Hello, all: This is Tim Bartholow, co-chair of the 2011 Jacksonville Convention, along with Nathan Weiss. The full program is set, and should be posted here on the website soon. I see postings on the seminars here in the forum and elsewhere on the site, so let me mention the two guest speakers briefly. At breakfast, we will hear from Dr. Allen Crowell (MAJ, USA ret), former enlisted vocalist with and then Conductor of the United States Army Chorus in Washington, DC. As a musician, and a former military musician myself, I know this talk will give all of us a different perspective on military careers, not to mention on a career spent in proximity to the nation's capitol. At the banquet on Saturday, we will hear what promises to be a most entertaining talk from member Christopher B. Hill. His intentionally cryptic title will lead us through several tales of medals and medal collecting, rather than men and deeds. You'll hear about reuniting separated groups, finding or just missing the medal you've been searching for -- experiences we can all relate to!
I urge you to come to Jacksonville for the friendship, the collecting, the bourse, and the resort atmosphere. Convention rates at the Hyatt are available between Monday, August 8 and (probably) Wednesday, August 17, if I calculate correctly. Come early and stay late! If Nathan or I can do anything to help you enjoy the convention, don't hesitate to ask.
OMSA LM #100