Fort Madison

For those of you that have been following the Fort Madison, Iowa situation, I thought I might pass this along. Hope to see some of you in Fort Madison on August 8th for the Revolutionary War Patriot Ebenezer Ayres grave dedication. I’m not aware yet of a date for the marking of the Revolutionary War Monument on the State Capital grounds in Des Moines. The Central Iowa Chapter Color Guard will also be attending the Saturday July 25 program for veteran’s families at Gray’s Lake, marching in the Iowa State Fair parade and sending off the WWII veterans leaving August 11th on the Hy-Vee Honor Flight to Washington D.C. As always there are many opportunities to join us and perhaps for us to join you for the activities in your community. Mike Rowley Central Iowa Chapter Treasurer [...]

IASSAR Meeting

CANCELLED IASSAR Board of Managers Meeting 1:00 PM August 22, 2009 Waukee Public Library 950 Warrior Lane Waukee, IA 50263 These meetings are open to any member in good standing. The library is across the street from the Waukee Middle School Dean Swearingen State President [...]

IASSAR Board of Managers Meeting

Saturday, July 25, 2009 1:30 PM Waukee Public Library 950 Warrior Lane Waukee, IA The library is across the street from the Waukee Middle School. All members are invited to attend If you have question contact Dean Swearingen, 515-987-8740 or [...]

2009 Great Plains NSCAR Meeting

We welcome all SAR and their families to attend this meeting. It is a wonderful opportunity for young people to get to know what the organization is all about and a great networking tool for adults in SAR, DAR and SR. Thank you for your continued support of Iowa C.A.R. Meeting Invitation & Registration Form Kathy Ehmcke Senior Second Vice President Iowa Society Children of the American [...]

Site Updates

Just a few notes for everyone on some recent updates: Added new newspaper article to “In the News” Updated “In the News” layout Removed 1st & 2nd VP State Officers Added Spring 2009 CAR Newsletter Changed email to forward to our new [...]

In The News – 2009

Summer 2009 Drumbeat David W. Swafford: “Lost” Connecticut War Veteran Traced to Iowa Cemetery Page OnePage Two May 2009 The Interior Journal Mike Rowley: Logan’s company soldier’s grave marked at Pennington May 2009 Des Moines Register Mike Rowley: Mike Rowley’s walks through Glendale Cemetery are tribute to family, others buried [...]

New State President

We have a new President! Please join me in welcoming our new state President, Dean Swearingen. Congratulations! Please also join me in thanking Mike Rowley for all his hard work and determination over the last year as being our President. Good luck in all your future [...]

Presidents Update #19

The date of the annual meeting has been set. It will be April 25th in the Des Moines area. Let me know of any ideas, speakers, those you would like to nominate for awards and most importantly any nominees for officers for 2009. Thanks, Mike Rowley President, IASSAR Working from last report to present… December 2008 18th Communicated with David Swafford, Editor of “The Drumbeat” which is the national magazine of the General Society of Sons of the Revolution (GSSR). 19th Sent out President’s Update #18 21st IASSAR member Mark Davis received approval of yet another Patriot ancestor supplemental. Congratulations Mark! 21st Discussed procedure to get a govt. marker for a Civil War veteran’s grave in Woodland cemetery with DH of De Moines. 21st I received the following story from member Richard Martin (who by the way is doing some rather phenomenal work himself). Piggyback Hero by Ralph Kenney Bennett Tomorrow they will lay the remains of Glenn Rojohn to rest in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in the little town of Greenock, Pa., just southeast of Pittsburgh. He was 81, and had been in the air conditioning and plumbing business in nearby McKeesport. If you had seen him on the [...]


Updated the site with a few documents. – The Newsletter at the top is now the January edition of the Patriot. – Wreaths Across America 2008 has been added to the Media > Documents section – Winter CAR has been added under the Media > Documents section as [...]
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