Lt. Nathan Gann Chapter

Minutes September 22, 2011

A meeting of the Lt. Nathan Gann Chapter, S.A.R., was held at 7 PM September 22, 2011 at the Golden Corral Restaurant in Lufkin.  Members and guests started arriving after 6 PM to enjoy a Dutch Treat dinner before the meeting.  

Vice President Bob Ham led the assemblage in the plede to the flags and then the invocation.

Members present were:  Bob Ham, 1st VP., Harold Newsom, Treasurer and Fred Preston, Secretary.  Guests were Charlene Ham, Betty Preston, Geneva Newsom and Sam and Mary Griffin..     In all there were 3 members.and 5 guests. 

Harold Newsom reported that we had $1705 in the checking account.

There were no minutes from the July Meeting, Fred was on vacation.

Preston made a motion that we purchase a flag stand for no more than $50.  Harold Newsom seconded, motion carried.

Preston said he would contact the schools about the Poster Contest and also try to get some Eagles to apply for the Eagle contest.

The speaker for the evening was Bruce Marchand from Pineywoods Academy.  Bruce talked about the difference between a Charter School and a public school.  He also talked about the College Credits now available for the students which are free.  I for one was unaware that there was no tuition for Pineywoods Academy.   It was a very interesting and informative talk.

Bruce Marchand, Head Master at Pineywoods Academy.

Bob Ham, VP, presenting Bruce Marchand with a Certificate of Appreciation.

Bob Ham led the assemblage in the closing admonition and the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.

Respectfully submitted, Fred Preston.


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