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We seek to have a varied range of activities dealing with Charles Dickens and his works. These include book and panel discussions, theatrical presentations, guest speakers, readings, film and video presentations, theater parties, area tours and dinner discussions. True to the spirit of Charles Dickens, we do all these in a spirit of fellowship and conviviality.

Our scheduled meetings are held four/five times a year, generally on the second Sunday afternoon of the even numbered months in select area venues. The president's newsletter announces the locations of each of these meetings and the topics to be presented. These meetings are held in February, when Charles Dickens’s Feb. 7 birthday is celebrated, April, June, October and/or December. There is an annual conference of the worldwide fellowship during July/August in a designated branch world city.

We have two officers — a president and a secretary/treasurer — whose terms are renewable and run for two years.

For membership applications email our secretary at joconnor@building-consultants.com.

Our branch representative at London Fellowship Headquarters is Russell Jones.

Known presidents have been:
  George A. Vinton   1905 - 1907
  no record   1907 - 1931
  Miss F.C. Walters   1931 - 1932
  no record   1932 - 1940
  David Bradford   1940 - 1969
  Jesse Morton   1969 - 1983
  Bernie Rost   1983 - 1998
  Brent Rohde   1998 - 1998
  Jim Walsh   1998 - 2015
  John Danza   2015 - Present
Known secretaries have been:
  John S. Zimmerman   May 1905 - Aug. 1905
  Herbert L. Ward   Aug. 1905-Sept. 1906
  no record   1906 - 1923
  Dr. Mary McKibbin Harper   Apr. 1923 - July 1923
  Mrs. R.M. Obergfell   July 1923 - Jan. 1925
  Mrs. B.S. Huckin   Jan. 1925 - July 1925
  Mrs. F.B. Quinlwan   July 1925 - Oct. 1925
  Mrs. B.S. Huckin   Oct. 1925 - Jan. 1926
  Mrs. O.M. Barr   Jan. 1926 - Apr. 1927
  Mrs. A.G. Huckin   Apr. 1927 - June 1928
  Sidney De Sauty   June 1928 - June 1931
  William Lamble   June 1931 - Sept. 1935
  Edward F. Rines   Sept. 1935 - Dec. 1936
  Miss M. Samson   Dec. 1936 - Dec. 1940
  Mrs. Damaris W. Bradford   Dec. 1940 - Apr. 1941
  Miss Mary P. Richardson   Apr. 1941 - June 1942
  Mrs. Damaris W. Bradford   June 1942 - Sept. 1969
  Mrs. Viola Morton   Sept. 1969 - Dec. 1993
  Miss Carol Larson   Dec. 1993 - Apr. 1998
  Brent Rohde   Apr. 1998 - Dec. 1998
  Miss Carol Larson   Dec. 1998 - Aug. 2012
  Jerry O'Connor   Aug. 2012 - Present
   
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