The Ozark Mountain Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution meets the third Saturday of each month (except August) at 12:00 noon with lunch served, at Heritage Cafeteria, 1364 E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO (corner of Fremont and Battlefield). The speaker and business meeting begin at 12:30 p.m. Wives and guests and C.A.R.s are welcome.
Contact Tom Sentman , President
Or Webmaster: Glenn Gohr
Ozark Mountain Chapter SAR
C/O Glenn Gohr
PO Box 1421
Springfield, MO 65801
Contact Tom Sentman , President
Vice-President: Phil Reinbold
Secretary: John McAlear
Treasurer/Registrar: Glenn Gohr
Chaplain: Ron Albaugh
Chancellor: Gary E. Bishop
Genealogist: Will Carr
Historian: William Walker
Newsletter Editor: Terry Wood
Sergeant at Arms: Charles McMillan
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Glenn Gohr's Genealogy Page:
Another ongoing activity of our chapter is the color guard. Six of our members--Gerald McCoy (Ozark Mountain Chapter color guard commander), Timothy McCoy, Robert Grover, Mel McNeal, Glenn Gohr, and Dan McMurray--each have uniforms from the Revolutionary War period. Bob Grover is a dual member and is commander of the MOSSAR color guard. He also was MOSSAR President for the 1999-2000 term. These uniforms have been worn at various parades and other functions. The chapter color guard has marched in parades, officiated at funerals and other events, given several talks about the American Revolution to grade school children in Springfield, and has served as the color guard for the SMSU Lady Bears basketball games and the Springfield Lasers tennis matches. We hope to participate in more activities like this in the coming months. The chapter color guard is also participating in MOSSAR color guard events as well. See the Ozark Mountain Chapter Color Guard Activities Page at:
Contests and Recognition Programs For Youth
Ever since our chapter's founding in 1981, we have been involved in the Eagle Scout Program and the ROTC Program sponsored by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Also in the last several years, we have promoted two different essay contests and an oration contest which are part of the National Society SAR program. To see which contests for youth and recognition programs the Ozark Mountain Chapter is involved with, please go to Contests and Recognition Programs For Youth Page at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moomcsam/youth.html
Children of the American Revolution
Still another important project is the organizing of a local society of the Children of the American Revolution. Membership is open to any child from birth to age 21 who can trace their lineage back to someone who rendered assistance to the American troops during the American Revolution. The local C.A.R. society meets 4 times a year at the McDonald's on Battlefield Rd. next to the Battlefield Mall. The chartering ceremony took place on Saturday, February 13, 1999, Old Country Buffet in Springfield. The local society is named the William Freeman Society Children of the American Revolution after local patriot, William Freeman, who is buried in the Springfield National Cemetery. We have a very active C.A.R. chapter, and we won some national awards over the years. See the William Freeman Society C.A.R. Activities Page at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moomcsam/car.html for further information.
Our chapter has made a big showing at many of the MOSSAR Conventions. We have won awards for the Winona R. Yohe “Woman of the Year” Award, C. Lloyd Yohe Best Scrapbook Award, and for the Josiah Fogg Best Chapter Award several times.
Last updated February 15, 2013.