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March 2015 minutes

March 14, 2015 minutes

-President James Scott opened meeting at 11:05a.m.

-Pledges to the flags of the United States of America, The State of Texas, and the Sons of the American Revolution were led by President-elect, Lane Redwine.

-Invocation was led by Chaplain Bill Towery.

-Guests were introduced by President Scott.

-Minutes of January’s Meeting were approved.

-Treasurer’s Report was given by Bill Freeman, with balance of 1,317.29.

-President Scott reported on the February Joint SAR/DAR meeting in Austin and reminded members of the upcoming State Convention in Houston later in March. President Scott and Past President DeVries were in Color Guard in uniforms for the February meeting.

-Ray DeVries reported was also in a 2/12 color guard event for the Sun City DAR and the 2/13 Naturalization program at LBJ Library., as well as the OAS program at Ft. Hood, where two new people and two returnees were involved in that genealogy/Ancestry.com project. He encouraged other members to participate in this worthy endeavor by the SAR.

-Historian Roger Gore reported on his research to establish an appropriate way to memorialize those Chapter members who have passed away. Thus far, we have two: Harlan Green and Bill (Nathan) Cabanniss.

-Mike Nichols reported on the various civic awards that the Chapter can consider.

-Registrar Harry Walden reported on several membership applications currently in process.

-Induction ceremony for James Lee Robinson was conducted. It was then noted that the SAR has recently agreed to use DAR applications which were approved since 1985.

-Break for lunch at 11:40a.m.

-After lunch, President Scott introduced President-elect Lane Redwine, who gave a PowerPoint presentation on “Historical Development and Present Status of Hereditary Societies.” He referenced the website: www.hereditary.US. There are currently 233 old and new Societies, with the first being established in 1637.

-After his presentation, President Scott presented Lane with a commemorative SAR Coin, commemorating the founding of the NSSAR in 1889.

-Recessional and prayer were led by Lane Redwine and Bill Towery.

-Meeting adjourned at 1p.m.

(Secretary's note: Thank you to Mrs. Nancy Scott for graciously taking notes for this meeting)

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