13-18 Jul 2018 Houston, TX
Awards Night at the 128th Congress, left to right: Ken Bonner, President of the Best Large Chapter in the NSSAR, the Fairfax Resolves; Darrin Schmidt, past president of the Fairfax Resolves; Pat Kelly, president of the Best Large State Society in the NSSAR, Virginia; Jeff Thomas, 3rd Vice President of the Virginia SAR and immediate past president of the Fairfax Resolves; Larry McKinley, past president of both the Fairfax Resolves and the Virginia SAR; Mike Elston, immediate past president of the Virginia SAR.
The highlight of the 128th Annual Congress was the announcement of Virginia SAR as the best state society among those with at least 1,000 members and the Fairfax Resolves Chapter as the best chapter with 100-199 members. This was accompanied by many other awards that clearly allowed Virginia to stand out among the other state societies.
Awards won by the Virginia Society include:
C.A.R. Activity Award
The William M. Melone Award for Approved Supplementals - 2nd Place
The Len Young Smith Award for Most New Members under 40 - 2nd Place
The Robert L. Sonfiled Award for Largest Increase in Membership
The Senator Robert A. Taft Award for Largest Number of New Members - 2nd Place
The Admiral William R. Furlong Memorial Award for Flag Certificates (with special recognition for 100% participation by chapters)
The Officers' Streamer for attendance at National Meetings
The Allene Wilson Groves Award of Implementing SAR Resolutions and Principals
The President Generals Activities Competition
National Awards to Virginia SAR Chapters
The Liberty Bell Americanism Award - Fairfax Resolves
The President Generals Activities Competition - Fairfax Resolves
The President General's Cup - Fairfax Resolves
National Awards to Virginia SAR Compatriots
Florence Kendall Award for Recruiting New Members - David E. Cook
Several Compatriots received the Liberty Medal for recruiting new members
This is a work in progress, and will be updated with more information, but it is important to get out this good news, so this is published though incomplete.