January 10, 2008 Meeting Minutes
President Pete McLellan opened the meeting at 7:10
Compatriot Don Sielert gave the invocation
The pledges to the American, Texas and SAR flags were lead by various compatriots
Reading of the minutes from the last meeting was waived by acclamation
President Pete McLellan gave the Treasurer's report
Compatriots were introduced
Compatriot Ernest Martin was presented with a supplemental certificate
Compatriot Billy Thompson accepted the position of Secretary/Treasurer
Compatriot Gary Coats accepted the post of Sergeant-at-Arms
Compatriot Nathan White installed the 2008 officers
The 2008 officers are;
President: Milton Lentz
VP: Pete McLellan
Secretary/Treasure: Billy Thompson
Chaplain: Don Sielert
Sergeant-at-Arms: Gary Coats
Registrar/ Historian: Willie Walker
Following officer installation the members present discussed chapter activities for 2008. The discussion produced the following suggestions (In no particular order).
VA Hospital activities
Service to veterans medal to members
Meet and greet the troops at DFW
Present Bronze Good Citizenship Medal to worthy high school male senior at each high school.
Partner with the American Legion on a project
Present Good Citizenship Pin to an outstanding 5 grade history student
Invite CAR members to meeting
Joint meeting with DAR
Have a member talk 5 - 10 minutes about an ancestor at each meeting.
The chapter donated $81 for the TXSSAR Ladies Auxiliary project benefiting the Centers for Advancing America's Heritage which is the donation of a $1500 library table.
Chaplain Don Sielert gave the benediction
President Milton Lentz led the SAR Recessional
The meeting was adjourned at 8:20
Billy and Kathleen Thompson,
Ernest and Beverly Martin,
Milton and Gerry Lentz,
Pete and Dagny McLellan,
Willie and Marilyn Walker,
Don and Ann Sielert,
Respectively Submitted by Compatriot
Willie Walker, Secretary ProTem.