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Sons of the American Revolution
              Virginia Society

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President

Rand Pixa



Vice President

Bill Wilson


Treasurer

Scott Walker



Secretary

Scot Bryant



Manager-at-Large (2023)

Jay Henn



Manager-at-Large (2024)

Thomas M. Roth, III



Manager-at-Large (2025)

Richard Rankin



Registrar

Richard Sherman



Chaplain

Dr. Donald Reynolds, D. D. S.


Historian

Thomas M. Roth, III



Newsletter Editor

Pete Farley



Master at Arms

Covert Beach



Past President Emeritus

Honorable David M. Walker



Webmaster

Jamie Callender



Americanism Report

Jay Henn



Scrapbook

Jack Coulter



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 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 Committee

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

Chair: Vacant, audit@gwsar.org




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, ROTC/JROTC, and similar fields relating to the objectives of SAR.

Committee Chair: Vacant  awards@gwsar.org
ROTC/JROTC Chair: Jeff McCoy  ROTC-JROTC@gwsar.org, Member: Houston Smith
Public Safety Awards Chair: John Blair  awards@gwsar.org, Members: David Kuhnsman, Bill Johnson, Glenn Spencer & Nathan Haley




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




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



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. Bill Wilson, vice-president@gwsar.org




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




Public Relations Committee

Responsible for preparing and distributing news of Chapter activities to members and local news media. Informs Chapter members of SAR activities at all levels, encouraging participation in such activities. Publicizes to promote the value of SAR membership.

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



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, Members: Adam Kincaid, Bill Hoehn and Thomas Whitaker




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: Vacant, secretary@gwsar.org




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




Color Guard

Dwight Whitney, Ph.D., Commander,

colorguard@gwsar.org

You are invited to visit the Virginia Sons of the American Revolution's Color Guard webpage for additional information and points of contact.



DAR - CAR Relations

Mr. Jay M. Henn

DAR-CAR@gwsar.org



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.


Veterans Services

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


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