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PHOTOS FROM THE CHAIRMAN’S DINNER – WELCOMING REMARKS

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple was happy as he welcomed everyone

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Kevin Cramer, North Dakota’s lone Representative in Congress, is delighted to greet everyone

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The Bismarck Mandan Elks Chorus sang several songs after dinner with Don Engbrecht singing the solo on Dakota

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The guest enjoyed the Elks Chorus.  The fellow at the table in the foreground with the nice white hair is Captain Pete Rice USN (ret) with his wife Betsy in the white blouse next to him.  They are both natives of Grand Forks.

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President Teddy Roosevelt as portrayed by Joe Wiegand, Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation of Medora, North Dakota

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Teddy proudly told of his support for the Navy and his adventure as the first president to go down in a submarine

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Teddy presented Christine Gordon, the wife of NORTH DAKOTA’s Commanding Officer Doug Gordon, a “Teddy Bear”

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