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2019 Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Dinner

4 Jun 2019 7:39 AM | William Ritchie (Administrator)

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2019 Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Dinner

Awarded the 2019 Sons of the American Revolution (“SAR”) Fire Safety Commendation and Medal, District of Columbia Fire/EMS Battalion Chiefs Queen Anunay and Kishia Clemencia were recognized during the Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Dinner on June 4, 2019. The District of Columbia Society SAR event was held at the prestigious University Club in the Nation’s Capital. The recently promoted Battalion Chiefs have been cited as pioneers having risen through the ranks in a historically male dominated department. They have become an inspiration in their leadership roles to other female firefighters and women in general. 

Guests were also treated to a presentation by the Honorable Robert L. Livingston the former 11 term congressman from the State of Louisiana, who discussed his memoir “The Windmill Chaser”. Congressman Livingston gave his views on the current climate in Congress and ways it can be improved. He has earned multiple degrees from Tulane University and honors from other institutions of higher learning. He established the Livingston Group during 1999.

DCSAR President Lane Douglas Brooks presented a host of awards and commendations to members and guests during the dinner.

·        Silver Good Citizenship Medal to Congressman Robert  Livingston for his career of public service

·        Eagle Scout Scholarship Award – Eagle Scout Daniel Bayliss

·        Knight Essay Award  - Shannon Elliott

Certificates of Appreciationannounced at the 2018 SAR Congress

·        Paul Hays for serving as Vice Chairman of the NSSAR Community Engagement Committee 2017-2018

·        Carl Bedell for serving as Chairman of the NSSAR Operation Ancestor Search Committee 2017-2018

·        David Boring for serving as Vice Chairman of the NSSAR Investment Committee 2017-2018

·        David Boring for serving as Vice Chairman of the NSSAR Protocol Committee 2017-2018

DC Honor in Service Medal

·        Ann Schaeffer – for support of the Junior ROTC clothing drive

·        Fred Humphreys – for service as Assistant Registrar and as NSSAR new-member state point of contact

·        James Pender – for service as Treasurer

·        Tom Readmond – for program support and as member of Board of Management (“BOM”)

·        Sean Redmond – for program support and as member of BOM

·        Bill Ritchie – for service as 2nd VP and public information officer

·        Ed Rodriguez, Jr. – for service as Sweethearts & Patriots fundraising chairman and on the BOM

·        Charles Roe – for program support as member of BOM (+ four oak leaf clusters for his Service to Veterans Medal for multiples of 3,000 “USS Stark Award” points)

·        Bethany Horyn - for service on Sweethearts & Patriots Steering Committee

·        Charles Nalls – for service as Chaplain

·        Rachel Norman - for service on Sweethearts & Patriots Steering Committee

·        Bart Smith – for program support as member of BOM

DC Patriotic Service Medal

·        Steve Cramner – for service as Assistant Secretary and on Operation Ancestor Search

·        Colin Timbers - for service on Sweethearts & Patriots Steering Committee and BOM

·        Randy Teague – for program support as member of BOM

·        Steven Rodriguez - for service on Sweethearts & Patriots Steering Committee and BOM

Lydia Darragh Medal

·        Catherine Timbers – for co-chairing Sweethearts & Patriots Gala

Martha Washington Medal

·        Marcia Guzauskas – for support to DCSAR as DCDAR State Regent

Liberty Medal announced at the 2018 SAR Congress

·        Fred Humphreys – for sponsoring 11 new members

·        Carl Bedell – for sponsoring 10 new members

·        Michael Rawlings – 1st oak leaf cluster, for sponsoring 23 new members

·        Brock Bierman – 2nd oak leaf cluster, for sponsoring 30 new members

·        John Sinks - 5th oak leaf cluster, for sponsoring 61 new members

·        Paul Hays – 11th oak leaf cluster, for having sponsored 122 new members

Silver Good Citizenship Medal

·        Cindy Hays – for decades of community service, promotion of international democratic institutions, & support of hereditary societies

Silver Roger Sherman Medal

·        Jadan Horyn – for co-chairing Sweethearts and Patriots & BOM service

·        Larry Miller – for over a decade as Registrar, and as Vice President

State Meritorious Service Medal

·        Dick Patten – for service as Vice President, President, National Trustee and Potowmack Ball Chairman

Chapter Medal of Distinguished Service – given only by the President, only once a year, to a truly outstanding Compatriot only once in his lifetime

·        John Sinks – who’s received just about every medal there is to give, including last year the Minuteman Award. He received the State Medal of Distinguished Service from Virginia in 2004 from VA SAR, so we may not give it to him again, but he’s never been given the Chapter Distinguished Service Medal.  So, since we’re both a State and a Chapter, we choose John Sinks as the 2019 DC SAR recipient of the Chapter Medal of Distinguished Service.

DCSAR Secretary Paul Hays gave the oath to new members Kent Charles Boese, Tyler Robert Crowe, and Charles Mehdi Malekzandi who were inducted during the dinner.

DCSAR Officers were installed by C. Louis Raborg, NSSAR Vice President General.

 



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