Speakers in 2023
Saturday January 21, 2023: Entertainer and Coach,
Hal Coleman - Topic: "Old Roswell".
Thursday February 23, 2023: GASSAR President David Ludley:
Topic: "A George Washington anecdote".
Guest Speakers in 2022
Saturday January 15, 2022. Author Stephen Palmer- Topic:
"Revolutionary War Patriot John Stark"
Thursday February 17, 2022. Compatriot Joe Vancura, GASSAR
President (2022 to 2023). Topic: "The
Challenge of an informed electorate."
Saturday March 19, 2022: Marley Hinrichs - Topic:
"Don't forget the Women"
Saturday April 15, 2022: Compatriot Bryan Wampler - Topic:
“The Proper Cleaning of Headstones and Markers”
Saturday May 21, 2022: Compatriot Carter Wood: Topic:
“The War in Georgia, Reluctant Rebels”
Saturday June 18, 2022: Compatriiot Scott Collins: Topic:
“The Colonial Navy”
Saturday August 20, 2022: GASSAR President David Ludley: Topic:
“Colonial and Revolutionary Art and Related Patriotic
Saturday September 17, 2022: Gregory Jackson, PhD: Topic:
“The Union 2.0: How the Failures of the Articles of
Confederation Prepared the Way for the Constitution”
Saturday October 15, 2022: Tom Harnden: Topic: "The
Legend of Deacon John Wilson".
Saturday November 11, 2022: Rob Ufford: Topic: "Revolutionary
War Spy Techniques".
Saturday December 17, 2022: Terry Manning: Topic:
"History of Sanata Claus from 1776".
16, 2021. Compatriot Peter Stoddard - Topic:
Lewis Grizzard, "The Dawg that Did not Hunt."
Thursday February 20, 2021. Compatriot David Jessel, GASSAR
President (2021 to 2022)- Topic: "A
Saturday March 20, 2021. Piedmont Chapter President Allen
Finley - Topic: "Friends of the Library"
Saturday April 17,2021. Compatriot Tom Phlegar - Topic:
"Revolutionary War Southern Campagne"
Saturday May 15, 2021. Compatriot Jay Hen - Topic:
"Geo. Washington, Mt. Vernon, and the 4th of July"
Saturday June 19, 2021. PG Larry Guzy - Topic:
Saturday August 20, 2021. Compatriot Jaime Ruff - Topic:
"United States Naval Academy"
18, 2021. Compatriot Rob Ufford - Topic:
Saturday October 16, 2021. James Walters and Russ Seltenright
- Topic: "Wreaths Across America"
Saturday November 20, 2021. Dr. Sonya Finley, Col. US Army
(Ret) - Topic: "China"
Saturday November 20, 2021. Kathleen O'Loughlin, Program Mgr.
VA Women Veterans - Topic: "State of
Women Veterans in Atlanat Area"
Saturday December 18, 2021. Compatriot Bob Sapp - Topic:
"The legacy of Valley Forge"
Saturday January 18, 2020. Mary Williams, Regent
Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter DAR- Topic:
Women and the Revolutionary War.
Thursday February 20, 2020. Compatriot William B. Dobbs, II,
GASSAR President (2020 to 2021)- Topic: Georgia
Society Outlook and Forward look to 2022 Congress.
Saturday March 21, 2020 Meeting cancelled because of Covid-19
Saturday April 1, 2020 online Zoom meeting with historic Revolutionary
War Video - Topic: "The Battle of Moore's
Saturday May 16, 2020 online Zoom meeting, Comaptriot Gerald
Breed - Topic: The Battle of Allamance, NC,
May 16, 1771.
Saturday June 20, 2020 online Zoom meeting, Compatriot Mark
Anthony - Topic Colonial America and Flag
Staurday July 18, 2020 online Zoom meeting, Compatriot Peter
Stoddard - Topic: Captain Nathan Stoddard
& Fort Mifflin
Saturday August 15, 2020 online Zoom meeting, Compatriot Bill
Goodman - Topic: The American Revolution
in SC, The Second Revolution
Saturday September 19, 2020 online Zoom meeting, Denise Holmes
- Topic: The Atlanta Veterans Hospital.
Saturday October 17, 2020 online Zoom meeting, Compatriot
Gary Page - Topic The Bedford Flag
Saturday November 21, 2020 online Zoom meeting, Dr. Sonya
Finley, Col.(Ret) US Army - Topic: Honoring
Those That Serve
Saturday December 19, 2020 online Zoom meeting, Compatriot
Rick Reese, Jr. - Topic: The Brockett Cabin
Saturday January 19, 2019. Compatriot Paul Prescott - Topic:
The Traveling Trunk
Thursday February 21, 2019. Compatriot Larry Guzy - Topic:
The 25 year History of the Piedmont Chapter
Saturday March 16, 2019. Compatriot Allen Greenly - Topic:
The 14th Colony
Saturday April 20, 2019. GASSAR President Scott Collins -
Topic: Midway, GA
Saturday May 18, 2019. Compatriot Ed Rigel, Sr.- Topic:
George Washington, The Early Days
July 20, 2019. Compatriot Bill Palmer - Topic:
The Battle of Oriskany, NY
Saturday August 17, 2019. Steve Morrison - Topic:
The Seige of Savannah
Saturday September 21, 2019. Compatriot Terry Manning - Topic:
James Edward Oglethorpe
Saturday October 19, 2019. Compatriot Tom Price - Topic:
Physician Leaders at Oure Founding
Saturday November 16, 2019. Dr. Sonya Finley, Col. U. S. Army
(Ret.) - Topic: Veterans and Services Rendered
Saturday December 21, 2019. Compatriots Bob Sapp and George
Thurmond - Topic: 10 Critical Days in December
Guest Speakers in 2018
Saturday January 20, 2018. GA Rep. Betty Price - Topic:
The Separation of Church and State
Saturday February 17, 2018. Linda Bhame - Topic:
The Family of George Washington
Saturday March 17, 2018. John J. Scroggin - Topic:
Tax History and Humor
Saturday April 21, 2018. Gene Beckham - Topic:
Saturday May 19, 2018. George Wheeless - Topic:
Charles Carroll, last signer of the Dec. of Independence
Saturday July 21, 2018. Terry Manning - Topic:
25 things not known about George Washington
Saturday August 18, 2018. Henry Bishop - Topic:
Saturday September 13, 2018. GASSAR President Don Burdick
- Topic: The Ride of Paul Revere
Saturday October 20, 2018. Emil Decker - Topic:
Battle of King's Mountain
Saturday November 17, 2018. Carter J. Wood - Topic:
Active Operation in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Saturday December 15, 2018. John Wassell - Topic:
Rear Admiral Dr. Corydon McAlmont Wassell
Guest Speakers in 2017
Saturday January 21, 2017. Bob Sapp - Topic:
Dr. Joseph Warren of Boston
Saturday February 18, 2017. Wayne Brown ~ President GASSAR.
Topic: John Glover, Revolutionary Hero
Saturday March 18, 2017. Hal Coleman - Topic:
The History of Roswell, GA
Saturday April 15, 2017. George Thurmond - Topic:
Thomas Sumter ~ American Revolutionary War Hero
Saturday May 20, 2017. Michael Martin - Topic:
His ancestor Peter Strozier
Saturday July 15, 2017. Judge Maurice H. Hilliard, Jr. - Topic:
The Early Days of Law - How Laws Became Laws in the United
Saturday August 19, 2017. Jim McIntire - Topic:
"Sounds of Home"
Saturday September 16, 2017. Senator John Albers - Topic:
Our National Anthem
Saturday October 21, 2017. Hank Freedman - Topic:
Military Highlights and Spiritual Experience from WWII
Saturday November 18, 2017. Bill Kabel - Topic:
The Purple Heart Medal
Saturday December 16, 2017. Hank Freedman - Topic:
Military Highlights from WWII
Guest Speakers in 2016
Saturday January 16, 2016. Tom Chrisman - Topic:
Saturday February 20, 2016. Larry Guzy - Topic:
Where to Now_We are not done yet
Saturday March 19, 2016. George Thurmond - Topic:
Saturday April 16, 2016. Gail Jennings - Topic:
The Navajo Code Talkers of WWII
Saturday May 21, 2016. GASSAR President Allen Greenly - Topic:
"The Life of a Patriot"
Saturday July 16, 2016. Paulette Snoby - Topic:
"American Medical Care during the American Revolution through
the Civil War"
Saturday August 20, 2016. Rick Reese Jr. - Topic:
"The Reconstruction of Captain William Ebenezer Brockett's
Saturday September 17, 2016. Michael McKenzie - Topic:
"The 'New' Fire Science and its Impact on the Innocent"
Saturday October 15, 2016. David Bessho - Topic:
David will talk about Army civil affairs operations in Afghanistan
Saturday November 19, 2016. Colonel Carey E. Cole - Topic:
A Generation of Leadership, the U.S. Army
Saturday December 17, 2016. Dave Thomas - Topic:
An overview of the volunteer program at Chattahoochee River
Guest Speakers in 2015
Saturday January 17, 2015. Chris Cooper - Topic:
"Strokes, Awareness and Response"
Saturday February 28, 2015. Donna C. Rowe - Topic:
Her experience at the 3rd Field Hospital Triage during the
Saturday March 21, 2015. Paula Nelson - Topic:
The Martha Stewart Bulloch DAR Society
Saturday April 18, 2015. Lt. Col. (Ret) Jonathan B. Nepute
- Topic: The JROTC Program
Saturday May 16, 2015. Bob Sapp - Topic:
The SAR Insignia & Award Medals
Saturday July 18, 2015. GASSAR President, Thomas M. Owen -
Topic: The Georgia Society
Saturday July 18, 2015. Terry Manning - Topic:
"Martha Washington - A Brief Biography"
Saturday August 15, 2015. Robert C. Jones - Topic:
"The Revolutionary War in Georgia and South Carolina"
Saturday September 19, 2015. The Honorable T. Jackson Bedford
- Topic: His patriot ancestor
Saturday November 21, 2015. Carter Wood - Topic:
Origination and Importance of Armistice Day
Saturday December 19, 2015. Terry Manning - Topic:
"The History of Santa Claus"