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Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the
13 June 2008 Meeting


The regular monthly luncheon meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter SAR was held Friday, 13 June 2008, in the Garden Room of the 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 fifteen compatriots: President Bill Henry, Vice President Ward White, Registrar Ron Risley, Treasurer Richard Caldwell, Past Presidents Steve Hurst, Dick Hawley and Hale Hamilton, Bill Bays, Dick McMullen, Burt Jacobs, Bill Hurley, Garland Middleton, Gary Smith, Bob Taylor and associate member Dave Bosworth. The twelve guests included our honored guest speaker Karl Jacobs, past president CASSAR, award honoree Nancy Kilbourn, and guests Mary Hurley, Gordon Dahl, Sunny McMullen, Lawana Godwin, Nancy Jacobs, Rosemarie Risley, Shirley Hamilton, Karen Bosworth, Rosalee Middleton, and Bernie Smith.

Reports: Reports were given by the following officers:

Standing committee reports:

Bylaws: Nothing to report.

Nominating: Steve Hurst reported the slate is complete for next year, except for missing a nominee for Treasurer.

Additional reports: None

Old Business: Nian-Sheng Huang, Professor at CSUCI, has provided a 35-page summary regarding Benjamin Franklin to the chapter.

New Business: None

Annual Award Ceremony: The award ceremony was conducted, with Karl Jacobs, past CASSAR president, and chapter president Henry presenting the awards, and Ron Risley acting as adjutant. The following Chapter awards were presented: Lawana Godwin (certificate of appreciation); Bernie Smith (Martha Washington Medal); Nancy Kilbourn (Medal of Appreciation); Rosemarie Risley (Daughters of Liberty Medal); Richard Hawley for Messrs Harris and Bernt (Flag Certificates); Bob Colbern (Certificate of Meritorious Service); Harry Brown & Richard McMullen (Outstanding Citizenship Award); Alan Buckley, Steve Hurst, Gary Smith, Hale Hamilton, Bob Taylor (bronze Color Guard Medals); Alan Buckley, Richard Caldwell, Ron Risley (Bronze Good Citizenship Medals), Ward White (Compatriot of Year); Dick Hawley, Bob Taylor, Steve Hurst (Meritorious Service Medals); Bob Taylor (Military Service Medal); Bill Henry (Silver Good Citizenship Medal).

Program: President Henry introduced the guest speaker, CASSAR Past President Karl Jacobs, who presented a program regarding the Sister City program, its origins, and specifically the efforts of El Segundo towards its Sister City, Guaymas, Mexico. The program was well-presented and well received. The next program will be held 11 July, and will feature Tom Morganfeld, Chief Test Pilot for the F-35 Strike Fighter.

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

Respectfully submitted
Robert Taylor, Chapter Secretary