The SAR Magazine

Spring 2019

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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SPRING 2019 9 By John L. Dodd, SAR Foundation Board; Sarah Strapp Dennison, director of development; and Joseph W. Dooley, president, SAR Foundation Board S ome of you may recall that nearly 20 years ago, the SAR launched a "Buy a Brick" campaign. The scope and location of what would become the SAR Education Center and Museum was different then from what it is today. These changes in scope and location were good and important developments that will allow the SAR to do a better job serving our members and sharing our mission with the public. Change or no change, 20 years ago, we made a promise to the hundreds who purchased bricks, and we are now preparing to honor that promise. These changes in the plans for the SAR Education Center and Museum preclude the use of functional bricks, but Sarah Strapp Dennison, our director of development, has found an alternative which the SAR Foundation Board approved at its last meeting. In lieu of bricks, the SAR Foundation will commission high-quality, handmade stoneware tiles from Louisville's Stoneware & Co. for those who donated under the previous program. The tiles measure approximately 6 square inches and have a soft white background, bordered in a brilliant cobalt blue. The text on the tiles will be hand-painted in that same vibrant blue. The completed tiles will be installed in the SAR headquarters building. The final location and date of installation will be posted on the SAR Foundation's blog, published on www.sarfoundation.org . If you made a donation for a brick years ago, we'll be making a stoneware tile for you. In this way, not only will we keep our promise to donors who previously supported our Buy a Brick program, but we can also offer tiles to potential new donors. The SAR Foundation will be reopening this program for a few months. Stoneware tiles will be available for a minimum $100 donation. The tiles allow for up to three lines of text with 10 characters in each line. Whether you are a new donor or a past donor, if you would like to have a duplicate stoneware tile for your personal use, these are also available for a minimum $100 donation. Besides these tiles, if you would like the SAR insignia and your choice of text on an elegant, 15-inch oval platter, these are available for a minimum donation of $500. All tiles and platters are microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher safe. All donations for this program will support the SAR Education Center and Museum and must be received by Aug. 1, 2019. Because each tile and platter is made by hand, please allow for some variation in color and finish. Please also allow several weeks for delivery. Please contact the SAR Foundation Office at (502) 315-1777 for more infor- mation about this program and to secure your piece of history with a gift today. The SAR Foundation thanks all donors—current, past and future—for their support of the SAR Education Center and Museum. Your dedication to sharing the story of the American Revolution with future generations is what drives our society and the SAR Foundation. Our goals are your goals. Your energy and enthusiasm animate everything we do. Building a Future Together The SAR Education Center and Museum Brick and Stoneware Tile Campaign C. Bruce Pickette Candidate for TREASURER GENERAL, 2019-2020 Current Registrar General Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army, Retired National Society – Registrar General, 2017–present; two terms – Librarian General, 2014–2017; threeterms – Congresses since 2007 – Past Trustee Committee Member – Resolutions; Implementation; Library Archives; Magazine; Membership SAR Contributor – Rigel Pledge Foundation Contributor; SAR 1776 Society (Signer); Capital Campaign (CAAH Lamplighter); ROTC/ JROTC Endowment Fund; Knight Essay Endowment Fund; Rumbaugh Orations Award Fund; Americanism Youth Contests Fund; SAR Founders Circle; George Washington Fellow; Friend of SAR Genealogical Research Library SAR Education Center and Museum – A full supporter! Let's get it done! Donate via the SAR Foundation now. SAR Awards & Recognition Minuteman Class of 2017; War Service Medal with Vietnam bar; Patriot Medal; Medal of Distinguished Service (State, Chapter); Meritorious Service Medal (National, State, Chapter); Roger Sherman Medal (Gold, Bronze); Liberty Medal; Lafayette Volunteer Service Medal; Good Citizenship Medal (Bronze); Color Guard Medal (Bronze); Council of State Presidents Medal (Silver); Charter Centennial Medal Professional & Education – U.S. Army active duty 1968-1992, retired Lieutenant Colonel, Signal Corps – Senior Information Analyst and Team Leader at information technology companies, 1992-2007 – B.S. in Secondary Education, Major in History, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, 1968 – Master of Business Administration, New York Institute of Technology, 1975 – U.S. Army War College, 1989 – Master of Library Science, Catholic University of America, Wash, DC, 1992 Personal – Married to Rita, one daughter (teacher) and one son (retired Air Force); one granddaughter, and four grandsons, all members of SAR – Rita is Treasurer of Ladies Auxiliary of the Alabama Society Endorsements – Endorsed by the National Nominating Committee and numerous individuals, Chapters, Districts and States

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