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The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation's 35th Annual Meeting in 2003
Wednesday, August 13 Closing Program-- Part 1

Bob Weir, president of the Philadelphia Chapter and frequent master of ceremonies, greeted everyone on the final evening.

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 Falls.

Larry turns over the meeting to the new president, Ron Laycock.

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 Foundation"

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 awards.

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 Expedition."

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 over.

Updated November 9, 2003