The Mount Vernon Chapter
  A Georgia Society - Sons of the American Revolution

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Chapter Presidents, Officers and Committee Chairmen

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Chapter Presidents

1) E. Sheppard (Shep) Hammack   (Sept. 2016 - Feb. 2018)   | Photo
2) James T. (Jim) McDonald   (Feb. 2018 - Feb. 2019)   | Photo
3) Rev. William N. (Bill) Floyd   (Feb. 2019 - Feb. 2020)   | Photo
4) Charles R. (Chuck) Rann   (Feb. 2020 - Feb. 2021)   | Photo
5) D. Thomas (Tom) Pye   (Feb. 2021 - )   | Photo


2021 Chapter Officers  (In order per By-Laws)

President - Tom Pye
Vice President - Richard McCrary
Recording Secretary - David Wellons
Corresponding Secretary - Chuck Rann
Treasurer - Ted Fricke
Registrar/Genealogist - Tom Chrisman
Chaplain - John Galt
Historian/Librarian - Shep Hammack
Chancellor - Jim McDonald
Sergeant-at-Arms - Chuck Olson



Committees - Chairmen
Currently within Article VII of Chapter By-Laws. Needed changes in red.

  • Americanism Report - VP Richard McCrary
  • DAR/SAR Liaison - Shep Hammack  (See Tab 5 of Americanism Report)
  • Color Guard Commander - Shep Hammack  (See Tab 3E of Americanism Report)
  • Communications
    • David Wellons - Publicity (Print & Broadcast Media)  (See Tab 1 & 2 of Americanism Report)
    • Chuck Rann - Website  (See Tab 2 Sec 2C of Americanism Report)
  • Eagle Scout - Chuck Olson  (See Tab 6 of Amer. Report)  (This should be incorporated into Education/Youth Programs below.)
  • Flags - Bill Floyd
  • Grave Markings - Open  (See Tab 11 of Americanism Report)
  • JROTC - Chuck Olson  (See Tab 6 of Amer. Report)  (This should be incorporated into Education/Youth Programs below.)
  • Knight Eassy Contest - Open  (See Tab 6 of Amer. Report)  (This should be incorporated into Education/Youth Programs below.)
  • SAR Medals & Certificates Awarded - Shep Hammack  (See Tab 12 of Americanism Report)
  • Membership & Reinstatements - Tom Chrisman & Ted Fricke  (See Tab 14 of Americanism Report)
  • 4th of July Parade - Shep Hammack  (This should be incorporated in Special Events below.)
  • Public Safety Awards - Open  (See Tab 7 of Amer. Report - Includes Emergency Medical, Fire Safety, Law Enforcement, Life Saving)
  • Schools and Public Program - Shep Hammack  (See Tab 3 of Americanism Report - includes Traveling Trunk, Speakers Bureau)
  • Veterans - Bill Floyd  (See Tab 9 of Americanism Report - Based of Stark Memorial Award Report)

Additional Committees/Responsibilities
Needs to be incorporated into or edited within Chapter By-Laws.
On Americanism Report - Listed at National SAR website.


  • Education/Youth Programs -   (See Tab 6 of Americanism Report - includes all SAR Youth Programs)
    • Dr Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award
    • Outreach Education Resources  (Includes Traveling Trunk)
    • SAR Educator Videos  (See Tab 4 of Americanism Report - Multimedia Distribution)
    • Elementary School Poster Contest
    • Knight Essay Contest
    • Arthur M & Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest
    • Joseph Rumbaugh Oratory Contest
    • JROTC Recognition Program
    • Sgt. Moses Adams Middle School Brochure Contest
    • Youth Exchange Program
    • C.A.R. Activity Award
  • Special Events/Observances and Ceremonies -   (See Tab 10 of Americanism Report)
    • Annual February Installation Banquet - Open
    • 4th of July Parade - Shep Hammack
    • July 2021 Picnic - Chuck Olson (permit) & Ted Fricke (caterer)
    • Wreaths Across America - Chuck Rann
    • Wreath Presentations at SAR Events - Tom Pye (Function of active President)

Additional Americanism Report Considerations
  • Attendance at State, District and National Meetings - All  (See Tab 15 of Americanism Report)
  • Annual Dues  (Members w/Chairman to contact members who have not met the renewal deadline)
  • Contributions to the SAR - All  (See Tab 16 of Americanism Report)
  • Granting of Scholarships  (See Tab 8 of Americanism Report)
  • National Society Service  (See Tab 13 of Americanism Report)
  • Nominating Committee -   (Includes at least 3 past Presidents of Chapter)