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Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the
11 December 2009 Meeting

The regular monthly luncheon meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter SAR was held Friday, 11 December 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.
In attendance were twenty Compatriots: President Ward White, Vice-president Bob Taylor, Secretary Gil Anema, Treasurer Bill Bays, Registrar George Horne, Past Presidents Hale Hamilton, Bill Henry and Steve Hurst, Ron Risley, Garland Middleton, Alan Middleton, Eric
Strassforth, Gary Smith, Bill Hurley, Frank Budroe, Lou Kreuzer, Ken Lynch, Dick McMullen, Bob Colbern, and Ed Holt. The sixteen guests included prospective member Gene Cooper, Mrs. Vicki Schmaeman (mother of compatriot Joel Schmaeman), Garret Colbern and Compatriots’ wives Mrs. Rosemarie Risley, Mrs. Shirley Hamilton, Mrs. Rosalee Middleton, Mrs. Bernie Smith, Mrs. Willie Budroe, Mrs. Mary Hurley, Dr. Sunny McMullen, Mrs. Elaine Colbern, Mrs. Fran Henry, Mrs. Carolyn Cooper, Mrs. Darrien Taylor, Mrs. Susan Holt, and Betsy Horne.

Reports: Reports were given by the following officers:

Old Business:

New Business:

Membership Award Presentation: President Ward White welcomed new member Compatriot Alan Middleton to the chapter and new member Eric Middleton (accepted by Garland Middleton on his behalf).

Program: “The History of the Christmas Tree” by Rosemarie Risley. This was followed by the traditional Christmas Raffle graciously arranged by Rosemarie Risley and Fran Henry.

Installation of the 2010 Chapter Officers was conducted by Compatriot Ron Risley followed by the customary presentation of the Gavel to new President Bob Taylor.

Next Meeting: Friday, 8 January 2010 – Compatriot Ron Risley presenting “Your SAR Membership”

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

Respectfully submitted by,
Gil Anema, Chapter Secretary.