Cemetery Tour

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This section holds all of our documents, audio and video files for quick reference. Audio Francis Scott Key and the amazing story of our embattled flag. Video Service Star Banners Person of the Week Kaziah Hancock – Portraits of the Fallen Remembering those that serve Documents Wreaths Across America 2008 IASSAR Patriot Fall 08 IASSAR Patriot Spring 08 IASSAR Patriot Fall 07 IASSAR Patriot Spring 07 CAR News Spring 2009 CAR News Winter 2008-2009 CAR News Fall 2009 CAR News Summer 2008-2009 CAR News Spring 2008-2009 CAR Hawkeye News February 2008 CAR Hawkeye News November 2007 CAR Hawkeye News August 2007 Curtis Patrick Reagan: What was he really like?, Volume I Book Review. Letter from Eric Herzik to Curtis [...]

What is the SAR?

The SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (SAR) was incorporated on January 17, 1890 in Connecticut and later chartered by the United States Congress on June 9, 1906. Prior to this date a number of state societies were formed in the 1890’s. These were led by the Sons of Revolutionary Sires, organized July 4, 1876 in San Francisco. The first Congress of the National Society was held in Louisville, Kentucky on April 30, 1889 which was the 100th anniversary of George Washington’s taking of the oath of office of President of the United States. IASSAR History On July 6, 1893 nine gentlemen met in the Horticulture Room of Iowa’s state capitol in Des Moines to discuss organizing the Iowa Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (IASSAR). The result was the creation of a temporary society. Subcommittees were created including one to examine credentials of prospective members and another to draft a constitution and by-laws. On September 5, 1893 a Charter was granted by the National Society and the Registrar of the Iowa Society submitted a roster of 25 eligible individuals who were elected to membership including six Real Sons of the Revolution. Wesley J. Banks James W. Logan Ira [...]

Womens Auxiliary

The IASSAR Board of Management meeting on May 23, 2007 approved the establishment of a Women’s Auxiliary. Membership will be open to wives, widows, mother, daughters, granddaughters, sisters, and nieces of IASSAR members. Funds were made available for communication with prospective members. An organization meeting will be held during the IASSAR 2007 fall meeting. A communication will be sent prior to this fall meeting. Please plan on attending this very important opportunity to participate in the formation of the IASSAR Women’s Auxiliary. If you should have any questions please contact one of us by mail, telephone, or e-mail.   Helen Swearingen210 Parkview DriveWaukee, IA 50263515-987-8740sdean402@aol.com Ann Scarpino7725 Wistful Vista Unit 702West Des Moines, Iowa 50266515-537-5537Johnann5@aol.com Mrs. Swearingen & Mrs. Laurence-ScarpinoWomen’s Auxiliary – National Congress 2007 ANN LAURENCE-SCARPINO NATIONAL LADIES AUXILIARY REPORT Ann visited the Ladies Auxiliary Hospitality Room to place the Iowa Basket on view for the raffle and to meet new attendees and renew acquaintances with other chapters and state members. She made a contribution to the Raffle Fund to benefit the Heritage Center. Ann attended both the First Lady’s Reception and Luncheon to express our appreciation for Wanda White’s outstanding example and leadership this year. She participated in [...]

Membership Requirements

Any man shall be eligible for membership in this Society who: being of the age of eighteen years or over and a citizen of good repute in the community, is the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to and rendered active service in, the cause of American independence, either as an:officer, soldier, seaman, marine, militiaman or Minuteman, in the armed forces of the Continental Congress, or of any one of the several Colonies or States; or as a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, or as a member of a Committee of Safety or Correspondence; or as a member of any Continental, Provincial, or Colonial Congress or Legislature; or as a recognized patriot who performed actual service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain. The applicant must also be personally acceptable to the Society. Family tradition in regard to the services of an ancestor will not be considered. No preliminary decision will be given on a line of descent, service or evidentiary value of proposed evidence. (When examined with all available evidence, such preliminary decision might prove to be incorrect and the National Society cannot accept responsibility for such [...]

BOM Meeting Minutes

Compatriots of IASSAR, Below are the most recent meeting minutes. Note to webmaster, Please post on the www.iowasar.org website. 2008 membership cards will be sent to all those who have renewed as soon as I can get a list. If you have not renewed yet for 2008, send $33.00 to IASSAR, Mike Rowley, 1825 NW 129th Street, Clive, Iowa 50325. Iowa Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Board of Managers Meeting Minutes March 1, 2008 Iowa City, Iowa Attendees: Fran Keith, Editor of The Iowa Patriot, Bill Lees, Registrar, Larry Magee, Harold Meeker, Historian, Robert Millett, Past President, Mike Rowley, President, John Scarpino, Central Vice President General and IASSAR Chaplain, Bill Strouse, Dean Swearingen (by speaker phone), Treasurer, Darrell WilkinsAn agenda with notes was distributed to all by the President.President Mike Rowley opened the meeting at 11:45 AM and declared a quorum was present.The President brought the Society’s historical large leather bound Registry books that contain the names of all IASSAR members since 1893 to the board meeting. He reminded all those present that each of their names appeared in these books, along with the names of many of the member’s fathers, sons and grandsons. Next he shared the binder of [...]
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