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69th New York, Company B,
The time has come to request RSVP's from you as to your intention to attend the Roaring Camp event that is coming up. The event will take place the weekend of May 26th and 27th, with the entire event going from Saturday to Monday, due to the long weekend. There is also School Days which start on May 22nd. (Though Im not sure if we will attend the school days as a company.)
Thank you to everyone who turned out at Mariposa. It was a small group but we had a good time. We got to beat the snot out of the CS Marines again and there was a lovely twilight battle as well. Special greetings to David and Nicole; it was a pleasure having both of you join us and we hope to see you again.
Next ACWA event is Roaring Camp. It's our smallest event, but still one of the best. A ride on the steam train, a day of skirmishing on Bear Mountain, and the ball. What more could you want?
I'm skipping first call because we're only a week and a half away from the event. If you're coming, please let me know now. Remember to tell me:
RSVP to me for this one.
Mariposa is our absolute best event. The site can't be beat, there will be cavalry and mobile artillery. Last year we did a hand-to-hand with the CS Marines.
We're just a few days away from burning so much powder that God Himself will look down from Heaven and say "Yeah, that was cool." Please see below for some last minute information. If you haven't rsvp'd yet, this is your last chance.
Matt Harvey wants to go but he needs a ride. He's in South Bay. If you can give him a ride, you'll increase the cuteness factor of our unit by like 1,000.
Seriously, he's an awesome guy and you should give him a ride. His number is (408) 529-4780.
The people have spoken, and I have been dethroned from my lofty perch and cast down among the enlisted. Here are the election results:
Julian Elliot, Captain
Jordan Koplowicz, First Sergeant
Michael Gatley, Corporal
Michael Sanders, Color Corporal
Judie Adams, Camp Mom
I'm sorry I missed Ft. Point - my wife has been suffering from a sever toothache, requiring multiple surgeries. She'll be fine, but I was needed at home.
The 2012 season is pretty definitely over at this point. It has been an honest pleasure serving you as captain for the past two years, and I thank you for your votes. Maybe I wasn't the best captain this unit has ever seen, but I'd like to think I wasn't the worst. I did my best.
This is the last call for candidate statements. I'll be sending out a TIV with everyone's statements the first week of January; that's two weeks away. So far I've only received a statement from Julian.
Julian is running for Captain, I've agreed to run for 1st Sergeant, and Michael Gatley is running for Corporal. James Feaga and Michael Sanders are both stepping down from their positions due to other commitments. Gentlemen, thank you for your service and I look forward to seeing you in camp this coming year.
I'm proud to announce the two newest members of the 69th family:
They are both looking forward to their first reenactments next year.
I'm taking over the ACWA mailing list from Mike Musante. Well, not entirely; he'll probably still be in charge of the newsletter, but it's now hosted on ACWA.org. The point: When there's a clubwide announcement to go out, I'll send it out through that, not the TIV. So, I'm adding you all to the ACWA email newsletter list.
If you want, you may opt out when you receive your first email (going out soon).
--J.I. Koplowicz, Captain