Monterey Bay Chapter Sons of the American Revolution March 11, 2017 CHAPTER NEWS Meeting Date/Time: Meet for lunch on Saturday at NOON, Pt. Pinos Grill - 79 Asilomar Blvd., at the Pacific Grove Golf Links near Point Pinos Lighthouse. Lunches ordered via separate checks. Handicapped access near the Grill entrance and supplemental parking on the street. Wives, families and friends are invited. OTHER BUSINESS (Continued) AGENDA for SATURDAY March 11, 2017 12:00 Arrive, be seated and order lunch. 12:15 Call to order. President Peter Tansill. WELCOME Members and Guests - Invocation - Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag - SAR Pledge INTRODUCTION - Guests - Visiting SAR members: Donald D. Searle and Thomas R. Moore REPORTS - Secretary – approval of previous meeting minutes - Programs – TBA - Registrar – Bob Stephan. - Treasurer – Jim Long - ROTC/Veterans – Linn Malaznik
- New Members: Donald and Andrew Kidd Membership certificates to be accepted by Dan Kidd, father/grandfather to Donald and Andrew who live in Oregon. - President's closing remarks – Peter Tansill SAR RECESSIONAL AND ADJOURNMENT
Don't forget to pay your lunch check. When you get home mark your calendar for the next meeting on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The Board meeting will be announced in April.
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(Continued next column) PROGRAM Charlie Osbourne will give a presentation on his grandfather, S.F.B.Morse. Samuel Finley Brown Morse was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the son of George Morse, a soldier in the American Civil War and later a lawyer in Massachusetts. (Morse's distant cousin,Samuel Morse was the inventor of the telegraph and Morse S. F. B. Morse Code.) In 1916, S.F.B Morse was made manager of the Pacific Improvement Company.. He formed his own company, Del Monte Properties, in 1919. S.F.B. Morse was commonly known as the "Founder of Pebble Beach" His legacy continues throughout Monterey and California as one of the first environmentalists. He was the most influential and significant figure in the development of the Monterey Peninsula during his 50 years living on the Monterey Coast.
March Peter Tansill Terry Williams
April Jim Long Bob Stephan
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS Please mark your calendars so you don't miss any of our meetings on the following dates: , March 11, May 13, July 8, September 9 and November 11. Remember our meetings are on the second Saturdays of the odd numbered months. Hope to see you all there. All Members are invited to attend the Board Meetings as announced.
CHAPTER NEWS Any member who participates in an event of a patriotic nature please report the activity to the secretary so that the Chapter can receive the recognition it deserves. NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS Applications in progress: Dr. Jack Franke Nina Akin on application for father, James Akin. New Donation to the Lending Library Bunker Hill; A City, A Siege, A Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Valiant Ambition This is a mesmerizing read that will hold the interest of anyone with the slightest interest in American history. The illustrations add a great deal to the narrative, and overall it is hard to put down once started. Here is a review from the back cover: “. . . Nathaniel Philbrick turns his prodigious talents to pre-Revolutionary Boston and the spark that ignited the American Revolution. In the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party and the violence at Lexington and Concord, Boston in 1775 is cut off from supplies by a British blockade. As the conflict escalates, skirmishes give way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. It would be the bloodiest conflict of the revolutionary war, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists. Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story and its dynamic personalities, including John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, George Washington and Joseph Warren. With passion and insight, he reconstructs the revolutionary landscape – geographical and ideological – in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America” Having read this book and Valiant Ambition I have a much better understanding of the Revolution than I ever did before. – Bob Stephan
New National SAR Website Guide The National SAR website has been completely revised and reorganized. A guide for using the new site is available at californiasar.org on the Member page under Recent News. We will include more information about it after we learn more about it ourselves. NOTICE: Flag Certificates: Members and others who regularly display the flag please notify Bob Stephan to receive a certificate. Members can nominate non-members (neighbors, friends, etc.) who display the flag regularly to receive a certificate from the Chapter.
Small ways to help your chapter. Please help! Ask not what your chapter can do for you! Ask your secretary what you can do for your chapter. For example, give a helping hand to young people by Volunteering to be our Knight Essay Contest Chair or the Medals and Awards Chair. For other programs please check out http://www.californiasar.org/youth-programs/
Keep In Touch Our Chapter website, mbcsar.org, is provided through the complimentary hosting and courtesy of Redshift Internet Services, www.redshift.com. We attempt to keep the Events page up to date so that you can refer to it for meeting and other chapter information. The Chapter newsletter is edited and published by Bob Stephan. Contact him at the chapter's email address [email protected]
Copies of the minutes of meetings will be sent by email. You may also request in advance to receive a paper copy at the next meeting.
AMAZON.COM If you are purchasing items from Amazon.com you can help the SAR by going to www.sar.org/node/240. You will be taken to the Amazon.com page of the NSSAR website. Once there, click on the Blue AMAZON.COM in the middle of the page. By doing so, the NSSAR will get a small commission on the items that you purchase.