Notice:  Next Meeting:

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 930am Lite breakfast, 1000am start meeting
– Regular Meeting – West Deptford Library

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 2017-2019 Schedule of Meetings:

  • June 24, 2017 – Regular Meeting – West Deptford Library
  • Sept 23, 2017 – Regular Meeting – West Deptford Library
  • January 27, 2018 – Regular Meeting – West Deptford Library
  • March 24, 2018 – Annual Luncheon & Regular Meeting – Location TBD
  • June 23, 2018 – Regular Meeting – West Deptford Library
  • September 22, 2018 – Regular Meeting – West Deptford Library
  • January 26, 2019 Annual Luncheon, Regular Meeting & election of Officers 2019 – 2021- Location TBD
  • March 23, 2019 – Regular Meeting – West Deptford Library
  • NOTICE: IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE LISTEN TO KYW RADIO FOR CLOSING OF WEST DEPTFORD FREE LIBRARY …OR…Go to the SJC Facebook Page click here

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 Report of : SJCSAR Annual Luncheon & Installation of Officers for 2017-2019, March 25, 2017
Riverton Country Club, 1415 Highland Ave., Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Happenings at the Annual Luncheon.  (Rollover picture to read description; click on picture to enlarge)

Newly Installed Officers

President- Richard Serfass
1st Vice President-  TBD
2nd Vice President – TBD
Secretary – Larry Nelson
Treasurer – Charles Field
Captain of Color Guard – Jack Yerkes
Registrar/Genealogist- Harry Schaeffer
Chancellor – John Convery
Historian- Eric Yerkes Assistant Historian – Charles Field
Chaplain- Harry Engleman
1st Trustee & Past President- Harry Schaeffer
2nd Trustee – TBD

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South Jersey SAR Annual Luncheon – March 25, 2015

On March 28, 2015 the South Jersey SAR conducted their Annual Luncheon at the Riverton Country Club.  The major highlight of the luncheon was the election of new Officers for the 2015-2017 years. SJ Chapter Officers Induction 3-28-15-a

Pictured from Left to right: Rev. Normas Goos, President, NJSSAR, Program – Jon Mastin, Captain of Color Guard–Jack Yerkes, Treasurer & Assistant Historian – Charles Field, Secretary – Eric Yerkes,  2nd Vice President – Larry Nelson,Registrar/Genealogist & 1st Vice President- James Smith, Sr, President- Harry Schaeffer, and Outgoing President Harry Engleman.(not pictured are   Chancellor – John Convery and Chaplain- Thomas Boyd)  See more pictures from the luncheon by clicking here Here is a list of the new Officers for 2015-2017.

President- Harry Schaeffer
1st Vice President- James Smith
Sr. 2nd Vice President – Larry Nelson
Secretary – Eric Yerkes
Treasurer – Charles Field
Captain of Color Guard – Jack Yerkes
Registrar/Genealogist- James Smith, Sr
Chancellor – John Convery
Historian- Harry Schaeffer
Assistant Historian – Charles Field
Chaplain- Thomas Boyd

March 28, 2015 11:30/12:30

South Jersey SAR Annual Luncheon at the Riverton Country Club

11:00: 12:00: Luncheon and Guest Speaker: Lee Fahley, U.S. National Park ServiceRanger “The Statue of Liberty,  a perspective.

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March 28, 2015 11:30/12:30

South Jersey SAR Annual Luncheon at the Riverton Country Club

11:00: 12:00: Luncheon and Guest Speaker: Lee Fahley, U.S. National Park ServiceRanger “The Statue of Liberty,  a perspective.

 

January 25, 2014South Jersey SAR Breakfast Meeting

SJCSAR President Engleman thanks NJSSAR President Goos for presentation

SJCSAR President Engleman thanks NJSSAR President Goos for presentation

SJCSAR President Harry Engleman presents Rev. Norman Goos, President of the New Jersey Society SAR, with a certificate of appreciation for his presentation about the Revolutionary War October 1978, Battle of Chestnut Neck. The theme of his presentation was: Were the British incompetent or crazy or was Chestnut Neck more threatening? The village of Chestnut Neck was considered a premier privateer port. After the capture of several British ships by the Chestnut Neck villagers, the British Lord Germaine directed an attack on the town. Cornwallis sent 13 ships and 1690 men to attack and destroy the town. The town was burned to the ground but the residents escaped. A book has been written about this area by Franklin W. Kemp, entitled A Nest of Rebel Pirates.

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The Cape May Patriots Chapter DAR invites SAR members to the Sunday, May 18, 2014 luncheon. Click here for details.
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Feb 22, 2014
12:15pm
NJSSAR luncheon at Princeton Marriott-Hotel and Conference Center at Forrestal, 100 College Road East Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 452-7800 Board of Managers Meeting 10:00 am; N.J. Society Ladies Auxiliary Meeting 10:00 am; NJSSAR luncheon at 12:15 pm.
Guest speaker:John King.Topic:James Morris, captured at Battle of NavesinkContact:David G. Christoffersen: dgrayc@gmail.com>>click here for invitation, directions & response form<<

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Interested in becoming a Revolutionary War artilleryman? The New Jersey Society SAR is currently recruiting New Jersey SAR members to form Honor Guard Artillery Unit. More details click here.

flag-background-ancestor-page-crop The South Jersey Chapter SAR Mourns the loss of Compatriot Farra (Jerry) Reed October 13, 2013 Jerry ReedFarra L. (Jerry) Read, Jr. Beloved husband of Doris (nee Bove) was born in Bremerton, WA on May 17, 1932. He was the son of the late Dr, Farra L. Read, Sr. , MD and Sarah Kathrine (nee Farre) Read. He grew up in a Naval Officer’s family and traveled to many countries as well as throughout the United States. Jerry is a graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, majoring in foreign trade. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the US Navy where he spent 25 years achieving the rank of Commander. The Read’s came to America in 1650 and other ancestors as early as 1640. Jerry was extremely proud to have ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War which qualified him to be a member of the Son’s of the American Revolution (SAR), where he served as President of the South Jersey Chapter. He was also a lifetime member of the Society of Colonial Wars and the Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America. Click here for more. flag-background-ancestor-page-crop

South Jersey Chapter SAR Breakfast Meeting at the West Deptford Township Free Library Saturday, September 28, 2013, 10:00 AM (Continental Breakfast 9:30 AM)

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9:30 Continental Breakfast 10:00 Call to Order

Guest Speaker: John Nagy. Mutiny in the American Revolution.

John A. Nagy is a Scholar in Residence at Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania, a consultant for the William L. Clements Library of the University of Michigan on espionage, and an expert in antique documents. He is a founder and past President of the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia. He graduated from Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania (BA) in 1968 and Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey (MMS) in 1979.”His first book Rebellion in the Ranks Mutinies of the American Revolution won the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia’s Book Award for the best book on the American Revolution Era published in 2007. This book is the basis for this talk. See http://www.johnanagy.com/

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South Jersey Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution wins TWO awards!

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NJSSAR award for the “Largest Gain” of all the Chapters in NJ goes to the South Jersey Chapter!

NJSSAR award for the “Largest Percentage Gain” of the SAR Chapters in NJ goes to the South Jersey Chapter.

At the April meeting of the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the South Jersey Chapter was presented with two attendance awards, The “Chapter with Largest Total Gain in Membership” and “Chapter with Largest Total Gain in Membership.” It was the third time in the last five years that the SJ Chapter received these awards. Kudos go to current membership dedication and especially to past president Marty Shipe and Registrar James Smith. flag-background-ancestor-page-crop

South Jersey SAR Meeting on Saturday, June 22, 2013

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Kathy Ludwig, Librarian, David Library of the American Revolution, receives congratulations from SJCSAR president Harry Engleman..[/caption]The SJCSAR members were treated to a presentation by Kathleen Ludwig, Librarian from the David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing, PA. Kathleen discussed the resources of the library, which provides specialized research dedicated to the study of American history circa 1750 to 1800. Its mission is the collection and dissemination of information on this early period of American history, and the support of related educational programs and scholarly research. Here Kathleen is presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from President Harry Engleman. Additional information on the David Library can be found on their website at www.dlar.org. flag-background-ancestor-page-crop

New Officers inducted in SJChapterSAR Meeting in Tavistock. March 23, 2013

Outgoing President Marty Shipe (center)presents the Admiral Reynold T Hall, USN honorary saber to the newly elected SJC President Harry Engleman, Jr. New Jersey Society SAR President (left) Clark McCullough looks on.

Members and guests of the South Jersey Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution met at the Tavistock Country Club in Tavestock, NJ for their annual meeting on March 23, 2013.Standing behind Harry are Jim Smith (Registrar/Genealogist), Thomas Boyd (Chaplain), Marty Shipe (Past-President), and Harry Schaeffer (historian). Twelve members were elected to serve for the next two years. A luncheon was served with Dr. Benjamin Franklin (Bill Ochester) providing the education and entertainment during the meeting. Additional pictures, click here. Outgoing President Marty Shipe (center) presents the Admiral Reynold T Hall, USN honorary saber to the newly elected SJC President Harry Engleman, Jr. New Jersey Society SAR President (left) Clark McCullough looks on. President Harry E. Engleman, Jr. welcomes the new officers for 2013-2015 term of office. Behind Harry (l-r) are NJSSAR President McCullough (partially hidden), Charles V. Field (Asst Historian ), James F. Smith (Registrar/Genealogist), Thomas W. Boyd, (Chaplain). Martin A. Shipe, Jr. (Past President, Honorary Trustee), Harry Schaeffer (Historian), Richard W. Serfass (Secretary), Paul R. Eldridge (Treasurer), and in absentia, Jeffrey A. Cox (1st VP), Keith Owens, Jr. (2nd VP) and Richard M. Burr and Keith Owens (Trustees).President Harry Engleman, Jr. welcomes the new officers for 2013-2015 term of office. Behind Harry (l-r) are NJSSAR President McCullough (partially hidden), Charles V. Field (Asst Historian ), James F. Smith (Registrar/Genealogist), Thomas W. Boyd, (Chaplain). Martin A. Shipe, Jr. (Past President, Honorary Trustee), Harry Schaeffer (Historian), Richard W. Serfass (Secretary), Paul R. Eldridge (Treasurer), and in absentia, Jeffrey A. Cox (1st VP), Keith Owens, Jr. (2nd VP) and Richard M. Burr and Keith Owens (Trustees). President Engleman speaks to the membership after his election. flag-background-ancestor-page-crop