January 6, 2016 Member Meeting
The Roger Sherman Medal is awarded to SAR members who have rendered faithful service to their chapter, state society, or to the National Society over multiple years. This Medal is named after Roger Sherman (April 19, 1721 – July 23, 1793) was an early American lawyer and politician, as well as a founding father. He served on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, and was also a representative and senator in the new republic. He was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the U.S.: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Roger Sherman had a large part in what is known as the “Great Compromise”. In 1787 this combined the “New Jersey Plan” which proposed a one house national legislature where each state could cast one vote, and the “Virginia Plan” where representation would be based upon a state’s population. The “Great Compromise” created a bicameral legislature, meaning there will be two houses, one house will have equal representation, while the other is based on population of the state.
At the January meeting of the Withlacoochee Chapter of the SAR, Five-Year Membership Recognition Certificates were presented to Compatriots Ken Dunn and Jimmie Barnes by Past President Richard Sumner. Pictured from left to right are, Past President Richard Sumner, Chapter President Clyde Johnson, Compatriots Ken Dunn and Jimmie Barnes.
Snapshots from the January 2016 Member's Meeting - Click on picture to enlarge - Once enlarged use arrows on picture to move from picture to picture