This month the Virginia Society will hold its annual meeting in Richmond, beginning on Friday, Feb 20. If you have not attended an Annual Meeting I encourage you to attend. It is a great opportunity to meet compatriots from other chapters, to learn various aspects of our service through both the classes offered on Friday and hearing the reports of State Officers, Committee Chairmen, and other chapters. You will meet people you will find useful in working your next SAR project, or carrying out your responsibilities in offices you might hold. You learn from others how to do what we do more effectively and you will enjoy good company in a great atmosphere. Every compatriot is welcome and will benefit from attending.
I would also like to thank you for the response to my request to bring a prospective member to the January Chapter Meeting. If we keep this up the future of our chapter is bright. And thank you for making the prospective members feel welcome.
Along with the normal busy schedule we are on track to install a very nice marker in Yowell Park in honor of Major Gabriel Long. We have set a tentative date of Saturday, June 27th, for the dedication ceremony. Lon Lacey has been working this project for a long time and now with some really great help from others it is all coming together. Look for updates on this project and opportunities to pitch in to make it happen.
I hope to see you at Annual, and if not there, or one of the many events between now and our next Chapter Meeting on March 21. I'll see you, and the friend you bring, at the March Chapter Meeting.
Bill Schwetke, President