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PG Butler on the road - Texas Society BOM Meeting

 

Texas Society Board of Managers Meeting
Lake Jackson, TX
Cradle of Texas Chapter - Hosts
July 30 – Aug. 2, 2009


It was very fitting that our first official appearance as President General and First Lady was at a Texas SAR Society event.  We drove to this event, which was 525 miles round trip.

Dr. Don Pugh was the chairman of the event.  He organized a wonderful full day historic tour of Brazoria County, TX, entitled “The Trails and Trials of Santa Anna after San Jacinto in Brazoria County, and Other Historic Sites”.  Brazoria County is named after the Brazos River, the longest river in Texas.  The river empties into the Gulf of Mexico at Brazosport, TX. 

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Message From President General David N. Appleby 2008 - 2009

2008 - 2009 President General David N. Appleby speaking about the Role of the SAR and the new Center for Advancing America's Heritage (CAAH).  President General Appleby talks about the Change in the SAR that now includes Patriotic Education as part of the Societies goals, and reflects on his time as a SAR member and President General

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Virginia Teacher Wins 2008 Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award

James E. Triesler, who teaches American history at Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, Virginia has won the 2008 Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award.  This prestigious teacher award is one of many education related awards sponsored by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.  Mr. Triesler was sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Society.

NSSAR Represented at the 2009 National Genealogical Society Annual Conference

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) held its annual conference in Raleigh, NC, from Wednesday, May 13, through Saturday, May 16. The SAR was doubly represented: the North Carolina Society had an exhibit on Wednesday's "Society Night," while the National Society had an exhibit in the exhibition hall during the entire conference.

Kentucky Derby Festival 2009 Pegasus Parade

The most exciting “season” in Louisville is the time leading up to the world-famous Kentucky Derby, held the first Saturday in May. Normally, the city is in spring's full bloom and alive with a festive atmosphere we call “Derby Fever.” Please visit the Kentucky Derby Festival (KDF) website at http//www.kdf.org for a listing of events.

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Online Giving Goes Live!

Online giving to the ADVANCE:  Campaign for New Generations for The Center for Advancing America's Heritage is now available at the SAR Foundation website.  It's so easy!  Simply go to www.sarfoundation.org/donate.htm and select the amount you wish to donate at the bottom of the page to make your secure online gift.  The program will lead you through the entire process.

Keyhole to History CD Available in a New Generic Format

In response to State Society requests, a new generic format for the Keyhole to History CD will be available to members at the Spring Leadership meeting. Funded by the George Washington Endowment Fund, this reformatted Keyhole to History will identify the sponsor as being "the Sons of the American Revolution," versus a particular State Society. Originally a successful Florida Society project, these 52 public-service announcements highlight Revolutionary War events, battles, patriots, and the American flag.

Arrival of Minuteman Statue March 19, 2009

Son of Liberty-1775 Arrives

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SAR Re-Dedication Article in the Courier Journal 21 JAN 2009

The Courier Journal, a local Louisville, Ky / Southern Indiana Newspaper had an article written by Sheldon S. Shafer was run in the 21 Jan 2009 newspaper.  The article talks about the organizations move to Louisville, and its plans to move to main street in the coming future.  The article mentions the Feb 3rd celebration of 30 years in Louisville.  An image of the article is posted Below:

SAR Hosts New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony

In October the NSSAR was honored to host its second Naturalization Ceremony at Headquarters. Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth was the featured speaker and welcomed the audience of almost 400 new citizens, their families and friends attending the ceremony at the Louisville Memorial Auditorium. The Honorable Judge John Heyburn II of the United States District Court swore in 175 new citizens representing 49 different countries. During the ceremony he praised the SAR and its efforts to promote patriotism and advance the institutions of American freedom.

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