LCTHF Chapter Meeting3 December 2006
The annual Christmas celebration was held in Smith Hall in the Albany Quadrangle of Lewis & Clark College in Portland from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2006. Over 45 people enjoyed a great event.
During the annual business meeting portion, members reluctantly accepted Mike Carrick’s resignation as chapter president. They elected Larry McClure to fill Mike’s unexpired term through 2007, and elected Mike Carrick to fill Larry’s unexpired term as a director through 2008. Larry serves on the national board and ably chaired the committee that hosted the annual meeting in Portland in 2005. Members also re-elected Doug Erickson as vice president and Dick Hohnbaum as treasurer for terms through through 2008, and re-elected Roger Wendlick, Glen Kirkpatrick, and Gentry Cutsforth as directors for terms through 2009.
The guest speaker, Dr. Susan Colby, spoke on the life and adventures of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, the son of the Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau, a French fur trader. She explained how Jean Baptiste (1805-1866) integrated the voyageur lifestyle of his father’s people, the Native American heritage of his mother’s people, and the Jeffersonian tradition of his guardian William Clark. Her recently-published book, Sacagawea's Child: The Life And Times Of Jean-Baptiste (Pomp) Charbonneau, was available at the meeting and can also be found on Amazon.com.
Musical entertainment was provided by Jack Rich, a flutist from Newberg. Mr. Rich is of Cherokee heritage and shared a sampling of flutes and the rich cultural heritage of Native American music. Brad Yazzolino also showed the final version of his 18-minute video on the commemorative native art at Portland’s Blue Lake Park (site of the village at Nichaqwli). Doug Erickson represented Lewis & Clark College as the host of the event.