President

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Dave Thomas

Vice-President

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Jay Henn

Treasurer

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Thomas M. Roth III

Secretary

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Richard Rankin

Manager-at-Large (2019)

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Lt. Col. Gregory O. Bodge, USA, Ret.

Manager-at-Large (2020)

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Paul Walden

Manager-at-Large (2021)

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Ernie Coggins


Registrar

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Richard M. Sherman

Newsletter Editor

Pete Farley

Pete Farley


Chaplain

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Donald Reynolds, D.D.S.


Historian

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Thomas M. Roth III

Master at Arms

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Covert Beach

Past Pres. Emeritus

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Hon. David M. Walker

COMMITTEES

The Board of Managers, composed of the Chapter Officers, Managers-at-Large, and other ex-officio members, is assisted in the pursuit of national, state, and local SAR objectives and initiatives, as well as in the conduct of Chapter business, by both standing and special committees. Unless specified in the Chapter Bylaws, the Chapter President appoints the chairmen of the Standing Committees on an annual basis. Special Committees are typically appointed to meet a short-term need and are normally constituted for a short, specified duration.

For questions about a Committee, and for members to volunteer their services, please contact the Committee chair or the Chapter Secretary at secretary@gwsar.org

STANDING COMMITTEES

Amenities

Amenities Committee

Responsible for arranging hospital calls, sending “get well” cards and condolences, and organizing delegations to attend local SAR funerals.

Chair: Chaplain - Dr. Donald Reynolds, chaplain@gwsar.org

Audit

Audit Committee

Responsible for the annual audit of the Treasurer’s accounts and such other audit actions as the Board of Managers may direct.

Chair: Mr. John R. Brigden, audit@gwsar.org

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Awards Committee

Responsible for the development and execution of the Chapter’s Awards Program. Recommends honorees for both SAR and external awards in fields such as education, public safety, military achievement, writing, and similar fields relating to the objectives of SAR.

Chair: Jack T. Pitzer, Ph.D., awards@gwsar.org
Vice Chairman: Brigadier General Paul D. Wagoner, USAF (Ret)

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Flag Committee

Responsible for presenting at least one SAR flag certificate each year and reporting the presentation to the Virginia Society’s Flag Committee. At the request of any member, the committee shall prepare a flag certificate for presentation by that member.

Chair: Mr. Paul Walden, flag@gwsar.org

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Graves Registration & Marking Committee

Responsible for the identification, documentation, and registration for publication by the National Society of any grave of a Revolutionary War serviceman or patriot. All Society members assist this committee in locating the graves of their Revolutionary ancestors and other servicemen and patriots and advocating for the proper marking of such graves.

Chair: Mr. Paul A. Walden, gravemarking@gwsar.org

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Program Committee

Responsible for both the development and content of programs including speaker selection, necessary arrangements for presentation, and the order of conduct of Chapter meetings.

Chair: Vice President - Mr. Jay Henn, vice-president@gwsar.org

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Property Management Committee

Custodial responsibility, including safe storage and maintenance as well as an annual inventory, for all physical property of the Chapter to include flags, banners, uniforms, and other acquired clothing and equipment.

Chair: Quartermaster - Mr. Paul Walden, quartermaster@gwsar.org

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Public Relations Committee

Responsible for preparing and distributing news of Chapter activities to members and local news media; informing Chapter members of SAR activities at all levels and encouraging participation in such activities; and publicizing the value of SAR membership.

Chair: Secretary - Mr. Richard Rankin, secretary@gwsar.org
Newsletter Editor - Mr. Pete Farley, newsletter@gwsar.org
Webmaster - Mr. Jamie Callender, webmaster@gwsar.org

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Scouting Committee

Responsible for recommending sponsorship of scouting programs to the Board of Managers and implementing such programs through dealings with local Boy Scout troops and troop councils.

Chair: Marty Johnson, scouting@gwsar.org

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Youth Activities Committee

Responsible for handling all Chapter relations with private and public schools in the Northern Virginia area, including but not limited to Good Citizenship Awards, the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest, the Joseph H. Rumbaugh Historical Orientation Contest, and the Children of the American Revolution.

Chair: Mr. Hank Foresman, youth@gwsar.org

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Website Committee

Responsible for exploring the possibilities, benefits and requirements associated with optimizing the existing website structure and introducing new features and capabilities based on evolving Chapter requirements.

Chair: Mr. Eric T. Callender, website@gwsar.org

SPECIAL COMMITTEES

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Color Guard

Dwight Whitney, Ph.D., Commander, colorguard@gwsar.org

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DAR-C.A.R. Relations

Mr. Jay M. Henn, DAR-CAR@gwsar.org

nominations

Nominating Committee

Appointed by the Board of Managers annually in September to submit nominations for the Officer and Manager-at-Large positions. The Committee consists of at least two former Chapter presidents and at least one member who is not presently a member of the Board of Managers.

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Veterans Services

LTC Gregory O. Bodge, USA (Ret),
veterans@gwsar.org