I appreciate the confidence placed in me to serve as President, Pikes Peak Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. My vision is for a dynamic chapter with a culture that fosters member participation, new member interest, and public recognition for our community contributions. I will do my best to continue the success of our Chapter moving forward into 2018. with your help we can make this happen.
Sidney Hughes, President
Pikes Peak Chapter SAR
Sid Hughes, Pikes Peak Chapter President
PPCSAR 2018 Calendar
Sat, 20 Jan Annual Meeting at The Penrose House 11:30AM–1:30PM
Sat, 27 Jan COSSAR Annual Meeting at Hotel Elegante 11:30AM–3:00 PM
Sat, 10 Feb Business Meeting at Hotel Elegante 11:30AM–1:30PM
Sat, 17 Feb COSSAR GW Luncheon at Arrowhead Golf Club 11:00AM–3:00PM Buffet Lunch
Sat, 17 Mar Business Meeting at Hotel Elegante 11:30AM-1:30PM
Sat, 21 Apr Patriots & Founders Day at Hotel Elegante 11:30AM–1:30PM Speaker/Topic
Sat, 5 May PP Hosts COSSAR BOM at Hotel Elegante 11:00AM–2:00PM
Sat, 19 May Business Meeting at Hotel Elegante 11:30AM–1:30PM Guest Speaker/NSDAR
Sat, 4 Aug COSSAR BOM at Grand Mesa TBD 11:00AM–3:00PM
Sat, 11 Aug COSSAR Picnic at Roxborough Park 11:00AM–3:00PM
Sat, 18 Aug Business Meeting at Hotel Elegante 11:30AM-1:30PM
Sat, 15 Sept Membership Meeting at TBD 11:30AM-1:30PM Guest Speaker
Sat, 20 Oct Business Meeting at Hotel Elegante 11:30AM-1:30PM Speaker/Topic
Sat, 17 Nov Membership Meeting at Hotel Elegante 1:30AM-1:30PM Speaker/Topic
Sat, 15 Dec Bill of Rights Luncheon at TBD 11:30AM-2:30PM Speaker/Topic
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 Annual Meeting at The Penrose House
Enhance programs to increase membership applications and participation
Chapter publicity program & Guest attendance at Chapter functions,
Continue to enhance Chapter funding, Actively seek funding contributions from members
Sustain Ben Franklin Table Anchor Items and fundraising
Expand corporate sponsorship options
Sustain Veteran’s Outreach Program
Sustain DAR/CAR liaison and activity via Chapter liaison
Expand and enhance family communication and involvement
Plan to operate within existing budget funding
By-laws & Constitution: ...Richard L. Riepe
Color Guard: ........ Gene Cheney, Liaison with Sate Color Guard
Congratulations on earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. As an Eagle Scout, you now represent Scouting’s finest tradition of duty to God and country, duty to others, and duty to self. You represent those values that build strong character, strong families and strong communities. As an Eagle I add my personal congratulations on your rank to Eagle. It is a good flight.
Your Eagle Court of Honor marks not an ending, but a beginning. There is no end to the Eagle Scout Trail. Having reached Scouting’s summit, your achievement proclaims to a new generation of Scouts that you know the way – the way to set high standards and how to live by them, the way to build character, train in citizenship and foster fitness of mind and body. I urge you to dedicate yourself to helping others find the way – the way to capture Scouting’s spirit and the special joys of camping, fellowship, service and love of country.
As descendants of Patriots of the American Revolution – men who served in the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence, fought alongside George Washington in the battles of the American Revolution, and otherwise served the cause of American Independence – the Sons of the American Revolution are proud to recognize and honor the patriotism and service of outstanding Americans, especially our youth. We are proud to honor you.
I personally invite you to compete for our chapter’s and state society’s Eagle Scout awards and for $20,000 in scholarships awarded by our national society. The Pikes Peak Chapter awards $250 to the first place winner. The first place Colorado state winner is awarded $1,000. Any currently registered Eagle Scout, in an active unit who has not reached his 19th birthday in the calendar year of his application is eligible to apply for the NSSAR scholarship, so I encourage you to enter the contest each year you remain eligible.
The Application and Four Generation Chart can be downloaded from the National Sons of American Revolution web site www.sar.org/education/youth-contests-awards/arthur-m-berdena-king- scout-award eagle-, filled out electronically, and e-mailed to Jim Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. All scholarship applications should be submitted to me at the address on the form and must be received by November 1st of the contest year. However, I would like to suggest that you get your entry to me well in advance of that deadline that I might have an opportunity to review the application. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. The local award will be made on December at our Bill of Rights Luncheon. The winner will then be forwarded to the Colorado State contest.
Again, congratulations on your outstanding achievement and best wishes for continued success.
Jim Brown, Eagle Scout, SAR Pikes Peak Chapter Eagle Scout Chairman
About the Chapter
The chapter was chartered in 1985. The chapters first President was Carl T. Chilcott. The chapter covers southern Front Range Colorado to Pueblo. The Pikes Peak Chapter has a very active Color Guard dressed in Revolutionary period dress and firearms and marches in several parades a year. The chapter annually presents to the Fire Dept and Police Dept. Medals of Commendation for public service, Flag Display Certificates and Certificates of Appreciation for Patriotic Service to the community.
Portrait Presentation at Cheyenne Mountain H.S. with John Luedecke on left, Student Body President center and Dave Wallace on the right as George Washington.
President Dick Marsh at the September 2012 meeting of the El Paso County Commissioners. Dick and the Ladies of the local DAR chapter were presented copies of the Proclamation proclaming September 17th as Constitution Day in El Paso County. We now have 4 Proclamations. From Fremont, Pueblo, and El Paso Counties as well as from the Governor.
2012 Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade
With the Mile High Fife and Drum Corps, Dave Wallace as George Washington,Scout Troop 53 and members of the COSSAR Color Guard
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