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Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the 10 December 2010 Meeting

The regular monthly luncheon meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter SAR was held Friday, 10 December 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 of Allegiance and the Pledge to the SAR.

In attendance were nineteen Compatriots: President Robert Taylor, Vice President Bill Hurley, Treasurer Bill Bays, Registrar George Horne, Genealogist Eric Stassforth, Chaplain Gary Smith, Ward White, Hale Hamilton, Dr. Bill Henry, Steve Hurst, Ron Risley, Dr. Garland Middleton, Richard McMullen, Lou Krueger, Dick Hawley, Frank Budroe, Ed Holt, Dan Sword, and Ken Lynch. The eleven guests were John Alexander, and Compatriots’ wives Mrs. Darian Taylor, Mrs. Mary Hurley, Mrs. Willie Budroe, Mrs. Betsy Horne, Mrs. Lois Lynch, Mrs. Rosemarie Risley, Mrs. Shirley Hamilton, Mrs. Bernie Smith, Dr. Sunny McMullen, and Mrs. Rosalee Middleton.

Recent birthdays were recognized, along with anniversaries, Pearl Harbor Day, and the Troops.

Member and guest introductions were made. Steve Hurst and Dick Hawley were recognized as State officers.


Treasurer Bill Bays presented the treasurer’s report, which was approved as read. He announced that the lunch will probably go up in price. He will also look into possible changes to the menu.
Registrar George Horne presented the registrar’s report:


Dan Cormode of Ventura. Denis Murphy, Trevor Ashton & Dale DeHart of Camarillo. Eric Stassforth, Chapter Genealogist is assisting them.
Jim Wily of Thousand Oaks, Robert (Bob) Steenberge of Thousand Oaks, Chris Lowe, Byron Kelly, Michael Ford, Dennis Crandall, Steve Hall


Samuel Thompson of Oxnard – Ancestor Nathaniel Adams


Ed Lewis of Chatsworth – Ancestor Leonard Fite (Genealogy Approved)
Charles Bradbury of Ventura – Ancestor Seth Staples (Genealogy Approved


Gil Anema – 3 Supplementals: Ancestors Simeon Raymond & David Whitney (both Genealogy Approved) & Enos Waterbury
Ward White (5) – Ancestors Simeon Church, Peleg Sullivan, Thomas Card, Joseph Button, & Gershom Gifford
Alan & Eric Middleton – Ancestor William Morris, Sr. (Genealogy Approved)
Gene Cooper – Ancestor John Healy
He also reported on member Harry Brown’s illness and the status of membership renewals.


Ron Risley was recognized with a presentation of the SAR flag and the Oak Leaf Medal.

Election of Officers:

The current slate of officers was re-elected, with the change of Garland Middleton as Chaplin and Ron Risley as Historian. President Robert Taylor recognized past presidents present at the meeting.

Old and New Business:


Rosemarie Risley presented a very interesting program on “The Meals of Christmas Past”.


Darian Taylor conducted a drawing for prizes

Next Meeting:

Friday, 14 January 2011 – Daniel Slosberg as: Dr. William Beanes & The Star Spangled Banner.

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

Respectfully submitted by,
George Horne, Acting Chapter Secretary