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Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the
September 8, 2000, Meeting

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.

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Respectfully submitted, Alan D. Buckley, Chapter Secretary.