Lt. Nathan Gann Chapter

Minutes May 31, 2018

A meeting of the Lt. Nathan Gann Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution was held May 31, 2018 at the Golden Corral.  Members and guest assembled about 5:30 PM and enjoyed a Dutch Treat Dinner prior to the program.  SAR members present included:Tom Gann, President, Fred Preston, Secretary; Thomas Anderson, Sgt. at Arms; Bob Ham; and David Adams .

Guests included  Charlene Ham, Dickie Dixon and Chris Adams.      There were 5 members and 3 guests present.  .

Tom Gann called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.   Tom gave the invocation.   Tom gave a financial report.  We have $2294.25 in our checking account and $5728.16 in a CD, total $8024.91.  There were no other reports and no new business or old business.  At this time Tom introduced the speaker. 

Speaker: Bill Sekel

The speaker was Bill Sekel.  Bill is a retired Marine and is currently President of the Athens Chapter SAR and District 10 VP.  Bill talked about the origin of the United States Marine Corp.   It was formed on November 10th , 1775, the Continental Marine Corps by Samuel Nicholas.   I for one had no idea that Marines were present in the battle for independence.  Fully one fourth of  Washington's troops that crossed the Delaware to attack Trenton N.J. in 1775 were Marines.  Bill was obviously a very proud Marine and gave a very enlightening talk that was well received.

Meeting was adjourned about 7:00 PM. 


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