Minutes of the March 19, 2016 Meeting at Original Mel’s Diner in Auburn, CA
President Greg Hill called the meeting to order at 9:04 A.M.
Invocation: The invocation was led by Barry Hopkins.
SAR Pledge: The SAR Pledge was led by Alan Brooking.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Dale Ross.
Attendance: There were 8 members and 6 guests in attendance.
Introduction of Guests: Tony Chakurian, Maryanne Gilliard, Paige Gilliard, Conni Barker, Liz Sublett, and Coreena Ross.
Approval of Minutes: Dave Gilliard made the motion to approve the minutes as published on the chapter website. Ron Barker seconded the motion. The motion was approved.
The program for the March meeting was the poster contest judging.
President’s Report: President Greg Hill spoke about the California Society Sons of the American Revolution Meeting. The dates of the meeting are April 14th through April 17th, 2016. The state meeting will be held at the Sacramento Embassy Suites. There will be a special dinner at the Sutter Club in Sacramento, CA, on Friday evening.
1st Vice President’s Report: There was no report given.
2nd Vice President’s Report: There was no report given.
Treasurer’s Report: Dave Gilliard said there was money in the accounts.
Secretary’s Report: There was no report given.
Eagle Scout Report: Dale Ross said that he was working on getting the Eagle Scout names from the Golden Empire Council Boy Scouts of America.
Poster Judging Contest: Dave Gilliard spoke about the poster judging contest.
Valley Forge: Mike Holmes spoke about the Valley Forge Teacher Program.
J.R.O.T.C. Program: Mike Holmes spoke about the J.R.O.T.C. Chairman.
Wreaths Across America: Mike Holmes spoke about the Wreaths Across America ceremony.
Historian/Chaplain Report: Barry Hopkins did give a report.
Colorguard Reports: Dale Ross spoke about upcoming chapter events involving the colorguard. He spoke about the upcoming state meeting, the Revolutionary War Encampment in Nevada City in September and the Constitution Day Parade. The 4th of July Parade, Wreaths Across America, etc.
Newsletter Editor: No report was given.
Dave Gilliard spoke about the CASSAR State Meeting that will be held at the Embassy Suites in Sacramento, CA. The dates of the CASSAR State Meeting will be April 14th, 2015 through April 16th, 2015.
Ron Barker is the new upcoming California State President. The Gold Country Chapter will be hosting the state meeting. There will be a special dinner on Friday night and the dinner will be at the Sutter’s Club.
Ron Barker spoke about the Spring Leadership Meeting that was held in Louisville, Kentucky.
Conni Barker also spoke about the Spring Leadership Meeting.
Dave Gilliard said there would be a meeting at his office on April 9th, 2016 to help set up the registration packets for the California Society Sons of the American Revolution Spring Meeting.
Ron Barker spoke about people volunteering to run the election booth on June 7th, 2016.
There will be no April meeting due to the state meeting that is going to be held the week before the chapter’s regular meeting.
The program for the May meeting will be Armed Forces Day.
Greg Hill called for the meeting to be adjourned. Dave Gilliard seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Benediction: Barry Hopkins led the benediction.
SAR Recessional: The SAR Recessional was led by Dave Gilliard.
The meeting adjourned at 10:20 a.m.
Dale T. Ross