World War II "Veterans in the Classroom" Project
U.S. Navy Veteran Sheila Martin
The committee chairperson is U.S. Navy Veteran Sheila Martin. The other committee members are U.S. Army Aircorp
Veteran Warren Kimmel and U.S. Navy Veteran Charlotte Goerlich. The primary goals of the project are to find WWII
Veterans who are willing to speak to children and to set up speaking engagements at schools in this area. We hope
to be in the schools by Veteran's Day of this year. If you are interested in helping in anyway please contact the
committee chairperson: Ms. Sheila Martin, 28 Home Road, Hatboro, Pennsylvania 19040, 215-675-7504. Thank you.
Volunteer Opportunities - WWII Lecture Institute
We are in need of volunteers to complete the following goals for the WWII Lecture Institute: · Developing
speaking opportunities for WWII veterans at elementary and high schools. · Expanding the program to include
non-military WWII stories. · Help with running the reservation system. (Someone using e-mail would be helpful.)
· Preparing existing videotapes for use in the Abington Library, Library of Congress etc. · Starting
up new lecture programs at other sites in the Greater Delaware Valley. · Transcribing tapes of past lectures
for publication on our website and elsewhere.
· Writing other veteran stories for publication on our website or elsewhere. Contact Mr. Donald Lee at 215-659-5594 if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.
History Project Partnership
The Library of Congress
The World War II Lecture Institute has recently become a member of the Library of Congress - Veterans History Project.
This means that all of the lecture since 1997 to the present will be submitted to the archives in Washington, DC
to help preserve WWII oral history.
The Reservation System - Abington Public Library
When checking in, you should check the space to the left of your name to indicate attendance. If you wish to attend
either of the next two lectures, you should circle 3 PM or 7 PM. If you know you will not be attending a future
lecture, it would help if you would circle "NO". You should request a reservation for future meetings
if you plan to attend. If you fail to make your requests on the check-in sheet, you can call the library at 215-885-5180
extension 15. Please leave names and telephone numbers for all requested reservations.
Thank you to our Audience
We want to thank our audience for coming out to the Abington Public Library once a month to view our programs.
Without an audience like the one we have, there would be no Abington World War II Lecture Series and there would
be no World War II Lecture Institute. We would also like to give a special thanks to all of the audience members
who have volunteered their time and money to help out the Abington World War II Lecture Series. Thank you.
Videotapes and DVD's will soon be availabe
Jack Sky has now gotten the editing and formatting up and running for most of the recent WWII Lectures here at
the Abington Free Library. Tapes or DVDs can be purchased for $25.00, payable in cash or by check. Checks should
be made payable to either the World War II Lecture Institute. Contact Donald Lee for further
Non-Profit Organization of the Year
The Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce has selected the Abington WWII Lecture Series as the "Non-Profit
of the Year" and has asked Donald
Lee to accept the award for the library at the Annual
Awards and Induction Dinner on July 21, 2005 at Talamore at Oak Terrace country Club in Ambler. Both the Abington
Free Library and the WWII Lecture Institute will have tables at the Awards Dinner.
A Thank You to the Abington Library Staff
Recognition should be given to the Abington Library Staff who have been
and are helping to make the series a success:
· Nancy Hammeke, Executive Director
Byrne, Building Manager, New Book Purchases
Burnham, Office (leaflets, copying etc.)
Head of Childrens Dept. - Room scheduling, setup, etc.
Transportation to and from Lectures - TransNet
With gas prices what they are today and the growing amount of traffic on the roads carpooling is encouraged for
attendees that live near each other. Bux-Mont (Taxi) Transportation Services also offers cheap, affordable and
comfortable transportation to and from our lectures. You can reach Bux-Mont Transportation Services by phone at
215-659-1313 or 215-659-0555 and on the web at www.buxmonttrans.com. Thank you.
Donations Needed - Donald Lee
The Abington WWII Lecture Series was founded in the fall of 1997 and The World War II Lecture Institute was founded
in spring of 2003 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which offers tax deductible donations. Donations are needed
to help ensure the future of this series and the institute. We want to thank everyone who has donated money to
this series and the institute. We wouldn't be here today without our audience and our donors. Thank you.
Lecture Series at the Doylestown Library
Pincus & Kevin Brown
Lectures will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The library is located at 150 S. Pine Street in Doylestown,
PA. The telephone number for the Library is 215-348-0332. Al Pincus and Kevin Brown are the coordinator for the Doylestown Lecture Series. Any ideas for future programs at the Doylestown
Lecture Series please contact Albert Pincus at 215-598-0882.
National Heritage Foundation
George Brown is the director of the International Development for the National Heritage Foundation (NHF) and the
War Veterans Family Foundation. He has created a 501(c)(3) public foundation for the World War II Lecture Institute
under the National Heritage Foundation so that we may raise tax-deductible funds from the public. With adequate
funding, we plan to expand the lecture series to other libraries and increase a collection of veteran and other
stories from the WWII period for publication. The NHF website is www.nhf.org. Contact George Brown by e-mail at Advisor@pobox.com or by phone
at 215-822-6601 concerning the National Heritage Foundation, War Veterans Family Foundation, World War II Lecture
Institute, annuities and tax-deductible donations.
Ms. Charlotte Goerlich, Mr. John Frantz
Check the following newspapers for information about past and future programs at the Abington Public Library: Glenside
Life, Glenside News, Philadelphia Neighbors Column, Philly News, and the Times Chronicle all contain information
each month about the Abington WWII Lecture Series.
E-mail Reservation System - Ms. Karen Burnham
If you wish to make a reservation by e-mail please contact Ms. Karen Burnham, our
e-mail reservation contact person. You may contact him at his e-mail address Kburnham@mclinc.org. After
receiving an e-mail from you he will confirm your reservations. Thank you.
Capitol Area WWII Roundtable - Bill Jackson
& Jack Thomas
William Jackson is the editor of the 104th Infantry Division Newsletter and is the coordinator of the Capital Area
WWII Roundtable. The Roundtable meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa
Avenue in Hershey, PA. Contact Bill Jackson - 115 South Water Street, P.O. Box C, Hummelstown, PA 17036. More information
will be posted on our website this summer.
Afternoon and Evening Lectures
Abington Public Library
Future programs will continue to have two lectures, the afternoon lecture, which begins at 3:00 PM and the evening
lecture, which begins at 7:00 PM. Each lecture will be preceded by a thirty-minute "social period" with
beverages and snacks to provide an opportunity to look at display items and meet and talk with others interested
in WWII history.
A Thank You to all of our volunteers
Henry Waga for his help with Refreshments... Charles Lyon for his help with Attendance... Charlotte Goerlich and
John Frantz for all the Press Releases & Publicity for the lecture series... Randy Goldstein and Jack Sky for
the Videotaping... Mike Stefanowicz, George Hinckley, Joseph Greco, Mia Greco, Jack Brand, Gloria Nolan, Alfred
Jones, George Abele, Lillian Abele, Doris Luty, and Anne Summerall for all the Phone Calls they make ... Tony Zanzinger
for his help with the Equipment Breakdown. And of course all of the Abington Library Staff who help the program
World War II Lecture Series for Children (Ages
7 & Up)
The Children's Department of the Abington Library has completed a series of three programs for children age seven
and above with parents. Thanks to Tony Zanzinger, George and Lilian Abele and Mia Greco for three excellent programs.
The childrens department expects to continue the program in the fall if there is sufficient interest. To help ensure
the program goes on please contact The Children’s Department at 215-885-5180 extension 6.
From Brooklyn To Tokyo Bay - Albert R. Pincus
I have written a book about my service in the Navy during World War II. The book is called "From Brooklyn
To Tokyo Bay" and I am donating the major part of the proceeds to restore and maintain the last remaining
landing craft LSM 45 (550 built, only one left). I hope you can help. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Note: Al Pincus gave a lecture here in July 1998 with the same title as his book. You can contact him to give him
your address and possibly reserve an autographed copy of his book -Mr. Albert R. Pincus, 1440 Pineville Road, New
Hope, PA 18938, 215-598-0882, 215-598-2815 (FAX), Sparkyem1c@cs.com. Al is a Board Member of the World War II Lecture
Institute and he is the coordinator of the Doylestown Lecture Series. He still practices law in his hometown New
Hope, PA. Check out his new website for more information about his new book - www.sparkylsm.com
War Veterans Oral History Project - Brandon
Since the year 2000 Brandon Traister has been gathering oral histories. Anyone who is interested in sharing their
experiences please contact Brandon Traister by phone at 856-296-9256 or by e-mail at Brandon.Traister@us.army.mil.