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November 2019 Program


Annual Meeting & Harvest Dinner
Dinner Served at 6:30 PM
Buducci’s Event Center • 570 E Robinson, North Tonawanda, NY

Buducci’s Event Center was the destination for our Annual Meeting. This elegant new banquet/event facility created by Frank Budwey offered a beautifully appointed dining room plus up-to-date technology well suited to our program presentations.

For our evening enjoyment, a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast complete with cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie was prepared by Jim Fingerlow of Just Say Cheesecake. A cash bar was available. 

After a brief meeting including the election of three trustees and an award ceremony, we welcomed our guest speaker for the evening, Patricia Loeswick.

Pat Loeswick, historical society member and retired teacher from the Tonawanda School District put together an intriguing picture of the actual assassination and subsequent death of President William McKinley on September 14, 1901.

Pat was committed to using only primary sources: original pictures & news documents in her research and her knowledge of the subject is evident. As we viewed the campus and various facilities of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition held in Buffalo, Pat raised questions about why critical decisions were made and how the sequence of events adversely affected the outcome.

All in all, this proved to be a very enjoyable evening in a comfortable new venue, featuring a magnificent meal and an entertaining and informative program.





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