The National Leadership Meeting will convene at the Brown Hotel on 2 Mar 17. Members of national committees should register as soon as possible.
It is my pleasure to invite you to the Spring Leadership Conference/Trustees Meeting which will be held at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky on March 2-4, 2017
National committees will meet on Thursday and Friday. It is the responsibility of each chairman to notify committee members of the time and place of their meeting, and I anticipate that the schedule of meeting times and places will be posted on the web site. The Trustees meet on Saturday morning where reports will be presented by national officers and committee chairmen.
Please note: Officers and Committee Chairmen – your written report has to be in the office no later than close of business on February 10, 2017. The report form can be found on the SAR website. Send them to Debbie Smalley ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Dinner banquets are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings for your social pleasure.
For those interested in accommodations at the Brown Hotel, I recommend that reservations ( Reservation Desk or 1-502-583-1234) be scheduled immediately as the space there is limited. Other hotels, inns, and motels are available but if you plan to stay at the Brown Hotel you should identify yourself as an SAR member for a special room rate.
For additional information contact Debbie Smalley ( 502-588- 6123 or email@example.com ).
Sincerely, Don Shaw Executive Director
There is a Welcome Reception in the 2nd floor lobby of the Brown Hotel from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm for Leadership attendees. Late Registration: After the close of business on February 16, 2017. The registration fee after this date will be $80.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: After the close of business on February 16, 2017: no refunds
Celebrate George Washington Saturday, March 11, 2017 Cash bar at 6:30, Dinner at 7:15 PM The State Club 2450 Alumni Drive Raleigh, NC 27606
Hotel Facility A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express SW Raleigh, 3741 Thistledown, Raleigh, NC, for those who wish to stay over. Reserve a room before March 1st by calling the hotel directly on 919-854-0001 and ask for the NC State University rate. The rate is $104.99 for a standard room and $134.99 for a suite
Program: Cost: $55.00 per attendee Dress: Black tie, suit and tie, period dress or uniform with decorations ____________________________________________________________________________________ Member/Guest Name Organization Amount (DAR, SR, SAR, etc) ______________________________________________ __________ $ ______ ______________________________________________ __________ $ ______ ______________________________________________ __________ $ ______ ______________________________________________ __________ $ ______ Total $ ______ Send a check payable to “NCSR” to: Allen James, Treasurer, SRNC 202 Lions Gate Drive Cary, NC 27518 Or, e-mail your reservation to Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org and pay at the door. Deadline for Reservations: March 7, 2017
Program 5:00 Board meeting of SRNC in the Chancellor’s Reception Room 6:30 Reception and networking with cash bar in the Eury Room 7:15 Dinner Buffett in the Mezzanine 7:45 Invocation Pledge of Allegiance Greetings by the representatives of participating organizations Program: Speaker: Warren L. Bingham on George Washington’s “Southern Tour” Benediction Photos of Society attendees
Newly elected president George Washington set out to visit the new nation aware that he was the singular unifying figure in America. The journey’s finale was the Southern Tour, begun in March 1791. The long and arduous trek from the capital, Philadelphia, passed through seven states and the future Washington, D.C. But the focus was on Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia. The president kept a rigorous schedule, enduring rugged roads and hazardous water crossings. His highly anticipated arrival in each destination was a community celebration with countless teas, parades, dinners and dances. Author Warren Bingham reveals the history and lore of the most beloved American president and his survey of the newly formed southern United States.
Warren L. Bingham is an acclaimed speaker and writer with a commanding grasp of Southern history, culture, and lore. Bingham has long focused on George Washington’s “Southern Tour”—the president’s 1791 visit to Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia. His research and presentations have culminated in a book, George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour, released in 2016 by The History Press. In the fall 2016, Bingham and his book were featured on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch—and he lectured to a full house at Mount Vernon. Signed books available afterward for $22–cash or check.
The North Carolina native has addressed audiences ranging from book clubs and Colonial Dames to the North Carolina Bankers’ Association to the English Speaking Union—and has been the keynote speaker at seminal gatherings of The Wachovia Historical Society, The Society of the Cincinnati, the Jamestowne Society, New Bern’s George Washington commemoration, and at Historic Halifax Day. Bingham is the creator and on-air talent of “Carolina Color,” vignettes on North Carolina people, places, and products, broadcast on WPTF radio in Raleigh.
The 236th Anniversary Observance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse
March 18th, 2017 10:00 o’clock AM
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro, NC
The North Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will host a ceremony in remembrance of the men who fought and died in this pivotal battle of the American Revolution. The keynote speaker will be announced later.
In order for all presenters to be listed in the program, all RSVP’s MUST be received no later than close of day Monday, March 13th, 2017.
Reservations may be made by contacting the hotel, identifying identifying yourself as an SAR member to obtain the group rate.
The cut-off date for reservations is February 27, 2017.
A reception will be held in at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 17th – Hotel meeting suite #203-205. Speaker will be Larry Brown who will discuss to road travelled by Lieutenant General Lord Charles Cornwallis to the battlefield.
The ceremony will begin with a Procession from the side of the Visitor Center to the Nathanael Greene Monument precisely at 10:00 am. Wreathes should be presented to the Visitor’s Center no later than 9:30 am to allow the Park Service time to transport them over to the monument.
Mr. George Strunk Sr. Vice President, NCSSAR 205 Goldleaf Dr Goldsboro, NC 27534-8007 919-738-6428
Following the event there will be a dutch treat gathering at Tripps Restaurant, 1605 Highwoods Blvd, Greensboro, NC. From the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, follow New Garden Road for 2.4 miles and turn left at the stoplight on Highland Circle.
Patriot Isaac Carter Chapter will be a hosting a Rededication Ceremony of the NCSSAR’s Forgotten Patriots Memorial Plaque on Saturday, 25 March 2017. The ceremony will begin at 11a and will include a lunch following the event.