California Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the
February 11, 2000, Meeting

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.

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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.