Minutes of Executive Committee
November 8, 2007
Welcome: President Frank Rohrbough welcomed the attendees.
President Frank Rohrbough
President Elect/Treasurer Jay Higginson
Vice President David Bowles
Registrar/Secretary George Harcourt
Compatriot Courtland Snyder
Compatriot Harry Long
Compatriot John Hollje
Compatriot Ed Butler
Compatriot Stephen Rohrbough
Compatriot Joe Ware
Compatriot Tom Richardson
Compatriot Peter Baron
A. Color Guard: President Rohrbough noted that he would join Compatriot Knox Duncan (Boerne Chapter) to present the Colors at Smithson Valley Middle School tomorrow (November 9th) at 2:15 PM for their Veterans Day Program.
B. Knight Essay: Compatriot will put out the call for entries for the Contest. Entries must be received by December 31st.
C. ROTC: Compatriot Snyder reported that he has 31 high schools and 3 universities lined up for his 2008 program. He seeks additional committee members to help him.
D. Member Retention: Compatriot Tom
Richardson gave an update on the status of his “Member Handbook”. He request
members look it over and provide inputs as they see appropriate. President
Rohrbough complemented Compatriot Richardson for his hard work and the editing
by other who have seen the document. This document is intended to be a guide
for new and current members and will assist in welcoming new members as they
come in to the Chapter. Compatriot
E. Newsletter: Compatriot Harcourt noted that the next Newsletter would be sent out this weekend.
F. Flag Program: Compatriot John Orr was not present to
address this matter. President Rohrbough reported that a Certificate would be
presented to the
A. Status of Budget: Compatriot Higginson gave Treasurer’s report and provided handout for attendees.
B. Induction of New Members: President Rohrbough reported that we have several new members to induct - Compatriots Devin and Dustin Oliver (son’s of Lee Oliver). President will call Lee Oliver to see if his sons are available for induction on November 14th.
C. Membership Certificate: President Rohrbough reported that Compatriot Max Strozier’s certificate will be presented at the December 12th Chapter Meeting.
D. Supplemental Certificates: President Rohrbough reported that two Supplemental Certificates have been received for Compatriot John Baines. The Certificates will be presented at the Chapter Meeting on November 14th.
E. Patriot Ancestor Letters – President Rohrbough reminded the attendees that Compatriot Jim Massingill was still seeking Patriot Ancestor Letters from Chapter Compatriots. He noted that the letters would be used as Historical Vignettes. Compatriot Harcourt noted that the letters could also be used for the Chapter Newsletter under a column titled “Mystery Patriot”. (Open)
F. Report on Participation in Fiesta (for 2008): No report. (Open)
G. Status of Flag Program: See Committee Report.
H. Slate of Officers for 2008: Compatriot Stephen Rohrbough reviewed the draft slate of officer for 2008 election. The Slate will be presented to the membership at the November 14th Chapter Meeting; the election will be conducted at the December 12th Chapter Meeting. The Slate will be published in the Chapter Newsletter that will be sent out this weekend.
A. Next Chapter Meeting: Compatriot Bowles noted that Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson would be our speaker for the November 14th Meeting. Compatriot Stephen Rohrbough noted that he has obtained permission from the TXSSAR President George West to present the TXSSAR Silver Good Conduct Medal to Commissioner Patterson for his presentation and community service. Compatriot Harcourt asked attendees to use their “call lists” to maximize attendance. Compatriot Higginson asked that members on the “permanent reservation list” remember to notify him if they will not attend the luncheon so they will not be charged for a meal.
C. Programs for Remaining Chapter Meetings (Fall 2007): Because of Chapter elections, President Rohrbough noted there were no plans to have a guest speaker for the December Meeting. He also noted that Maxine Heath would be our guest speaker at the January 23, 2008 Chapter Meeting. She will dress in period dress and speak as a “Friend of Martha Washington”.
Meeting of SAR/DAR
Adjournment: President Rohrbough adjourned the meeting at 12:50 PM.
Frank Rohrbough, Recorder