The WVSSAR has fulfilled the requirements for The Admiral William R. Furlong Memorial Award. 100% of the chapters and the state gave certificates in the past year. The award will be given at the annual congress in Louisville in June.
Jack Coles, Flag Chairman WVSSAR
West Virginia History Day at the Legislature February 19, 2015
The Nineteenth Annual West Virginia History Day will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex in the Capitol Rotunda. It will be held during the 1st session of the 82nd West Virginia Legislature. There will be many co-sponsors and display booths; event is open to the public.
We had 2 Eagle Scout Scholarship entries for 2014.
Kelby F. application was submitted by Chapter Eagle Scout Chairman Joe Linville
Lucas E. application was submitted by Chapter Eagle Scout Chairman James Talbert
Both Scouts are from the Buckskin Boy Scout Council, Charleston, WV, but from different SAR chapters.
Both entries were exceptional and both boys met and went above the high standards of an Eagle Scout. The judging was very close but Kelby F. was chosen to represent the State of West Virginia in the National Contest. I would like to thank Joe & James for getting applications from their chapters. We need to get more Eagle Scouts involved in this scholarship. The scholarship has increased from $8,000.00 to $10,000.00 for first place.
The Fort Henry Chapter of the West Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution will have a noon luncheon meeting on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Club Room, Stratford Springs. Luncheon fee is $20 per person; reservations and payment due by February 12, 2015. You can download more information and registration form from HERE
On behalf of the Officers and Compatriots of the West Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, we extend our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Carl William Deem who passed away on January 15, 2015. Carl William Deem was a member of the Capt. James Neal Chapter of the West Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution. His patriot ancestor was Adam Deem. Continue reading “Death of Carl William Deem”