27 Jun - 1 Jul 2015 Louisville, KY
The General Session was highlighted in a lively debate over increasing national dues by five dollars, effective 01 January 2016. After a heated debate the measure narrowly passed.
In the afternoon the delegates voted for candidates in contested races. The most notable outcome in a contested race for the Virginia Society was the election of Virginia SAR 2nd Vice President Mike Elston to the SAR Foundation Board.
The results of the elections for SAR general officers were:
President General _________________ Thomas E. Lawrence, TX
Secretary General__________________J. Michael Tomme, Sr., GA
Treasurer General__________________Larry T. Guzy, GA
Chancellor General_________________Davis L. Wright, DE
Genealogist General________________John D. Sinks, PhD, DC
Registrar General___________________Russel F. DeVenney, Jr., MO
Historian General___________________John T. "Jack" Manning, NH
Librarian General___________________C. Bruce Pickette, AL
Surgeon General____________________Larry M. Leslie, MD, KY
Chaplain General____________________Rev. Dr. James C. Taylor, TX
Tuesday evening was the President General's Banquet. Immediately before the banquet the Virginia SAR delegates and wives gathered for a picture, followed by the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter delegates and wives (picture is above at the beginning of this post).
Wednesday evening was the Installation Banquet for the new general officers and vice presidents general. President General Thomas Eugene Lawrence of Texas delivered his inaugural speech and announced a renewed emphasis on education. We look forward to supporting him in this effort.