Lt. Nathan Gann Chapter

Minutes March  24, 2016

A meeting of the Lt. Nathan Gann Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution was held March 24, 2016 at the Lufkin BBQ.  Members and guest assembled about 5:45 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 Bill Royle, Chaplain.

Guests included Betty Preston, Charlene Ham, Rusty Kuciemba (prospective member), Gerald Goodwin and Mary Goodwin the speaker.      There were 5 members of the Lt Nathan Gann Chapter, SAR and 5 guests, all told 10 were in attendance..

Members and guests ordered from the menu starting at 6 PM.

Tom Gann called the meeting to order at approximately 6:15 PM.   Tom then  led the group in the pledge to the American Flag.   There were no reports and no new business or old business.  Tom did comment about the web page and encouraged everyone to check it out.  At this time the members and guests  ate their dinner.  

Tom then introduced the speaker, Mary Goodwin.  Mary is a graduate of Lufkin High School and SFA plus a Masters in Library Science from Sam Houston State University.  From 1968 to 1981 she taught both elementary and secondary levels, then from '81 to 2001 she was librarian  of Lufkin High School.  From 2002 to 2010 she was co-owner of Digital Designs, web design firm.  She is a member of DRT, DAR and United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Mary talked about the DRT, its history, mission and some of their accomplishments including the library at the Alamo and the San Jacinto Monument.   It was a very interesting and enlightening talk.

Mary Goodwin, DRT, Speaker

Tom closed the meeting by leading the group in the closing admonition. at approximately 7:30 PM.  The next SAR meeting is  scheduled for May 19, 2016. 

Web Master Fred Preston