Minutes for April 6, 2019 Meeting of the Ephraim M. Daggett Chapter #36 of the Sons of the Republic of Texas (unofficial)
President Mike Edwards called the regular meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Chaplain Roger Tate opened the meeting with the invocation.
Sergeant at Arms Dr. Christopher Hull led the Chapter in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.
Breakfast was served at 8:45 a.m.
16 members and one guest were present at the meeting.
Chapter member John Williams presented an interesting program about the “Embassies of the Republic of Texas”.
Ancestor roll call was conducted.
Officer reports were given.
Sergeant At Arms Dr. Christopher Hull presented the minutes of the February 2, 2019 meeting, as Secretary Willie Downs was out of town. Sam Atkins moved to accept the minutes. A second was made by Vice President Dr. Rob Wilson.
Treasurer Vaughn Oliver did not give a Treasurer’s Report, but did state that he has opened a new account with a balance of $140.00. Funds have not yet been transferred from the old account. He also indicated that he could use some help if anyone is interested.
President Mike Edwards shared the following correspondence from SRT North Central Texas District Representative Devin Lindsey regarding the Annual Meeting in Beaumont.
President General (PG) Ed Heath will serve for another year, as he was re-elected.
Ken Pfeiffer moves from 2nd Vice President General to 1st Vice President General. The reason for this change is that our former 1st Vice President General, Buddy Power, has several personal conflicts that have caused him to withdraw from his position, but remain in the SRT.
Representative Lindsey noted that he was elected to serve as 2nd President General, with the understanding that he would agree to serve for one year, and at next year’s Annual Meeting elections will be held for the following year. The main duty of the 2nd Vice President General is to coordinate with the District Representatives.
Representative Lindsey stated that he will still remain as the North Central District Representative and also remain President of the David Crockett Chapter #47 in Granbury.
Awards for recruiting and for best scrapbook were given at the luncheon.
Stephen L. Hardin, PH.D., author of “Lust for Glory” – An Epic Story of Early Texas and Sacrifice That Defined a Nation,” received the Summerfield G. Roberts Award.
Newly elected officers and District Reps were sworn in during the evening banquet.
Alfred Holt McCutcheon Jr., became the newest Knight of the Order of San Jacinto, the highest honor attainable in the Sons of the Republic of Texas.
Rep Devin Lindsey also sent information that the San Jacinto Day reenactment scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019 has been canceled.
Representative Lindsey also sent a flyer from the DRT Alamo Mission Chapter, with information about the 101st Pilgrimage to honor the Heroes of the Alamo. The Pilgrimage will be Monday, April 22, 2019, starting at the Tobin Center Vietnam Memorial at 3:15 p.m. and culminating with a wreath laying ceremony at the Alamo.
There was no further business.
Chaplain Tate closed the meeting with the Benediction.
The meeting was adjourned,