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Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the
9 May 2008 Meeting

The regular monthly luncheon meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter SAR was held Friday, 9 May 2008, in the Garden Room of Marie Callender’s 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 eighteen compatriots: President Bill Henry, Vice President Ward White, Registrar Ron Risley, Treasurer Richard Caldwell, Past Presidents Steve Hurst, Hale Hamilton, and Richard Hawley, Frank Budroe, Bob Taylor, Gary Smith, Burt Jacobs, Bob Colbern, Bill Hurley, Bill Bays, and associate members Garland Middleton, Ken Lynch, David Bosworth, and George Horne. The seventeen guests included our guest speaker, Dr. Nian-Sheng Huang, Dennis and Natalie Derr, Walt and Marlene Wait, Mrs. Karen Bosworth, Ted and Janet Dibble, Garold, Joyce and Ben Faber, Mrs. Nancy Jacobs, Mrs. Rosalee Middleton, Mrs. Shirley Hamilton, Mrs. Rosemarie Risley, Mrs. Elaine Colbern, and Mrs. Bernie Smith.

Reports: Reports were given by the following officers:

Other reports presented included:

Old Business: None

New Business: Dick Hawley nominated two neighbors, both Korean War veterans, for the flag certificate, based on their faithful and correct display of the American flag.

Program: Bill Henry introduced the guest speaker, Dr. Nian-Sheng Huang, professor at CSUCI, who presented his dissertation on the impact of Benjamin Franklin on the Chinese nation and people, even during the Cultural Revolution. At the conclusion, President Henry presented him with a certificate of appreciation.

Closing: The meeting was adjourned following the SAR recessional and the benediction by Gary Smith.

Respectfully submitted by,
Robert Taylor, Chapter Secretary.