SAR Veterans Recognition Program
While I have been a member of the SAR since 2005, I have been introduced to several programs in the last several months. One program that is near and dear to me as an active duty veteran is the Veterans Recognition Committee. The following is a small brief of the program:
THE VETERANS RECOGNITION COMMITTEE (VRC) provides recognition to living NSSAR Veterans pursuant to the guidance in its charter. Chief in this regard is the awarding of SAR Certificates of Patriotism signed by the President General. The VRC is required to ensure its not only has a legacy dimension, but is also visionary and administratively sound, so that the incumbent President General can expand the Veterans Corps to include service to country during periods of peace, war and/or armed conflict. The VRC Charter is published on the VRC Website at www.VetCorps.Info.
If you are a veteran and would like to learn more about the program, please visit http://www.vetcorps.info or login to the NSSAR website (http://www.sar.org) and search for "veterans recognition". The report from the Fall Leadership meeting is available at http://www.vetcorps.info/assets/VRCBrief-2016.pdf. Alternatively reach out to your chapter's Veterans Affairs Chairman. The survey form to be considered for the program can be downloaded here.
Each year at the NSSAR National Congress, the Society presents the DAR/SAR award to the DAR State society that recruits the most members for the SAR for the year. We were grateful and honored to recommend this award to the Chicago DAR recently when we submitted a recent application.
New Online Application System
The 126th Annual Congress of the Sons of the American Revolution took place on July 8th, 2016. Shortly before that, on June 28th, the new website was launched (you can read about the announcement here). Along with the release of the website came a new online application system. It was proposed at congress that with the release of the new online system that all applications only be submitted online. Fortunately, we have some time to use both the new online system as well as the old application while we become familiar with the new website.
As indicated on the launch page, regardless of whether you had a login on the old site, you will need to create a new username and password. A new account can be created here (https://members.sar.org/login#sign_up_). Once logged in, you can access the new application process by selecting 'My Applications' along the left panel.
From this panel you can access any applications that you had previous submitted and create a new application. The online application manual provides detailed instruction on how to use the new process.
If you have questions or need assistance with the new online application system, please reach out to your chapter registrar or directly to NSSAR.
Front Lines Blog
We appreciate all your patience as we bring our new website online and get our Facebook page (http://fb.com/dearbornsar) up and running.
Since the Fort Dearborn chapter no longer publishes a newsletter, please keep an eye on our 'Front Lines' blog for what is happening in the Fort Dearborn Chapter as well as in Illinois and National.
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