This photo gallery illustrates some of the Cradle of Texas Chapter #33 Sons of the American Revolution’s historical participation in patriotic, community, civic, educational events and ceremonies. Click on an image to open a larger version in a viewer. Use the right and left arrows in the viewer to scroll through the gallery. When finished, click the small “X” in the upper right corner to exit the viewer and return to the gallery. Our chapter meets January through May and September through December usually on the second Saturday of the month.
2018 Bill Sanders and Mark Hanson at meeting 8 Dec 2018, River Point, Lake Jackson, TX Winston Avera, Connie Avera and Tillman Daniel at meeting 8 Dec 2018 Vice President Rodney Weems conducting meeting and speaker David Sysma, 8 Dec 2018 Dude and Deborah Payne and Judge Ed and Betty Denman at meeting 8 Dec 2018, Lake Jackson Judge Ed Denman recieves the Law Enforcement Comendation Medal from Vice President Rodney Weems, 8 Dec 2018 Judge Ed Denman receives the Certificate of Law Enforcement Commendation from VP Rodney Weems Judge Ed Denman, wife Betty and VP Rodney Weems with Law Enforecment Certificate presentation, 8 Dec 2018 Retired Judge Ed Denman expresses his appreaciation for the award received Carl Wiggins receives National Congress Certificate of Appreaciation from VP Rodney Weems 8 Dec 2018 Professor David Sysma speaks inspiringly about the intellectual underpinnings and origins of our US constition, River Point, Lake Jackson, TX 8 Dec 2018 Vice President Rodney weems presents the Certificate of Appreaciation to speaker Prof. David Sysma 8 Dec 2018 Enjoy your day with family! President John F Kennedy Thanksgiving statement Nov 1963. Remembered 22 Nov 2018 Thanksgiving Greetings Members and guests attending the Nov meeting, Fat Grass Restaurant, Bay City, TX 17 Nov 2018 Registrar Bill Sanders inducts new member Stephen Drew Winters with mother, Jennifer, looking on. Registrar Bill Sanders presents the Certificate of Membership to new inductee, Drew Winters Registrar Bill Sanders describes revolutionary war uniforms to Drew and Jennifer Compatriot Jack R Newman presents Tricorn hat to inductee and great-grandson Drew Winters 17 Nov 2018 Bill Sanders, mother Jennifer Winters, new member Drew Winters and great-grandfather Jack Newman Registrar Bill Sanders presents Certificate of Membership to Dr. Max Leon Royalty with wife Alice looking on Alice Jewel Royalty pins rosette onto lapel of new member Dr. Max Leon Royalty Registrar Bill Sanders, new Cradle of Texas Chapter #33 SAR member Dr. Max Royalty and wife and Asa Underwood DAR Chapter member, Alice Jewel Royalty. 17 Nov 2018 Speaker Larry Pearl receives a Certificate of Appreciation for his talk on The Cherokee from Drew Winters and President Ray Beall. 17 Nov 2018 Registrar Bill Sanders receives his third Liberty Medal for having inducted his 30th new member from Russell Dart, TX Society Treasurer of the Sons of the American Revolution. Registrar Bill Sanders with a big smile. Los Cucos Restuarant, Wharton, TX 13 Oct 2018 President Ray Beall presents 10-yr membership award to Michael Bailey 13 Oct 2018 Table 1 of attendees at 13 Oct 2018 meeting at Los Cucos Table 2 on left, officers’ table in center and table 3 on right at 13 Oct 2018 meeting. Los Cucos Speaker Bryan McAuley in foreground 13 Oct 2018 View accross officers’ table at Bill Sanders, standing, 13 Oct 2018 Registrar Bill Sanders issues the SAR membership oath to new inductee Steven Appling 13 Oct 2018 New inductee Steven Appling receives his membership into the Cradle of Texas Chapter #33 SAR 13 Oct 2018 Steven’s mother pins the rosette onto his lapel 13 Oct 2018 We hear a report on some activities at the Texas Hiatorical Commission by Bryan McAuley 13 Oct 2018 Bryan McAuley speaks to the chapter about the recently-opened San Felipe de Austin Museum 13 Oct 2018 Bryan McAuley shares his historical knowledge about Austin, Travis and other leaders of the Republic of Texas 13 Oct 2018 Chapter President Ray Beall presents a Chapter Appreaciation Certificate to THC speaker Bryan McAuley 13 Oct 2018 at the Los Cucos Restuarant, Wharton, TX 13 Oct 2018 Constitution Week Observance at Louise Middle School, Louise, TX 2018 Cradle of Texas Chapter #33 TXSSAR Past Presidents Michael Bailey and Arnold Seidule attend the Constitution Day Signing / Bells Across America Celebration at the Columbia Historical Museum, West Columbia, TX 17 Sep 2018 Members of the Brazoria Historical Militia with Mayor Laurie Kincannon The Brazoria Historical Militia honors the signing of the constitution with a musket salute Michael Bailey in the uniform of a Revolutionary War patriot John Wiggins signing his SAR application with Registrar Bill Sanders at Denny’s in Wharton 6 Sep 2018 John Wiggins signing his SAR application with Registrar Bill Sanders at Denny’s in Wharton 6 Sep 2018 Cradle of Texas Chapter #33 President Ray Beall prepares to kick off the new chapter year River Point Restaurant, Lake Jackson, TX 8 Sep 2018 Officer’s table River Point Restaurant, Lake Jackson, TX 8 Sep 2018 Registrar Bill Sanders shows revolutionary war uniforms to new inductee, Devon James Dull, and his mother Stacie 8 Sep 2018 Registrar Bill Sanders shows revolutionary war uniforms to new inductee, Devon James Dull, and his mother Stacie 8 Sep 2018 Mother Stacie Dull pins the rosette onto Devon Dull’s lapel 8 Sep 2018 Flanked by Bill Sanders and Stacie Dull, newest Cradle of Texas Compatriot Devon Dull receives his certificate of membership into the Texas Society of the Sons of the american Revolution 8 Sep 2018 Flanked by Bill Sanders and Stacie Dull, newest Cradle of Texas Compatriot Devon Dull receives his certificate of membership into the Texas Society of the Sons of the american Revolution 8 Sep 2018 The Dull family applauds Devon’s induction into the Cradle of Texas SAR 8 Sep 2018 Registrar Bill Sanders presents Webmaster Carl Wiggins the certificate recognizing his supplemental patriot Memucan Hunt 8 Sep 2018 Vice President Rodney Weems, President Ray Beall and Treasurer Nelson Leopold chowing down at River Point Restaurant, Lake Jackson, TX 8 Sep 2018 Dr Michael Rees and Bill Sanders 8 Sep 2018 Secretary Winston Avera and wife Connie 8 Sep 2018 Compatriot Jack R Newman 8 Sep 2018 Compareiots Dr. Tillman Daniel, Mark Hanson and Sandy Weems 8 Sep 2018 The Dull family: Stacie Dull, Sommer Dull, Werte Hester, Zoie Medine, Chad Dull, Devon Dull 8 Sep 2018 Guest Speaker Lora-Marie Bernard and friend Bobby Gervais President Ray Beall preasents Military Service Veterans Corps Certificate to Dr. Michael J Rees 8 Sep 2018 Vice-President Rodney Weems and President Ray Beall present the 10-Year Membership Certificate to Registrar Bill Sanders 8 Sep 2018 Lora-Marie Bernard speaks to us about her Harvard-sponsored research into the facts and myths surrounding the Yellow Rose of Texas 8 Sep 2018 President Ray Beall presents a Certificate of Appreaciation to guest speaker Lora-Marie Bernard 8 Sep 2018 Welcome Desk 128th National SAR Congress, Westin Hotel, Houston, TX 15 Jul 2018 Frank Seidule(center), Cradle of Texas Chapter #33, working the welcome desk 15 Jul 2018 Tour list 2018 National SAR Congress SAR event locator Eyes of Texas (Cradle of Texas Chapter Color Guard Captain Frank Seidule) looking down upon you Frank again, but this time with his tricorn Want a revolutonary war uniform? Get one tailor made here Example of a regimental uniform with components and costs Example of a hunting shirt unifrom with components and costs Texas longhorn at George Ranch 2018 National SAR Congress Host Reception 14 Jul 2018 Webmaster Carl Wiggins 14 Jul 2018 Texas-style table decoration 14 Jul 2018 Overview of some of the Host Reception attendees 14 Jul 2018 TX Society President Tom Jackson with President and VP of SAR France 14 Jul 2018 Caroline Wiggins chats with a delegate from VA 14 Jul 2018 Branding boards at the chuckwagon 14 Jul 2018 TXSSAR President Thomas Jackson speaks about his goals for the Texas Society in 2018-2019. Fat Grass Restaurant, Bay City, TX 12 May 2018 Table 1 at May meeting Fat Grass, 12 May 2018 Table 2 at May meeting Fat Grass, 12 May 2018 TXSSAR President Thomas Jackson points to some important areas of the American Revolution Fat Grass, Bay City, TX 12 May 2018 Officer’s table at May meeting Fat Grass, 12 May 2018 Table 1 showing more attendees TXSSAR President and speaker Thomas Jackson receives our Chapter’s thanks from President Ray Beall for a lively discussion about some of the key founders of our country Fat Grass, Bay City, TX 12 May 2018 (L-R) Michael Bailey, TXSSAR President Thomas Jackson, Cradle of Texas Chapter President Ray Beall, TXSSAR Treasurer Russell Dart. Fat Grass, Bay City, TX 12 May 2018 Russell Dart presents JROTC award to Pearland HS Cadet David R. Martinez 7 May 2018 Russell Dart presents JROTC award to Dawson HS Cadet Isiah S. Harper 12 May 2018 Rodney Weems presents Bronze ROTC medal and award to Brazoswood Cadet Floyd Brown 5 May 2018 Rodney Weems presents Bronze JROTC medal and award to Wharton Cadet Tyler R. Frankum 24 May 2018 Compatriot and meeting host, Kinnan Stockton, President, First State Bank of Louise, TX speaks about his patriot, John Stockton, signer of the Declaration of Independence later captured and paid the ultimate price. 14 Apr 2018 Table 1 Meeting attendees, First State Bank of Louise, TX 14 Apr 2018 Table 2 meeting attendees Louise, TX 14 Apr 2018 Table 3 meeting attendees (Thomas A Taroni family) Louise, TX 14 Apr 2018 Treasurer Nelson Leopold reports the status of Cradle of Texas Chapter funds 14 Apr 2018 Registrar Bill Sanders presents the Sons of the American Revolution Membership Certificate to Thomas Anthony Taroni with wife Virginia looking on 14 Apr 2018 Registrar Bill Sanders presents the Sons of the American Revolution Membership Certificate to Thomas Mark Wiggins with wife Kathy looking on 14 Apr 2018 President Ray Beall presents Cadet Tyler Frankum a Certificate of Recognition for placing 2nd in the Enhanced JROTC Contest at the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution March 2018 meeting. 14 Apr 2018 Cadet Tyler Frankum tells us how training his younger cadets to lead inspires him to always remain a sargent at heart no matter how high he advances in rank. 14 Apr 2018 Patty Jensen receives SAR/DAR Certificate and Medal of Appreaciation from President Ray Beall Mary Barrow explains how the Children of the American Revolution is structured and operates to fill the gap of youth descendants of patriots, those below the age of 21 (boys and girls). President Ray Beall presents a Certificate of Appreaciation to Mary Barrow for her presentation on the workings of the C.A.R. 14 Apr 2018 C.A.R. Member Lisa McElroy (R) and daughter Sam McEloy (L), C.A.R. chapter President, assist Mary Barrow. A big thanks also to Savannah, Kin’s daughter, who helped host this event; John Stockton is her patriot ancestor too, of course! 14 Apr 2018 Leftover ribs, brisket, sausage, beans, potatos, desert and fixings for takehome from a most excellent lunch catered by Mustang Creek BBQ, Louise, TX. 14 Apr 2018 Bill Sanders, Registrar, Cradle of Texas Cahpter 33, Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, flanked by newly inducted Compatriots Thomas Mark Wiggins of Richmond, TX (L) and Thomas Anthony Taroni of Lake Jackson, TX (R) 14 Apr 2018 Attendees at tables 1 – 7 at the 10 Mar 2018 meeting at the River Point Restaurant in Lake Jackson, TX Carl Wiggins tells about his and his patriot’s lives in Get To Know Your Compatriot Induction of Sands Weems by Bill Sanders Judy Bernard pins the rosette with George Washington’s uniform colors onto Sandy Weems’ lapel Sandy Weems receives his new member’s Challenge Coin from Treasurer Nelson Leopold TX Society SAR President John Beard presents the Silver Roger Sherman Medal and Award for Arnold Seidule to his son, Color Guard Captain Frank Seidule Outstanding Citizen Award recipient Bernard Sencherey from Brazoswood High School is introduced by Chapter President Ray Beall Outstanding Citizen Award is presented to Bernard Sencherey by Secretary Win Avera and President Ray Beall Outstanding Citizen Bernard Sencherey flanked by Robby Rodin in militia uniform (L) and Frank Seidule in regimental uniform (R) Speaker Robby Rodin tells us about the early battles of George Washington that occurred prior to the American Revolution Robby Rodin receives a Certificate of Appreciation from President Ray Beall Group photo of attending compatriots of Cradle of Texas Chapter #33 of the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (also includes TX Society President John Beard and speaker Robby Rodin). These compatriots reside in Brazoria, Matagorda, Wharton and Galveston Counties. Brazoria Heritage Day SAR recruiting table. L-R: Nelson Leopold, Carl Wiggins, Michael Bailey, Ray Beall 3 Mar 2018 Our recruiting table at the Brazoria Heritage Celebration 3 Mar 2018 President Ray Beall riding Tumbleweed. Courtesy: Legendary Longhorns of Texas Ray on Tumbleweed with Texas flag 3 Mar 2018 “That’s all folks. It’s my bull and I’m out of here.” Courtesy: Legendary Longhorns of Texas Pioneer lady discussing history with Michael West Columbia Marching Band 1. 3 mar 2018 West Columbia Marching Band 2. 3 Mar 2018 “Howdy!” BH Celebration parade. 3 Mar 2018 Our flags at different times in our history. 3 Mar 2018 Youngsters pose with oldsters and a civil war cannon. 3 Mar 2018 At a Louise, TX Boy Scouts of America Troop 226 Court of Honor on 18 February 2018, Pete Alexandar Moreno receives a National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Certificate of Recognition from Cradle of Texas Chapter Registrar Bill Sanders for outstanding achievement and exceptional leadership and citizenship for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Bill Sanders administers oath to SAR inductee Dan Bernard 13 Feb 2018 Compatriot Dan Bernard receives SAR Certificate of Membership from Registrar Bill Sanders Wife Terrisa looks on as Judy Bernard pins SAR medal on Dan Bernard New Compatriot Dan Bernard flanked by wife Terrisa and Judy Bernard A happy group 13 Feb 2018 Chapter President Ray Beall welcomes Dan Bernard into the Cradle of Texas Chapter #33 Table 1 meeting attendees at the Fat Grass Restaurant in Bay City, TX. 10 Feb 2018. Table 2 & 3 attendees at the Fat Grass Restaurant 10 Feb 2018 Table 4 officers table at the Fat Grass Restaurant 10 Feb 2018 Get To Know Your Compatriot: Chapter Vice President Rodney Weems tells us about himself and his patriot Willis McDonald Ryan R Tomberlin receives a Certificate of Recognition from President Ray Beall for representing our Chapter in the SAR Eagle Scout Contest. Cynthia Wyman Jordy speaks to us about her ancestors including her n-great uncle, Patriot Hezekiah Wyman, a famous sharpshooter in battles near Concord, Lexington and later Charleston. Cynthia Jordy receives a Certificate of Appreaciation from President Ray Beall and VP Rodney Weems for her speech. Table 1 attendees, 13 Jan 2018 meeting at Los Cucos Restaurant in Wharton, TX Table 2 attendees, 13 Jan 2018 meeting in Wharton Table 3 attendees, 13 Jan 2018 meeting in Wharton Bill Sanders (right) receives the Liberty Medal from Chapter President Win Avera for outstanding service in the recruitment of new members Carl Wiggins (left) receives the Chapter Distinguished Service Medal from President Win Avera for outstanding contributions of talent, time and treasure toward achieving the goals of the SAR. Russell Dart (left) receives the Bronze Roger Sherman Medal from President Win Avera for untiring service and sharing of knowledge and mentoring to the SAR Michael Bailey (left) receives the Bronze Roger Sherman Medal from President Win Avera for outstanding contributions in many areas to the SAR Ray Beall (left) receives the Oak Leaf Cluster from President Win Avera for Meritorious Service as Chapter Vice-President and stewardship of our American principals and heritage. Arthur Evans (left) receives the Oak Leaf Cluster from President Win Avera for Meritorious Service as Chapter Treasurer for 7 years and steward of our American principals and heritage. Rodney Weems (left) receives the Certificate of Appreaciation from President Win Avera for outstanding service as Chapter Secretary Education Outreach Chairman in furthering the mission of the SAR TXSSAR District 7 Vice-President Ron Brown inducts the 2018 chapter officers 2018 Officers: (L-R) Vice President Rodney Weems, Treasurer Nelson Leopold, TXSSAR Dist. 7 VP Ron Brown, Secretary Winston Avera, Registrar/Genealogist William Sanders, President Raymond Beall and Chaplain/Historian Michael Bailey. (Not pictured, Color Guard Captain Frank Seidule.) Receiving the gavel and the Dr. McAlexander Presidents Medal, Raymond Beall (left) was installed as 2018 Chapter President by outgoing President Winston Avera. 2018 Chapter President Ray Beall passes the token chapter bank to 2018 Chapter Treasurer Nelson Leopold These three scouts completed all requirements for their Genealogy MB and received SAR Certificates of Recognition from Cradle of Texas Chapter Registrar/Genealogist Bill Sanders. This is the story behind the Sander’s Merit Badge workshop. Nov 27 and 30, 2017 Attendees (view 1) at 9 Dec 2017 meeting at River Point Restaurant in Lake Jackson, TX Attendees (view 2) at 9 Dec meeting in Lake Jackson Attendees (view 3) at 9 Dec 2017 meeting in Lake Jackson Attendees (view 4) at 9 Dec 2017 meeting in Lake Jackson Attendees (view 5) at 9 Dec 2017 meeting in Lake Jackson Attendees (view 6) at 9 Dec 2017 meeting in Lake Jackson Michael Bailey tells about himself and his patriot, Jonathan Pitts, in Get To Know Your Compatriot. 9 Dec 2017 President Winston Avera speaks on Texian pioneers buried in Old Columbia Cemetery in West Columbia, TX. 9 Dec 2017 Meeting Attendees Table 1 Fat Grass Restaurant 11 Nov 2017 Meeting Attendees Table 2 Fat Grass Restaurant. Bay City, TX 11 Nov 2017 Officers Table Fat Grass, Bay City, TX 11 Nov 2017 DAR members (standing) present at Cradle of Texas SAR meeting 11 Nov 2017 Dr. William Griffiths presents Get To Know Your Compatriot 11 Nov 2017 Compatriot Cody Wright chats with Judy and Chuck Bernard 11 Nov 2017 Flanked by his mother and brother, Brian Wubbena is inducted by Registrar Bill Sanders 11 Nov 2017 Carl Henry Jensen is inducted by Registrar Bill Sanders 11 Nov 2017 Jacob Gary Jensen is inducted by
Registrar Bill Sanders 11 Nov 2017 Brian Hugh Jensen is inducted by Registrar Bill Sanders 11 Nov 2017 Jackson Hugh Jensen is inducted by Registrar Bill Sanders 11 Nov 2017 Jensen family flanks Bill Sanders and DAR member Mrs. Jensen (mother and g-mother of inductees) in center. 11 Nov 2017 Vice President Ray Beall presents a challenge coin to each of the four Jensen inductees. 11 Nov 2017 Speaker, author and historian Merle Hudgins discusses her two-volume, “War Between The States Changed Texas Forever”. 11 Nov 2017 Connie Avera and Russell Dart converse after the meeting. 11 Nov 2017 Compatriot Cody Wright distributes American Flags to all attendees to honor our Veterans. 11 Nov 2017 Speaker Merle Hudgins receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Vice President Ray Beall. 11 Nov 2017 Chapter President Win Avera visits Ft. McHenry, MD, birthplace of our national anthem. 10-29-17 Table A at On The River Restaurant meeting 21 Oct 2017 Table B at On The River Restaurant meeting 21 Oct 2017 Table C at On The River Restaurant meeting 21 Oct 2017 Table D at On The River Restaurant meeting 21 Oct 2017 Russell Dart reports on the 14 Oct TX Society SAR BOM meeting in Galveston Rodney Weems presents the sword he won at the TX SAR Board of Managers meeting to Chapter President Win Avera Dr. Tillman Daniel receives his 30-Yr. Membership Award from Winston Avera 21 Oct 2017 Carl M Wiggins is inducted by Registrar Bill Sanders 21 Oct 2017 Jack R Newman is inducted by Registrar Bill Sanders 21 Oct 2017 Bradley A Remmers is inducted by Registrar Bill Sanders 21 Oct 2017 Ryan R Tomberlin is inducted by Registrar Bill Sanders 21 Oct 2017 Jackson A Remmers is inducted by Registrar Bill Sanders 21 Oct 2017 Carson B Remmers is inducted by Registrar Bill Sanders 21 Oct 2017 All six new Cradle of Texas Chapter SAR inductees with Bill Sanders 21 Oct 2017 Inductee and Webmaster, Carl Wiggins, flanked by wife, Caroline, and brother, Tom, and by Win Avera and Bill Sanders Bill Sanders describes the Constitution Week display he and wife, Pat, presented to students at Louise (TX) Middle and High School 17-23 Sep 2017 Team Pat Sanders, Comfort Wood DAR, and husband, Bill Sanders, Cradle of Texas SAR, helped educate students during Constitution Week Pat and Bill Sanders were recognized by US Navy grandson with American Flag flown during combat mission and award 21 Oct 2017 Certificate of Honor describing flag awarded by the United States Navy to Bill and Pat Sanders flown on mission over Iraq 26 May 2017 Michael Bailey speaks about WWI artifacts 21 Oct 2017 Caleb Smith, one of our youngest compatriots, at attention over WWI artifacts Bill Sanders speaks with Destiny Roberts about the meaning of our Constitution Michael Bailey (right) with fellow members of the Brazoria Historical Militia celebrating Constitution Day 17 Sep 2017 Constitution Day is celebrated by ringing bells all across America and by firing muskets 17 Sep 2017 Hurricane Harvey was a devastating weather event for 300 miles along the Texas Gulf Coast in late August forcing many people from their homes. We cancelled our Sep meeting. Ray Beall honors outstanding law enforcement officers from across the Cradle of Texas Aug 2017 Joint Asa Underwood DAR and Cradle of Texas SAR 4 Jul Celebration 2017 Mary Ruth Rhodenbaugh, Regent, Asa Underwood DAR and Winston Avera, President, Cradle of Texas SAR 4 Jul 2017 Baby’s first 4th of July Joint SAR/DAR 4 Jul 2017 Celebration, Holly Farms Joint DAR/SAR 4 Jul 2017 Celebration, Holly Farms Flag retirement, 4 Jul 2017, Holly Farms Flag retirement, 4 Jul 2017, Holly Farms Cradle of Texas Chapter 33 SAR’s Michael Bailey presents the JROTC Bronze Medal To Alvin High School Recipient Marine Corps Cadet Christian C. Fernandez. SAR vice president Ray Beall (left) presented Wharton I.S.D. junior Jordan Ramirez the bronze medal and certificate for ROTC (center) Byrl R. Engel, Lt. Colonel., USAF (right) on May 25, 2017. Jordan also received $750.00 scholarship for winning second place in the state essay contest.