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 president@iassar.org 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 [...]

IASSAR Meeting Minutes Jan 31, 2009

IASSAR BOM Meeting Jan 31, 2009 Welcome and Call to order 9:30AM at the Urbandale Library Conference Room. Attendees: Ray Prusia Historian, Bill Lees Registrar, Volney Smith Secretary, John Scarpino Chaplain, Lee Ayers 1st VP, Fran Keith Editor, Dave Shannon Chapter 1st VP, Dean Timm Immediate Past President, Mike Rowley President. Invocation by Chaplain John Scarpino Pledge of Allegiance by all SAR Pledge by all Approval of August 16, 2008 Minutes vote of 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 pass. Note all meeting minutes are sent out to BOM by e-mail within 3 days of meeting and then posted to website shortly later. History Report from Ray Prusia. Ray shared with the members that the SAR National website offers a “this day in history.” Our historian also mentioned that a book was being published that allowed SAR members to write a brief biography of their patriot ancestors and submit it for inclusion in this publication. While the deadline has passed for submissions to be included in this publication, Ray suggested to the President that perhaps the IASSAR could do a similar project where our members could write a brief biography on their Patriot ancestor and we could place it on [...]

Ebenezer Ayres

Born: Fairfield Co., CT, March 2, 1761 Enlisted: April 10, 1780 Died: December 29, 1834 Buried: Hickory Grove Cemetery, adjacent to the burial grounds of the Iowa State Penitentiery, on the north side of Fort Madison. Of Note: Served in Capt. Reuben Scofield’s company of the 9th Connecticut Militia regiment and served until January 1, 1781, with his brother John and brother-in-law-to-be, Gould Davenport. Pictures: Gravestone DM Register Article    Page 1    Page 2    Page 3 Related Articles: 40th American Revolutionary War Veteran found [...]

Projects Section Update

Compatriots and Guests, Please take a look at the Projects section as it has been updated. As always please let us know if you would like to get involved in a project listed or if you have an idea for a needed/desired project. Cheers, Scott Rowley Webmaster and CIC [...]
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