The SAR Magazine

Summer 2018

The SAR MAGAZINE is the official quarterly publication of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution published quarterly.

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SUMMER 2018 13 judged to have the best newsletter by the guidelines set up by the N.S.C.A.R. State winner: South Carolina State Society C.A.R. Local chapter winner: Hungerford Resolves Society of the Maryland State Society. THE PAUL M. NIEBELL SR. AWARD — A cash award to the state society of 500 or more members with the best news publications with fewer than 10 pages. Winner: Ohio Country Bulletin, Ohio SAR, Donald C. McGraw, editor. THE GRAHAME T. SMALLWOOD JR. AWARD — A cash award to the state society of 500 or more members with the best news publications with more than 10 pages. Winner: The Liberty Bell, Kansas SAR, T. Brooks Lyles, editor; runner up: SAR-izona News, Arizona SAR, Michael J. Fisch, editor. THE CARL F. BESSENT AWARD — A cash award to the editor of the most outstanding chapter newsletter. Single sheet: Old Waggoner, Dan Morgan Chapter, South Carolina SAR, John Hoyle, editor; runner up: Birmingham Chapter, Alabama SAR. Multiple sheet: Caloosa Chapter, Florida SAR, Bob McGuire, editor; runner up: The Westminster Associator, Westminster Chapter, Maryland SAR, James F. Engler Sr., editor. COL. STEWART BOONE McCARTY AWARD — A cash award to the compatriot who has best furthered the preservation of the United States history and its traditional teachings in our schools. Winner: Norman R. Fryer of the Withlacoochee Chapter, Florida SAR. THE MINNESOTA SOCIETY STEPHEN TAYLOR AWARD — To the compatriot who, by his writing and research, has made a distinguished contribution to the preservation of the history of the American Revolutionary era and its Patriots. Winner: Ronald E. Jones of the Stephen Holston Chapter, Tennessee SAR. THE WILLIAM M. MELONE AWARD — To the state society which has the largest number of new and approved supplemental memberships. Winner: Texas SAR with 99; second place: Virginia SAR with 87. THE MATTHEW SELLERS III AWARD — To the Vice President General who makes the best percentage over quota, based on last year's membership results. Winner: Pacific District with 28 percent, Gregory D. Lucas, Vice President General; second place: Intermountain District with 21 percent, Philip G. Pettett, Vice President General. THE RICHARD H. THOMPSON JR. AWARD — To the society, which, at year's end, has the smallest number of members dropped from the rolls for non-payment of dues. Winner: Germany SAR, Spain SAR. THE KENTUCKY CUP — To the membership chairman of the state society that enrolled the largest percentage of new members. Winner: Idaho SAR with 39 percent; second place: Washington SAR with 30 percent. THE EUGENE C. McGUIRE AWARD — To the state society enrolling the largest number of sons, grandsons and nephews of SAR and DAR members. Winner: Texas SAR with 186; second place, Florida SAR with 131. THE DAR/SAR MEMBERSHIP AWARD — This cash award has been restructured to offer two groups of winners. To the DAR state society with the highest number of submitted and approved SAR members. Winner: Texas Society DAR with 164; second place: Georgia Society DAR with 113; third place: Kansas Society DAR with 74. To the DAR State Society with the highest percentage of recruiting approved SAR members when compared to the SAR State Society's membership. First place: Kansas Society DAR with 9.72 percent; second place: Oklahoma Society DAR with 7.82 percent; third place: Wyoming Society DAR with 7.07 percent. THE ARTHUR J. TREMBLE AWARD-1776 TROPHY — To the state society that reinstated the largest number of dropped and resigned members. Winner: Texas SAR with 199; second place: Illinois SAR with 85. THE WALTER G. STERLING AWARD — To the state society that enrolled the largest number of new members transferred from the C.A.R. It was a three-way, with the Arizona, Georgia and Illinois Societies each having two. THE LEN YOUNG SMITH AWARD — To the state society that enrolled the largest number of new members under 40 years of age. Winner: Texas SAR with 151; second place: Virginia SAR with 150. THE OHIO AWARD — To the state society that enrolled the highest percentage of new members under 30 Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh of the Boy Scouts of America was the featured speaker during Tuesday's banquet. The certificate presented following his speech includes patches from the numerous jamborees in which the Sons of the American Revolution participated.

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