SAR holds annual meeting on Dataw Island

The Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter of the South Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) held its annual dinner meeting on Wednesday December 12, at the Dataw Island Club on St. Helena Island. Featured speaker for the evening was Steve Nousen, a nationally known actor for his portrayals of Ben Franklin.  His

President Henson presents Steve Nousen the SAR Good Citizens Medal.


program was titled “Ben Franklin Recalls George Washington.” Following his presentation, Chapter President Jody Henson presented Mr. Nousen with the SAR Good Citizen Medal in recognition of his living historical work with schools and the public.

During the meeting John L. Ramsey, president of the South Carolina Society SAR, installed the chapter’s officers for 2013: Jody Henson, chapter president; Mike Keyserling, vice president; Tom Mikell, secretary/treasurer; Dean Cullison, genealogist; Joseph Harden, chapter enhancement; Pete Dickerson, historian/public relations; Don Starkey, webmaster; Bill Sammons, chaplain; Wayne Cousar, education and social; Claude Dinkins, JROTC Chairman; Carroll Crowther, registrar; Andy Beall, Eagle Scout Scholarship; and Frank Wood, color sergeant.

Col. Ret. Chester Cotter, patriot ancestor of Ebenezer Fairbanks, was recognized for his 15 years of service to the SAR and was presented with pin and certificate by President Henson.
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