Minutes of the April 20, 2019 Meeting at Mel’s Diner in Auburn, CA
President: President Tony Chakurian called the meeting to order. The meeting began at 8:32 a.m.
Invocation: Compatriot Gordon Clark led the invocation.
SAR Pledge: The SAR Pledge was led by Compatriot Al Jones.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Compatriot Fred Haggin.
Introductions of Guests: The guests for the January meeting were Jim Hollabaugh, Coreena Ross, Jeannette Clark, Don Littlefield.
The program for the April Meeting was the new Sons of the American Revolution Patriot Research System.
Approval of Meeting Minutes
There were no March 2019 meeting minutes to approve.
President’s Report: President Tony Chakurian spoke about the National Society Sons of the American Revolution updating the Patriot’s Search Records and creating a database similar to the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System. He is also encouraging one of the chapter members to become the President for the chapter.
1st Vice-President’s Report: 1st Vice-President Mike Holmes spoke about doing the chapter public service awards.
2nd Vice President’s Report: There was no report given at the meeting.
Treasurer’s Report: Compatriot Dave Gilliard gave the treasurer’s report at the meeting.
Secretary’s Report: There was no report given at the meeting.
Eagle Scout Report: There was no report given at the meeting.
Valley Forge Teacher Program: Mike Holmes said they are going to allow grade school teachers, middle school teachers, and high school teachers to participate in the Valley Forge Teacher Program.
Membership Report: There was no report given at the meeting.
J.R.O.T.C. Report: Mike Holmes said he was going to present the J.R.O.T.C. medal at the Rocklin Air Force Base Academy.
Colorguard Reports: There was no report given at the meeting
Chaplain’s Report: There was no report was given at the meeting.
Newsletter Editor: There was no report was given at the meeting.
Registrar’s Report: There were two new members who were inducted into the Gold Country Chapter SAR and their names are Dennis Deck and Patrick O’Conner-Marer.
Genealogist Report: There was no report given at the meeting.
Poster Contest: Dave Gilliard spoke about the poster contest. They are starting to do the school presentations. He said they were going back to the schools to give out the awards for the poster contest winners.
Ron Barker spoke about the May 1st, 2019 Washington D.C. visit.
Ron Barker received a check from the Placer County Office of Elections for participating with the November elections.
Ron Barker visited the Sons of the American Revolution Nevada State Meeting that was held in Tonopah, Nevada and he enjoyed the state meeting.
Vice-President North of the California Society Sons of the American Revolution Don Littlefield stopped by and visited with the chapter. He spoke about a new National Society Sons of the American Revolution Program. He said the there was a new museum being built and the National Society was looking for donations to help build the museum.
Vice-President North of the California Society Sons of the American Revolution Don Littlefield said he was also going to visit Alan Brooking today.
President Tony Chakurian inducted Patrick O’Conner-Marer and Dennis Deck into the Gold Country SAR.
Fourth of July Parade: The Fourth of July Parade will be held in Grass Valley, CA. The Colorguard and their families will meet at Dale Ross’s house at 9:30 a.m. in Grass Valley, CA. The time of the parade is 11:00 a.m.
The Gold Country Chapter has been invited back to the Revolutionary War Encampment. The date of the Revolutionary War Encampment is September 14th and September 15th, 2019. The chapter will march in the Constitution Day Parade on September 15th, 2019.
President Tony Chakurian called for the meeting to be adjourned. Mike Holmes made the motion for the meeting to be adjourned. Ron Barker seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Benediction: Compatriot Gordon Clark gave the benediction at the meeting.
SAR Recessional: The SAR Recessional was led by Compatriot Mike Hurst.
The meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.
Dale T. Ross