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Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the 12 February 2010 Meeting

The regular monthly luncheon meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter SAR was held Friday, 12 Februray 2010, in the Garden Room of Marie Callender's Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA. The meeting was called to order by President Robert Taylor. The Invocation was given by Chaplain Gary Smith, followed by the Pledge to the Flag and the Pledge to the SAR.

In attendance were eighteen Compatriots: President Robert Taylor, Secretary Gil Anema, Treasurer Bill Bays, Past Presidents Ward White, Hale Hamilton, Steve Hurst and Ron Risley, Garland Middleton, Eric Stassforth, Gary Smith, Frank Budroe, Richard McMullen, Bob Colbern, Harry Brown, Richard Hawley, Keith Knightingale, Dan Sword and Chuck Bennett. The 14 guests included prospective member Trevor Ashton, Bob Jordan, Garrett Coburn, Judy Whittington, Jim Rooney, Terri Gonzales, Mrs. Vicki Schmaeman (mother of compatriot Joel Schmaeman) and Compatriots' wives Mrs. Rosemarie Risley, Mrs. Shirley Hamilton, Mrs. Bernie Smith, Mrs. Willie Budroe, Dr. Sunny McMullen, Mrs. Marion Brown, Mrs. Elaine Coburn and Mrs. Joanna Bennett.

Reports: Reports were given by the following officers:

Membership Presentation: President Robert Taylor welcomed new member Compatriot Keith Nightingale & family to the Chapter.

Old Business:

New Business: None

Program: "One Vietnam Veteran's Odyssey" by Compatriot Chuck Bennett. He was instrumental in the getting the new Veterans Home of California, Ventura located at 10900 Telephone Road. He challenged the chapter to purchase a flag to provide for an appropriate place that needs one to promote the ideals of the organization. A motion was made and approved by the members to act on the challenge.

Award Presentations:

Next Meeting: Friday, 12 March 2010 - Compatriot William Bays presenting "Rifles and Sidearm's of the Revolutionary War"

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

Respectfully submitted by,
Gil Anema, Chapter Secretary.