|California Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter
Minutes of the
The July 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, July 13, 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. Seven Compatriots were present: Vice President Bayles, Alan D. Buckley, Frank Budroe, Joseph Coffman, Robert Nedry, 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, which was a presentation by Compatriot Budroe on his family ancestry.
In addition, Compatriot Risley reported on two matters of concern. First, the U.S. Postal Service has commemorated the life of Mexican Marxist artist, Frida Kahlo, by issuing a stamp in her honor. Compatriots were encouraged to contact their government representatives to protest this outrageous action. Second, several public institutions, including the University of Washington and the New Hampshire State Legislature, have installed plaques honoring the "Abraham Lincoln Brigade." These American volunteers were bankrolled by the Soviet government in the 1930s as part of Russia's intervention in the Spanish Civil War. Compatriot Risley urged members to oppose any honoring of communists and communist fellow-travelers, like the Lincoln Brigade.
- Secretary: The Minutes of the June 2001 meeting were submitted and approved as perfected.
- Treasurer: The Treasurer's Report for June 2001 was approved, subject to audit.
- Registrar: Compatriot Wood that the application for membership of Mr. Delp, descendant of John Hart, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, looks promising. Since April, there have been 52 new membership applications from the State of California.
No old business was reported.New Business
- Good Citizenship Award: Compatriot Risley moved and Compatriot Budroe seconded a motion to award Mayor Mike Morgan, Camarillo, a Silver Good Citizenship Medal. Approved unanimously. In addition, Risley moved and Budroe seconded a motion to award Mrs. Gardner a "Good Citizenship" award for her organization of a children's presentation at the Camarillo City Hall. Approved unanimously.
After the SAR Recessional and Benediction, the meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted, Alan D. Buckley, Chapter Secretary.