Second Meeting - Yoken’s Conference Center
By Mike McLean
Waiter The Second Meeting of 2002 was held at Yoken's Conference Center in Portsmouth on March 23, 2002.  It definitely did not feel like a Spring day, with snow on the ground and near freezing temperature.  Nevertheless, 217 members and guests turned out for an excellent program. This was our first visit back to Yoken's since 1991, and everyone enjoyed themselves. The staff was friendly, and the service was very efficient!  In an attempt to feel spring-like, the tables were adorned with beautiful daffodils.  There also was enough space for everyone to have plenty of elbowroom, considering the larger turnouts we have had at recent events.  We were pleased to have Tom Cocchiaro, Chairman of The Ranger Foundation, as our guest speaker.  He spoke to us about the foundation's efforts to build a full size replica of John Paul Jones' sloop Ranger, and showed a video of Ranger's importance to the American Revolution.  If you would like to learn more about this important local project, visit their website at  Six first timers joined us at the luncheon: Robert and Bernice Gardella of Rye, Royal Holmes of Langdon, George and Lois Miller of Stratham and Bob Frese of Hampton. 

Coming Events

May 18 Indian Head Resort, Lincoln
Speaker: David Nielson, 
Caretaker, Old Man of the
February 1

April 12

Holiday Inn, Concord

Promises To Keep, Derry

June 22 m/s Mt. Washington Cruise,
Lake Winnipesaukee
June 7 Steele Hill Resorts

August 2 Clambake, PNSY
August 3 Clambake, PNSY

September 12-14 Mount Washington Resort
September 28 Grand Summit Hotel, Bartlett
Speaker: Bryan Yeaton -

(Luncheon - September 13)

Bicycling across country November 8 Manchester C. C., Bedford

October 5-11 7 Day Historic tour of 
Williamsburg and Tidewater
area of VA

November 16 Manchester C. C., Bedford

Page 1  |  Page 2 Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8