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Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the
13 November 2009 Meeting

The regular monthly luncheon meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter SAR was held Friday, 13 November 2009, in the Garden Room of Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA. The meeting was called to order by 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. A moment of silent prayer was observed in remembrance of Compatriot Burt Jacobs who recently departed on 3 November 2009. A memorial service would be held on Saturday, 14 November 2009 at 2 pm in Camarillo. In attendance were twenty Compatriots: President Ward White, Past Presidents Hale Hamilton and Steve Hurst, Secretary Gil Anema, Treasurer Bill Bays, Garland Middleton, Eric Strassforth,
Gary Smith, Bill Hurley, George Horne, Frank Budroe, Dennis Richardson, Dan Sword, Lou Kreuzer, Ken Lynch, Dick McMullen, Harry Brown, Bob Colbern, Robert Jordan and Richard Caldwell. The twenty guests included the speaker Peter Small, Steve & Judy Hall, Mrs. Vicki Schmaeman (mother of compatriot Joel Schmaeman), Steve & Ginger Stocks, Roy & Pat Wilheim, Carl Wade, Garret Colbern and Compatriots’ wives Mrs. Rosemarie Risley, Mrs. Shirley Hamilton, Mrs. Rosalee Middleton, Mrs. Bernie Smith, Mrs. Willie Budroe, Mrs. Lois
Lynch, Mrs. Mary Hurley, Dr. Sunny McMullen, Mrs. Elaine Colbern and Mrs. Betsy Horne.

Reports: Reports were given by the following officers:

Old Business:

New Business:

Membership Award Presentation: President Ward White welcomed new member Compatriot Travis King to the chapter, descendant of Patriot Benjamin Standford.

Program: Peter M. Small, historical impressionist, gave a compelling presentation Bringing History to Life as “Thomas Jefferson”.

Next Meeting: Friday, 11 December 2009 – Rosemarie Risley presenting “The History of the Christmas Tree”

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

Respectfully submitted by,
Gil Anema, Chapter Secretary.