Saturday, October 25, 2008

CVGS Program on Wednesday, 29 October -- Peter Watry on "Images of America: Chula Vista"

The October Program Meeting of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society will be on Wednesday, October 29th at 12 noon in the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street) in the auditorium. The meeting is Free for all attendees, and guests are welcome. After a short business meeting hosted by Gary Brock, the program "Images of America: Chula Vista" by Peter Watry will be presented.

Peter Watry was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, and came to Chula Vista in 1961 as one of the original teachers at the new Southwestern College. He taught accounting and economics at Southwestern College from 1961 until 1996.

Peter has been active in the Heritage Museum, founded by Frank Roseman in 1993, for about ten years. He wrote the "Save Our Heritage" newsletter for the Heritage Museum for six years. He created and has presented the "History of Chula Vista" to third-graders in Chula Vista schools for the past four years.

Peter has been involved in each of the six "Historic Home Tours" of Chula Vista, and was primarily responsible for the twelve historic pedestals located along downtown Third Avenue, and for obtaining the Rohr drop hammer mounted next to the Heritage Museum. Most of these have been accomplished with Frank's help.

Peter Watry and Frank Roseman co-authored "Images of America - Chula Vista" a pictorial history of Chula Vista just published by Arcadia Publishing Company.

Please join us for this free meeting. Guests and visitors are welcome at all CVGS meetings. We request that you enter via the Conference Room door near the East entrance of the library in order to register, gather handouts, buy an opportunity drawing ticket and have a snack. We will start the meeting in the auditorium at 12:20 p.m.

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