The Executive Committees of the Civil War Round Table of Fredericksburg and the Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table were unable to agree on the details of a merger of the two clubs. Accordingly, each club will remain separate but will work more closely together as companion Civil War Round Tables. We will provide each other with our meeting dates and speakers list facilitating joint memberships.
The next meeting of the Joint Exploratory Committees for the two local Civil War Roundtables will be in the third week of December 2015 to further explore the possibility of a merger. In the meantime, please feel free to discuss this topic among yourselves and with our Exploratory Committee members, Scott Walker, Mike Burns, Charles McDaniel and me, and the Executive Committee members. Charles McDaniel, our remaining charter member, has graciously agreed to join our Exploratory Committee in the place of Scott Boyd, whose personal commitments made attendance at meetings difficult. Our Exploratory Committee will render its report in 2016 to the club. As president, I will take no official position but will act as a moderator for the issue. As a reminder, the Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table has formally invited the general membership of the Civil War Round Table of Fredericksburg to attend their meeting on December 14, 2015. More information on this meeting will follow.