Presidents Update #12

Having just completed one year as President of the IASSAR I can look back and see both progress and barriers to progress.  I am very proud of those who have contributed in ways both large and small to make the IASSAR a stronger and more active society. I am most encouraged by the plans of the Compatriots who have taken on the task of trying to make the activities of the Central Iowa Chapter something you will not want to miss. Listed below are some of the activities of the President and others. March 2008 23rd Received note from Compatriot Richard Martin 23rd Tried to check out where the dues checks for John and Joseph Watts went. 23rd Sent Montrose Iowa event info to IL SAR contact. 24th More member changes to National. 24th Member Ewold address change to Iowa Patriot Editor. 24th Additional member update to National. 24th President’s Update #11 sent to IASSAR members with e-mail. 24th Sent copy of member Induction to Editor. 27th Made member updates on National database. 27th sent 2 more member renewal checks and deposits to treasurer. 29th Discussions with Montrose, Iowa resident on Memorial Day event. 30th Webmaster mention additional sign up [...]

Notice of IASSAR Meeting – TODAY!

You are cordially invited to join with your compatriots of the IASSAR May 3, 20081:30 PMAmes Public Library515 Douglas AveAmes, Iowa 50010 Induction of New MembersAnniversary awards for members 5, 10, 15, 20, 25Election of New officers for re-charged Central Iowa ChapterPlans for coming events and… Most importantly YOU! Questions?Mike RowleyPresident and acting [...]

Ladies Auxiliary of IASSAR

Compatriots and Ladies, The Ladies Auxiliary of IASSAR will meet for official  organization and election of officers on May 3, 2008, at 1:30 pm, at the Ames Public Library, Ames, IA. Ladies will participate in the opening ceremony of the IASSAR before  gathering for the Ladies Auxiliary Meeting. The program will include  information about “Iowa’s Arlington,” the Veteran’s Cemetery being constructed  near Van Meter, and other items of interest. We look forward to seeing members and meeting others who are interested in  joining the Ladies Auxiliary. For questions or information, please contact: Ann Laurence-ScarpinoPhone: 515-537-5537Email:  [...]

Calender items

May 3, 2008 1:30 PM, Ames Public Library, State Meeting, With induction of at least 12 new members. Vote in New officers for Central Iowa Chapter. All IASSAR members and potential members invited. May 26, 2008 Memorial Day Montrose, Iowa Cemetery, Procession of Color Guard units, dignitaries, guests and dedication of plaque at the grave of Cato Meed, Only known African American Revolutionary War buried in [...]

Added previous minutes

Last years Board of Managers minutes have now been added.  You kind find them under Meeting minutes and then selecting the previous minutes from the menu on the right [...]

August 18, 2007 Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Mike Rowley, President, Volney Smith, Past President, Bill Lees, Registrar, Dean Swearingen, Treasurer, Fran Keith, Editor, Lee Ayers, 1st V.P. Absent: 2nd V.P Tom Heit, Secretary Frank Swallow, Chancellor Lance Ehmke, Historian Harold Meeker, Chaplain John Scarpino. Fifes and Drums music on CD played prior to meeting. 1. Meeting was called to order at 12:40 PM, At the Central Des Moines Public Library Conference room. 2. After Pledge of Allegiance and Pledge to S.A.R. approvals or corrections to the minutes of last meeting were requested. Motion to approve was made and seconded. Motion was approved on a unanimous vote. 3. Next order of business was a clarification of who are considered voting members. There was a discussion of enlarging the members of the Board of Managers. The current Constitution, Article V Officers, describes the members of the board of management and their terms of office. Article XI gives the rules to amend the Constitution. A historical perspective was offered by Past President Volney Smith. After discussion there was no agreement or motion to enlarge the BOM. Next there was discussion of elected officer’s obligations to attend BOM meetings and to participate in the business of the Society. Further discussion [...]

May 23, 2007 Meeting Minutes

Attendees-Lee Ayers, Bill Lees, Lance Ehmcke (by phone), John Scarpino, David Shannon, Harold Meeker, Dean Swearingen, Dean Timm and Mike Rowley Meeting was called to order at 12:35 pm at Urbandale, Iowa Library Conference room. Invocation was given by Chaplain John Scarpino, followed by Pledge of Allegiance andPledge to S.A.R. Presidents update was a brief (maybe not) overview of what he has been working on the last 18 days since taking office. It included the following… 1. All members are being contacted by phone and or voicemail to introduce new President and find out how we can better serve all members. Updating email and home address list. The thought was that this should be done at least yearly. Request was made for mailing labels to be printed for all members ASAP. Dean S. said he had these and would get to Mike Rowley. 2. An author and aide to former U.S. President was contacted and has agreed to speak to SAR members and guests (bring a friend!!!) at the Border’s Book Store on University Ave. in West Des Moines, Iowa on June 7th at 7:00PM. Suggestion was made to invite DAR, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and [...]
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