Lt. Nathan Gann Chapter

Minutes May 27, 2010

A meeting of the Lt. Nathan Gann Chapter, S.A.R., was held at 7 PM Thursday May 27, 2010 at the Golden Corral Restaurant in Lufkin.  Members and guests started arriving after 6 PM to enjoy a Dutch Treat dinner before the meeting

1st Vice President Bob Ham called the meeting to order.  Lester Sparks gave the invocation. Ham then led the assemblage in the pledges to the American Flag and the SAR Flag.

Preston then recognized the guests.  Preston then recognized the guests:  These were  Betty Preston, June Everheart, Charlene Ham,  Sam and Mary Griffin,  Mildred Sparks, Clarence Davis, Jeff, Polly and Dillon Goodier, Annabell and Sarah Kurth, Beverley and Steve Howland, Geneva Newsom and the speaker Dickie Dixon.  Members present were:  Bob Ham, 1st VP., Mike Everheart, Dist. 10 VP, Martin Netherland, Harold Newsom, Lester Sparks, Chaplain, Fred Preston, Secretary, Woody Gann, Robert Kurth and Glyn Bomer.  In all there were 17 guests and 9 members

Bob Ham called Dillion Goodier to the front and presented him with an Eagle Scout Medal, a patch, Certificate and a check for $300.  Dillion was the winner of the Eagle Scout competition  Dillion read his 500 word essay on The Battle of Saratoga.  At this time Bob Ham called Mike Everheart, Dist. 10 VP, to the front.  Mike then inducted a new member, Glyn Bomer.  Beverley Howland, Glyn's sister, also of Rusk, pinned the SAR Rosette on Glyn.  Glyn was accepted in Februrary 2010.

Bob Ham presenting award to Dillion Goodier, 2009 Eagle winner.

L to R: Beverley Howland, Glyn Bomer and Mike Everheart. Mike inducted Glyn, our newest member.

Old Business: Preston reported that he had contacted Wal-mart about the grant but as yet had not heard anything.  The flag stands were made by Scout Troup 518 (Mike Cotton) and were donated to our chapter, no charge.  Mike Everheart gave a report on the Sparks grave dedication which was held on Saturday May 22 at the Old North Church in Nacogdoches.  There were approximately 15 color guard members present from Plano to Sugar Land, along with about 30 Sparks descendants and members of several DAR and SAR chapters.  Preston also reported on the issueing of Certificates of Appreciation to the 5th grade students of Pineywoods Academy on May 24th.  Preston was in  uniform and 1st VP Bob Ham issued the Certifcates.

New Business:  Mike Everheart reported that there would be a Flag Retirement Ceremony in Tyler on June 12th.  It was unclear whether our chapter would particpate or not.  We have an estimated 60 flags to be retired at this time.

Dickie Dixon talking about the Cordova Rebellion.

At this time, Bob Ham introduced Dickie Dixon the speaker for the evening.  Dickie talked about the Cordova Rebellion in 1838, 2 years after Texas became a state.  Indians and hispanics, not far from Nacogdoches, tried to retake the territory.  It was a good talk and it was obvious that Dickie had done much research.   Bob thanked Dickie for the presentation and presented him with a Certificate of Appreciation.  Bob led the assemblage in the SAR Closing Admonition.  Meeting was adjourned about 8:15 PM


Fred Preston, Secretary.

NOTE: My excuse for the late minutes this time is twofold.  Having problems with Front Page using 'Save as'.  Also, the City of Lufkin changed internet providers so the site was totally unavailable from about May 29th to June17.



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