February 9, 2015
We would be honored by your attendance as one of the important members in the Sons of the American Revolution at the Pacific District Conference, a meeting of SAR members from Alaska, Oregon and Washington. We know you have a busy schedule, but perhaps our early invitation will fit in your calendar. Everyone is welcome to attend — family, friends and children. As you may be aware, 2014 was a tremendous success!! We are extremely proud of our growth last year.
We have prepared what we hope will be an exciting weekend for all. The conference will include two workshops; SAR Chapter Development and Documenting your Linage with the SAR. There will be displays of muskets, powder horns and colonial items our patriot grandfathers would have used.
The Pacific District Conference is being held April 24-25, 2015, at the Bellevue Red Lion Inn in Bellevue, Washington. We have reserved 40 rooms at a room rate of $107 per night, plus applicable taxes. Room reservations can be made online at http://redlion.rdln.com/ or by calling 425-455-5240 then 0 for front desk. Make sure you mention you are with the Sons of the American Revolution. The Red Lion group code for $107.00/night rooms is “SONS0424“.
Mail the registration form and payment, made payable to “Pacific District, SAR,” as soon as possible to the Chairman, Pacific District at the address indicated below.
As is our custom, Friday night is business casual” or “slacks/ polo shirt and Saturday evening’s banquet is business attire or uniform. Saturday evening’s program keynote speaker is our national society President General Lindsey Brock speaking on “Spies of the American Revolution.”
If you have an item you would like to donate to the silent auction to help defray the cost of this conference please notify the Pacific District Conference Chairman.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions regarding the 2015 Pacific District Conference. Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you soon on this matter. Please RSVP by the first of April to ensure attendance.
In the Spirit of our Forefathers,
Douglas H. Nelson
Chairman, 2015 Pacific District Conference
THE NATIONAL SOCIETY, SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
VICE PRESIDENT GENERAL’S REPORT
Filing Date: January 30, 2015
DISTRICT: Pacific District VPG NAME: James M Lindley__
DISTRICT MEETINGS DATES & LOCATIONS: 24 and 25 Apr 2015____Pacific District Meeting
NUMBER OF MEETINGS ATTENDED:
1. WA__James M Lindley____8______26 Apr 2015_____Bellevue, WA
2. OR__Johnny Alexander___4______Jan 2015________Eugene, OR
3. AK__Walter John________1______Spring 2015_____Anchorage, AK
REPORT & RECOMMENDATIONS:
AKSSAR: I hope to attend the spring Board of Managers meeting in Anchorage. In the meantime Alternate Trustee and Flag Chairman Tim Doughty reports flag certificates were provided for Ketchikan, Juneau and several other cities in SE Alaska on behalf of the AKSSAR Society. The Trustee for Alaska is Minuteman Bob Bogardus. Walter John remains as AKSSAR President.
ORSSAR: Attended the ORSSAR Fall Board of Managers Meeting. The meeting included the Oregon Minuteman Bob Bogardus. All ORSSAR Committee reports were discussed. The meeting was conducted by ORSSAR VP David Devin. The Pacific District Meeting was discussed and the Charleville musket shown as it is an opportunity drawing item for fund raising for the Pacific District Meeting. I attended the Thomas Jefferson meeting in Eugene and also the Republic Chapter meeting in Salem, and the Lewis and Clark meeting Feb. President Roger Swim is still working on raising the funds for the SAR Memorial. Johnny Alexander remains the ORSSAR President until the Spring Board of Managers Meeting. The ORSSAR Trustee is Judge Kenneth Betterton. Oregon will have a large input in the Pacific District Meeting in April.
WASSAR: I have attended all WASSAR Board meetings. The Washington Society is now incorporated. The filing of incorporation documents and the new WASSAR Corporate Bylaws are completed as of the fall Board meeting. The WASSAR has now procured both General Liability Insurance and Directors and Officers Insurance. These two above items were the main topics of discussion during 2014. The Pacific District Meeting will be held at the Red Lion in Bellevue, WA on the 24th and 25th of April. We expect a large turnout from the Cascade Centennial Chapter as that is the meeting place for that chapter. We will be graced by attendance of NSSAR President General Lindsey Brock and his wife Billie and also by Treasurer General Mike Tomme and his wife Cilla. We chartered a new chapter in the Vancouver Area. This is the 8th chapter. The chapter is the Fort Vancouver Chapter and Bob Anderson is the President of this new chapter. The WASSAR President is James Lindley, Trustee John Ellingson and Alternate Trustee Robert Doughty.
“Muster” is an old Middle English word meaning “a cause to gather.” While we conduct some group business, we also host guest speakers who are experts in a wide range of domestic and military colonial matters. In the days preceding the Revolutionary War, militia would usually muster to drill twice each year, once in the spring and the other in the fall. Following their drill, the militia would be joined by their families and celebrate with good food and drink, music and games.
We have a cause to gather. In the picture is General George Washington looking through his spyglass to see if you’ve marked your calendar for a gathering of compatriots from Oregon, Washington & Alaska.
Excitement is in the air as the Pacific District Sons of the American Revolution gather for a conference. Our special guest this year is President General Lindsey Brock.
Thirty rooms are reserved at $107 a night. They will go fast! When you call let them know you are with the SAR to get this low rate.
Activities: Seminars, Presentations, Colonial displays, drawings for a $1,200.00 Charlesville musket & other prizes, Fellowship & Fun . . !
Mark your calendars now!
April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Red Lion Hotel (Bellevue)
11211 Main Street