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

Minutes of the
April 13, 2007, Meeting


The regular monthly luncheon meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter SAR was held Friday, 13 April 2007, in the Garden Room of Marie Callenderís restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. The meeting was called to order by Chapter president Bill Henry. In attendance were nine compatriots: Ron Risley, Dick Hawley, Richard Caldwell, Bill Henry, Ward White, Steve Hurst, Bob Colbern, Chuck Bennett, and Bob Taylor; and nine guests: our guest speaker Mrs. Diana Johnson and her husband Bill, prospective member Mr. Burt Jacobs and his wife Nancy, Mrs. Jo Ann Bennett, Mrs. Rosemarie Risley, Mrs. Loni Jung (sister of Rosemarie Risley), Mrs. Elaine Colbern, and Mr. Robert Lewis.

The invocation was given by compatriot Chuck Bennett, followed by the pledges to the Flag and the SAR.

Reports: The following reports were presented:

A recess from 1155 to 1225 was called for lunch.

To underscore the importance of the 19 May meeting, Bill Henry passed out the latest chapter roster, and obtained volunteers to conduct a telephone calling campaign.

The CASSAR chapter contest was discussed and the relative merits of continuing or dropping out were discussed. President Henry requested a volunteer to take over the contest or discontinue our participation in the contest. It was felt that CASSAR needs to modify the point awarding system to make it more equitable for all chapters.

President Henry requested a volunteer to head up the Eagle Scout program and relieve the load on Ron Risley.

A letter of appreciation was read to the chapter from Ms. Gayle Soles, who read the chapter meeting announcement in the paper, and attended the meeting due to having an ancestor who fought in the Battle of Brandywine, and was pleased with the presentation.

Bill Henry reported that the Chapterís Knight Essay contest winner, Miss Jolene Paul of Los Angeles, responded to his e-mail and thanked him, will accept her award at a meeting in El Segundo.

The Presidentís Newsletter was discussed, and the chapter is in favor of continuing it. Future submissions will be by e-mail. President Henry noted it costs $24 per month in postage for mailing. It was moved, seconded and approved that President Henry be reimbursed for $48 to cover the mailing of newsletters for two months.

Old Business: None

New Business:

Program: The program titled ďJamestowneís 400th Anniversary Ė Seeds of the American RevolutionĒ was presented by our guest speaker, Mrs. Diana Johnson, an accomplished author and pilot. The presentation was interesting and well received by the membership.

The next meeting will be on Friday, 11 May 2007.

The meeting was adjourned following the benediction by Ron Risley.

Respectfully submitted

Robert Taylor, Chapter Secretary.