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Meeting Minutes - January 10, 1999

Willamette Valley Regional Meeting

January 10, 1999, Benton County Museum, Philomath, OR - Dr. Robert Holcomb, Oregon Chapter Vice-President, with assistance from Lois Meessen and Billie Holcomb, hosted an organizational meeting for those living in the Willamette Valley who are interested in learning more about Lewis & Clark as the bicentennial commemoration of this historic expedition approaches.

The meeting was held on Sunday, January 10th at 2:00PM in the second floor meeting room of the Benton County Museum. The museum is located on the main street of Philomath, just west of Corvallis, OR.

The meeting was attended by a small group of 18 people, but interest was shown in creating a Mid-Valley group for those unable to travel to other areas of the state in order to attend normal Oregon Chapter meetings.

Dr. Holcomb presented a history of various Lewis and Clark organizations in Oregon starting from the days of E.G. "Frenchy" Chuinard and leading up to the newly formed Oregon Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. Chapter Secretary Jay Rasmussen welcomed attendees and gave a brief description of the upcoming Spring Council Meeting of the Oregon Chapter. Oregon Chapter Board Member Dick Hohnbaum also welcomed the attendees and provided some encouraging words.

For the program portion of the meeting, Chapter member (and Program Chair), Mike Carrick, provided an interesting hands-on demonstration and display of authentic firearms and equipment of the Lewis & Clark era.

For further information on the Mid-Valley group, contact Dr. Robert Holcomb via email or by phone at (541) 745-5560.

Respectfully submitted,

Jay Rasmussen
Oregon Chapter Secretary
January 18, 1999

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Posted: January 18, 1999

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