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March 2011 minutes

March 12, 2011 minutes

ALEXANDER HAMILTON CHAPTER TXSSAR #66 SAR Minutes for March 12, 2011

Sign in and fellowship time took place from 11:00 to 11:30

Meeting called to order by Past President Harlan Green who introduced guest Wayne Redwine and speaker Bill Flagg and his wife.

Pledges of Allegiance to the American Flag, Texas Flag and the S.A.R. Pledge

Opening Prayer was led by Chapter Chaplain David S. Kirkland

Bill Freeman recapped the last joint meeting with the DAR at the Austin Women's Club, attended by some 140 people last month.

Dave Kirkland passed out applications for the upcoming SAR State Conference in Dallas.

Harlan reported that our Chapter provided a color guard for a recent program at the 1st Baptist Church in Georgetown. Some 90 people attended that event.

Dan Stauffer reported that we have 42 paid members in our Chapter, with 3 or 4 pending.

Bill Freeman reported that we have $2,354 in our bank account, with major contributions from the Hoheim Insurance Group ($350 last year and $400 this year.) Dan Stauffer's former employer, Exxon has also been a major contributor to our Chapter.

Dan Stauffer and Harlan Green presented new member certificate to Will Else who was sworn into our Chapter. Supplemental certificate was presented to Harry Walden.

Dan Stauffer introduced our speaker, Bill Flagg, a former classmate of Dan's at Princeton. Bill has spent over 45 years as a History teacher. He showed a picture of a portrait of his Patriot Ancestor, painted by the famous colonial artist, John Trumbull. Bill's topic was "Washington's Generals." He focused on General Nathanael Greene, one of the Revolution's youngest general officers, and the admitted favorite General of George Washington himself. Greene's charismatic leadership in the southern campaign led to the capitulation of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, even though Greene lost most of the battles he ever fought. His gorilla style of fighting meant he could wear down his opponents who constantly outnumbered his troops. Many felt that Greene could have become president, but for his sudden and untimely death.

Meeting was closed at 1p.m. with the SAR Recessional and closing prayer by Chaplain Kirkland.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Scott, Chapter Historian, for Bill Towery, Secretary

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