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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 119th Annual Congress for the NSSAR is complete. This years conference was held in Atlanta, GA at the start of July. NSSAR Executive Joe Harris, provided the following summary of the business session.
The business session of the 119th Congress concluded with the following decisions:
* Changes to the NSSAR Bylaws:
Proposals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, and 14 - PASSED
Proposals 7, 10 - PASSED as amended
Proposal 12 - FAILED
*National dues will increase from $25 to $30 effective January 1, 2010 for Regular Members.
*National dues will increase from $5 to $10 effective January 1, 2010 for Junior Members.
*New Membership Application (processing) fee will increase from $60 to $80 effective January 1, 2010.
Executive Committee issues were numerous but of those discussed, the following were particularly important to the general membership:
Sons of the American Revolution
Trustee Report, 12 March 2009
The Trustees met at the Spring Leadership Meeting in Louisville on Saturday the 7th of March.
The Trustees approved a proposal to renovate the smaller portion of the new CAAH building (on the left in the photo below) using monies on hand from our fundraising efforts and move the library and the membership application processing function from the existing HQ building into the new building.
Massing of the Colors
On Sunday 9, November 2008, The MDSSAR Color Guard joined many other groups at the Massing of the Colors ceremony. This has become an annual event, and was again held at the Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland.
The Massing of the Colors is a patriotic ceremony to rededicate our faith in the Flags of the United States and to present our support to those Colors that represent the Servicemen and women who fight under them. It combines the men and women and their associated flags of many active and reserve component military units, veterans’ organizations, civic and patriotic and lineage organizations in addition to the MDSSAR Color Guard.
National Sons of the American Revolution Acquires a new Building
I am delighted to report that on February 23, 2008, the Trustees, after considerable debate passed three motions from the Executive Committee concerning the initiative to move our Headquarters to the West Main Street area of downtown Louisville. The motions passed are as follows: