Annual Meeting

Dear Compatriots and Friends,

 

The 130th Annual Meeting of the Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant in Frederick, Maryland.  The restaurant is located at 581 Himes Avenue, with ample free parking.

 

A hot breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, bacon, fried potatoes, French toast, biscuits, assorted pastries, fresh fruit, and coffee, juice and tea, will be available beginning at 8:00 a.m.

 

Westminster Grave Marking

You are invited to join the Westminster Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, rain or shine, to dedicate an SAR Patriot Grave marker to Col Joshua Gist at the Gist Family Cemetery in Westminster.  The event will occur Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1 PM.  We are planning a dedication ceremony,  a musket salute by the Maryland SAR Color Guard, and the playing of Taps.

 

Gist Family cemetery is located off of Hook Road, between Federal Ann Lane and Col Joshua Court.

 

Westminster Chapter Newsletter

Compatriots:

Please find attached the latest edition of our chapter newsletter, The Westminster Associator.  Also attached is a flyer for the chapter meeting.

 

If you have not already responded, please do so to tell me whether or not you are coming and if coming to the chapter meeting, how many there will be coming besides your self.  This is a pizza party and we need to have a head count to know how many to order.  Please let me know as soon as possible.  There will be a lot happening, so it should make for a good meeting.

 

Bel Air Fourth of July Parade (Aquila Hall Chapter)

We will once again combine with the DAR and CAR to sponsor a float in the Bel Air parade.  Volunteers needed as many of our past volunteers will be at the National Congress in CA that same week.  We will need volunteers to man the float, carry the banner, etc.  Last year we won first place so the challenge is on to continue the streak.  Please reach out to Ray Lazzaro (lazzaror@comcast.net) if you have the time and inclination. 

Aquila Hall Chapter Meeting

There will be a Chapter luncheon and meeting on 20 April at the Steelefish Grille in Bel Air.  Details are in the attached flyer.  I will make special mention that our New State President James Perry will attend and install our new Chapter Officers.  We will also be presenting a law enforcement medal to a member of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Spouses and guests are welcomed.  Hope you can make it.

DAR Bus Trip to Winterthur

Compatriots, Please see the attached invitation from Joanne Calvert and the ladies of the DAR.  Her DAR chapter is sponsoring a bus trip to Winterthur for "Costuming the Crown" on May 8th. The last time the Delaware Society Hosted the AMS meeting they had this trip and it was outstanding. Winterthur has the largest collection of the original Society of Cincinnatus pieces of china originally owned by George Washington and later purchased by Henry Francis du Pont. The Estate is beautiful and well worth the visit. 

Smallwood Chapter Meeting

Dear Compatriots and Friends,

 

The regular dinner meeting of the General William Smallwood Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Rosensteel Knights of Columbus, 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.  An informal social time will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner and program will start at 7:00 p.m.

 

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