Hello – the Society’s 2013 annual meeting will be held October 4-6, 2013, in New Bern, North Carolina, where brothers Francis “Frank” Fontaine Jr. (1721-1785), and John Fontaine (1726-1758), moved after their step-mother influenced their father to withdraw them from William & Mary College and apprentice them to a carpenter to learn the trade. Frank then settled in New Bern in the 1740s and was followed by his brother John. The meeting will be held at the Double Tree Hilton, located at 100 Middle Street, in New Bern. Make your reservations now and be sure to ask for “The Fontaine Maury Society” group rate of $129 per night for single or double. The hotel can be reached at 1-800-326-3745 or 1-252-638-3585. To take advantage of our special rate, be sure to make your reservation by September 1, 2013. Our business meeting will be on Friday night, October 4, at 7:30 pm at the hotel. On Saturday morning at 9:30 am, there will be a trolley tour of New Bern. The afternoon will be free for touring or to participate in genealogy break-out sessions. A registration form is available on the Society's page on Facebook.