|California Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter
Minutes of the
The September 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, September 8, 2000. The meeting was called to order by President Hale Hamilton at 12:05 p.m. Following the Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, and SAR Pledge, members and guests adjourned to the buffet for lunch. Nine Compatriots were present: President Hamilton, John Bayles, Alan D. Buckley, Frank Budroe, Joe Coffman, O. B. Dutton, Robert Nedry, Ronald Risley, and Jay C. Wood. One guest present was: Rosemarie Risley.
Following lunch, President Hamilton reconvened the meeting at 12:45 p.m. and proceeded immediately into the program.
First, Compatriot Nedry presented a book sale fundraiser in support of the Spirit of America Awards.
Next, Compatriot Risley reported on an essay written by a retired Army officer that was published in the Sierra Times entitled, "Americans Must First Want Freedom." The essay warned of the dangers inherent in Americans' willingness to sacrifice freedom in return for material comforts. Compatriot Risley then reviewed a new book, written by David P. Schippers, Chief Investigative Counsel for the Clinton Impeachment, entitled, Sell Out: The Inside Story of President Clinton's Impeachment, that is critical of both the Congressional Republican and Democratic leadership. Finally, Compatriot Risley reviewed a recent essay by Steve Farrell entitled, "The Un-American United Nations (Millennium Version)." The essay denounces the intergovernmental organization as "communist inspired" and criticizes American leaders who continue to support it.
Following the program, the Chapter conducted its Business Meeting.
- President's Report: President Hamilton expressed his gratitude to Vice President Bayles and other Compatriots for their service during his recent vacation.
- Secretary: The Minutes of the August 2000 meeting were submitted and approved as perfected.
- Treasurer: The Treasurer's Report for August 2000 was approved, subject to audit.
- New Memberships: Compatriot Wood reported that membership application of William T. Graney of Simi Valley, ancestor of Patriot John Platt, is nearing completion. In addition, the Chapter has four new prospects: Willis Wolf, Robert Kennedy, Carey Wilson, and Shane Faulkner.
- Spirit of America: Compatriot Nedry reported on the presentation of the Silver Good Citizenship Medals to Paige Fisher and Charlotte Craven and the Martha Washington Medal to Cathy Petersen.
- Veterans' Affairs: Compatriot Nedry reminded all veterans of their eligibility to receive a Veterans Universal Access Identification card, which affords them expedited access to the nation's 1,300 V.A. facilities. Information about the card can be obtained by telephoning 800-827-1000.
- The Patton Chapter will sponsor five compatriots to participate in the Moorpark County Parade on September 30. Compatriot Risley will contact participants.
- Eagle Scouts: The Compatriots decided to award an Eagle Scout Certificate of Recognition to John C. Darnall, great-grandson of John Darnall.
Respectfully submitted, Alan D. Buckley, Chapter Secretary.