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August 2008 Newsletter

Dear Lincoln Table Members:
            Sandy and I can certainly tell Lincoln Table Members were brought up well as we were inundated with thank you notes after the Pot Luck Party. Every one seemed to have had the great time reflected in those notes. 50 signed up, but we lost two when Suzanne Fairlie sprained her ankle on the Friday before. We had all ages, at one point I saw 7 kids and two adults in the pool, some sat and took in the view and others circulated and kept things moving. At one point my older grandson and Joe Prim’s son tired of trying to catch frogs in the pond and went exploring in the “forest”, hiking staffs and all. Four single women joined us, showing a comfort level we try to foster at the Lincoln Table. All the food providers did a superb job of feeding us, Sandy and I thank them one and all for all the good eats. The Management Committee will be looking for a location for next year’s party, it is easy to do, so please volunteer.
 Homer and Marjorie Smith have invited us to be their guests at their shore house on the bay at 130A Laguna Drive Loveladies NJ 08008, LBI on Saturday September 13th 2008. Take the main drag down LBI and turn left on Laguna, go to the end and they are on the left. Cocktails at 4:00 Dinner at 6:30. This is a catered affair RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY, LIMITED TO 50, please call at (610)544-4568 early as possible, so the caterer can plan. 
This will be a SUPER party on the bay. Come watch the sun set over the mainland   
            The added attraction to this invitation is that Homer and Marjorie also own a house in Brant Beach just two houses off the Ocean.  Those who want to do some ocean bathing are welcome to use it. Shower and changing room are available even if you aren’t staying there.  In addition there are overnight stays in the Brant Beach house available, Friday 3:00 to Monday Noon. Three bedrooms, two down and one up, with a second floor dorm with 5 beds for kids. Call Homer or Marjorie at 610-544-4568 for reservations or directions for those just bathing. In addition to all that, Suzanne Fairlie (215-646-7074) has 4 bedrooms available that Saturday also on LBI. All this is first come first served.   Gas in New Jersey is cheap and the Party is free, how can you resist?
 1.    Robert Todd Lincoln’s House:  October 10-12, 2008.  A Lincoln Table run excursion to Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln’s House near Bennington Vermont which will include an opportunity to stay at the Equinox Resort.  We have 15 rooms reserved starting at $ 449.00 per night with a 3 day minimum.  Other rooms will be available at nearby motels and B&B’s.  This trip will also be offered to the Pepper Patrons, so act promptly if you want one of the reserved rooms.  Reservations for the rooms must be made through the Equinox (mentioning the Union League’s Lincoln Table) or the alternative sites with registration also with the League.   There will be a Saturday Dinner at the resort and a Sunday Brunch at Hildene with a private tour by the director.  Hawking (hunting with hawks) will be available as a demonstration, a beginner’s lesson or an actual hunt. Golf and other less medieval sports are also available. You have had a separate letter on this event. We thank Pat Kennedy and his company Superior Woodcraft Inc. a corporate sponsor of Hildene.
2.     Fall Ball: November 1, 2008.   Big social event of the year. If you want to stay over you may already be too late but try now. Make sure you tell reservation person you want to sit with Lincoln Table people.
            To register for any or all of these events please contact Arin Kahan in the Activities Department.  Her phone number is (215) 587-5565 or you can email her at [email protected]. Keep in mind if you want to sit with Lincoln Table People you must tell them that whenregistering.
Three new members have been proposed. I am proposing Steve Bessellieu. Steve is married to Ana and they have a daughter living with them in Bryn Mawr. Steve is CEO of BeCrypt Inc an encryption software company and travels internationally for them. He is vice chair of the Flower Show Executive Committee and will be chairman of the Flower Show for PHS two years from now. He is also Secretary of the Men’s Garden Club of Philadelphia. I am also proposing George Morris, lives in Media, married to Ann with 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. George retired as Vice Chairman of General Accident Insurance Company. He is past president of what is now the Windy Double Anchor Table. Both Steve and George attended the Pot Luck.  Steven C. Thompson is proposed by Chris Gleeson. He is a life long Philadelphia native.  He and his wife, Louisa and four children (ages 1 to 8) live in Wayne.  He is currently a partner with the Philadelphia Deloitte Tax LLP and he graduated from Franklin & Marshall received his JD from Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Louisa is a graduate of Worcester (BA) and the London School of Communications. Steve's volunteer services include Church Elder, School Board, and Devon Horse Show. The three will become members in 30 days unless we hear to the contrary
Joe Prim President                                                
Mark Lupke Secretary - Treasurer 
Spencer A. Manthorpe   Newsletter Editor
Management Committee:   Spencer Manthorpe,  Betsy Fineburg & Greg Montanaro
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