|California Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter
Minutes of the
The February 2000 meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter of the CASSAR was held in the Library of the Berylwood Officers Club on Friday, February 11, 2000. The meeting was called to order by President Hale Hamilton at 12:00 p.m. Following the Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, and SAR Pledge, members and guests adjourned to the buffet for lunch. Eleven Compatriots were present: President Hale Hamilton, John J. Bayles, Paul H. Brown, Alan D. Buckley, Frank Budroe, Joe Coffman, O. B. Dutton, Thomas A. Miller, Donald L. Montgomery, Ronald Risley, and Jay C. Wood. Thomas Hatfield, a visting SAR Compatriot from the Nathan Hale Chapter, Connecticut Society, was a guest, as were Mary Brown, Willette Budroe, Pat Montgomery, and Rosemarie Risley.
Following lunch, President Hamilton reconvened the meeting at 12:45 p.m. and proceeded immediately into the program. The Compatriots and guests viewed a videotaped presentation about the U.S. Declaration of Independence, hosted by Harry Smith and produced by The History Channel. The film traced the history of the legendary document, showing how it became a symbol of equality and justice that is the backbone of American ideals.
Following the program, the minutes of the January 2000 meeting were submitted and approved as distributed.
- President Hamilton solicited volunteers for the Chapter's Eagle Scout Committee and Program Committee. President Hamilton suggested that future monthly programs might include Compatriot reports on the service of their Patriot Ancestors. President Hamilton also requested that Compatriots report their activities for inclusion in our Chapter Report.
- Treasurer: Compatriot Risley presented the treasurer's report, indicating that total Chapter funds as of February 29, 2000, were $9,681.30. The report was accepted subject to audit.
- Secretary: Compatriot Buckley reported that the chapter has 58 paid members for 2000 and another 6 new members are being processed by Registrar Wood.
- Registrar: Compatriot Wood reported that the applications for Jeffrey Alan DeYoung, Danny Allen Barsch, Philip Paul Lembke, James Lynn Rowe, Robert Ray Rowe, and Daryl LeJohn Rowe are nearing approval.
Compatriot Wood will work with Compatriot Hatfield to transfer his membership to the Gen. Patton Chapter.
- Color Guard: Compatriot Montgomery volunteered to Command the Chapter Color Guard.
- There were no other committee reports.
- Honor Guard: There will be a massing of the colors on Sunday, February 20, 2000, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Burbank, 3 p.m. All members of the Chapter Honor Guard are encouraged to convene at the Hall of Liberty at 2 p.m.
- The State Society Board of Managers will meet April 6-8, 2000, in Pacifica, California. The meeting will be held at the Lighthouse Hotel at Rockaway Beach. Rooms are reserved; ask for "Dana."
- Compatriot Risley moved and Compatriot Budroe seconded to award Debra Doty the Martha Washington Medal award. The motion carried unanimously.
- Compatriot Risley moved and Compatriot Bayles seconded to award Kathy Peterson the Martha Washington Medal award. The motion carried unanimously.
- Compatriot Risley moved and Compatriot Budroe seconded to award Mary Brown the Daughters of Liberty award. The motion carried unanimously.
- Mary Brown invited Compatriots and guests to the DAR picnic held on the first Saturday in June.
After the SAR Recessional and Benediction, the meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m. Our next meeting will be held on March 10, 2000, in the Bard Mansion Library.
Respectfully submitted, Alan D. Buckley, Chapter Secretary.