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Sons of the American Revolution
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the
March 12, 2004, Meeting

The Friday, 12 March 2004, meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter of the CASSAR was held in the library of the Berylwood Officers Club, being called to order by Chapter President J. Stephen Hurst. Following the pledge and the invocation, members adjourned to the buffet. In attendance were eight compatriots: President J. Stephen Hurst, Ron Risley, Joe Coffman, Frank Budroe, Don Wooldridge, Alan Buckley, Robert Taylor and Richard Caldwell. President Hurst reconvened the meeting at 12:38 p.m.

The minutes for 13 February 2004 were distributed and accepted with no corrections.

The Treasurer’s report was distributed and accepted with no changes.

The Registrar’s report was presented. Cory Slater’s application was sent to National 23 December 2003. Jim Shepherd’s supplemental to his application was sent to State, and his existing Bible page records were resent (majority of the Bible was destroyed). Compatriot Brian Siegel was reinstated, bringing current Chapter membership to 53.

The Chaplain’s report was requested with nothing to report.

The next meeting will be held on Good Friday, 9 April 2004; it was decided not to try to reschedule it.

Old Business:

Report of the George Washington Massing of the Colors at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, was given by compatriot Ron Risley. President Hurst was unable to attend because of sickness, and Chapter was unable to present a color guard. Due to the threat of imminent rain, the ceremonies were cut short by the deletion of all speeches.

The Annual Meeting was discussed, with compatriot Ron Risley and President Hurst planning to attend. The Chapter Annual Report has been submitted.

The winner of the Knight essay contest was scheduled to be in attendance to present his essay to the Chapter, but was unable to attend due to his school’s track meet. His award will be mailed to him. It was suggested that future awards be presented through the school’s student body awards ceremony.

New Business:

Two Boy Scouts who have recently attained the Eagle Rank were announced. They are Justin Allen of Camarillo and Tanner Morrisette of Simi Valley, and will receive certificates from the Chapter to commemorate their achievement..

On behalf of the Chapter, compatriot Richard Caldwell donated $100 to the CAR Western Regional Meeting of the Children of the American Revolution, which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, 30-31 July 2004.

The selected recipient of the JROTC medal from the Oxnard High School USAF JROTC program is Cadet Romilio Manson, who will receive his award at a ceremony at 1115, 6 May 2004, at the Oxnard Performing Arts Theater. He is a junior, a member of the Oxnard High School drill team, and maintaining a 3.68 GPA

As a result of the $100 donation to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association mentioned last week, compatriot Ron Risley received a video and proclamation. It was moved by compatriot Buckley and seconded by compatriot Caldwell that the video be reviewed for possible presentation at a future meeting.

The subject of future awards was discussed, including a review of and criteria for existing awards. Several suggestions were received from the floor, including recognizing businesses with proper flag displays.

The Chapter program was a reading of the winning Knight essay by Bradley Cramer, titled “Knowlton’s Rangers, Forerunners for the Modern Freedom Fighter”. President Hurst read the essay due to the unavailability of Mr. Cramer. Essay was interesting and well received.

The meeting was adjourned following the SAR recessional and Benediction.

Respectfully submitted, Robert Taylor, Chapter Secretary.