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Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the
14 December 2007 Meeting


The regular monthly luncheon meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter SAR was held Friday, 14 December 2007, in the Garden Room of Marie Callenderís Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA. The meeting was called to order by Chapter President Bill Henry with Compatriot Gary Smith giving the Invocation, followed by the Pledge to the Flag and the Pledge to the SAR. In attendance were sixteen compatriots: President Bill Henry, Vice President Ward White, Registrar Ron Risley, Treasurer Richard Caldwell, Past Presidents Richard Hawley and Hale Hamilton, Frank Budroe, Dick McMullen, Burt Jacobs, Bob Colbern, Bob Taylor, Gary Smith, and associate members Garland Middleton, Bill Bays, Gilbert Anema, and Leonard DeWitt. The nine guests included Mrs. Rosemarie Risley, Mrs. Bernie Smith, Mrs. Ceil Caldwell, Mrs. Sunny McMullen, Mrs. Willette Budroe, Mrs. Elaine Colbern, Mrs. Shirley Hamilton, Mrs. Nancy Jacobs, Mrs. Rosalee Middleton.

Reports: Reports were given by the following officers:

Compatriot Richard McMullen was presented with supplemental ancestor certificates by President Henry for his ancestor John Hall.

Other reports presented included:

Old Business:
Frank Budroe thanked the color guard, who participated in the Veteranís Day ceremony at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park. Members were Frank Budroe, Gary Smith, Bob Taylor and Garland Middleton. Frank presented a SAR cap to Garland.
Dick McMullen requested information on uniform procurement. Bob Taylor volunteered to bring his uniform to the next meeting, and provide copies of the order form to Ron Risley.

New Business: Bill Henry announced upcoming events:

Program: Bill Henry introduced the guest speaker, Rev. Leonard DeWitt, former pastor of the Ventura Missionary Church, and now pastor of senior membership at Ventura Baptist Church. He spoke on the impact of Christianity in the formation and history of the United States, and concerns for current trends for this countryís future.

Closing: The next meeting will be held in the Garden Room at 11:30 a.m. Friday, 11 January 2008. The guest speaker will be Tom Schiffer, Ventura County Museum. The meeting was adjourned following the SAR recessional and the benediction by Chaplain Smith.

Respectfully submitted by,

Robert Taylor, Chapter Secretary.