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Fort Boise Chapter Fall Luncheon Meeting
2016 Fall Luncheon Meeting was held at 12:00 Noon in the Willard Arts
Center on 17 September at Idaho Falls. The meeting was opened with the
posting of Colors by the Idaho Society Color Guard commanded by Terry
Patterson. President Randy Bailey led in the reciting the Pledge of
Allegiance and SAR Pledge. President-elect Eugene Hill then delivered
the invocation. Lunch was then served.
lunch, President Randy Bailey spoke about current events and gave an
update on the Idaho Society, SAR. President Randy Bailey presented A
War Service Medal with Iraq bar to Compatiot Alexander Flink and a War
Service Medal with Afghanistan bar to Compatriot Colonel Robin Spofford.
featured speaker, Rod Hanson, Director of Exhibits at the Museum of
Idaho then spoke about the "Rebels wth a Cause" exhibit. After
which President-elect Eugene Hill delivered the Recessional and Benediction.
The meeting was adjourned and those present proceeded to the Museum
of Idaho for a tour of the "Rebels with a Cause" exhibit.
SAR National Trustee Dr. Pettett presents Color Guard Commander Terry
two flag streamers awarded to the Idaho Society, SAR at the National
Wellman and Terry Patterson in front of the "Rebels with a Cause"
(From Left ot
Right) Compatriots Cole Bailey, Kellen Bailey, President Randy Baily,
James Wellman, Dr. Pillip Pettett, Terry Patterson and Intermountain
District Vice President General Regan Grandy
Day "Ringing of the Bells" at Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls Councilwoman
Barbara Ehardt reads the Proclimation while
Commander, Terry Patterson (left) and Color Guard Member, James Wellman
(center) flank the bell.
Color Guard Member
James Wellman "Ringing the Bell".
Patterson, Councilwoman Barbara Ehardt, and Compatriot James Wellman
SAR Poster Winner receives Honorable Mention
was reported by Idaho SAR National Trustee, Compatriot Gary Pettett,
MD that Gracie Castillo's poster had been
awarded an "Honorable Mention" at the 2016 National Congress
in Boston, MA. Well done Gracie and Congratulations!
Day Parade in Rupert, Idaho
SAR Color Guard Commander Compatriot Terry Patterson, left, and other
members of the Idaho SAR & DAR
Mounted Color Guard participated in the Rupert, Idaho Independence Day
parade on 4 July, 2016.
Fort Boise Chapter Spring Luncheon and Awards Banquet
Fort Boise Chapter met at the Riverside Hotel in Boise at 12:00 Noon
on 21 May 2016. There were 32 members and guests in attendance.
Bailey opened the meeting and led the attendees in reciting the "Pledge
of Allegiance" and the "SAR Pledge".
Brechwald then delivered the invocation. After which lunch was served.
President Randy Bailey, left, administered the SAR oath to our new members
in attendance. The new members are (from left to right) Jerry D. Poss,
Terry W. Patterson, Glen E. McConaughey and LtCol. Lewis M. Herrington,
Bailey and Secretary Matt Brechwald then opened the Awards and Recognitions
portion of the program by presenting the SAR
War Service Medal with Vietnam
bar to Jerry D. Poss for his service with the U. S. Army in Vietnam.
J. D. also accepted the War Service Medal with Vietnam bar for his brother
Donald Poss for his service with the U. S. Air Force in DaNang, Vietnam,
the War Service Medal with Southwest
Asia bar for his son, Joshua Poss, U. S. Navy, who served aboard
the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf. J. D. also accepted
Service Medal for his brother, Larry Poss, who served as a Sergeant
in the U. S. Army.
Means Herrington, USMCR (Ret.) was presented with the War
Service Medal with Southwest
Asia bar for his service as a Captain during the Liberation of Kuwait.
Bailey presented Gracie Castillo with a certificate and a check for
$50.00 as the winner of the Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest
Winner. Gracie is a student at the Garden Valley Middle School, Garden
The Arthur M.
& Burden King Eagle Scout Award was presented to Eagle Scout Oliver
J. Harrop of Nampa, Idaho. Oliver will also be entered into the NSSAR
Eagle Scout Contest.
Oliver and parents
with the Eagle Scout trophy
Jerry D. Poss
was awarded the Law
Enforcement Commendation Medal for his long career in law enforcement
and for his actions that saved a young lady's life.
George Gunn was
presented the Law
Enforcement Commendation Medal for his many years of exemplary service
as an Ada County Prosceutor.
George Gunn expressed
his gratitude for being chosen for the Law Enforcement Medal. He remarked
that the prosecutor's office is rarely recognized for the work that
they do and he was truly honored to be recognized for his service.
Ada County Prosecutor
Jan Bennetts addressed the gathering and spoke of the Prosecution's
role in protecting the Constitution.
Dr. Gary Pettett,
trustee and delegate to the National Convention spoke of the continued
construction and expansion of National Headquarters in Louisville, KY.
He also talked of the new research tools available on "sharefile"
and the continuing work to make the SAR files and documentation available
much like the DAR does now.
Bailey and Secretary Matt Brechwald presented Registrar Frank Huntley
with the Silver
Roger Sherman Medal for
his years of service to the Idaho Society, SAR.
Brechwald led us in the Recessional and gave the Benediction. The meeting
was then adjourned.
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