Saturday, January 24, 2009

Minutes Novembers Meeting;

The November meeting of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the SAR was held at Madam Lu's Restaurant in Santa Barbara. The meeting began at 12:00 with lunch from the menu. At 12:45 the meeting was called to order by President Ron Zell. An invocation was followed by the opening ceremony.

Under New Business there was discussion of ways to highlight, and celebrate "Patriots Day" which is on April 19. Suggestions were offered, and agreement was reached that a good way to highlight the event and bring it to the attention of students would be to have an essay contest for 8th graders. A prize of a $500.00 Savings Bond, for 1st place, $100.00 bond for second place, and a $50.00 bond for third place would be offered. The prize would be awarded at a public ceremony on or about Patriots day, Sunday - April 19, 2009. Suggestions for places to hold the ceremony were the Courthouse steps in Santa Barbara, the SAR Plaque at the Presidio, across from the Post Office, or at a BBQ held in Tuckers Grove. Followup was given to Ron Zell to pursue the essay with the Schools in Santa Barbara County.

Ted Sands was nominated, and accepted the nomination for Secretary of the Chapter. Transfer of duties will occur when chapter records are transferred from the previous Secretary.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:40