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Washington's Birthday Lunch
Saturday, February 18
Washington's Birthday Lunch  (Chapter Event)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Louisville Boat Club 4200 River Rd. Louisville, Ky
 
The Louisville Thruston Chapter invites you to
Washington’s Birthday Luncheon
The Louisville Boat Club
4200 River Road, Louisville, KY
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Registration beginning @ 11:00 A.M.
Meeting starts @ 11:30 A.M., Lunch @ 12 Noon

— $35.00 per person —

Menu
Luncheon buffet consists of house salad, grilled chicken with mushroom sauce, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, mixed vegetables, roasted potatoes, cookies, ice tea & coffee.

Featured Speaker: Todd Bale
Todd Bale is the new Executive Director of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. His topic is NSSAR and the upcoming 250th Anniversary.

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Please make checks payable to the Louisville Thruston Chapter, KYSSAR. Detach and mail to Chris Johnson, 11808 East Osage Rd., Anchorage, KY 40223. (502) 494-8152. flyingtiger1sg@aol.com Reservation deadline is Friday, February 10th.
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Monday, March 13
BOG Meeting via Zoom  (BOG Meetings)
9:00 am
On your computer via Zoom


Saturday, March 18
Color Guard Training  (Color Guard)
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
United Methodist Church, 11902 Old Shelbyville Rd, Middletown, KY
Compatriots,
 
Training events are a great opportunity to get out of the house during the winter and enjoy some camaraderie with your compatriots.

 

March

18th - Flag Folding, Presentation, & Color Guard Training

      Location: United Methodist Church, 11902 Old Shelbyville Rd, Middletown, KY

      Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 
The color guard is the most prominent interface between the SAR and the public.  As we approach the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution our color guards will become even more prominent.  Whenever a SAR color guard participates in public events, our uniforms, flags, and weaponry always draw attention from the spectators.  Therefore, it is important that our color guards not only represent the society to the best of their ability, but do so in a safe and responsible manner.
 
The purpose of the training is twofold: 1) ensure our color guard events are conducted in a safe manner and 2) standardize the practices of the various color guards across the state.  Everyone wants to be safe at our events so the safety component of the training is crucial.  Furthermore, SAR color guards are most impressive when there is uniformity in their commands and movements.  The only way in which this uniformity can be achieved is through a standardized color guard training program for the various chapters across the state.  When various chapters come together for an event, the standardized training will allow all the color guard members to know in advance what they will be doing and how they will be doing it.  This will greatly simplify the organization of the color guard before an event and impress the members of the public attending the event.
 
The material covered will focus on both rifle/musket men, flag bearers and other activities that a color guard could perform.  Below are the topics to be covered.
 
  • Safe handling and firing of flintlocks
  • Basic flintlock drills
    • shoulder and order firelocks,
    • firing sequence, and
    • secure firelock.
  • Manner in which the colors and standards will be carried
  • Flag folding ceremony
  • Wreath presentations and giving of honors along with an armed escort
 
Videos for the rifle drills we will be practicing can be found on the Gov. Isaac Shelby chapter website at http://gissar.org/pages/awards.htm#drills.  Please review the videos prior to the training sessions if you are able.  If time allows, we could add more advanced drills to this training session.
 
It is not necessary to own a flintlock to participate in the flintlock training. If you think at some point you will be obtaining a flintlock of your own, or you just want to know how to handle one, you are welcome to join in the flintlock training. We will have two non-firing Brown Bess flintlocks and several wooden rifles available for use during the training.
 
We hope to see you at one of the training sessions.



Saturday, April 15
Annual Meeting Luncheon  (Chapter Event)
11:00 am
Hurstbourne Country Club



Monday, August 14
BOG Meeting via Zoom  (BOG Meetings)
9:00 am
On your computer via Zoom



Monday, November 6
BOG Meeting via Zoom  (BOG Meetings)
9:00 am
On your computer via Zoom