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The Public Comment Period for the 2013 Edition of the NSSAR Handbook closed on January 3, 2014. Volumes II-VII incorporate member comments received by the deadline.
Thank you for participating in the comment period.
NSSAR Handbook (2013 Edition) contains the following volumes:
- Volume I (2013.1): Governing Documents (effective September 28, 2013)
- NEW Volume II (2013.2): Organization (effective January 30, 2014)
- NEW Volume III (2013.2): Membership, Compliance & Other Policies (effective January 30, 2014)
- NEW Volume IV (2013.2): Insignia, Protocol, Ceremonies & Rituals (effective January 30, 2014)
- NEW Volume V (2013.2): Individual Medals & Awards (effective January 30, 2014)
- NEW Volume VI (2013.2): Youth Programs, State Society & Chapter Awards (effective January 30, 2014)
- NEW Volume VII (2013.2): Summary History of the Sons of the American Revolution (effective January 30, 2014)
NSSAR Handbook 2013 supersedes all previous editions.
The NSSAR Handbook contains the official policies, procedures and protocol for the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. It provides official guidance for the National Society’s operation, programs and activities. The policies contained in the Handbook are established by the: (1) Annual Congress, (2) Board of Trustees, (3) Executive Committee, (4) National Headquarters staff and (5) Standing, Special Advisory and Program Committees.
The development and publication of the NSSAR Handbook is the responsibility of the Handbook Committee, whose members are appointed by the President General pursuant to Bylaw No. 18, Section 1(d). The Handbook Committee is currently composed of the following individuals.
Davis Lee Wright, Esq., Chairman............ Delaware Society.............. Term Expires 2016
John L. Dodd, Esq...................................... California Society.............. Term Expires 2014
George D. Thompson............................... Oklahoma Society.............. Term Expires 2015
Questions or comments regarding the NSSAR Handbook, its interpretation or application should be directed to the Handbook Committee Chair. Questions regarding specific programs should be directed to the responsible Program Committee.
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