Spring 2021 Board of Management Meeting

The West Virginia Society’s Board of Management will meet via Zoom on Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 am. The Zoom meeting information will be sent to officers and directors the week prior to the meeting. If you are not an officer or director and would like to attend, please contact WVSSAR President Dr. John A. Turley.

Eagle Scout Award Applications

Please get your chapter Eagle Scout entries to Ted Cox by December 31 at the latest. We have received no entries so far this year, although we have received several inquires. Ted forwarded these to the chapters. If you have not done so, please contact those who inquired and get the applications to Ted so they can be entered.

2021 Chapter dues

All chapter dues for 2021 are due to the WVSSAR by December 28. Chapter treasurers should remit their dues to State Treasurer Ted Cox 96 Oak Drive; Parkersburg, WV  26104.

SAR/DAR Regional Holiday Luncheon, December 6, 2020

Dear Compatriots,

It is a pleasure to send out this invitation and to encourage you and your guests to attend the Regional Holiday Luncheon sponsored by the Capt. James Neal and Marietta SAR Chapters.  We will meet at 1:00 PM, Sunday, December 6 at the Parkersburg Country Club. 

This will be a very special time and a special program, so, even if you are some distance away or have not been all that active with us, I’m writing to say how nice it would be to see YOU at this event. We continue to expand this meeting which is now one of the largest joint DAR/SAR gatherings anywhere in the region!  We always welcome spouses, prospective members, and guests to what is shaping up to be a very festive event. 

Our speaker will be Kevin Ritter and his talk is titled “The Revolutionary, Evolutionary American English Language.” Please make your reservation early. We welcome the DAR chapters who will meet jointly with us.  The Capt. James Neal Chapter Color Guard will be with us. Other color guard members are also invited to take part. Since we will install the Chapter Officers for the coming year and welcome new members. I believe you will agree with me that this will be a very special event.

Your reservation form is enclosed.  I look forward to seeing you at the meeting!  As always, if you have any questions or concerns about SAR, about the Chapter, or about joining SAR, please feel free to contact me.  


Ted Cox (304) 464-5902

Holiday Luncheon reserv form

Washington Bottom 250th Anniversary and George Washington Proclamation Day

Saturday, October 24, 2020 — 10:00 AM

Washington Bottom Community Park
10675 DuPont Rd, Washington, WV 26181
(across from Washington Bottom Fire Department)

Host: Capt. James Neal Chapter, WV Society,
Sons of the American Revolution

Co-Host: Washington Bottom Community Assoc.

In anticipation of our Country’s 250th Birthday on July 4th, 2026, the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution has challenged local chapters to host prsestercentennial events in their communities.

In answering the call, the Capt. James Neal Chapter WVSSAR has selected President George Washington’s visit to the Mid-Ohio Valley in 1770 as their first 250th Anniversary sponsored event.

Activities being scheduled are:

◊ Musket Salute

◊ Two Cannons Salute

◊ Community Awards

◊ Arrowhead Collections

◊ Mini Book Fair

◊ Proclamation by Wood County Commission President Blair Couch

Arrowhead collectors wishing to bring their displays are encouraged to contact the
chairman, Brent Sams, 304-482-1950 cell.

Battle Days Memorial Service – October 10, 2020

Battle Days Memorial Service will be held on 10 October 2020 at 10:00 am.  It will be a combined live/virtual event. 

Battle Days Memorial Service 
Date: October 10, 2020
Time: 10am
Where: Tu-Endie-Wei Park, Point Pleasant, WV

Please email your participation choice to:


Previous announcement indicated a different arrangement, but since the original notice we found it can be all done on the actual anniversary of the battle.


Fall Board of Management Meeting

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The WVSSAR Board of Management will hold its fall meeting at 10:00 on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Days Inn Conference Center, Flatwoods West Virginia.

The in-person meeting room will be arranged to observe social distancing safety measures. There is also the option to participate via Zoom virtual conferencing.

Please contact WVSSAR President John Turley to inform him if you plan to attend in person or virtually so that he can make the appropriate arrangements for you. He can be reached at johnaturley@gmail.com

Dr. John A. Turley Elected WVSSAR President

Delegates who participated in the May 30, 2020 virtual Annual Meeting approved the 2020 – 21 slate with the exception of the contested office of president. Delegates were sent paper ballots for the election of president. Ballots had to be postmarked no later than June 2, 2020 and sent to Nominating Committee Chair William H. Lester. He and J. Paul Chapman, president of the John Beckley Chapter and D. Wayne Harvey, WVSSAR Historian, tabulated the ballots cast for the two candidates, Compatriot Turley and Compatriot Rhendal C. Butler.

With Dr. Turley’s election, Compatriot Butler will serve as First Vice President, the office for which he was chosen by the Nominating Committee for the 2020 – 21 slate.

Call for Volunteers Boy Scout Jamboree, 2021


The SAR National Eagle Scout Committee will have a booth at the 2021 National Boy Scout Jamboree. The jamboree will take place at the Summit, situated in the wilds of West Virginia, at Glen Jean.

We will need compatriots to man the booth. We need at least 25 volunteers, so we can have 3 people each day. The jamboree is July 21 – 30, 2021.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Compatriot Harold T. (Ted) Cox, Jr., president Captain James Neal Chapter, (304) 464-5902.