|California Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter
Minutes of the
The August 2000 meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter of the CSSAR was held in the Library of the Berylwood Officers Club on Friday, August 11, 2000. The meeting was called to order by Vice President John Bayles at 12:05 p.m. Following the Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, and SAR Pledge, members and guests adjourned to the buffet for lunch. Five Compatriots were present: John Bayles, Alan D. Buckley, O. B. Dutton, Ronald Risley, and Jay C. Wood. Two guests present were: Mary Ford and Rosemarie Risley.
Following lunch, Vice President Bayles reconvened the meeting at 12:45 p.m. and proceeded immediately into the program.
First, Compatriot Risley reported on the deadliest battle fought during the Revolutionary War, the Barbados Sea Battle of February 1779.
Next, Compatriot Wood presented a book on Revolutionary War hero, Baron von Stueben, to Ms. Mary Ford.
Finally, Mary Ford, the "Teacher of the Year," reported on her recent sabbatical at Valley Forge and surrounding battle sites. Ms. Ford assured Compatriots that the experience will enrich her teaching of American history for years to come. She urged the Patton Chapter and the California Society to continue their support of the Spirit of America and Teacher of the Year awards.
Following the program, the Chapter conducted its Business Meeting.
- Secretary: The Minutes of the July 2000 meeting were submitted and approved as perfected.
- Treasurer: The Treasurer's Report for July 2000 was approved, subject to audit.
- New Memberships: Compatriot Wood reported that membership application of William T. Graney of Simi Valley, ancestor of Patriot John Platt, was submitted in July.
- There were no other committee reports.
- There was no old business.
- There was no new business
Respectfully submitted, Alan D. Buckley, Chapter Secretary.