Fall 2012 Membership Meeting  
  The Commonwealth Club, Richmond, Virginia  


Jamestowne Society

Members and their Guests

are cordially invited to attend

the Fall 2012

Membership Meeting

at the Commonwealth Club

Richmond, Virginia

Saturday, November 3, 2012
Eleven-Thirty Reception; Twelve-Fifteen Luncheon
Nine O'Clock Council Meeting
Joseph Holleman Barlow, Governor

Meeting Speaker John Edwards
Smithfield Times Editor/Publisher
President of Historical St. Luke's Church Foundation
Joseph Holleman Barlow, Governor

Topic: "St. Luke's 1632 Church at Smithfield"

Smithfield Times Editor and Publisher John Edwards is a native and almost lifelong resident of Smithfield, Virginia. An "old school" journalist, he received his bachelor's degree in journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1968 and began work in UPI's Richmond bureau. While in the US Navy, he was a part-time journalist for The Alexandria Gazette, The Washington Post and Virginian-Pilot. In 1972, he returned to Smithfield as Managing Editor of the Smithfield Times, which he and his wife Anne later acquired.

An advocate of First Amendment and access issues, Edwards has been a Director and President of the Virginia Press Associatino, a member of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council, a founding Director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government. His awards include the Society of Professional Journalists' "George Mason Award" for First Amendment advocac,; induction into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame, and in 2010 he received the Virginia Press Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

An abiding interest in local history is evident in his involvement with the community and historic locations in Smithfield. He was charter President of Historic Smithfield, Inc., a fund-raising and project-driven organization instrumental in the town's downtown revitalization. He has served as a board member and now is President of Historic St. Luke's Restoration.


Luncheon for Members and Guests $60.00 per person
Reservations close October 19, 2012
Click here to access Reservation Form (PDF Format)
Reserve early: space is limited.


1. Sauteed Pork Scaloppini with Grilled Asparagus, Parmesan Risotto, Wild Mushroom Sauce
2. Asian Panko Salmon with Baby Bok Choy, Steamed Jasmine Rice, Scallion-Miso Broth
Above entrees served with a spinach salad, house bread, tea or coffee, and warm vanilla bread pudding for dessert.

Make checks payable to "Jamestowne Society"
Mail check and completed reservation form to
Jamestowne Society
P. O. Box 6845
Richmond, VA 23230


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Spring 2013 Meeting: May 2013, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Virginia
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