The Chapter, held its Annual Meeting and Washington's Birthday
Dinner, at the Century House in Latham on February 21st, with
35 members and guests in attendance.http://www.saratogabattle-sar.org
Chapter President Duane Booth asked members to come out and
support the 11th Annual March 4 Parks. This event, which is
sponsored by the Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield and the
Saratoga National Historical Park (SNHP), will be held at the
Schuyler House on April 24th between 10 am and 2 pm. While
the idea is to get people to sponsor you for walking in the
March, that is not mandatory. The goal is to raise money so
programs at the SNHP can be continued. It is a fun time,
with silent auctions, ice cream, music and a chance to enjoy
a spring day with friends and family while supporting a
worthwhile event with a donation.
Following dinner, Chapter President Duane Booth welcomed
recently admitted members David Anthony Marsh of Troy and
Joseph Insull Whittlesey, of Scotia and presented Joe with
his membership certificate. Acting Chaplain Henry Goebel
gave members and guests an update on Past President and
Chaplain Peter K. Goebel who has been serving in Iraq.
Park Ranger Joe Craig of the Saratoga National Historical
Park in Stillwater gave a presentation on the Saratoga Monument.
Ranger Craig's presentation corrected many myths about the
monument and provided a chronological list of events from
the start of construction in 1877 through the recently completed
renovation of the historic obelisk in 2002.