U.S. Colonial Wars Society To Meet In Bermuda

March 14, 2014

America’s General Society of Colonial Wars has announced it will be holding its 106th annual meeting in Bermuda on May 3-10, 2015.

Charles A. Poekel Jr. — who Chairs the 7 Member Planning Committee —  said members from chapters throughout the United States and abroad will converge on Bermuda for the meeting, with the majority of attendees arriving on the Norwegian Cruise Line Breakaway.

“We are thrilled that the event is becoming a reality. This will be the first time the General Society of Colonial Wars will be meeting outside the U. S. It’s a very special event that will bring over 300 Society members and their families to the Island,” Mr. Poekel said.

Mr. Poekel said the group is looking forward to the many events they have planned, saying: “Mayor Outerbridge and the Corporation have been helping to arrange a number of special events which will celebrate Bermuda’s historical ties with early America and we look forward, as well, to meeting with Governor George Fergusson and with Dr. Ed Harris, the Executive Director of the Maritime Museum, where we plan to attend receptions and seminars.

Mayor Outerbridge said, he was delighted that plans were moving forward to bringing the acclaimed Society to Bermuda, saying: “Its exciting and so very appropriate that the meeting should be held in Bermuda in the 200th anniversary year of the inauguration of the City of Hamilton.

The first Society was established in 1892 and the General Society of Colonial Wars was founded in 1893. The Society fosters tributes to those who shaped America’s Colonial history which took place during the period beginning with the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607, and preceding to the battle of Lexington in April 19, 1775.

There are over 4,300 members of the Society and invitations will be sent to all of them for the Bermuda gathering.

Land arrangements in Bermuda are being handled by Joann Veney, Managing Director of Destination Bermuda Ltd.

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