This month’s meet of the Military Order of World Wars is Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Relf Price is the featured speaker. He has actively supported Boy Scouting in Los Alamos since becoming a Cub Scout in 1954. Boy Scouting was first introduced to the Pajarito Plateau through the Los Alamos Ranch School with the hiring of A. J. Connell in February 1917. For 26 years Connell was the Scoutmaster of the Ranch School scouts.
In 1943, the Manhattan Project replaced the Ranch School. With the appearance of families with children. Boy Scouting took root and provided young boys activities to occupy their non-school hours. Price’s presentation, A History of Boy Scouting in Los Alamos (1917-2017), will highlight some of the interesting points of this 100-year history.
The meeting is in the sedond floor conference room at the Los Alamos Research Park. The Los Alamos Research building is 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 begins with a social period at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. The presentation begins 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 Cafe staff will be catering the dinner: Lasagna 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, Oct. 14, 2018. Call Eleanor Pinyan, 672.3750 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
“An 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.