hard to address all these concerns. It looked like we had a great venue last year in Sacramento . . . until the building got condemned.
Captain Jordan Koplowicz of the 69th New York is gathering reenactors for the 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg, which will take place next year. For more information, please see the "California Contingent" home page: http://69thnewyork.com/gettysburg
Friday, August 24, 2012 to Saturday, August 25, 2012
2nd Annual Living History and Civil War Encampment! Presented by the Lockeford Historical Society and the 2nd South Carolina Vol. Inf. August 24th and 25th at the Historic Lockeford School House from 9am to 4pm on Saturday the 25th @ 19456 Jack tone rd Lockeford Ca 95637
Members of the ACWA will be attending two different July 4th parades this year. Please see below for complete information.
CALISTOGA - SILVARADO 4th of JULY PARADE
The Elmer Ellsworth Camp 23 and the Ivy Stiers Aux 23 would like to invite Union and Civilian impressions to join us in the Calistoga Parade. Mace is the contact and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 707-888-2233.