To my Col. William Henshaw Compatriots

As 2015 draws to a close, and as I prepare to turn the reigns over to our new President, Brent Andersen, I’d like to leave you with some final thoughts.

It has been an honor serving as the President of this chapter.  During my two terms, I’ve worked to remain true to the ideals of the SAR and to continue building on the success of my predecessors.  With the hard work and support of our Officers, we’ve made that happen.  I’m very thankful to them and for the cooperation of all the Compatriots of our chapter who’ve pitched in to make it work.

Our future relies on planning for the continued success of our organization.  To do that, we need the commitment of all of our members to participate and work together to achieve our goals of fostering an appreciation for patriotism, a respect for our national symbols & institutions, and the value of American citizenship.

It’s vital that the history of the founding of our Republic be preserved for future generations.  And it will be if each of us carries on the work our patriot ancestors began.  In the words of the SAR Pledge, I ask each of you to reaffirm your faith in the principles of Liberty and our Constitutional Republic, and solemnly pledge yourselves to defend them against every foe.

I want to thank you for the opportunity and privilege to serve.  God bless you, the Sons of the American Revolution, and may He continue to bless the United States of America.

Libertas Et Patria!

Wesley H. Wratchford
President, Col. William Henshaw Chapter
Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution

 

Verne Thayer, Wesley H. Wratchford, Allan Van Wert

          Verne Thayer, Wesley H. Wratchford, and Allan Van Wert

 

 

 

 

2016 Col. William Henshaw Chapter Officers

Compatriots,

The Colonel William Henshaw Chapter held its annual election at our meeting on Saturday, December 12, 2015.  I’m pleased to announce the Officers of the Colonel William Henshaw Chapter for 2016.

President – Brent J. Andersen

First Vice President – Joseph Gauthier

Vice President – Doug Harris

Secretary – Allan Van Wert

Treasurer – Stephen G. Perkins

Membership Chair – William J. Higgins

Awards & Medals Chair – Verne Thayer

Chaplain – Wesley H. Wratchford

Genealogy Chairs – Richard Legeaux and Richard Pierce

2016 Col. William Henshaw Officers

2016 Col. William Henshaw Officers – Richard Legeaux, Doug Harris, Verne Thayer, Brent Andersen, Wesley H. Wratchford, Stephen G. Perkins, Allan Van Wert.  (Not pictured – Joseph Gauthier, William J. Higgins and Richard Pierce)

 

Libertas Et Patria,

Wesley H. Wratchford
President, Col. William Henshaw Chapter
Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution

 

 

December 12, 2015 – Henshaw Chapter Annual Meeting Invitation

Compatriots,

You are cordially invited to the Col. William Henshaw Chapter’s annual meeting at “The Oaks” on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

We will conduct our regular business, as well as hold our annual election of officers and swearing in of new members.  “The Oaks” at 140 Lincoln St. in Worcester, MA, is the home of the Col. Timothy Bigelow DAR Chapter, and once again they’ve graciously agreed to host us there.

We’ll begin at 9:00 a.m. with coffee and start our business meeting at 9:30.  At 10:45, we’ll join the DAR in their meeting room for our speaker, Janet Uhlar, author of “Liberty’s Martyr, the Story of Dr. Joseph Warren.”  Ms. Uhlar will also be conducting a book signing.

The proposed Slate of Nominees for 2016 Chapter Officers is as follows:

President – Brent Andersen

Vice President – Joe Gauthier

Secretary – Allan Van Wert

Treasurer – Stephen G. Perkins

Membership Chair – William Higgins

Awards & Medals Chair – Verne Thayer

Chaplain – Wesley H. Wratchford

Genealogy Chairs – Richard Legeaux and Richard Pierce

 
Please kindly rsvp to me at MA.Compatriot@yahoo.com so that we may provide our DAR hosts with an accurate number of attendees.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Yours in Patriotism,

Wesley H. Wratchford
President, Col. William Henshaw Chapter
Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution