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May 2010 minutes

May 8, 2010 minutes

14 members and 6 guests for a total of 20 present for our May meeting:

While we were gathering, ordering meals, and getting acquainted: it was announced that President Elect Don Bunnell was not well (loosing weight) and was undergoing tests from his doctor.

New transfer member from Arkansas, Sam Harper and his wife Mary Beth and other guests were introduced.

The meeting was opened by the pledges and prayer by David S. Kirkland.

Minutes of the April 10th meeting were accepted as published.

Since our Treasurer reported a balance of $2,111.22, it was suggested that we drop our dues from $14.50 to $9.50 for next year to be in line with the Patrick Henry Chapter in Austin (to which several of our members are dual members).

It was asked "How many Sun City members do we have?" At present of our 47 members 18 appear to be living in Sun City.

After our meeting 3 of our members in uniform attended the re-dedication of the DAR marker commemorating the original site of the founding of George-town in May 1848. It is located in Founders Memorial Park at 9th and Church streets.

Pres. Green announced that Volumes I and II of the SAR in Texas Books are now in print and available.

A question was raised about the chapter purchasing the expensive name tags for our Color Guards.

After our good meal as usual: Compatriot Peter Maxson of the Patrick Henry Chapter in Austin presented an excellent program, as he usually does, on the life and contributions of Gen. Nathaniel Green to our nation's founding.

Before the closing ceremony, it was announced that the program for our June 12th meeting will be presented by Eric Lashley of the Georgetown Library.
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The meeting adjourned after the Recessional and Closing Prayer by Chaplain Kirkland.

William M. Towery, Secretary

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