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

Minutes of the
9 October 2009 Meeting

The regular monthly luncheon meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter SAR washeld Friday, 9 October 2009, in the Garden Room of Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA. The meeting was called to order by Chapter Vice President Robert Taylor, acting in the absence of President Ward White. The Invocation was given by Compatriot Chaplain Gary Smith, followed by the Pledge to the Flag and the Pledge to the SAR. In attendance were thirteen compatriots: Vice President Bob Taylor, Past Presidents Bill Henry, Hale Hamilton and Ron Risley, Secretary Gil Anema, Treasurer Bill Bays, Garland Middleton, Eric Strassforth, J. Hurst, Gary Smith, Warren Warner, Bill Hurley and George Horne. Two visiting Compatriots: Elwin Spray (Hawaii) and Burt Jacobs (Santa Barbara). The eight guests included Mrs. Vicki Schmaeman (mother of compatriot Joel Schmaeman), and compatriots’ wives Mrs. Rosemarie Risley, Mrs. Shirley Hamilton, Mrs. Rosalee Middleton, and Mrs. Bernie Smith, and three members of the Ventura Fire Department.

Reports: Reports were given by the following officers:

Special Presentation: Ron Risley presented the Fire Safety Medal to Captain Jason Kay of Engine Company 4, Ventura County Fire Department.

Old Business: None

New Business:

Program: Compatriot Robert Taylor presented the program regarding the establishment of the Continental Navy, Part II.

Next Meeting: Friday, 13 November 2009.

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

Respectfully submitted by,
Gil Anema, Chapter Secretary.