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January 2017 Minutes

Alexander Hamilton #66
January 14, 2017

  • President Lane Redwine called the meeting to order
  • Sargent at Arms Frank Wickstrom led the pledges to the flags of the United States of America, the State of Texas, and the Sons Of The American Revolution
  • Chaplain Paul Crown voiced the opening prayer
  • Secretary Rick Malley welcomed guests and members
  • Minutes from the December 2016 meeting were approved
  • President Redwine presented biographical sketches about
    Ludwig Albright – patriotic ancestor of compatriot Frank Elrod
    John Alexander – patriotic ancestor of compatriot Jim Scott
    Jesse Barfield – patriotic ancestor of Roger Gore
  • Information was provided regarding the joint Daughters of The American Revolution and Sons of The American Revolution meeting for George Washington’s birthday on February 18, 2017, at the Austin Women’s Club. Tickets are $25.00 per person
  • Treasurer Darren Hutchinson informed us that we have $1762.44 in the coffers
  • Compatriot Ray DeVries reported
    Operation Ancestry Search will begin visits to the VA hospital in Temple
    The next Ft Hood meeting will be January 25, 2017
    Harry Walden is currently in the hospital with broken ribs, after enduring a fall
    Five members have been approved by NSSAR and will probably be inducted in March, while some are pending
    Several other applications are currently being researched
  • Flag Committee Chair Mike Nichols reports that there are currently no awards pending
  • President Redwine noted that there is an open chapter office – Color Guard Commander – and he asked for volunteers. Compatriot DeVries stated that he would like to see others participate, and would like someone to step up as leader
  • Author James Haley spoke about his historical novel “Shores Of Tripoli”
  • Recessional was led by Sargent at Arms Frank Elrod
  • Prayer led by Chaplain Paul Crown
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