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Sons of the American Revolution
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter
Minutes of the
The February 2001 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 9, 2001. The meeting was called to order by Vice President John Bayles at 12:00 p.m. Following the Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, and SAR Pledge, members and guests adjourned to the buffet for lunch. Nine Compatriots were present: Vice President Bayles, James Bellah, Alan D. Buckley, Frank Budroe, O. B. Dutton, William Graney, Tom Miller, Ronald Risley, and Jay C. Wood. Two guests were present: Willette Budroe and Rosemarie Risley.
Following lunch, Vice President Bayles reconvened the meeting at 12:45 p.m. and proceeded immediately into the program.
Compatriot Wood presented a fascinating video program about the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the Federalist Papers, with an emphasis on the philosophical underpinnings of the Republic.
Following the program, the Chapter conducted its Business Meeting.
- Secretary: The Minutes of the January 2001 meeting was submitted and approved as perfected.
- Treasurer: The Treasurer's Report for January 2001 was approved, subject to audit.
- Registrar: Compatriot Wood will be speaking in Simi Valley on the subject of genealogy.
- Eagle Scout Courts of Honor: Compatriot Wood attended a local Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Dylan Gunning.
- Color Guard: There will be a Massing of the Colors at Forest Lawn, Burbank, on February 18, to honor General George Washington's birthday. Interested Compatriots should contact Ron Risley.
- Membership: Compatriot Risley reported that additional measures were necessary to promote chapter membership. Compatriot Registrar Wood noted that there were two prospective new members, including Mr. Mark Drury, whose sister is a Daughter of the American Revolution. Compatriot Risely moved and Compatriot Buckley seconded a motion to place the Chapter's phone number in the local telephone book as a way of encouraging prospective members. The motion was approved unanimously.
Compatriot Bellah moved and Compatriot Risley seconded to place notices of chapter meetings in local newspapers. The motion was approved unanimously.
Respectfully submitted, Alan D. Buckley, Chapter Secretary.