National Society SAR Spring Leadership Conference – Louisville, KY
The Ohio Society was well represented at the NSSAR Spring Leadership Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky at the historic Brown Hotel. The three-day meeting, which ran from February 25th-27th, included committee meetings and a trustee meeting held in two sessions on Thursday and Saturday.
In attendance from the Ohio Society were State President James D. Schaffer; Trustee & Registrar Troy Bailey; Treasurer Steve Hinson; Director-at-Large Wm. A. “Tony” Robinson; Director-at-Large Tim Ward; Board Member John H. Franklin, Jr.; Board Member Elwin Spray; Oration Committee Chairman John Bredenfoerder; and Compatriot James Gilbert.
The business of the Trustee Meeting included discussions, debates, and decisions on: the HQ building and construction; the King’s College Proposal; additional budget needs for 2016; the Ramsey Estate bequest (Eagle Scout Fund); outreach education; the status of IT enhancements; the digitization of SAR records; the database “big picture”; the Solid Light Project; and the Boston Congress.
After the Solid Light discussion, the trustees voted 44 ayes to 29 nays to move forward with the implementation of the Solid Light Plan; and to only proceed as funds become available, with a goal to raise 10 million dollars for the build-out of the museum by the SAR Foundation Capital Campaign.