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Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the 11 March 2011 Meeting

The regular monthly luncheon meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter SAR was held Friday, 11 March 2011, 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 Garland Middleton, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the Pledge to the SAR.

In attendance were sixteen Compatriots: President Robert Taylor, Vice President Bill Hurley, Treasurer Bill Bays, Registrar George Horne, Genealogist Eric Stassforth, Chaplain Garland Middleton, Ward White, Hale Hamilton, Dr. Bill Henry, Steve Hurst, Ron Risley, Gary Smith, Richard McMullen, Lou Krueger, Dan Sword, and Ken Lynch. The four guests were Compatriots’ wives, Mrs. Shirley Hamilton, Mrs. Bernie Smith, Dr. Sunny McMullen, and Mrs. Rosalee Middleton.

Member and guest introductions were made. Birthdays for Bernie Smith, Bob Taylor, and Dan Sword were recognized.

President Robert Taylor presented the minutes of the previous meeting, which were approved.
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, Chuck Dollison of Newbury Park, Chris Lowe, Byron Kelly, Michael Ford, Dennis Crandall, Steve Hall, Dennis Jacobs.

Ward White: Ancestor, Simeon Church.

Ward White (5): Ancestors, Eleazer Patterson, Peleg Sullivan, Thomas Card, Joseph Button, & Gershom Gifford; Hale Hamilton: Ancestor Ephraim Stevens.
Gene Cooper: Ancestor John Healy.”

Ward White was presented with a Supplemental Certificate for his patriot ancestor, Simeon Church.

Old and New Business:

Ward White presented a very interesting program on his ancestors called, “Founding Fathers in White Genes”.

Next Meeting:
Friday, 8 April 2011 – Dr. Sunny McMullen will give the presentation.

Closing: The meeting was adjourned following the SAR recessional and the benediction by Chaplain Garland Middleton.

Respectfully submitted by,
George Horne, Acting Chapter Secretary