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Next Meeting Announcement
by Fran Wilcox

  January 13th, 2015, 7:00 pm 

Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas


North side of Bissonnet, first driveway just west of Hillcroft.
First building entrance on the left past the football field.
See the maps below for more details.

Speaker:    Craig Howard
  Craig Howard

The Voyageurs - The historic canoe expedition from Montreal to Mexico.

In 1976 sixteen Chicago suburban high school students, six teachers and a Franciscan priest set off on a very special reenactment that has not been well publicized, until now!   Craig Howard will bring to life the true story of their 3,300-mile expedition to retrace the 17th century journey by LaSalle from Montreal to the Gulf of Mexico. Every detail needed to be historically accurate – down to building their own canoes and making muskets. This journey was not for the faint of heart. Mr. Howard will chronicle the adventures, trials and successes of this 8-month feat.

This will be a wonderful insight into the pioneer spirit on which our country was built. Mr. Howard welcomes and wants to entertain your questions.

Craig Howard is an author, historian and former Copy Editor for the Houston Chronicle. He is originally from Chicago and had been a reporter there for 6 years. He is married and lives in Houston. He enjoys running.


Be sure to set this date aside on your calendar, then come out and support your club.                                                

Vice Commodore,
Fran Wilcox 
Maps:    Bayland Community Center:  (Click for interactive map)      
    Location of meeting room: (Click to enlarge)