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Album Name: Birth of U.S. Navy and RI's Role in Revolution Return to Albums
Album Date: Jul 23, 2009
Description: John Millar, Historian, 18th Century Ship Builder, and Owner of Newport House B&B described the role of Rhode Island in establishing our Navy and in their leading role in the American Revolution
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President Mike Maddocks presents coveted Rotary Crystal Mug to guest speaker John Millar in appreciation of his outstanding presentation this evening. Mike Congratulates John Millar and presents cup after mtg John Millar (l) and Mike Maddocks with Mug after Mtg Don Murfee wins Raffle but not Queen of hearts - pot is now $542. Bringier, Chuck, and Mike enjoy another cup of the outstanding Martha Washington Rum Punch.
Martha Washington's Rum Punch was served for the evening dinner just as it would during our early Colonial days which John Millar described - Rum was the colonies means to keep food fresh as well as to drink Cheers to the Colonial Navy - Michael, Chuck, Mike, and Bringier offer a toast to the Rhode Island role in establishing our Navy. Just one more scoop! We can't drink it all. John Millar drew members to him after his presentation to discuss historical events - Here Bob Grave enters the Queue. Millie West, Roger Thaler, and Paul Dresser deep in conversation following our dinner meeting.  Braxton, Spatz, Mustard, & Hummel discuss events of the day.
Members talking after meeting