Phil Caudil from Bent Run Brewery was our Speaker July 24th. Their new location in the old Loranger building at 36 Clark St will be opening this October. The space is all set up and now they just need to set up the dining room, kitchen and brewing to get going. They will be open 3 days a week to start with a bar menu.
Our speaker July 17th, was Rotarian Harvey Stone. He talked about his passion of High Performance Driving. He started in 2001 after a friend took him to the Watkins Glen to experience a ride. Since then he has participated in numerous schools all over the country, Canada and Germany.
Drivers are broken up into different skill sets and when a faster car approaches you use hand signals to get signal them past. He is a track instructor and when he is instructing drivers he rides in the passenger seat and talks them through the course. He showed us an exciting video of the Watkins Glen Track.
Our speaker last week was David Krantz from Bradford. He spoke on the Battle of Gettysburg. 625,000 were killed during the Civil War, largest number of US casualties from any war.
Union commander was Major General George Meade and the Confederate commander was Major General Robert E. Lee.
It was the largest battle in US history with 93,921 Union Troops and 71,699 Confederate Troops taking part.
The battle went on three days and at the end the Union troops prevailed, but General Meade failed to go after the retreating Confederate troops and that resulted in 21 additional months of fighting before the was was over.
Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address at the site of the battle, at the funeral for those lost in battle.
There were 165,620 troops involved from both sides.
For the Union side, 3,155 killed, 14,529 wounded, 5,365 missing or dead.
For the Confederate side, 3,903 killed, 18,735 wounded,5,425 missing or dead.