This month’s meeting is Tuesday April 17 with speaker Dr. Robert J. Thomsen, a retired dermatologist.
Dr. Thomsen has lived in Los Alamos since 1981. As a youth he was active in the Boys Scouts in Des Moines, Iowa. He is an Eagle Scout, a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, and a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. He and Relf Price, along with Bill Erickson, are working on a book to be published in late summer about the history of Boy Scouting in Los Alamos from 1917 onward.
April 17 he will talk about the wartime conditions of Project Y and how the lapsed charter of the Los Alamos Ranch School Troop was revived. BSA Troop 22 was started as part of the program at the Ranch School in 1918 and will celebrate its 100th Anniversary of chartering later this year.
The meeting will be held in Los Alamos Research Park the 2 nd floor conference room. The Los Alamos Research building is located west of the South Mesa Fire Station. Parking is available east of the fire station (accessible from southbound lane of the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge) or east of the Research Park building (access is through the LANL control stations to West Jemez road.)
Entrance to the Research Park main conference room is from the ground level elevator on the east side of the building to the 2nd level.
The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. The presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m. The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost. The Hot Rocks Java Café staff will be catering the dinner: Pork tenderloin and appropriate side dishes. Cost of the dinner is $25 per person.
Please note that a dinner reservation made is a commitment to the chapter to pay for the reserved dinner(s). RSVP (yes or no) for the dinner is needed by Sunday, April 15.
Act of Congress chartered the Military Order of the World Wars in 1919 as a national patriotic organization. The principal objectives of the MOWW are continuing service to the Nation, and patriotic educational opportunity for the nation’s youth and citizens. Current youth programs are focused upon annual Youth Leadership Conferences for high school students presented in New Mexico by its related Sunbelt Patriotic Youth Leadership Conferences, Inc. Current, former and retired federally commissioned officers of all branches of the United States Uniformed Services are eligible for membership in the MOWW and are especially invited to attend our meetings.