Minutes of the
The meeting convened at . President John E. Skillman chaired the meeting.
Luke Lloyd gave the invocation. Leo Kelly led the Pledge of Allegiance. President Skillman led the SAR Pledge.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Charles Bearss, Alan Bell, Edward Clark, Chuck Copeland, Terry Doan, Paul Ergler, Bill Floyd, Mike Frayn, Cy Gamber, Chuck Hawley, Leo Kelly, Charles Klug, Robert Koehler, Luke Lloyd, David McCallister, Martin Miller, Ed Neugaard, Roger Quackenbush, Gray Reese, John Sessums, Terrell Sessums, Ryan Shelton, John Skillman, Jack Spangler, Davis Whipkey, Bob Yarnell and Dick Young
GUESTS ATTENDING: Judy Copeland, Glenn Clepper, Jeanne Lloyd, William Ludlum, Barbara Ludlum, Bob O’Donnell, Margie Reese, Beth Shelton, Ellie Skillman, Lillian Spangler, Kay Whipkey and Lisette Young
At the direction of President John E. Skillman, members and guests introduced themselves. Then President Skillman recognized all Past Presidents in attendance and thanked them for their service.
It was moved, and seconded that the minutes of the
TREASURER: Chuck Copeland reported a balance
of funds available in the amount of $2,093.62.
A copy of the Financial Reports dated
REGISTRAR: Compatriot Alan Bell reported that several new members will receive their certificates at this meeting. Additionally, there are 3 or 4 supplemental applications pending and prospective members at various stages of research and application preparation.
COLOR GUARD: The color guard will participate at the Saramana Chapter’s Wounded Warrior luncheon on Saturday February25, 2012. The dinner will host 35 service veterans who have been wounded in action and are recipients of the Purple Heart. It is expected about 200 people will attend and each of the wounded soldiers will receive a Sons of the American Revolution medal.
President Skillman :
a. Reminded members that the proposed, revised Constitution and Bylaws are posted on the Chapter website. The proposal will be voted upon at the March 2012 general membership meeting.
February is the month for recognizing
Presidents , particularly by
c. Offered challenge coins to members who bring in the first 10 new member during his Presidency
the celebration of “The Last Naval Battle” of the revolution that took place
e. Explained “Mail Chimp” software that allows him to see if you’ve read the email he sent you.
f. Delivered a letter from the SAR Foundation to the Secretary for retention. The letter is recognition of our chapter having donated to the Foundation.
g. Made the following awards: John Yates Sessums received a bronze Color Guard Medal and Certificate for his more than 3 years dedicated service in the guard. Luke Lloyd received the Meritorious Service Medal and Certificate for his exemplary service as President for the past 2 years and his service as Registrar for 4 years.
President Skillman requested that all members consider serving on at least one committee; such as: Medals & Awards, ROTC Recognition, Membership & Recruiting, Fundraising, Publicity, Eagle Scout, competition, etc. A sign-up sheet was circulated which was retained by President Skillman.
The meeting recessed for members and guests to dine. The meeting reconvened about .
Skillman recognized, awarded certificates to, and welcomed four new
members: Edward W. Clark,
Vice President Bob Yarnell introduced our guest Speaker, Professor Robert O’Donnell who gave an interesting and informative address on “African Americans in the Revolution”. Professor O’Donnell was presented with a certificate of appreciation by Vice President Bob Yarnell.
Bob Yarnell mentioned he would schedule a program on
The meeting adjourned about