Bob Weir, president of the Philadelphia Chapter
and frequent master of ceremonies, greeted everyone on the final
The host committee applauds and is applauded.
Larry and Callie Epstein have just been given a
15- star flag and a peace medal that Dr. Robert Phillips, a member
who lives in Colorado Springs, arranged to have flown on the Challenger
into outer space. He had them framed, with certificates of authenticity.
Carol Bronson will hang them in the Foundation offices in Great
Larry turns over the meeting to the new president,
Kristi Frieze, a representative of the North Dakota
Bicentennial Foundation and the Skakawea Chapter, formally invites
everyone to the 36th Annual Meeting:
"Join us in North Dakota for the Lewis &
Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Annual Meeting August 4 -7, 2004
Lewis & Clark Among the Canadians
Discover the 200-year tradition of warmth and hospitality in North
Dakota, and learn of the impact that Canadians had on the Expedition
during the stay at Fort Mandan and beyond! Visits to Fort Mandan,
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Fort Abraham Lincoln, Mandan
On-a-Slant Village and the Knife River Indian Villages! Speakers
include Clay Jenkinson, Ray Wood, Tracy Potter, Bob Moore, Michael
Haynes and more!
Workshops- Kids Camps- Vendors Fair- Book Signings Look for the
February issue of We Proceeded On for registration information!
Headquarters hotel is Best Western Ramkota 701-258-7700
Hosted by the North Dakota Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Foundation
and the Sakakawea Chapter of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage
For more about the evening's program with concerto
composition winner Derrick Chang and final keynote speaker Dayton
Duncan, click here.
Larry Epstein and Bev Hinds presented a number of
Tom Davis, program chair, received an Appreciation
Award from the Foundation, as did Frank Muhly and Nancy Davis.
They were given "in recognition for the gracious support
given to the Foundation in its endeavor to preserve and perpatuate
the lasting historical worth of the 1803- 1806 Lewis and Clark
Frank and Nancy receive their awards.
Larry prepares to present treasurer Steven Lee with
a braided bolo made from horsehair in appreciation of his service
to the Foundation.
Callie Epstein receives a surprise gift-- a beautiful
quilt which had caused a stir on the Foundation's auction table.
The Botany Contest photos were on display during
the meeting, and winners were announced this evening: wildcard
winner Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig and first- place winner Wayne Phillips.
After the final keynote speech, the First Troop
Philadelphia City Cavalry retired the colors and the meeting was