There are three membership meetings per year, with lunch and a guest speaker:
- The Annual membership meeting is held in February in Colusa, usually on the nearest weekend
to the founding anniversary of the Society on Feb. 18, 1950.
- A Spring meeting is usually held in Glenn County in late April or early May.
- A Fall meeting is usually held in Tehama County around October.
Several field trips are planned each year, sometimes in conjunction with a regular membership meeting,
and sometimes as a stand-alone event.
Directors and members of the Society are invited to go out into the local communities to promote
the Society at such events as the California Statehood Weekend, genealogical conferences,
fairs, etc. Contact Charles Martin or any other Director if you would like to participate in this
activity. We need more volunteers in this area.
When: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019
Where: Tehama County
Last Meeting: Spring Luncheon
When: Sat., Apr. 27, 2019 - 12 Noon
Where: La Cascada Restaurant
458 Humbolt Ave., Willows
Speaker: Gary Hendrickson - "Ag Aviation"
Gary Hendrickson, the son of Glenn County aviation pioneer, Harold
Hendrickson, has been involved in the growth and advancement of
Ag Aviation at the Glenn County Airport since his youth. He has also
flown in many countries of the world and for the Forest Service here
in the United States. In recent years, Gary has taken the reigns of the
exhibit on Korean Pilots in Glenn County now at The Willows’
Museum. Gary is also the first cousin of CCHS Vice President,
Center Photo: Gary Hendrickson giving his presentation.
Right Photo: Guest Speaker Gary Hendrickson, President Charles Yerxa, VP Charles Martin.
Prior Meeting: Fall Luncheon
Where: Carlito's Mexican Restaurant
Red Bluff, CA
Speaker: Dr. Roger Ekins and wife Helen, California Living History Program,
in costume as William B. and Susan Ide - the only President of the
California Republic and his wife.
Roger and Helen Ekins have been volunteering as re-enactors with the California Living History Program since December of 2017, specializing in the California Mormon pioneers of 1845 to 1857. Roger's interest in William Brown Ide began many years ago when he was Dean of Instruction at Butte College and one of his associate faculty members had a contract to exhume and re-inter any remains found in the Monroeville Pioneer Cemetery. When visiting the site one day Ekins was handed a skull and told "Meet William B. Ide." Of course there is no way of knowing if that skull was actually that of Judge Ide, but the interest of both Roger and Helen was rekindled when, in 2014, David Freeman asked for help from the local units of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in creating new tombstones for this pillar of Colusi County society. The rest, as they might say, is living history.
Last Meeting: Spring Meeting
When: Sat., Apr. 20, 2018
Where: I-5 Cafe & Creamery - 1165 Hoff Way, Orland
Speaker: Mr. Douglas Keister
(Author of "Stories in Stone")
Subject: Cemetery Symbolism & Secret Societies