The speaker at the Chapter’s June 19 dinner meeting is Charlie Strickfaden. He has 30 years with the National Park Service in over two dozen different park units, in the disciplines of interpretation, resources management, and management of small and large park operations. He currently serves as the Los Alamos Site Manager of the Manhattan Project NHP-Los Alamos Unit, as well as the Superintendent of Fort Union National Monument, along the Santa Fe Trail, in Northeast New Mexico.
He will present the latest updates on the operations and partnerships helping make the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park a reality. At less than three years old, the park features a visitor center operation in each of its three communities (Los Alamos, Oak Ridge-TN, and Hanford-WA) as well as vibrant community partnerships with other organizations that tell the important story of the development of the atomic bomb during WWII. The park website is “www.nps.gov/mapr.”
Note change in location. The meeting will be held in the dining room of American Legion Post 90 at 1325 Trinity Dr. It is down behind Pasta Paradiso.
Please use the West side door to the dining room. 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 cost of the dinner is $25.00. The dinner will be Prime Rib and appropriate side dishes. RSVP (yes or no) for the dinner is needed by Sunday, June 17. Call Eleanor Pinyan, 505.672.3750 for reservations. A reservation is a commitment to pay.
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.