Upcoming CCWRT Program Via Zoom
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Dick Crews Annual Debate, January 13, 2021

Now accepting applications for debate participants (Dec. 10th deadline)!

Information on our December meeting is forthcoming, but in the meantime…


Our topic this year is “Hollywood Goes to War [the Civil One].” The question is, “What movie or TV production has had the greatest impact on how we view the events surrounding the Civil War?” William Vodrey will again be our moderator. Debaters will be able to pick their own movie or TV production (first come, first served), and should expect to speak for five minutes, then take questions from the membership for another five, and finally to take part in a general discussion/rebuttal opportunity with the other debaters. It’s a lot of fun, and no particular expertise is either required or expected; younger and newer members of the Roundtable are warmly encouraged to take part. The debate winner, chosen by vote of the membership, will receive fabulous prizes.


If you’d like to be one of our debaters, please let William know (being sure to name the movie or TV production you’d like to speak about) by noon on Thurs. Dec. 10 at clecwrt@gmail.com.

FULL 2020-21 PROGRAM SCHEDULE>>

Meeting Time: In ordinary times, meetings begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 and the program at 7:30. Meetings typically end by around 9. In the COVID-19 age, meetings will be done by Zoom.

Note New Meeting Location: Once the COVID-19 crisis has passed, in-person meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn Independence, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio 4413.

Reservations: For in-person meetings, you must make a dinner reservation for any meeting you plan to attend no later than the Sunday prior to that meeting (so we can give a headcount to the caterer). Make your reservation by sending an email to: clecwrt@gmail.com.

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