MEETINGS FOR 2013:
GRC Chapter Next Meeting 2013
***** 12 Oct 2013 - 1:30PM EST *****
At the Genealogical Library in the McGrady-Brockman Building
Across the street from the Public Library
On the corner of 7th. & Hart Streets
Parking next to building.
Program: Chapter Sec/Tres. John G. West - "The Battle of Guilford Courthouse"
[Web Master Note: For some of southwestern Indiana
the meeting will begin at 12:30PM CST]
Our INSSAR State Newsletter Editor, Jeff Hornung, has just released a special issue of the Hoosier Patriot for July 2013. Click here This issue features a well-done article "The American Revolution's Battle on the Wabash" created with the combined efforts of Compatriots Wayne Eells Jr., Mark Kreps and Robert C. Pfaff (Mark is a member of the George Rogers Clark Chapter). There is a link in the article to another great article (Click here) published in The Indiana Historian "The Fall of Fort Sackville."
George Rogers Clark Chapter
Current Officers for 2013
President - Robert P. Cunningham
Vice-President - C. David Betzner
Secretary/Treasurer - John G. West
Chaplain - Charles E. Jordan
Registrar/Genealogist - Kenneth Gilkey
Interested in learning more about becoming an SAR member?
Contact Kenneth Gilkey who will explain everything to you and
he can help you through the application process.
Membership in the Sons of the American Revolution is open to any man of age eighteen (18) years or over
(under 18 may join as Junior members), who is a lineal descendant of an ancestor who supported the war for
American independence. These ancestors are referred to as Revolutionary War Patriots and include
those persons who fought in the military and/or militia, who provided supplies to the American cause,
who served on political bodies supporting the Revolution, who signed oaths of support and similar acts.
The George Rogers Clark Flag, a red and green striped banner commonly associated with George Rogers Clark, although Colonel Clark
did not campaign under these colors. The “Clark” flag was made in Vincennes, Indiana, and likely flew over Fort Sackville even before Clark arrived.
The George Rogers Clark Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held their spring chapter meeting at the McGrady-Brockman Regional Genealogical/Historical Center on March 9 th. The meeting was attended by nine members of the George Rogers Clark Chapter and one guest, Compatriot James Arnold, from the Daniel Guthrie Chapter in Bedford. One new member, Justin Thomas, attended his first Chapter meeting. Five ladies also attended. The program entitled The Continental Navy was presented by the Chapter President Robert Cunningham. The next George Rogers Clark Chapter meeting will be held on July 27 at 1:30 pm in the same location, the McGrady-Brockman Regional Genealogical/Historical Center.
The names of the Chapter members in the photograph from left to right are as follows - Seated: Chapter President, Robert Cunningham; Chapter Secretary/Treasurer John West; Chapter Registrar/Genealogist Kenneth Gilkey Standing: Charles Jordan, Justin Thomas, Brent Marchino, Marvin Sweeney, Marshall Miller and John Harrison.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia 2012: GRC President Robert Cunningham
is presenting the GRC wreath escorted by State President C. David Betzner
and District Vice-President General T. Rex Legler II (carrying the GRC Flag).
The INSSAR Color Guard presented the Colors in Vincennes, IN for the 234th Anniversary (Feb. 25, 2013)
of the capture of Ft. Sackville by George Rogers Clark and his men.
Photo taken as we were preparing for the ceremony to begin.
Four of the guardsmen are members of the GRC Chapter.
On Dec. 30 between holidays and before the end of the year, getting out one more Flag Certficate
at Terhunes Inc. - McDonalds in Muncie, IN. Manager Donna Jenkinson
receives Flag Certificate from Mark Kreps, INSSAR Flag Chairman
on behalf of the George Rogers Clark Chapter, where Kreps is a dual member.
11 NOV 2013 is Veteran's Day! Visit these sites:
Veterans' Day - The VA's Vet's Day Site
IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN COMPATRIOTS
List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Published on 21 Nov 2012 with last revision on 01 Oct 2013
About SAR: The Sons of the American Revolution is a historical, educational, and patriotic "lineage" society comprised of male descendants of patriots who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-1783.
Mission: The purpose of the Sons of the American Revolution is "to perpetuate the memory of those who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American People".
Description: The George Rogers Clark SAR Chapter is the oldest chapter currently active in the Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and meets in Vincennes, Indiana.
Membership in the Sons of the American Revolution is open to any man of age eighteen (18) years or over, who is a lineal descendant of an ancestor who supported the war for American independence. These ancestors are referred to as Revolutionary War Patriots and include those persons who fought in the military and/or militia, who provided supplies to the American cause, who served on political bodies supporting the Revolution, who signed oaths of support and similar acts.
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