Annual Awards Gala Banquet – 2021

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) held their Annual Awards Banquet this year at the University Club in downtown Cincinnati on Saturday December 11, 2021. 

It was a wonderful venue, and very festive for the holiday season.  Together we celebrated our past year, all the achievements by our Chapter and individual members, being together, meeting family, and celebrating the Christmas and Hanukah seasons.

Holiday Music was provided

The participants at the banquet included members from the Ohio Society, the Dayton Chapter and Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. 

Mr and Mrs Steve Hinson

The food was outstanding, the decorations were wonderful.  There was music, great appetizers, and time for all Compatriots and their spouses to mingle, connect with old friends, and for newcomers get to know everyone better.  It was a terrific event!

The Cincinnati Chapter is blessed with exceptional leadership and participation.  Many awards were presented to very deserving individuals.  The message to all that the individual contributions are even greater when pooled together as a cohesive team and active Chapter.  We are blessed to have members who are active and contribute and we are grateful for all of them.  We have a large membership base, however the majority of the major contributors were in attendance.  Equally important in attendance were spouses who we recognize as supportive key contributors, we thank them for their support.

Chaplain Ed Bonniwell shared grace with us prior to our meal.  Dinner was served which was excellent.

Chaplain Ed Bonniwell leads us in prayer

Following the meal were comments by 2021 President Greg Ballman.

2021 Chapter President Greg Ballman addresses group

There were many awards presented to our chapter members.  We are grateful for their service to our chapter, our mission and serving our community.

Bob Bowers Accepts Most Distinguished Chapter Member Award

We even got to sing Happy Birthday to a member.

Greg Ballman then passed the torch of the Chapter Presidency to George Stewart for the 2022 year.

2022 Chapter President George Stewart

George then introduced the 2022 slate of new Chapter Officers. 

2022 Cincinnati SAR Chapter Leadership Team

The 2022 Slate of Chapter Leadership
President – George Harry Stewart, 1st Vice President – Gary Lee Duffield, 2nd Vice President – James Timothy Crane, Treasurer – Michael John Blum, Secretary – Robert E.R. Bowers, Webmaster – Timothy J. Madden. Chaplain – Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Historian – Bruce I. Bennett, Registrar – Franz B. Ott II, BOM 1 – Daniel S. Schmitz, BOM 2 – James H. Houston, BOM 3 – Kerry L. Langdon, BOM 4 – Scott Freeman, BOM 5 – Gordon Stokely

Thanks to our active SAR members, our working harder than ever SAR Leadership teams at the Local, State and National level. 

We welcome in the 2022 year.

Happy Holidays to all!

Below are photos from the event

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