ATTENTION 44TH ASSOCIATION MEMBERS and ASSOCIATES
Please take note of our Treasurer’s address so you do not send funds to the wrong place and make checks payable to: 44th Engineers Battalion Assn.
Treasurer 2023 Graystone Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63303 email@example.com
The plan is to have this year’s reunion at the same hotel. Below is our host hotel and FYI the room rates are the same at $114.99 which does not include tax. Believe me for the St. Louis area this is reasonable and our hospitality room is complimentary. If you are paying with cash not a credit card they will require a $50.00 refundable damage deposit.
BEST WESTERN PLUS The Charles Hotel,
1425 South Fifth Street,
St.Charles, Missouri 63301
GROUP NAME: 44th ENGR BN.
Hotel Direct: 636.946.6936 Toll Free:
888.274.0988 Fax:636.946.9640 WEBSITE: www.bestwesternSTL.com
A reminder that the line under your name on the mailing envelope is the last year your membership was last paid through. On the line with your name there will be a number in brackets this is your membership number. When you are submitting a renewal of membership or corresponding with the association, this number is helpful for us finding you on the roster easier and insuring that you are properly credited.
The board has agreed that all Korean War Veterans, (serving from 1950 to 1954) not be charged membership dues. This association was started by them and in a small way it is a token of our appreciation. For those of you that may qualify for this please understand this does not include amenities at the reunion and banquet fees, you still are responsible for these. If you wish you may of course continue to pay membership but it will not be obligatory. This will be voted on and placed in the By-Laws at the business meeting to make it final.
Keep in mind that at this year’s business meeting our elected officer’s two year term will be expiring. So it will be important to attend the meeting or place a proxy vote. There will be, if possible, a list of candidates and positions they wish to be considered for this spring and summer. Contact me if you wish to be considered for one of these positions: The President, Vice Presidents (1st& 2nd) and Treasurer. These shall be elected by the Association members at their annual reunion meeting. All others shall be appointed by the President. All officers shall serve for a term of two (2) years or until their successors are appointed.
I’m so excited our reunion is coming to where I live and work. Saint Charles is a special place, more than just the First Missouri State Capitol, it was a jumping off point for the great western expansion. People came to Saint Louis on the Mississippi River and traveled over-land to Saint Charles. I found this online, “The area south of the King's Road to St. Charles was first settled in the early 1820s, when travelers westward from St. Louis would stop overnight at what became known as "The Overland Park". Daniel Boone, noted frontiersman, constructed a single room cabin here...”
The Lewis and Clark Expedition from August 31, 1803, to September 25, 1806, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the United States expedition to cross the newly acquired western portion of the country after the Louisiana Purchase. The Corps of Discovery was a select group of U.S. Army and civilian volunteers under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his close friend Second Lieutenant William Clark. The expedition made its way westward and crossed the Continental Divide of the Americas before reaching the Pacific Coast.
President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the expedition shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 to explore and to map the newly acquired territory, to find a practical route across the western half of the continent, and to establish an American presence in this territory before European powers attempted to establish claims in the region. The campaign's secondary objectives were scientific and economic: to study the area's plants, animal life, and geography, and to establish trade with local Native American tribes. The expedition returned to St. Louis to report its findings to Jefferson, with maps, sketches, and journals in hand.
One of our reunion sightseeing stops is the Lewis & Clark Boat House and Museum, located on the Missouri River in historic Saint Charles, Missouri, the Lewis & Clark Boat House, and Museum is an educational facility focused on the Lewis & Clark Expedition. The Boat House features full-scale replica boats and is the home for the Lewis & Clark Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Missouri, a nationally recognized living history group. Look for a brochure with this Newsletter.
You can visit http://lewisandclarkcenter.org
Look for more about our plans in upcoming Newsletters.
Treasurer’s Report for winter 2021
A statement was mailed out to membership.
At our next in person business meeting there will be full bank records for membership to review. If you have a specific question about our finances please feel free to contact our Treasurer.
Treasurer 2023 Graystone Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63303