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Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution – Installation Dinner 2020

Join us for one of our most popular events of the year: the 2020 installation dinner! This year, guest speaker Letty Rodella, President of the Society of Hispanic, Historical and Ancestral Research, will discuss an under-studied part of our nation’s history, “Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution.”

Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution
January 24th, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Halecrest Park Swim & Tennis Club
3107 Killybrooke Lane Costa Mesa 92626

Reservations must be received by January 17th, 2020. Sorry, no purchase at the door.

The presentation covers the history of the Spanish Patriots to the Continental Congress and its army, as well as notable Spaniards who played important roles in assisting the colonists in our fight for independence.

The dinner will be catered by the Newport Rib Company. Enjoy roasted chicken, tri-tip, roasted vegetables, garlic mash potatoes and garden salad, cornbread, cookies soft drinks, tea and coffee. This year’s event will be held at the Halecrest Park Swim & Tennis Club. Tickets cost $25.

Everyone is welcome at this fun and informative public event.

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Letty Rodella

Letty Rodella is a retired educator having spent 42 years in the educational field.  Those years include teaching in TX and CA.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and her Master’s Degree from Cal. State Fullerton.  Letty retired as district administrator from El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera, CA and continued on as independent educational consultant, university supervisor for student teachers and on the Board of Directors for an educational consulting firm.  Her love of genealogy started 20 years ago.  She has traced her ancestry to the early 1500s, among those pioneers who settled in West Texas and New Mexico.  Letty has presented this topic at several Daughters of the American Revolution meetings, at genealogical and historical meetings, and at conferences throughout Southern California.  Letty is President of the Society of Hispanic, Historical and Ancestral Research (SHHAR) in Orange, CA.

Newport Rib Company

The Newport Rib Company prides itself on not only being a premier spot for great BBQ, but a place where locals meet to share stories of the neighborhood and out of town visitors come to sample the rich history of delicious BBQ in a setting that is warm and inviting. Newport/Naples Rib Company was founded in 1984 by the Ursini family, which still owns and operates the restaurant today.

Halecrest Park, Swim, & Tennis Club

Located on 5 acres in the heart of Costa Mesa, Halecrest Park is considered one of the city’s best kept secrets.

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