Sons of the American Revolution, Ohio Society Activities

National Society SAR Spring Leadership Conference – Louisville, KY


Thursday Afternoon Session of Spring 2016 Trustee Meeting

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.


LtoR: Tony Robinson; James D. Schaffer; Tim Ward; Troy Bailey; Jack Bredenfoerder

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.


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