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Western Reserve Society Holds Annual Meeting Holiday Dinner – Cleveland, OH


L to R: WRS President William Shanklin, and Color Guardsmen: John Franklin, Stan Thomas and Lee MacBride

On a snowy Friday evening, December 9, the Western Reserve Society held it’s Annual Meeting and Holiday Dinner at The Union Club of Cleveland.  As members and guests arrived, holiday music was played on the piano and warm apple cider flowed. The meeting was opened with President William Shanklin requesting the Color Guard to post the colors.

After a delicious dinner, the Annual Meeting was called to order by past President Ted Minier. Ted presented the slate of new officers for 2017. After asking if there were any candidates from the floor, the candidates were then unanimously approved.


The new officers L to R are: Richard C.O. Rezie (Registrar), Bill Lentz (2nd Vice President), William Shanklin (President), John H. Franklin (Historian/Trustee), J. Atlee Horner III (1st Vice President/Treasurer), Frank Moore (Trustee) and Ted M. Minier (Trustee) Officers not present were William L.S. Ross (Secretary), Nathan P. Carmon (Genealogist), David B. Foster (Chaplain), Thomas M. Stickney (Parliamentarian)

Registrar Richard Rezie read the necrology report of those compatriots that passed away in 2016.

The speaker for the night was George McNulty, Chairman of the Cleveland Playhouse Square Foundation. He spoke about the history of the theaters that make up Playhouse Square, and how the theaters were saved from demolition to become one of the premier theater districts in the nation.


WRS President William Shanklin (right) presents guest speaker George McNulty with a Certificate of Appreciation for his informative talk about Cleveland’s Playhouse Square Theaters.



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