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Robert Rankin Chapter #62
Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution
Katy, TX

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State Recognitions - Chapter

 

Outstanding Chapter in the State of Texas

  Year Presidents, Ending- Beginning
  2016 Thomas Jackson Allen Greene
  2015 Bruce Alfredson Thomas Jackson
  2014 Allen Greene Bruce Alfredson
  2013 Terry Richardson Allen Greene
  2012 Allen Greene Stephen Tanner
  2011 Stephen Tanner Bobby Smith
  2010 Bobby Smith David Jones
  2009 David Jones Thomas Jackson
  2008 Thomas Jackson Patrick Kerr
  2007 Patrick Kerr A. Kelly McBride
  2006 A. Kelly McBride Gustave Mistrot III
  2005 Gustave Mistrot III Richard Shanks
  2003 Edwin Raines Edwin Raines

Awarded to Chapters that excelled in all programs, activities, and outreach to non-SAR institutions and groups as reflected in the 12 sections of the Chapter Annual Report.  The award is given to Chapters in four categories for their participation in the majority of programs contained in the Annual Report.  These include meetings and programs, Media relations for articles, radio and TV coverage, publication of a Chapter Newsletter and operating a chapter web site, observing patriotic holidays, dedication of graves, conducting flag programs, awarding medals and certificates to SAR, DAR, and CAR members and recognizing outstanding non-SAR people who support the goals of the SAR.  Monetary contributions to the Patriots Fund, National Society projects, and the C.A.R. are important as well as the participation in Youth Programs.  Also included is work to maintain a viable membership base - retaining members.  Bringing in C.A.R. members aging out into SAR is essential as is the participation in state meetings.  Chapters are encouraged to establish and maintain a Color Guard with appropriate activities in parades, schools, and flag programs.  There are Veteran activities and finally participation and recognition of the C.A.R. and its members at chapter meetings and attending TSCAR events.

The bottom line is to promote the ideals of the Sons of the American Revolution.

 

Americanism Award

  Year Presidents, Ending- Beginning
  2016 Thomas Jackson Allen Greene
  2015 Bruce Alfredson Thomas Jackson
  2014 Allen Greene Bruce Alfredson
  2013 Terry Richardson Allen Greene
  2012 Allen Greene Stephen Tanner
  2011 Stephen Tanner Bobby Smith
  2010 Bobby Smith David Jones
  2009 David Jones Thomas Jackson
  2008 Thomas Jackson Patrick Kerr
  2007 Patrick Kerr A. Kelly McBride

This was formerly the Louis J. Rumaggi Trophy and is given to a chapter that develops an exceptional program to recognize patriotic activities of the youth of the state, supports institutions and adults that promote patriotic education, recognizes observance of national holidays, and recognizes outstanding citizenship during the past year.

 

Partners in Patriotism

  2016 Tom Jackson, Wreaths Across America
  2015 Bruce Alfredson, Wreaths Across America
  2012 Allen Greene, President, Joint meeting with Katy VFW
  2011 Stepen Tanner, VFW July 4th Celebration
  2008 Thomas Jackson & Edwin Raines for Sea Cadets
  2005 Richard Shanks, President

 

Outstanding Yearbook

  2016 1st Place Allen Greene/Thomas Jackson
  2015 1st Place Allen Greene/Thomas Jackson
  2014 1st Place Allen Greene/Thomas Jackson
  2013 1st Place Allen Greene, Historian
  2012 1st Place Thomas Jackson/Stephen Tanner
  2011 1st Place Thomas Jackson/Stephen Tanner
  2010 2nd Place Ralph Aniol, Historian
  2009 1st Place Stephen Tanner, Historian
  2008 2nd Place Thomas I. Jackson, Historian
  2007 1st Place Thomas I. Jackson/David Jones Historians
  2006 1st Place Thomas I. Jackson, Historian

Presented to the Chapter submitting the best YEARBOOK as judged by the Year Book Committee. The Year Book is the historical record of the chapter activities for the past TXSSAR year.

 

Ross Shipman Award

  2010 3rd Place Thomas I. Jackson, Editor

Best Newsletters published during the past year in two categories selected by the Newsletter Committee.

 

Karl Wallace Membership Award

  2003 Edwin Raines, President

Given by TXSSAR in honor of Past President Karl E. Wallace to the Chapter having the highest percentage of membership increase during the past year.

 

E.A. Limmer Award

  2011 Stephen Tanner, President
  2010 Bobby Smith, President

Created by the Heart Of Texas Chapter and is given to the Chapter having the highest percentage of approved Supplemental applications approved during the past year.

 

Excellence in Children of the American Revolution Activities

John K. Harrell Activities Award

  2016 Tom Jackson, President B. Smith (Chmn.)
  2015 Allen Greene, President B. Smith (Chmn.)
  2013 Terry Richardson, Pres. B. Smith (Chmn.)
  2012 Allen Greene, President B. Smith (Chmn.)
  2011 Stephen Tanner, President B. Smith (Chmn.)
  2010 Bobby Smith, President B. Smith (Chmn.)
  2009 David Jones, President T. Jackson (Chmn.)

This award recognizes Compatriot John Harrell’s dedication and support of the national, state, and local programs, activities, and recognition of the strong relationship between the two societies of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Children of the American Revolution.  Compatriot Harrell believed that building and supporting C.A.R. Societies at all levels strengthens relationships for the common good of NSSAR and NSCAR and enhances the promise of new members to SAR and DAR.  This award is presented to any chapter who participates in 7 of the 9 elements outlined by the NSSAR CAR Committee.

 

John K. Harrell Competition Award

  2014 Allen Greene, President B. Smith (Chmn.)
  2013 Terry Richardson, Pres. B. Smith (Chmn.)
  2012 Allen Greene, President B. Smith (Chmn.)
  2011 No Awards were given for this calendar year B. Smith (Chmn.)
  2010 Bobby Smith, President B. Smith (Chmn.)
  2009 David Jones, President T. Jackson (Chmn.)
  2008 Thomas Jackson, President T. Jackson (Chmn.)

This award is presented to three TXSSAR Chapters that conduct the C.A.R. activities based on the Chapter Annual Report submitted for the calendar year.  The Award is established in memory of Compatriot John K. Harrell for his outstanding work and active participation on CAR programs and activities at the Chapter, State, and National levels.

 

Galveston Award-Patriot Fund Donations

  2013 Terry Richardson, President
Increase of $1,163
Honorable Mention
  2010 Bobby Smith, President
  2008 Thomas Jackson, President

Awarded annually to each Chapter that has total contributions that exceed the total of the previous year.

 

Texas SAR Flag Presentations

  2016 Thomas Jackson, President T. Jackson (Chmn.), A. Greene
  2015 Allen Greene, President T. Jackson (Chmn.), A. Greene
  2014 Allen Greene, President A. Greene, Ed Raines,
T. Jackson
  2013 Terry Richardson, President T. Richardson (Chmn.),/ T. Jackson, E. Raines
  2012 Allen Greene, President T. McLaren (Chmn)/A. Greene, T. Jackson, E. Raines, T. Richardson
  2011 Stephen Tanner, President T. McLaren (Chmn)/T. Jackson, E. Raines,, S. Tanner
  2010 Bobby Smith, President T. McLaren (Chmn.),
/T. Jackson, E. Raines
  2009 David Jones, President T. Jackson (Chmn.),
/E. Raines, P.Kerr
  2008 Thomas Jackson, President T. Jackson (Chmn.)
/E. Raines, P.Kerr
  2007 Patrick Kerr, President T. Jackson(Chmn.) /E. Raines
  2006 A. Kelly McBride, President T. Jackson(Chmn.) /E. Raines

Given to Chapters having recognized an Individual, Company, or Organization for the proper display, maintenance, and care for flying the Flag of the United States during the past year.  The Robert Rankin Chapter has unofficially led the state in the awarding of Flag Certificates every year starting in 2006.

 

John Bruce Stuart Memorial Award

  2011 Stephen Tanner, President Bobby Smith (Chmn.)

Established by Plano Chapter in memory of Compatriot John B. Stuart Jr. and is awarded to the Chapter that best meets the criteria based on Veterans activities in the past year.

 

The Frank Watkins Award

  2014 Honorable Mention Allen Greene, President

Established by the Hill Country Chapter in Honor of Frank Watkins and is presented to the chapter having the highest % of members contributing to the Texas SAR Col. Joe Hill Patriots Fund in the past year.