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 [...]

Presidents Update #10

During this long winter with repeated snowfalls unlike any we have seen for years in Iowa it may seem hard to think of spring. It is however quickly approaching. It is important that we all are making plans and refining them for successful implementation in the coming weeks. Perhaps of greatest need to this great organization of ours is to find those that are willing to serve and lead us as officers of the IASSAR. If you have the interest, ability, conviction and desire to make sure the IASSAR be an organization that serves its members and our community then please contact me. Here is the activities that I have been involved with or been made aware of over the last month. January 21, 2008 21st Sent out President’s Update #9 21st Received first feedback on update #9 from Western Iowa IASSAR member 21st Received memo from member that dues check not cashed and membership card not received. I responded and forwarded to IASSAR Secretary. 21st I responded to member request for information on when next informal breakfast would be held. As always the time and place is, 8:30 AM 3rd Saturday of each month, Country Kitchen on NE 14th [...]

BOM Meeting Minutes

Compatriots of IASSAR, Below are the most recent meeting minutes. Note to webmaster, Please post on the 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 [...]

Presidents Update #9

Jan 19th 2008 I hope everyone was able to enjoy the holidays and I hope all of you are looking forward to doing and sharing in great things in 2008. Here is what some of your fellow members and I have been doing and been made aware of since Dec 15, 2007. December 15th Received and responded to numerous e-mail comments on last President’s update 15th Sent our Chancellor E-mail request for advice. 15th Re-requested Treasurer to make sure Bob Bowen at National had received information requested. 15th Attended Wreaths across America program at the Iowa State Capital with fellow member Fran Keith, who took photos of the event, which was also covered by the Des Moines Register and a local television channel. 15th Signed, mailed and e-mailed Chaplain form as requested by John Scarpino. 16th Notified by Fran Keith of page 1 article on the Wreaths across American Program. I sent congratulations and thank you notes to Judy Mcnamara or DAR and Ken Fusion of the Des Moines Register. 17th Webmaster Scott Rowley notified me of updates he made to the IASSAR website. 17th I assisted potential new member with genealogy research. 17th Webmaster suggested that we purchase the [...]
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