Central District Election – Barbourville, WV
Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia make up the Central District of the Sons of the American Revolution. In late October the District meets in the Vice President General’s home state to hear state reports, elect the next year’s VPG and endorse candidates for national office.
This year Central District met in Barbourville, West Virginia near Huntington. Lance Carter, this year’s VPG greeted society members from the four states and national officers from Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Washington DC, and Alabama.
George Ruch, Ohio Society President presented an update on the Ohio Society. Other Ohio Society members attending included Larry Perkins, former VPG, Paul Wilke, former VPG, Wm Tony Robinson, Jim Fast and Steve Kelley.
Pictured above are District top officers present at the meeting: Steve Hart, 1st VP of West Virginia, Tom Geimeier, President Kentucky Society, Lance Carter 13-14 VPG, George Ruch President Ohio Society, and William Sharp, President Indiana Society.
The election of the 2014-2015 Central District VPG was the privilege of the Ohio Society, in the four year rotation. Larry Perkins and Paul Wilke introduced the Ohio Society endorsed candidate Wm Tony Robinson. The Central District membership voted their approval with Compatriot Robinson’s installation to be held at the National Congress in Greenville, South Carolina in July 2014.
The Banquet Speaker was National Society Secretary General Lindsey Brock. He told the story of the last naval battle of the Revolution that took place off the coast of Florida.
Pictured below are the Central District VPGs that were at the meeting: Richard Brockway, WV, Larry Perkins, OH, Jack Cole, WV, Paul Wilke, OH, Dr. T. Rex Legler, IN, Rev. Forrest Chilton, KY, and Lance Carter, WV.