Minutes of the
President Tetrick called the meeting to order at . Jim Washburn offered the invocation and Vice President Bolen led the pledge to the flag and Vice President Bolen led the pledge to the SAR.
Members present: Dwight Tetrick, Marty Miller, Jim Washburn, Jack Bolen, Jim
Chambers, Dan Stutzman,
Welcome guests: Billie
Washburn, Janett Tetrick,
June Bolen, Compatriot and Mrs. Jim Armitage of the DeVane Chapter, Richard McKenzie, and
The SAR membership approved the minutes of the February meeting as published in the newsletter.
The secretary reported that our entry into the state Knight Essay Contest placed third in the state. We hope to have the student at the May meeting. The state informed us that Winfield Patten Nelson and Ryan Patten Smith were accepted into membership. The certificates will be sent later. Janett Tetrick worked on these applications and explained to the membership how these gentlemen came to be in the SAR.
The President inquired as to the status of his supplemental applications. He has two pending. The secretary had no word from the state in this regard.
The Treasurer reported a balance of $2,247.88.
ROTC meeting will be held next month. The membership agreed to pay for the lunches of the cadets in attendance. At present three units have responded to our invitation but more are expected.
Jim Chambers will be presenting two senior ROTC awards in the coming weeks.
The meeting recessed for lunch.
Vice President Jack Bolen
introduced our speaker Compatriot Jim Armitage who
spoke on George Washington. He began with remarks concerning historical
revision and political correctness as it applied to George Washington. One
example concerned the removal of portraits in
The speaker then offered some facts and little known events of George Washington’s life. Some excerpts for Compatriot Armitage’s talk.
He shared some of the “Rules
of Civility”. As a boy
then resumed with other stories about
President Tetrick presented Compatriot Armitage with an SAR pin in appreciation for his talk.
Ed Neugaard won the 50/50 drawing. $9.50 was thus added to the treasury.
The recessional was led President Tetrick and Jim Washburn gave the benediction. The meeting adjourned at .