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Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the
August 11, 2000, Meeting

The August 2000 meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter of the CSSAR was held in the Library of the Berylwood Officers Club on Friday, August 11, 2000. The meeting was called to order by Vice President John Bayles at 12:05 p.m. Following the Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, and SAR Pledge, members and guests adjourned to the buffet for lunch. Five Compatriots were present: John Bayles, Alan D. Buckley, O. B. Dutton, Ronald Risley, and Jay C. Wood. Two guests present were: Mary Ford and Rosemarie Risley.

Following lunch, Vice President Bayles reconvened the meeting at 12:45 p.m. and proceeded immediately into the program.

First, Compatriot Risley reported on the deadliest battle fought during the Revolutionary War, the Barbados Sea Battle of February 1779.

Next, Compatriot Wood presented a book on Revolutionary War hero, Baron von Stueben, to Ms. Mary Ford.

Finally, Mary Ford, the "Teacher of the Year," reported on her recent sabbatical at Valley Forge and surrounding battle sites. Ms. Ford assured Compatriots that the experience will enrich her teaching of American history for years to come. She urged the Patton Chapter and the California Society to continue their support of the Spirit of America and Teacher of the Year awards.

Following the program, the Chapter conducted its Business Meeting.

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Respectfully submitted, Alan D. Buckley, Chapter Secretary.