Lincoln Chapter Minutes and Agendas

Sons of the American Revolution

Lincoln Chapter

May 2017

Present: Compatriots Shawn Stoner and John Braisted.

It was agreed the May business meeting would not be held due to low attendance.

Respectfully submitted,

John Braisted, Secretary, Lincoln Chapter SAR

Sons of the American Revolution

Lincoln Chapter

07 April 2017

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Compatriot Shawn Stoner at Eastmont Towers, 6335 “O” Street. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and the SAR Pledges, President Stoner welcomed all in attendance. Present were Compatriots Shawn Stoner, John Braisted, James Hoke, Elbert Dickey, Merle Rudebusch, Stan Wostrel and John Reinert. LaVerne Stetson delivered the Treasury report and returned home.
Minutes of the 03 March 2017 meeting were accepted, motion to approve was made by Compatriot Rudebusch, second by Compatriot Dickey, motion carried. The Treasury report was reviewed, motion to accept the report was made by Compatriot Braisted, second by Compatriot Dickey, motion carried.
Milestones 
April Anniversaries – Jerome Stam (2013), Donald Wright (1989)

March Birthdays – Stan Wostrel (19th), Donald Wright (14th)

Old Business
Plaque – Compatriot Reinert gave an update – Ed Zimmer made a presentation to the Preservation Association of Lincoln Board which was favorably received. Mr Zimmer is in charge of the language for the plaque, Compatriot Reinert will make sure he has a copy of the old plaque language. 

Compatriot Reinert discussed some of the challenges of the new SAR application system and reported the NESSAR has had over forty inquiries for membership information
ROTC/JRROTC – The UNL Chancellors Review will be held on 20 April at 3:30 p.m. at Cook Pavilion. Compatriots Hoke, Stoner and Braisted plan to attend. Lincoln Northeast Jr ROTC will be 7:00 p.m. on the same day.

Book Donation Request – Bill Fitz informed the SAR the books had been presented to the Nebraska State Penitentiary by another organization. 
Website – The new NESSAR web site is live at nessar.org, Also, please like and follow the NESSAR on Facebook at FaceBook.com/NebraskaSAR.
Boy Scout Merit Badge Day – The Nebraska Color Guard presented the colors at the Merit Badge Day opening on 4 March 2017 at Bellevue University. Compatriot Rudebusch served as counselor for Eagle Scout Badges for American Heritage and Genealogy. Over 250 Scouts from 60 troops attended.
New Business 
Spring State Meeting – The NESSAR Spring meeting will be held on Sunday April 23rd, meal at 1:00 p.m. with the meeting to begin at 2:00 p.m.
Memorial Day – Consider taking part n the Memorial Day observance at Wyuka Cemetery. A check for $15.00 will be sent. An evening ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial.

Patriot Biographies – Please continue to submit stories about Patriot ancestors, articles should be 200-400 words in length.
DAR monument – Compatriot Braisted reported the South Bypass may impact a maker erected by the DAR at 14th Street and Saltillo Road. The maker is near wagon wheel ruts made by the early settlers who crossed Nebraska.
Today in History – Compatriot Rudebusch gave a brief history of the US Navy, and part of the record of the USS Constitution.
Following the SAR closing, the meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
John C. Braisted,

Secretary, SAR Lincoln Chapter

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Sons of the American Revolution
Lincoln Chapter

03 March 2017

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Compatriot Shawn Stoner at Eastmont Towers, 6335 “O” Street. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and the SAR Pledges, President Stoner welcomed all in attendance. Present were Compatriots Shawn Stoner, John Braisted, James Hoke, Elbert Dickey, Merle Rudebusch and Roger Rotschafer.
Minutes of the 03 February 2017 meeting were accepted, motion to approve was made by Compatriot Dickey, second by Compatriot Hoke, motion carried. The Treasury report was reviewed, motion to accept the report was made by Compatriot Dickey, second by Compatriot Hoke, motion carried.
Milestones 
March Anniversaries – James Warick (43), Robert Vohland (88), Dan Warlick (97), Stan Wostrel (10), John Braisted (15), 

March Birthdays – Robert Chandler (10th), Carroll Reinert (12th), Robert Hale (16th), 

Elbert Dickey (19th)

Old Business 
American Heritage Dinner – A total of 47 guests were present. Humanities Nebraska speaker Bev Beavers portrayal of “Lady Vestey” was well received by those present. Compatriot Robert Chandler donated the POW/MIA Dinner place settings to the SAR Lincoln Chapter.
New Business 
Boy Scout Merit Badge Day – The Nebraska Color Guard will present the colors at the Merit Badge Day opening on 4 March 2017 at Bellevue University. Compatriot Rudebusch suggested SAR Members may be able to serve as counselors for Eagle Scout Badges for American Heritage and Genealogy, Compatriot Hoke will check into this possibility.
ROTC/JRROTC – The UNL Chancellors Review will be held on 20 April at 3:30 p.m. at Cook Pavilion. Compatriots Hoke, Stoner and Braisted plan to attend. Lincoln Northeast Jr ROTC will be in the evening on the same day.
Website – The new NESSAR web site is due to go live on Sunday, 5 March 2017 at nessar.org, please like and follow on Facebook at FaceBook.com/NebraskaSAR.

Book Donation Request – Bill Fitz of Union College is asking the Lincoln Chapter SAR to donate books he has purchased to the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Mr. Fitz is a volunteer at the Penitentiary and is not allowed to make donations so is asking for an organization to present these books in his place. A motion was made by Compatriot Braisted to present the copies of Hacksaw Ridge to the Nebraska State Penitentiary with the provision no other materials are included with the books, second by Compatriot Hoke, motion carried.
Compatriot Hoke announced he will step down as incoming State SAR President at the Spring meeting for health reasons.
Today in History – Compatriot Rudebusch gave a history of the Star Spangled Banner, which was officially made our National Anthem on 3 March 1931, when President Hoover signed legislation passed by Congress.

Following the SAR closing, the meeting was adjourned at 9:52 a.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
John C. Braisted,

Secretary, SAR Lincoln Chapter

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Sons of the American Revolution

Lincoln Chapter

03 February 2017
The meeting was called to order at 9:10 a.m. by Compatriot Shawn Stoner at Eastmont Towers, 6335 “O” Street. Following mother Pledge of Allegiance and the SAR Pledges, President Stoner welcomed all attending their meeting. Present were Compatriots Shawn Stoner, John Braisted, John Reinert, Roger Rotshafer and Guest Evelyn Springer.

Minutes of the 06 January 2017 were accepted as presented, the Treasury report was reviewed. Compatriot Braisted moved both reports be accepted, second by Compatriot Reinert, motion carried.
Milestones

February Anniversaries – Virgil Deethardt (09), John Reinert (84), Gary Stallcup (16), Richard Gooding (75)

February Birthdays. – None

Old Business

American Heritage Dinner – About 30 meals have been reserved to date. The list of reservations will be matched with last years and contacts will be made as needed. The event has been sent to Neighborhood Extra and the State Sesquicentennial committee. The schedule calls for people to gather at 5:30, meal at 6:15 with the program to start at 7:00 p.m.

Plaque – Ed Zimmer is working on the language for the plaque. The actual anniversary date is 29 July.
New Business

90th Anniversary – The Mary Katharine Goddard Chapter is celebrating their 90th anniversary with an event scheduled for 12 February 2017 at the Millard VFW hall. Starting at 1:30 p.m.

Compatriot John Reinert will file the Lincoln Chapter IRS return.

Today in History – Compatriot Braisted read the history of the Battle of Beaufort, also known as the Battle of Port Royal Island, which took place on this date in 1779.

Following the SAR closing, the meeting was adjourned at 9:40 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 

John C Braisted,

Secretary, SAR Lincoln Chapter

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Sons of the American Revolution 

Lincoln Chapter

6 January 2017
The meeting was called to order by Compatriot Shawn Stoner, President, at Eastmont Towers, 6335 “O” Street, at 9:00 a.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and SAR pledges, President Stoner welcomed all attending the meeting.

Present were Compatriots Shawn Stoner, John Braisted, Stan Wostrel, LaVerne Stetson, Elbert Dickey and Merle Rudebusch.

Minutes of the 2 December 2016 meeting were accepted as presented, a motion to accept was made by Compatriot Wostrel, second by Compatriot Dickey, motion approved. The Treasury report (balance $700.53) was accepted as presented, motion to accept was made by Compatriot Rudebusch, second by Compatriot Dickey, motion carried.
Milestones

Jan Anniversaries- Robert Chandler (92) 25 years

Jan Birthdays – Richard Gooding Sr (10th), Jimmy Wise (9th)

Old Business
American Heritage Dinner – The application for the speaker has been sent, a check for $50.00 needs to be sent to Humanities Nebraska. A copy of the dinner invitation was passed around. Compatriot Stoner will contact the Nebraska Statehood 150th committee and inform them of the American Heritage Dinner.
Wreaths Across America – Compatriot Stoner attended, over 1600 wreaths were laid on veterans graves. The event was held in the Rudge Chapel, with attendees going to the veterans circle after the program.
Compatriot Jack Walters funeral was held on 6 December, Compatriots Stetson and Braisted attended the service. A card from the family was passed around.
Plaque – Planning continues on the plaque which will mark the selection of Lincoln as Nebraska’s capital city by the Capital search committee. The Color Guard may be contacted to appear at the event when the plaque is installed.

New Business
Eagle Scout Award Report – Compatriot Rudebusch presented the revised application and recommended it be forwarded to the SAR office for judging. A motion to submit the application was made by Compatriot Stetson, second by Compatriot Rudebusch, motion carried. The Scout and his parents will be invited to the American Heritage Dinner and the NESAR Spring meeting at Mahoney Park.
President Stoner reported a new member application for a gentleman from Wahoo has been submitted to the SAR office for review and approval.
Today in History – Compatriot Rudebusch presented information about the Preservation Trust’s efforts to purchase historic battlefield sites from both the Revolutionary War and Civil War eras. 
Following the SAR closing, the meeting was adjourned at 9:50 a.m.
Respectfully Submitted,

John C Braisted, 
Secretary, SAR Lincoln Chapter 
    

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Sons of the American Revolution<

     Lincoln Chapter

              2 December 2016
The meeting was called to order by Compatriot Stan Wostrel, Vice President, at Eastmont Towers, 6335 “O” Street, at 9:00 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance and SAR Pledge were both recited.

Present were Compatriots Stan Wostrel, John Braisted, Merle Rudebusch, Carroll Reinert, LaVerne Stetson and Jerome Stam.

Vice President Wosteral welcomed all attending the meeting. Minutes of the 4 November 2016 meeting were accepted as amended, a motion to accept the minutes was made by Compatriot LaVerne Stetson, second by Compatriot Merle Rudebusch, motion approved. The Treasurers report reflected a balance of $600.53, motion to accept by John Braisted, second by Merle Rudebusch. Motion approved.

Milestones- 

December Anniversaries- Christopher Debban (2011), Clifford Sawyer (1986- 20 years)December Birthdays – Nathaniel McHargue (24th), Merle Rudebusch (9th), Jerome Stam (12th)

Old Business-

American Heritage Dinner Speaker – The application for the Lady Vesty program will be submitted to Nebraska Humanities for funding along with a $50.00 check. 

Invitation List- Invitations will be completed and mailed by the 15th of December.

Wreaths Across America- Saturday 17 December order of events:

 10:15 program participants gather

 10:30 wreath layers

 11:00 program, new Soldiers Circle (Vine Street entrance)

 11:30 wreath laying at original Soldiers Circle

Dues are due, statements were mailed to all members in October.

New Business-

Merle Rudebusch has received one application for the Eagle Scout Award. With minor changes the application will be accepted.

The next meeting will be held on 6 January 2017.

Today in History- Lydia Darragh provided information which saved George Washington.

After the SAR closing was recited, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,  

John C Braisted, Secretary

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  •     Sons of the American Revolution
  •      Lincoln Chapter
  •               4 November 2016

The meeting was called to order by Compatriot Shawn Stoner, President, at Eastmont Towers, 6335 “O” Street, at 9:00 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance and SAR Pledge were both recited.
Present were compatriots Shawn Stoner, James Hoke, John Braisted, Merle Rudebusch, Carroll Reinert and Stan Wostrel.
President Stoner welcomed all attending the meeting. Minutes of the 7 October 2016 meeting were accepted as presented, a motion to accept the minutes was made by Compatriot Carroll Reinert, second by Compatriot Merle Rudebuscyh, motion approved. The Treasurers report reflected a balance of $600.53, motion to accept by Carroll Reinert, second by Stan Wostrel, motion approved.

Milestones-

November Anniversaries- None

November Birthdays – James Worick (2nd), Roger Rotshafer (18th), Shawn Stoner (26th)

Old Business-
American Heritage Dinner Speaker – Beverly Beavers will present a program about Lady Vestey. An application will be submitted to Nebraska Humanities for funding.
Invitation List- DAR names and addresses were obtained by John Braisted, the mailing list from last year will be used for other organizations. The final invitations will be ready for review at the December meeting. 
Wreaths Across America- A letter was read thanking the Lincoln Chapter for our contribution to the wreath program. Wreaths will be laid on December 17th at Wyuka Cemetery. 
Dues are due, statements have been mailed to all members.
James Hoke was appointed to check on the Naval Reserve Sea Scout program and reported on his findings. If a Sea Scout applies for an award, the cost of the medal will be required to be paid by the party submitting the application.

New Business-
Dinner Budget- The 2016 Dinner report was reviewed. After discussion the price for the 2017 Dinner was set at $20.00, the same as 2016.
We will extend an invitation to an Eagle Scout to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the dinner.
Remember to vote on 8 November.
Today in History- William Shippen, Patriot, Politician and Physician died on this date in 1801.
After the closing the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

John C. Braisted, Secretary

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Nebraska Society
Sons of the American Revolution
Lincoln Chapter
7 October 2016 Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Shawn Stoner at Eastmont Towers, 6335 “O” Street at 9:05 a.m.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the SAR Pledge.
Members present: Shawn Stoner, LaVerne Stetson, Virgil Deethardt, Carroll Reinert, Merle Rudebusch, Elbert Dickey, John Braisted and David Kentsmith, State SAR President.

President Stoner welcomed all attending the meeting and extended a special welcome to Nebraska Society President Dr. David Kentsmith.

Minutes of the 2 September 2016 meeting were accepted as presented, a motion to to accept the minutes was made by LaVerne Stetson, second by Merle Rudebusch, motion approved. The Treasurers report reflected a balance of 625.53, motion to accept was made by Merle Rudebusch, second by Carroll Reinert, motion carried.

Milestones – 

October Membership Anniversary – Carroll Reinert

October Birthdays – John Braisted (13th), Dan Warick (22nd), Christopher Debban (30th)

Old Business

Dr. Tom and Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award applications were delivered to Lincoln Public Schools by John Braisted and Lincoln parochial schools by Shawn Stoner. 

American Heritage Dinner – The list of program presenters was reviewed and reduced to three options: A Visit With Lady Vestey, Hartley Burr Alexander: A Living History and When Did the White House Become the “White House”. Selected for the 2017American Heritage Dinner was “Lady Vestey”. The invitation list is being reviewed, State DAR Regent Connie Plettner has been contacted for current DAR officer names and addresses.

The SAR State Fall meeting was held at Mahoney State Park on 11 September 2016. State SAR President Kentsmith made comments about the meeting and presented Shawn Stoner with a USA/SAR flag pin to recognize his service in the Color Gaurd.

New Business
Merle Rudebusch will represent the SAR at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor to be held on 9 October at St. Theresa’s Church.

State President Kentsmith gave a report on the recent Fall Leadership meeting. Information about completing SAR applications was presented along with the goals of the society in getting the data online for the membership. 

Dues statements have been mailed, several lines allow donations for items not in the State budget.

Wreaths Across America – John Braisted made a motion to contribute $25.00 for wreaths, second by Carroll Reinert, motion approved.

Website update – Shawn Stoner is working on a new SAR state website, Lincoln Chapter minutes from March to the present are on the old WordPress web page.

Today in History – Merle Rudebusch read about the Battle of Kings Mountain which took place on 7 October 1780.

Closing – The SAR “Until We Meet Again” was said, the meeting was adjourned at 10:25 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Braisted, Secretary

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Nebraska Society 

Sons of the American Revolution

Lincoln Chapter  

2 September 2016 Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 9:00am by President Shawn Stoner at Eastmont Towers, 6335 “O” Street.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the SAR Pledge.

Members present: Shawn Stoner, Stan Wostral, Merle Rudebusch, Roger Rotschafer and John Braisted.

Minutes and Treasurer Reports: The Secretary, John Braisted read the minutes of the 5 August 2016 meeting, they were accepted as presented. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Stan Wostrel, second by Roger Rotschafer, approved. The Treasurer’s report was not presented as the Treasurer was absent. The current
balance of $610.35 is unchanged since the June report.

Nebraska Society Milestones: 

Membership Anniversary – Thomas Masters (1974), Jimmy Wise (1996)

July Birthday – James Hoke 12th, Robert Vohland 15th

Wedding Anniversary – James Hoke 50th

Old Business: President Stoner presented information about the Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award. Shawn and John took applications to deliver to Lincoln schools.

New Business: State Meeting is to be held on 11 Sep at Mahoney State Park, 1PM lunch, 2PM meeting with color guard.

Shawn discussed the NSSAR web page, this will be an item for discussion at the State meeting on 11 September. Shawn has obtained. The rights to a name, various options for hosting were presented as well as costs.

American Heritage Dinner – The dinner will be held on 18, (25th, corrected date) Feb 2017, the hall has been reserved. Lists of groups need to be obtained for the invitations. John will contact DAR State President Connie Plettner for current DAR officers. Presenters for the dinner were discussed, further discussion will be held at the October meting when more members should be present.

The Inaugural address by President Tomme is online at the SAR web page. President Tomme is stressing education in schools and member retention.

The possibility of holding a dinner meeting in November will be explored.This may bring out members who have not been able to attend on Friday mornings.

Today in History – Merle read an article about the founding of the US Mint on this date in 1789 by the US Congress.

Closing: The SAR “Until We Meet Again” was said, the meeting was adjourned at 9:35AM.

Respectfully submitted,

John Braisted, Secretary

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Nebraska Society
Sons of the American American Revolution
Lincoln Chapter
5 August 2016 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 9:00am by President Shawn Stoner at Eastmont Towers, 6335 “O” Street.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the SAR Pledge.

Members present: Shawn Stoner, Stan Wostral, Virgil Deethardt, Carrol Reinert, Gary Stallcup, Roger Rotschafer and John Braisted. Guest – Linda Rotschafer.

Induction of New Member – Roger Rotschafer was inducted by President Stoner.

Minutes and Treasurer Reports: The Secretaries report was accepted as presented. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Carroll Reinert, second by Stan Wostrel, approved. The Treasurer’s report was not presented as the Treasurer was absent.
Milestones: Membership Anniversary – LaVerne Stetson (2000)
July Birthday – Jason Hoke
Aug Anniversaries – James Hoke, (2011), Jason Hoke (2011), Merle Ruderbusch (1995)
August Birthdays – Thomas Masters, John Reinert, Gary Stallcup, LaVerne Stetson.

Old Business: President Stoner reported bell ringing on the 4th of July needed more lead time to arrange, this will be a project for 2017.

New Business: Plans for the American Heritage Dinner will need to be made, members should start thinking about possible speaker/program presenters. Two names were suggested, Kathy Ocasio, Past DAR President and Bob Ripley.

Shawn reported the Federal Equal Opportunity Commission is reviewing a complaint regarding the Gadsden Flag. The flag has been used by tea party groups and a complaint about the display of the flag was filed.

The SAR American History Teacher Award winner was announced on the web page. Shawn will gather information to bring to the September meeting so local schools could be invited to participate this school year.

A card was signed by those present for Merle Ruderbusch on the passing of his wife

Today in History: Shawn read a piece about the Fort Schuyler Siege. John had a short piece from the National Park Service about a letter in which a native of Charleston, South Carolina, writes to London: “Be assured peace will never be firmly established between Great Britain and America, until the latter receives an ample recognition of her rights, and a full satisfaction for the blood that has or may be shed.”

A card was signed by those present for Merle Rudebusch on the passing of his wife.

Closing: The SAR “Until We Meet Again” was said, the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 AM.

Respectfully submitted,

John Braisted, Secretary

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Nebraska Society
Sons of the American Revolution
Lincoln Chapter

July 2016

The Lincoln Chapter of the Nebraska SAR did not hold a meeting in July.

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Nebraska Society
Sons of the American Revolution
Lincoln Chapter
3 June 2016 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 9:00am by President Shawn Stoner at Eastmont Towers, 6335 “O” Street.

The meeting was opened with the SAR Pledge, the Pledge of Allegiance, and The Star Spangled Banner.

Members present: Shawn Stoner, Cliff Sawyer, LaVerne Stetson, Merle Rudebusch and John Braisted.

Secretary and Treasurer Reports: The Secretaries report was accepted as presented. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Laverne Stetson, second by John Braisted, approved. The Treasurer’s report was reviewed; the current balance of $610.35 is unchanged from last month.

Milestones: Membership Anniversaries – Shawn Stoner (2011), Robert Hale (1952).
Birthdays – None.
Death – David Mickey on 15 May 2016

Old Business: Memorial Day at Wyuka Cemetery – The SAR laid a wreath with Compatriots John Reinert, Thomas Masters, Merle Rudebusch and Shawn Stoner attending. Compatriot Rudebusch spoke about the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Member David Mickey passed away on 15 May, LaVerne Stetson, John Reinert and Shawn Stoner attended the services at First United Methodist Church in Lincoln.

New Business: The application of Roger Rotschafer was approved in June; his initiation will be scheduled for a future meeting.

The SAR has requested local chapters seek churches and organizations that have bells to ring them at 11:00am local time on 4 July. Members present will make contacts and make this request. Contacting the city about ringing the replica of the Liberty Bell was mentioned as being an opportunity for some public exposure.

LaVerne Stetson shared his Memorial Day experiences while in Crawford Nebraska.

The Seward Nebraska July 4th celebration was discussed. After a review of the program for this year’s events, a decision was made to contact the Seward planning committee about participation in 2017.

The July meeting date will be Friday the 1st. With the holiday on Monday and plans by members, it was decided to not hold July meetings.

Merle mentioned the program “America Rides” which is on the BYU network. The station is on many cable and satellite providers, or may be found online. Many of the programs tell stories about people or events in American history.

John said a new stamp commemorating the repeal of the Tax Stamp Act had been issued by the Postal Service.

Today in History: Merle Rudebusch had a presentation on the death of former Massachusetts Colonial Governor, Thomas Hutchinson, who died on this day in 1780. LaVerne read the article.

Closing: The SAR “Until We Meet Again” was said, the meeting was adjourned at 10:05 AM.

Respectfully submitted,

John Braisted, Secretary

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Nebraska Society
Sons of the American Revolution
Lincoln Chapter
1 April 2016 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 am by President Shawn Stoner at Eastmont Towers, 6335 “O” Street.

The meeting was opened with the SAR Pledge and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Members present: James Hoke, Shawn Stoner, Stan Wostrel, Bob Chandler, Carroll Reinert, John Reinert, Cliff Sawyer, LaVerne Stetson, Merle Rudebusch and John Braisted.

Secretary and Treasurer Reports: The following corrections to the 4 March 2016 minutes were noted: Janice Stallcup was a guest, This Day in History was presented and the spelling of Carroll Reinert’s first name. Motion to accept the minutes as corrected was made by Bob Chandler, second by Carroll Reinert, approved. The Treasurer’s report was reviewed; motion to approve was made by John Braisted, second by Bob Chandler, approved.

Milestones: Membership Anniversaries – Jerome Stam (2013), Donald Wright (1989).
Birthday – Donald Wright (14th).

Old Business:
ROTC Awards – Jim Hoke, Stan Wostrel and John Braisted indicated they will attend the UNL ROTC medal award ceremonies to be held on 21 April. LaVerne Stetson is planning to attend the Northeast High School Jr ROTC ceremony the same evening. The ROTC ceremony in Grand Island will be attended by Merle Rudebusch on 27 April.
Color Guard – No color guard meeting was held. Those who are ready should be in uniform at the Spring SAR Meeting on 10 April to present the colors.
SAR Spring Meeting – A meal will be available at 1:00 PM followed by the meeting at 2:00 pm.
Memorial Day at Wyuka Cemetery – Meet between 8:00 AM and 8:15 AM at the main entrance, ceremonies start at 8:30. Services at Lincoln Memorial are at 11:30 AM. Color Guard members are asked to attend.
Stan Wostrel has paid life memberships dues at both National and State levels.
Medals – The State Society pays the cost of most medals, the Eagle Scout award being the exception, as a trust pays for scout awards. As no response has been received from Rodney Kuhn his medal will be mailed to him.
John Reinert will file the Lincoln Chapter form 990 with the IRS.
New Business: Firefighter and EMT award nominees were sought by contacting all area volunteer and City Fire Departments. One response was received from the Lincoln Fire Department.
Merle Rudebusch attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for four Eagle Scouts in Cordova NE.
John Reinert reported the Haymarket Plaque is still a work in progress.
Shawn Stoner discussed his patriot ancestor’s home in Northampton MA.

Today in History: Merle gave a report on the election of Fredrick Muhlenberg, the first Speaker of the House of Representatives which took place on April 1, 1789.

Closing: The SAR “Until We Meet Again” was said, the meeting was adjourned at 9:45 AM.

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Nebraska Society
Sons of the American Revolution
Lincoln Chapter

4 March 2016 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM by President Shawn Stoner at Eastmont Towers, 6335 O Street.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the SAR Pledge.

Members present: Shawn Stoner, James Hoke, John Braisted, LaVerne Stetson, Stan Wostrel, Bob Chandler, Carrol Reinert, Merle Rudebusch, Cliff Sawyer, Virgil Deethardt, Thomas Masters, Gary Stallcup and from Omaha David Kentsmith and John Parsons and Roger Rotschafer, visitor.
President Stoner had all members introduce themselves. Visitor Roger Rotschafer stated he has completed his application for membership.

Installation of new officers – President James Hoke installed Shawn Stoner, President, Stan Wostrel, Vice President, John Braisted, Secretary and LaVerne Stetson, Treasurer.

Secretary and Treasurers Reports of the 5 February 2016 meeting were distributed; one correction was noted under New Business: change the word “od” to “of”. Motion to approve the amended minutes was made by Stan Wostrel, second by Virgil Deethardt, motion approved. A motion to approve the Treasurers report was made by Stan Wostrel, seconded by Bob Chandler, motion approved.

Milestones Membership Anniversaries: John Braisted (2015), Robert Vohland (1988), James Worick (1943).
Birthdays: Robert Chandler 10th, Carrol Reinert, 12th, Robert Hale, 16th, and Elbert Dickey, 19th.

Old Business: The final report on the American Heritage Dinner was given by Laverne Stetson. The final count of paid reservations was 64 and the Havelock Social Hall billed the SAR for 64 meals. The letter was mailed to Rodney Kuhn regarding the whole ward which was to be presented at the American heritage dinner no response has been received as of this date. A time and location or presentation of the award is not possible to give it in an award will be mailed to him.
Moving the installation of Lincoln chapter officers to the American heritage dinner will be considered.
Bob chandler has Eagle Scout certificates to be presented, Laverne Stetson and Jim Hoke will make the presentations.

New Business: ROTC and junior OTC award presentations will be held to 21st, Jim Hoke will attend the U.N. EL ceremony will recess and will attend the Lincoln northeast high school ceremony. To give a kit and metal will need to be delivered to Grand Island.
Residents Stoner announced to have a color guard meeting, and the first color guard event will be at the meeting 10 April at Mahoney state park.
President Stoner presented statistics on patriot biographies and the National Office. The Nebraska Society is in the top five or submissions of the if you treat biographies
30 May more of a walk in Riesling ceremony a way to cemetery color guard members should attend if available. A donation of $15.00 was made for a wreath.
David Kentsmith was asked about Stan Wostrel’s membership on the Lincoln membership list.
Bob Chandler reviewed a PowerPoint presentation about the retirement ceremony for U.S. Flags.
LaVerne Stetson announced his 60th wedding anniversary is this week.
All members are encouraged to complete Supplementals.

Closing: The SAR “Until We Meet Again” was said and the meeting was adjourned.

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