The SAR Magazine

Spring 2019

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SPRING 2019 25 artistry, Waddell treated luncheon guests to what Pierre L'Enfant would have seen as he viewed the area for the first time, and then saw it as it was in 1825. New Zealand born Waddell came to the United States in 1992 enamored with America and its history. His paintings are in the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Mount Vernon, Tudor Place, Octagon House and many galleries. His historic scenes adorn historic fire and police call boxes around the National Cathedral and Kalorama neighborhoods. He is artist-in- residence at Tudor Place. Waddell's artistic presentation highlighted the 287th birthday celebration of George Washington at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in historic Old Town Alexandria, Va., on Feb. 16. The event was hosted by the District of Columbia DAR in cooperation with the District of Columbia SAR and the District of Columbia C.A.R. The chairman of the event was Cindy Hays, state vice regent, DCDAR. Guests were welcomed by DCDAR Regent Marcia Guzauskas. During the luncheon, new members were given the oath and were inducted into the DAR, SAR and C.A.R. FLORIDA SOCIETY Clearwater Chapter On Jan. 27, the Clearwater Chapter, by its First Vice President Robert Anderson, presented the SAR Bronze Good Citizenship medal to PO2 Serena Hesser, a member of U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Suncoast Squadron at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, Clearwater, at its annual awards ceremony, which was attended by more than 60 cadets and their families. Lt. Commander Kevin D MacFarland Sr., commanding officer and director of Southeast Region 6-1, led his squadron through the ceremony with precision and outstanding leadership. The squadron ranks No. 9 nationally for excellence and No. 6 for retention. Lake Sumter Chapter So far in 2019, internally, the Lake Sumter Chapter has inducted four new members and awarded Military Service Awards to two members, FLSSAR Veteran Battalion Certificates to five members, 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War certificates of appreciation to three members, and NSSAR Vietnam Veteran Corps certificates to two members. The chapter also has witnessed Compatriot Daniel Nelson promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout; seen our president, Allan Lane, interviewed by a local newspaper as a historian and member of the SAR; and reinstituted the Chapter Enhanced JROTC program, with three essay packages ready to be judged to identify our JROTC cadet of the year. Externally, the chapter awarded a NSSAR Law Enforcement Commenda- tion Medal to Officer Travonte Kitchen of the Leesburg Police Department; selected Jennifer Butera of East Ridge High School in Clermont as our History Teacher of the Year, East Ridge High School junior Jenna Justin as our Knight's Essay Contest winner, Mont- verde Academy junior Matthew Karen as the chapter winner and FLSSAR sec- ond-place winner of this year's Rum- baugh Oration Contest; and honored 10 new Eagle Scouts with an SAR Certificate recognizing their achievements. In outside activities, the chapter participated in Wreaths Across America on Dec. 15, 2018, in Fruitland Park; Compatriot Lane spoke on the Southern Campaign to the Tomoka DAR in Clermont on Jan. 4; members represented the chapter at a DAR memorial plaque dedication at Leesburg Airport on Jan. 17; nine members participated in the GeorgeFest Parade in Eustis on Feb. 23; and the chapter co-sponsored and assisted in judging 31 entries in the Lake County School District National History Day Contest on March 2. In addition to our monthly meetings, we also buried a 30-year time capsule at the site where our second Liberty Tree was planted in celebration of our chapter's 30th anniversary in Nov. 2018. All in all, we have had an exciting and productive first quarter of 2019 and are looking forward to the remainder of 2019. Attending the GeorgeFest Parade on Feb. 23 were, from left, Compatriots Ron Toops, Tim Donihi, Terry Oldham, John Moore, Glenn Langston, Allan Lane, Jim Carl and George Chaffee. [Photo by Bob Beightol]

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