From October 27-28th, the Ohio Society convened its Fall 2017 Board Meeting at the beautiful Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. The event was held at the Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center which overlooks Lake Erie and the Maumee Bay.
After a social gathering on Friday evening, attendees gathered at the lodge restaurant for an excellent dinner. The Executive Committee was well attended by 17 compatriots representing 11 state chapters, and concluded the activities for the evening.
Saturday morning began with Ohio State SAR President Col. (Ret) Donald C. McGraw calling the Board of Management Meeting to order. The meeting was held in a conference room with a full view of the bay and lake. In attendance were 22 compatriots representing 15 state chapters. As the compatriots met, the Ohio Society SAR Ladies Auxiliary met for breakfast in the restaurant.
At the Board meeting, Ohio SAR Secretary Turner Lee Wilkerson III was presented with a General’s Commission in the Fort Lauren’s Regiment by President McGraw. The commission came about with a contribution of $1,000 to one or more of the Ohio Society SAR Endowment Funds: the Ohio Society Youth Programs Fund, the Ohio Society D.G. High Oration Fund, or the Ohio Society Permanent Fund. More information on the Fort Lauren’s Regiment can be found on the Ohio Society SAR website at http://ohssar.org/ohio-sar-organization/ft-laurens-regiment/.
L to R: Col. (Ret) Donald C. McGraw; Secretary Turner Lee Wilkerson III
Compatriot John H. Franklin, Jr. made a proposal that the Ohio Society SAR financially support plans to place an Ohio History Connection historical marker at the entrance to Fort Laurens in Bolivar, Ohio. The marker would be funded by the Ohio SAR, the Ohio DAR, and the Friends of Fort Laurens Foundation. The proposal was unanimously adopted.
Compatriot John H. Franklin, Jr.
The event was both enjoyable and productive in spite of the winter-like weather.