ORDER OF THE CROWN OF CHARLEMAGNE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 

Annual Meeting ~ Dinner

Formal Invitations with a reservations form will be sent to members by the end of February

The Meeting ~ Dinner is traditionally held the second Thursday of April
 


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April 12, 2018

The 79th Annual Dinner & Meeting will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018, with Cocktails served at 7:00 p.m., The Members’ Grille, First Floor
Dinner served at 8:00 p.m., The Red Lounge, Second Floor of the The Metropolitan Club. A meeting of the Officers and Council will be held at 6:00 p.m., The Red Lounge, Second Floor; Member invitations will arrive last part of February-First part of March.

 

 

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April 20, 2017

The 78th Annual Dinner & Meeting was held Thursday, April 20, 2017, with Cocktails served at 7:00 p.m., The Members’ Grille, First Floor
Dinner served at 8:00 p.m., The Red Lounge, Second Floor of the The Metropolitan Club. A meeting of the Officers and Council was held at 6:00 p.m.,

Speaker: The Very Reverend Christine Wilson

The Very Reverend Christine Wilson was appointed
Dean of Lincoln by Her Majesty the Queen, and she was
installed as 84th Dean on 22 October 2016. As head
of the Lincoln Cathedral Foundation and its principal
dignitary after the Bishop, she directs the life and work
of the cathedral. Dean Christine is the first female Dean
in the now 925-year history of Lincoln Cathedral.

The Bishop of Lincoln describes her as a “dean
missioner” and her remit is to implement a shared vision
for the next phase of the cathedral’s mission which
includes discerning the possibilities for contemporary
gospel ministry, creating space for hospitality and
connection beyond existing contacts and enriching the
depth of spiritual encounter for all who come to this
iconic sacred building.

Born and raised in Brighton, East Sussex, Dean
Christine worked in financial services before becoming
a full-time mother of three daughters. She was ordained
in 1997.

Dean Christine is also a non-executive director of
Ecclesiastical Insurance Group and has held several
national church posts, including membership of the
General Synod, delegate in the Anglican Communion
Indaba pilot conversations between New York, Mumbai
and Derby.

Christine is married to Alan, a retired head of
compliance for a division of an international bank.

 

 

 

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April 14, 2016

The 77th Annual Dinner and Meeting of the Order was held at the same Club as Last year in DC on Thursday, the 14th of April 2016.  Cocktails served at 7:00 p.m. "The Members's Grill First Floor, followed by Dinner at 8:00 p.m. The Red Lounge, second floor. A meeting of the Officers and Council was heldat 6:00 p.m.

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April 16 2015

The 76th Annual Dinner and Meeting of the Order will be held at the same Club as Last year in DC on Thursday, the 16th of April 2015.  A meeting of the Officers and Council will beheld at 6:00 p.m. Further details will follow.

Our speaker for the Order's 2015 gala dinner,was Dr. Charles C. Lucas. Dr. Charles Lucas, one of our own members and an expert on the Carolingian dynasty in his own right, will be addressing us that evening on the topic, "The Personality of Charlemagne :Warrior or Intellectual?".

 

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April 10, 2014

The 75th Annual Dinner and Meeting of the Order was held at the same Club as Last year in DC on Thursday, the 10th of April 2014.  A meeting of the Officers and Council was held at 6:00 p.m. Further details will follow.

Meeting of Officers of the Order was held prior to the Dinner.

 

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April 11, 2013

The 74th Annual Dinner and Meeting of the Order was held at the same Club as Last year in DC on Thursday, the 11th of April 2013.  A meeting of the Officers and Council was held at 6:00 p.m.

Prior to dinner at 8:00 p.m., cocktails were served in the Members’ Grille
on the 1st floor at 7:00 p.m  Dress was white or black tie with decorations for the gentlemen and evening dress for the ladies. The cost is $125.00 per person, including tax and gratuity.

Kelly Robert DeVries, Ph.D., Professor of History at Loyola University Maryland will speak on “Charlemagne’s Elephant.”   He is a distinguished military historian of the European Middle Ages.  He has authored an extensive number of books, articles, and bibliographies.  In addition, he has appeared on over 30 television shows on PBS, The History Channel, History International, the Military Channel, and the National Geographical Channel.  Recently, he was the General Mark W. Clark Distinguished Visiting Professor at The Citadel in South Carolina and is also Honorary Historical Consultant for the Royal Armories Museum, H.M. Tower of London.

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April 12th 2012

The 73rd Annual Dinner and Meeting of the Order will was held at the same location as last year, courtesy of President General Nicholas Donnell Ward, Esq.), on Thursday, the 12th of April 2012.

A meeting of the Officers and Council was held at 6:00 p.m.

Prior to dinner at 8:00 p.m., cocktails were served in the Members’ Grille on the 1st floor at 7:00 p.m. Dress was white or black tie with decorations for the gentlemen and evening dress for the ladies. The cost is $115.00 per person, including tax and gratuity.

Former Editor-in-Chief of the American Speaker, a guide to successful speaking, Aram Bakshian, Jr. spoke on “The Future of Monarchy.” Mr. Bakshian has been a professional speech writer for the Republican National Convention, Senator Bob Dole, and Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jr., and Ronald Reagan. He is a Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Politics, authored numerous books, and lectures on history and politics.

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April 14th 2011 

The 72nd Annual Dinner and Meeting of the Order was held at the same location as last year, (courtesy of President General Nicholas Donnell Ward, Esq.) Thursday, the 14th of April 2011


David and Ginger Hildebrand from The Colonial Music Institute in Maryland will perform colonial popular music known to the governors on harpsichord, violin, guitar, hammered dulcimer and English flute. In addition to publishing music collections, they have performed nationally and in Europe and have performed at Colonial Williamsburg and at Mount Vernon.

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April 15th 2010

The 71st Annual Dinner and Meeting of the Order were held in Washington, DC [ at the same places as last year] on Thursday, the 15th of April 2010. A meeting of the Officers and Council will be held at 6:00 p.m. 
Neil D. Thompson, Ph.D., L.L.B., C.G., F.A.S.G., F.S.G., was our speaker.

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April 16, 2009

The 70th Annual Dinner and Meeting of the Order were held in Washington, DC on Thursday, the 16th of April 2008. A meeting of the Officers and Council will be held at 6:00 p.m. The location of the dinner will be indicated on the invitation you will receive by US mail. 
To celebrate the 70th year of our founding, we joined our sister organization the Order of the Merovingian Dynasty which will be celebrating their 5th anniversary. In lieu of a speaker, brief messages will be given by Presidents General of both orders. Musical entertainment will be provided by the JG Band throughout the evening.

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April 10, 2008 

The 69th Annual Dinner and meeting of the Order were held on Thursday, the 10th of April 2008. A meeting of the Officers and Council will be held at 6:00 p.m. The location of the dinner will be indicated on the invitation you will receive by US mail. 
Anthony Hoskins, professional genealogist, historian, lecturer, and author was the guest speaker. He authored: “Mary Boleyn’s Carey Children: Offspring of King Henry VIII?” and books on the CT families of John Umfreville and the Washburns. An expert in medieval royal and noble genealogy, he is a regular contributor to the Google Medieval Genealogy group and has been featured on British television. In addition, author Jeff Sypeck will be present to introduce and sign his new book “Becoming Charlemagne: Europe, Baghdad, and the Empires of A.D. 800.”

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April 12, 2007 

The 68th Annual Dinner and meeting of the Order were held on Thursday, the 12th of April. 
Douglas Richardson, renowned genealogist, will be the guest speaker. Douglas is the author of “Plantagenet Ancestry” and “Magna Charta Ancestry,” as well as dozens of articles in major genealogical journals. He will be signing copies of his books immediately following dinner. The title of his program will be: “What was I thinking?” 
Douglas Richardson, will be signing copies of his books: “Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families,” and “Magna Charta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families.” 
Copies of Douglas’ books may be purchased directly from him at: www.royalancestr.net

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2006 

The 67th Annual Dinner and meeting of the Order were held at the University Club, 1135 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC on Thursday, the 13th of April. A meeting of the Officers and Council was held at 6:00 p.m. at which time the election of officers for the 2006-2009 terms will occur. 
Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, a member and well-known genealogist, will be the guest speaker. He is supervisor of the Genealogy Section at the Dallas Public Library, writes a column for the “Dallas Morning News,” and is an author of books and articles. The title of his program will be: “Genealogy of the 21st Century: Headaches, Heartaches, and the Truth.”

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2005 

The 66th Annual Dinner and meeting of the Order were held at the University Club, 1135 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC on Thursday, the 14th of April. A meeting of the Officers and Council was held at 6:00 p.m.

Timothy Field Beard, who served 4 terms as our 10th President General from 1991 – 2003, and who continues as our Genealogist General, will be the guest speaker. As one of America’s foremost genealogists and a lecturer on the subject, Tim‘s program is entitled “The Long Road to Charlemagne” with a question and answer period.

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2004 

The 65th Annual Dinner and meeting of the Order were held at the University Club, 1135 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC on Thursday, the 15th of April 2004. A meeting of the Officers and Council was held at 6:00 P.M.

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2003 

The 64th Annual Dinner and meeting of the Order were held at the University Club, 1135 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC on Thursday, the 10th of April. A meeting of the Officers and Council was held at 6:00 p.m.