Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society to meet Dec. 6


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Posted Online: Nov. 27, 2012, 11:59 am
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Press release submitted by Anne Jochum


December Meeting 2012-- Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society


The Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society will have its monthly meeting at 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 6th, Veranda Room of the Arsenal Golf Club, 1838 Gillespie Street, Rock Island Arsenal. The menu for will be Filet of Salmon with Cucumber and Tomato, Coleslaw, Rice Pilaf and Green Bean Almandine and Dessert prepared by the Golf Club Chef, all for $14.00, including tax and tip. This event is open to both members and non-members. Interested parties may choose to attend only the Program Portion of the meeting at 7:00 PM at no cost. Guest speaker will Kathy Carey from the National Society Daughters of the Revolution (NSDAR). Her topic is "D.A.R. –Let's Take a Look." For reservations call Monica (563) 650-4349, or Linda (563) 355-6165 or you may email Linda at: chiicaliinda@aol.com. Reservations are due by Monday, December 3rd. If further clarification is required on this notice, call Kris Leinicke at (309) 782-3518. Please have a valid picture ID handy when coming onto the Island and tell the guard at the gate you plan to attend a function at the Golf Club. Remember, those coming across the Government Bridge from Iowa after 5:30 PM now need to proceed to the Rock Island Gate because the Davenport Gate will be closed. Also, regardless of the time of day, all southbound (Illinois bound) traffic crossing the Government Bridge is now required to stop at the intersection with the Davenport Gate.

















 




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1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
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