Minutes of the
President Tetrick called the meeting to order at . Chaplain Jim Washburn offered the invocation. The secretary led the pledge to the flag and the president the pledge to the SAR.
present: Dwight Tetrick, Jack Bolen, Dan Stutzman, Marty Miller, Jim Washburn, Bob Yarnell, and
guests: June Bolen, Janett Tetrick,
and Don Middleton- potential member. Bob Spencer from the
The president introduced the guests.
The SAR membership approved the minutes of the February meeting as published in the newsletter.
The secretary had no report.
The treasurer reported receiving $153.00 from the Endowment Trust Fund for reimbursement of our ROTC expenses. The chapter’s current balance is $2,265.12.
Marty Miller reported on the audit he performed of the chapter books for 2002. He concluded
Jack Bolen reported on Fred Patton’s health condition. He is home and still under doctor’s care.
Vice President Bolen reported on Fred Patton who is currently in the hospital. Fortunately, he is making good progress and may be returning home soon.
Under old business the President returned to the idea of purchasing a digital camera for the chapter. In the past month he purchased his own digital camera which he will bring to meetings and thus we will delay the purchase of a camera for the chapter.
president asked for volunteers to present JROTC medals at the local high
schools. The chapter will continue to hold the awards luncheon- in April this
year, but it would still be nice to have a member present at their awards
ceremony. Bob Yarnell and Jack Bolen agreed to help as their work schedule
There being no other business the meeting recessed for lunch.
President Tetrick introduced Vice President Bolen who spoke on the events and forces that shaped George Washington.
began with some background on
His early childhood was spent in the frontier areas and this setting did much to form his character. George’s education was mostly home schooled from his other brother Lawrence and was not substantial. The family was not in anyway well off. George caught the attention of a Lord Fairfax who arranged to get George into the Royal Navy. However, George’s mother would not allow this. Instead the Lord Fairfax got George a job on a survey crew. This led to his first purchase of land.
twenty, George succeeded his brother as a militia leader. This was as much a
political position as a military one. The
second trip into the
married a rich widow, Martha Custis, and begins a
career as farmer and plantation owner. Tobacco was the major cash crop at the
time but it had significant drawbacks in that it needed to be sold in
The speaker concluded with a few comments on George’s death.
President Tetrick expressed the thanks of the chapter for Jack’s research and presentation.
President Tetrick led the recessional and Chaplain Washburn benediction. The meeting adjourned at .