Archives for March 2013

National Monuments, April 18

Posted March 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

BRMC Social Committee Vice-chair Bal Dighe has done it again !!

He has arranged a wonderful day-tour of two National Monuments, with transportation by luxury motorcoach at just $35.00 per person, including taxes and gratuity,--- provided we have a minimum of 40 persons, and we can accommodate up to 56.

The monuments are....

McLean HouseAppomattox Courthouse National Park, which is comprised of many historical structures plus several reconstructed buildings. The village itself is the site of the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General Ulysses S. Grant, thus ending the four year civil war. We will see documents and the many artifacts of that tragic event, including the pencil used by General Lee for additions and corrections to the treaty.

D-Day MemorialThe D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. That town suffered the highest per-capita casualties in the nation. The National D-Day memorial honors the allied forces that fought in the invasion of Normandy France on June 6, 1944. The English garden, a haunting tableau of the invasion, and the victory plaza pay homage to the brave forces and sacrifices of our fallen heroes.

Note that the entrance fee for Appomattox is just $3 or is free for those who hold Golden Passport (senior citizen) passes. Since many of our members are holders of this passport, they are entitled free entry with two more persons.

Similarly, the D-Day Memorial waives the small entry fee for Veterans. Thus, the prudent option is to have each person handle their own entry.

The details are:

  • Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
  • Leave Market Square @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Arrive Appomattox Courthouse @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Leave Appomattox @1:00 p.m.
  • Lunch stop @1:15 at The Porterhouse Restaurant in Lynchburg, were each person can order his/her own meal from the menu and pay accordingly.
  • Depart Lynchburg @2:00 p.m.
  • Arrive and tour the D-Day Memorial @ 2:30.
  • Depart Bedford @ 4:30 p.m.
  • Arrive Market Square @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Paid reservations are required for this special offering, and must be received before Monday, April 1st. If we do not have the minimum 40 paid reservations BEFORE that date, the tour will need to be cancelled and your checks returned/cancelled.

Send your checks, payable to BRMC, at $35. per person, to:

6112 Duck Cove Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

Questions? Please call Bal at 804.639.6960

BRMC 2013 Cavalcade of Music Fund Raiser

Posted March 29, 2013 at 5:40 PM
We have a great show lined up for the Cavalcade of Music on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Clover Hill High School Auditorium. With the early notification that we sent out, some may be tempted to put it aside for later response, and then forget. Why not do it now, and assure your support for this, our only charity fund-raiser of each year. Better still -- sell some tickets to your friends and/or extended family. They will be glad you thought of them.

PDF of 2013 Charity Concert Poster

May 2, 2013 Meeting

Posted March 15, 2013 at 6:36 PM
Bill Turner, the guest speaker for the May 2nd meeting of the Brandermill Region Men’s Club, will cover Islamic Radicalism, Global Terrorism, and his views on the kind of leadership America will need to combat these threats.

Mr. Turner is no stranger to the subject of International Relations. He has extensive military service, four earned degrees, including the Doctorate in Political Science and International Relations, and has served on the staff and faculty of the National Defense University in Washington, D.C..

Audience participation in this discourse will be welcomed.

Photos from guided tour of the National Air & Space Museum

Posted March 25, 2013 at 12:04 PM

March 20, 2013

Click on each photo to view larger version.

Our Tour GuideSikorsky Flying BoatSR71Return to BusView from Control Panel