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Those of you who did not attend the reception last Saturday hosted by Ingrid Philbrick at Horizon House missed a singular feast, with cold poached salmon, hot meatballs in gravy, spring rolls, cheeses, and much more on the buffet, all provided by our hostess. Thank you, Ingrid, for your generous hospitality. Special kudos are due to Henry Kuharic as Keeper of the Bar in the absence of our regular bartenders; we very much appreciate the sacrifice of his limited space. 

Among the guests were Richard Lancefield, President of the Portland Branch, and a friend of his from Tacoma. Richard, along with Susan Ferris and others, have worked diligently to keep Portland Branch alive and well under the traditional BMOA structure. We were delighted to see them both. Keep up the good work! 

Next month will see us on the beach in West Seattle at the home of the Fergusons, Sandra Boyd's brother and sister-in-law. This is a splendid home which the Summer Party Committee toured as a possibility for that event, and who decided that it would be ideal as a reception venue. There should be more than ample parking on the street, and the home itself, especially the library, is well worth the 

The end of next month will also find some of us in Louisville, Kentucky, for the ESU-US National Conference (October 28th - 30th). Currently there are five of us attending from Seattle: Fred Kleinschmidt, Loveday Conquest, Clarke O'Reilly, Jr., Patricia Haggerty, and myself. We would love to have more of you join us, and it isn't too late to register. Go to the ESU-US website to register online by credit card. Patricia and I are going early to take in 
such extracurricular activities as an escorted tour of bourbon distilleries and an opera. The venue for the conference is the historic Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville, comparable to the Olympic in Seattle, the Davenport in Spokane, or the Jefferson in Richmond. This promises to be a splendid conference. 

- Bill Maschmeier, President 
ESU Seattle Branch


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