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  Patriot Grave Marking, 10-30-21, Parke Co - Photos
Posted by: gwfrantz - 10-31-2021, 12:24 AM - Forum: Chapter News and Events - Replies (2)

Click on the link below to open photos from the PGM conducted by the John Martin Chapter, 30 Oct 2021, honoring Patriot Jesse Duncan, Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Parke County.                             


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Heart Continental Chapter
Posted by: MKreps - 09-10-2021, 11:53 PM - Forum: Chapter News and Events - No Replies

Meeting will be held Saturday Sept 11, 2021 and Nov. 6, 2021 at 10:00 am Hazelwood Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 1400 W University, Muncie, IN 47303

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  250th Anniversary Medals
Posted by: JacobVink - 08-17-2021, 09:01 PM - Forum: America's 250th Anniversary - No Replies


I have recently been in communication with the National 250th Anniversary Committee regarding the Bronze, Silver, and Gold 250th Anniversary Medals being awarded in the run up to the semiquincentennial. I would like to share some additional information and clarify some of the language that is on the medal application and points sheet. 

Any public event is eligible to count towards the medal, however it is necessary that there be some clear recognition of the 250th Anniversary for the event to be counted toward the point total. I was given some examples of ways to recognize the anniversary including the display of the 250th flag (available from the National Society), inclusion of the 250th Logo on any handouts of information from the event, making mention of the anniversary during the program, etc. As long as the 250th is recognized in some fashion, an event may be counted. If it isn't, the event cannot count. 

As an example: 2021 participation in the Shoals Catfish Festival Parade or the Gosport Lazy Days Parade in which the Color Guard carried the flag would count toward the medal. The Color Guard participating at Conner Prairie this year on July 4 would not be an eligible event as we made no clear recognition of the anniversary. 

Given that all compatriots have until 2033 to accumulate points for the bronze, silver, and gold medals, I'm optimistic we can have Indiana well represented among those earning the awards throughout the 250th celebrations. 

Very respectfully,

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Photo St. Clair's Defeat - 230th Anniversary
Posted by: mingusboodle - 08-16-2021, 12:24 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Is anyone interested in taking a trip to Fort Recovery this Autumn?

On 4 November 1791, the United States Army suffered one of their worst defeats in history near the present-day Indiana/Ohio border.  The infantry and militia under General Arthur St. Clair were conducting a punitive campaign against the Native Nations in the region, when those nations- led by Little Turtle and Blue Jacket- decided to bring the campaign to a premature conclusion.  70% of the U.S. force and support personnel were killed on site, many of them Revolutionary War veterans.  The overall casualty rate was more than 97%, among the worst in U.S. Army history.
General Anthony Wayne would later build Fort Recovery at the site of St. Clair's defeat.  The battle is largely forgotten, except among military historians.

The Fort Recovery museum is planning a battlefield walk on Sunday, 24 October 2021, to commemorate the 230th anniversary.  It is a two hour walk led by historians.  This might be an opportune time to visit, but we must register for the event, and no one has yet been able to tell me how to register.  If we have a group that would like to attend, I could let them know we're coming.  We could also pick another date and simply explore the area on our own.


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  Indiana State SAR District Vice Presidents and Chapters
Posted by: jwjone - 08-05-2021, 01:27 PM - Forum: President's Message - No Replies

Here are the decisions of the 31 July House of Delegates, concerning the District Vice President structure, and the realignment of Chapters.

  1. The House of Delegates voted to approve five (5) Indiana districts to replace the existing four (4).  See the attached map titled “Indiana SAR Districts”.
  2. The Indiana Chapters have been realigned to match the new District Structure.  Please see the file titled “Indiana SAR Chapter and District Alignment.”  This file is exported from the State Website.
  3. State Vice President Vink has written a job description for the District Vice Presidents.  Please see the file titled “Job Description – District Vice Presidents.”
  4. The District Vice Presidents have been approved by the House of Delegates and aligned with a District.  In addition, the State Color Guard Commander has assigned Area Color Guard Commanders to these same districts.  These assignments are:
    • District 1:  VP Steve Oberlin; ACG  CDR Jeffrey Stratton
    • District 2:  VP Pat Cave; ACG CDR (Vacant)
    • District 3:  VP Dr. Tom Whiteman; ACG CDR Mark Kreps
    • District 4:  VP Randy Helderman; ACG CDR Randy Helderman
    • District 5:  VP Allen Manning; ACG CDR Ed Hitchcock

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.pdf   Indiana SAR Districts.pdf (Size: 1.68 MB / Downloads: 3)
.pdf   Indiana SAR Chapter and District Alignment.pdf (Size: 173.21 KB / Downloads: 2)
.pdf   Job Descripiton - District Vice Presidents.pdf (Size: 69.28 KB / Downloads: 0)
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  2021 National Congress Report
Posted by: jwjone - 08-02-2021, 12:22 PM - Forum: President's Message - No Replies

Compatriots:  please see the attached Indiana Trustee Report (from Past President Kevin Waldroup) on the 2021 National Congress.

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.pdf   2021 Indiana Report on Congress from the National Trustee.pdf (Size: 99.1 KB / Downloads: 1)
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Heart Sweetser 150th Parade
Posted by: MKreps - 07-27-2021, 11:37 AM - Forum: Chapter News and Events - Replies (1)


Sons of the American Revolution Theme: 1st in War, 1st in Peace and 1st in the of Hearts Heart of Sweetser

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  How to Submit to The SAR Magazine
Posted by: jwjone - 06-01-2021, 10:02 AM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies


Here are instructions on how to submit articles to The SAR Magazine.

Jeff Jones

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.pdf   SAR Magazine Instructions.pdf (Size: 265.14 KB / Downloads: 4)
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  Appointment of Americanism and Flag Recognition Chair
Posted by: jwjone - 05-21-2021, 09:36 AM - Forum: President's Message - No Replies

I would like to announce two items of Committee News:

  1. Our Special Committee "Americanism and Flag Recognition" has been separated into two distinct committees.  They are called (obviously enough) "Americanism" and "Flag Recognition."
  2. The Committee Chair for both committees will be Kevin Cullen of the William Henry Harrison Chapter.  He can be contacted at:  irishhiker@aol.com
My goal for Kevin and the Americanism committee is to focus our State resources on assisting Chapters with strong support for Youth Programs and Community Service.  I will ask Kevin to forgo a State "Americanism" accounting, and instead focus on working with Chapters to set up a program to track community service hours, donations, and Youth Program events.  Our goal is to give back to our communities and provide educational resources, our time, and our donations.

I would like to thank George Frantz for his years of service on this committee and welcome Kevin Cullin to the State Leadership Team.


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  Clarence A. Cook Chapter Meeting
Posted by: JacobVink - 05-12-2021, 04:21 PM - Forum: Chapter News and Events - No Replies

The Clarence A. Cook Chapter will host a quarterly chapter meeting on May 19 at the MCL Restaurant at 5520 Castleton Corner Ln Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Meeting with start at 7pm with an optional dinner beginning at 6pm.

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