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.
Next Meeting: Fall Luncheon
12 Noon - Luncheon
(10:00am - Board Meeting)
Where: Carlito's Mexican Restaurant (Take Hwy. 99E off I-5)
480 Antelope Blvd. (Near corner 99 & Chestnut)
Red Bluff, CA (530-529-3031) (In Antelope Shopping Cntr.)
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.
Lunch Price: Taco Salad, Rice, Beans, Drinks & Dessert
$14 for members; $16 for non-members.
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