March / April 2022 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

March 21, 2022

March / April 2022 Newsletter Highlights

  • The Saturday, April 9, 2022 meeting will be held at Nemacolin Castle in Brownsville, PA.
  • Resolution on the passing of Compatrior E. Ward Reighard
  • VP John Burnett received the 10-year service pin and certificate
  • Ed Schreiber presented with a flag certificate
  • Ron Miller received the Lafayetter National Service Medal and three Bronze Oak Leaf clusters.
  • Michael Merryman received seven Gold and three Bronze Oak Leaf clusters.
  • New Compatriots installed, including Alex Brown, Bryan Cunning, and John Mathues.
  • New members include Robert Frazier and Christopher Thomassy.
  • the “History Hunt” program will commence on April 1, 2022 through July 9, 2022.

January / February 2022 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

February 22, 2022

January / February 2022 Newsletter Highlights

  • The January 2022 meeting will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2022 at 10 AM at the Citizen’s Library in Washington, PA.
  • The annual Chapter Christmas party was held at the Union Grill in Washington, PA on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
  • Four new members were installed into the chapter: Arthur Keys, Michael Kuklman, Mark Pearson, and Robert “Chip” Zelch
  • Various awards presented to the Chapter and individual Compatriots
  • New officers installed: Michael Merryman – President; John Burnett – Vice President; Gary Timmons – Secretary; and Ed Schreiber – Treasurer
  • Passing of Compatriot E. Ward Reighard on January 9, 2022
  • The Chapter received sponsorships for 2,303 actual wreaths and the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies received 3,489 wreaths on behalf of the Chapter for Wreaths Across America.

November / December 2021 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

November 15, 2021

November / December 2021 Newsletter Highlights

  • The December 2021 chapter meeting at the Union Grill in Washington on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11:30 AM.
  • 2022 membership dues deadline is November 30, 2021.
  • Awards presented to Michael and Nancy Sippey, Dorothy Bewick, Robert Frazier, Michael Pattison, and Thomas Carson.
  • Ken Cherry presented a program on explorer Christopher Gist.
  • $10,000 grant received from the Washington County Community Foundation for the cemetery signs program.
  • New Compatriots welcomed, including Gary, Christopher, & Alan Coates; Bryan Cunning; Arthur & Alexander Boyd Keys; Brandon & Michael Kuhlman; John Mathues; Joel Zupancic; and Hunter & Fisher Haight.
  • Wreaths Across America will occur on Friday, December 17th from 3 until 5 PM; Saturday December 18th and Sunday December 19th from 9 AM until noon at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

September / October 2021 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

October 2, 2021

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September / October 2021 Newsletter Highlights

  • The October chapter meeting to be held at Breezy Heights Tavern on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Noon. Reservations deadline is Friday, October 8, 2021.
  • The annual picnic was held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in partnership with local CAR and DAR chapter members.
  • Newest Compatriot Mark Pearson is welcomed to the chapter.
  • 2022 SAR dues need to be paid by the end of November 2021.
  • The annual Wreath Across America ceremony will occur on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Noon at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
  • The 2024 NSSAR Annual Congress will be held in Lancaster, PA.

May / June 2021 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

June 1, 2021
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May / June 2021 Newsletter Highlights

  • Chapter meeting will be Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 12:00 PM at Meadowcroft Museum of Rural Life.
  • Reservations for meeting attendance must be made prior to Saturday, June 12, 2021.
  • The chapter retained the “most active PASSAR chapter” plaque for chapters with 100+ members.
  • Nominations for the SAR flag certificate can be sent to Kurt Winter.
  • Volunteers needed for both the Wreaths Across American Mobile Exhibit as well as for the Whiskey Rebellion.
  • New compatriots welcomed: Kevin Burne, Clark John Hagan, and Junior Member Julian Bennett Lombardi Thomas.
  • The Revolutionary Soldier Memorial sign program has commenced in Washington County, PA.

March / April 2021 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

April 3, 2021
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March / April 2021 Newsletter Highlights

  • Chapter meeting on Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 12:00 PM at Century Inn
  • Reservations for meeting attendance must be made prior to Saturday, April 10, 2021
  • New compatriot welcomed: Captain Thomas “Tim” Thomassy
  • New Whiskey Rebellion Museum to be featured in Washington, PA
  • The Whiskey Rebellion Festival will occur on Saturday, July 17, 2021

January / February 2021 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

January 30, 2021
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January / February 2021 Newsletter Highlights

  • February 2021 regular meeting canceled due to COVID restrictions
  • Two new compatriots welcomed: Seth Russell Lemley and Collin Kevin Miller
  • 1,917 wreaths sponsored by the George Washington Chapter for Wreaths Across America
  • Passing of Compatriot Vaughn B. Curry on December 23, 2020
  • Knight Essay entry by Caitlin Grabowski titled “In the Shadow of Lafayette”
  • First chapter meeting will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Century Inn

March / April 2019 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

March 29, 2019

January / February 2019 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

January 29, 2019

November / December 2018 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

December 19, 2018