Richard Arthur, M.A.

June 2023
We continue to meet at the Erie Yacht Club. We will be in the lower level dining area for the next few meetings. Meetings begin at 6:00 pm with a social hour and dinner, followed by our program/speaker.

Our Dinner Menu:
Our dinner will be a choice of two entrees: Caprese Chicken- Balsamic sun-dried tomato pesto, or Bistro Steak- 6oz with mushroom madeira sauce; with salad, rolls and butter, coffee or tea, and dessert.

Our Guest Speaker:
Richard Arthur, M.A.
Richard Jay Arthur, M.A., is a native of Pittsburgh. A 23-year veteran Army officer, he has a lifelong interest in history with particular focus on the American Colonial period. He has given talks on the Founding Fathers and the Continental Army and lectured on the role of Pennsylvanians on the planning and actions of D-Day, including stories based on interviews with participants. A website features stories from his Butler County youth at He earned his bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College, and his master’s from George Washington University. He and his wife, Mary Lou, live in rural Erie County, where they operate Winter’s End, an environment that supports bees and butterflies.

Zachary Taylor

For reservations; please E-Mail the Torch Club Secretary at

"Zachary Taylor"

Richard will be giving us a vivid re-enactment of President Zachory Taylor.

Please join us on June 7th, 2023 at 6:00 pm, for our pre-dinner cocktail and chat time and remember to bring your friends and acquaintances. Reservations are required.

Please remember to make your reservation at