|Col. John Butler (Niagara) Branch, UELAC||
Upcoming General Membership Meetings
Monthly Membership Meetings are held at Betty's Restaurant in Chippawa the first Saturday of the month - February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December at 11:45 am. Our meetings begin with lunch and end with an interesting speaker.
Guest Speakers for 2020
February 1, 2020 - Dr. Adam Shoalts
Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic
March 7, 2020 - Dr. Richard Merritt UE - The British Indian Department
The British Indian Department was established in 1755 by the British Crown as a quasi-military organization dedicated to maintain the Silver Covenant Chain of Friendship and the well-being of its Indigenous Allies in North America.
Although some of the senior personnel used their position for personal gain, the employees of the Department fought valiantly alongside their ‘Native Allies’ in three major wars. Many United Empire Loyalist descendants, now citizens of the province of Ontario, can proudly trace their ancestry to the officers and men of this storied corps.
April 4, 2020 - Clark Bernat - Old Maps of The Niagara Area
We all use maps for many historical purposes. For this talk, Clark Bernat will explore some well-known maps (and maybe some not so well-known) and explore stories that you may not have known about them or aspects that he finds fascinating to our knowledge of early Niagara.
Clark Bernat is the Culture and Museums Manager for the city of Niagara Falls. He oversees not only the Niagara Falls History Museum but also the Battle Ground Hotel Museum and the Willoughby Historical Museum.
May 2, 2020 - Elaine Gill UE - Acadian Ancestors
The odyssey of the Boudrot family during a tumultuous time in Acadia.
Elaine Gill is a member of the Colonel John Butler Branch of UELAC who enjoys researching her own family history.
Meetings are open to anyone interested. Come and join us for lunch, hear a great speaker. All for only $23.00 for CJB members and $30.00 for guests. If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please send us an email by using the "Contact Us" tab above.
A World Reunion for Descendants of Colonel John Butler is planned for August 2020, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. If interested (not limited to descendant), contact Ruraidh Butler at email@example.com
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BRANCH EXECUTIVE for 2020:
Co-President: Dale Flagler, UE
Co-President Fred Gregory
Vice President: Doug Hicks, UE
Past President: Carol Cox, UE
Treasurer: David Fowler, UE
Secretary: Bev Craig, UE
Membership: Wendy Broda, UE
Genealogist: Wendy Broda, UE
Director: Eugene Oatley, UE
Director: Paul Preece, UE
Director: Janet Hodgkins, UE