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November 12, 2018 - The Great War - The Oneonta Club - South Pasadena

 A Condensation Lecture of WW1 Given by California WW1 Centennial Co-Director Courtland Jindra

 

courtland jindra speaking at ononeta club resultCalifornia WW1 Centennial Task Force Co-Director Courtland Jindra speaking at Onenota Club.In 1923, a collection of twelve men in South Pasadena gathered to discuss the need for a group which would provide supportive fellowship in the area. The Oneonta Club was the result. It is reminiscent of a Moose Lodge or similar communal organization. Their November 2018, program was about The Great War. After a banquet meal, and a preview of Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old, California WW1 Centennial Task Force Co-Director Courtland Jindra was asked to "discuss the war," for thirty minutes.

While his fiancée Melissa ran the power point Co-Director Jindra tried to hit the high points, not just of the Western Front, but overall. Despite it being nearly impossible to encapsulate four years of conflict into a small bite, the audience appreciated his effort. Thankfully, a fifteen minute “Question &Answer Period” afterward allowed further explanation of several topics that were mentioned in passing.diana diaz at ononeta club resultVocalist Diana Diaz addresses the Onenota Club.

 After Jindra's talk a real treat took center stage. Diana Diaz, a singer specializing in WWI era music, performed numerous songs from the era. She also provided commentary and explanations for how the songs reflected the period and the crowd responded enthusiastically. The entire night, meal included, ran for about two-and-a-half hours. It was a very pleasant evening of information, food, and song.

 

California WW1 Centennial Task Force

 

Managing Board Co-Directors

Bill Betten
Sal Compagno
Col. Andre N. Coulombe
Hugh E. Crooks, Jr.
Mike Hanlon
Brigadier General R.G. Head, Ph.D. USAF (Ret.)
Prof. Jennifer Keene, Ph.D
Courtland Jindra
Dennis Matarrese
Major General Michael J. Myatt USMC (Ret.)
Stephen M. Payne, Ph.D.
Anthony Powell
Lester Probst
Prof. Jonathan Roth, Ph.D.
Col. Fred Rutledge 

Northern California Committee

Sal Compagno
Mike Hanlon
Stephen M. Payne, Ph.D.
Lt. Col. Kenneth Nielsen
Major General Michael J. Myatt USMC (Ret.)

Anthony Powell
Col. Fred Rutledge
Prof. Jonathan Roth, Ph.D.

Southern California Committee

Bill Betten
Maria Carrillo
Col. Andre N. Coulombe
Brigadier General R.G. Head, Ph.D. USAF (Ret.) 
Courtland Jindra
Lester Probst
Jeff Sharp

 Education Committee

Bill Betten, Master of Arts in Education, (Retired teacher DUSD, OUSD, AGUSD)
Lauren Weiss Bricker, Ph.D., Professor of Architecture at Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Scott Corbett, Ph.D, Lecturer, History, CSUCI
Jennifer Keene, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of History, Chapman University
Michael Powelson, Ph.D., Lecturer, History, CSUCI
Jonathan Roth, Ph.D., Professor of History, SJSU, Burdick Military History Project Director [Committee Chair]
Miriam Raub Vivian, Ph.D.,  Professor of History, CSUB

Website Administrator

Bill Betten

 

Email: courtland.jindra@worldwar1centennial.org

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