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The NSDAR March/April 2013 newsletter featured the recognition of Compatriot Bruce Champion, for his efforts in preserving John Hanson's home in Frederick, MD. Here is a copy of the selected pages.
I am pleased to announce the formation of a new Maryland SAR committee, Ancestry.com. This committee is formed in partnership with Ancestry.com and members will work closely with local chapters to work on new prospective members. Tim McCabe has been appointed Chairman of the committee and we are looking for volunteers to help Tim in his new role. Please contact him if you are interested in helping out.
Ancestry.com Chairman MDSSAR
Secretary and Registrar
MDSSAR Gen. William Smallwood Chapter
1520 Lake Norwood Way
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Here's a list of the steps in this Ancestry program, as I see them (may be revised as needed):
1.) I will receive a list of identified Maryland Ancestry subscribers from Brock Bierman, NSSAR Memebrship Chairman. This list will be made up of Maryland Ancestry subscribers who have saved a NSSAR Record Copy(s) (pre-1970) and attached it to their online Ancestry tree. Those are the Ancestry members we will target for SAR membership.
2.) That list will be divided into 3 lists – Eastern, Central, and Western based on the home address of the subscriber.
The Sgt. Lawrence Everhart Chapter has published their December Edition of "The Haversack" Newsletter. This newsletter is an excellent composition of activities and events that the chapter has taken part of.
The October edition of the SAR Colorguardsman included an article on the youngest colorguardsmen, which included a picture of our president, C. Louis Raborg, Jr. and his three sons, Christopher, Samuel and Louis, at the Constitution Day celebrations.
Take a look at the edition here!
This presentation was designed by Larry P. Cornwell, Genealogist General, to be given at the chapter level for those chapters struggling with maintaining its membership and/or interested in building its member base. It's his hope that the presentation will inspire at least one individual in each chapter to step forward to take on public speaking, and that same individual or another compatriot step forward and take on efficiently qualifying prospective members.
The presentation describes in detail his formula for success in both recruiting and qualifying prospective members. It can also be used by anyone preparing their own supplemental applications, especially those who may be unfamiliar with Ancestry.com, the DAR searchable web pages, Fold3.com, and the SAR Patriot Index Vol. III compact disk.
Please see this link to the national website to download the powerpoint presentation which Larry Cornwell gave at the 2012 Fall Leadership conference.
The Sgt. Lawrence Everhart Chapter has published their September Edition of "The Haversack" Newsletter. This newsletter is an excellent composition of activities and events that the chapter has taken part of.
I think this will be an excellent edition to the website, not only for our other chapters, but for visitors to the website and to the SAR. The Sgt. Lawrence Everhart Chapter continues to set a great example, one which we should try to follow, for the benefit of our entire society!
This was the dedication of the John Hanson National Memorial statue, that took place in Frederick on Saturday, August 4, at the courtyard of the Frederick County Courthouse. There was a reception immediately afterward at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. This important local event honored and recognized the historical significance of John Hanson, who resided in Frederick throughout the entire Revolutionary War and was the first President under the Articles of Confederation.
The Col. Aquila Hall and Col. Nicholas Ruxton Moore chapters sponsored an informational table and Historic Officer's Tent at the Harford County Farm Fair from July 26-30.
Members handed out information on all of the National contests, spoke of the many other events the Society sponsors and participates and gave mini Historical lectures on the people and places of the Revolutionary Period.
Additional members who lent support were Skip Glasser and his wife, Past President King Barnes, Historian Chris Smithson and Patriotic friends Alex Los and Grant Snyder.