First Annual Awards Dinner

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter held it’s first annual Awards Dinner at the beautiful Lake Barkley State Park Lodge on Tuesday, January 21.  The ladies of the local James Thomas Chapter of the DAR were invited, as well.  After dinner in the lodge restaurant, the group retired to a private meeting room to present awards and recognize the officers for 2014.In addition to “Certificates of Appreciation” to ladies of the DAR and “Certificates of Distinguished Service” to

Compatriots, several medals were awarded.  Compatriots Billy Redd, James Sumner, and Geoff Baggett received the SAR’s “Military Service Medal.”  Outgoing president Ken Oakley presented two of the newly authorized “Chapter Distinguished Service Medals” to Billy Redd (2012) and James Sumner (2013).

After swearing in officers for 2014, newly elected president Geoff Baggett presented outgoing president Ken Oakley with his “Past President’s Pin” and certificate and the Bronze (Chapter) “Roger Sherman Medal” for outstanding service as charter member, president, and driving force in the establishment of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter.

The highlight of the evening was an unexpected recognition by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  The local James Thomas Chapter of the DAR nominated Compatriot James Sumner to the Kentucky Society of the DAR for the state’s “Conservation Award.”  The Conservation Committee of the DAR in each state recognizes a farmer in that state each year for their, “Preservation of the Natural Resources of Our Country, Its Soils, Minerals, Forests, Waters and Wildlife.”  Mr. Sumner not only won the Kentucky DAR State Award, but he also won the National DAR Conservation Award for 2013!  Mrs. Martha Maxfield of the Cadiz James Thomas Chapter presented all three of the conservation awards, as well as a flag flown over the Capitol of the United States in honor of Compatriot James Sumner.

James Sumner Receives the Chapter Distinguished Service Medal

James Sumner Receives the Chapter Distinguished Service Medal

Billy Redd Receives the Chapter Distinguished Service Medal

Billy Redd Receives the Chapter Distinguished Service Medal

James and Marjorie Sumner Receives the Kentucky State DAR Conservation Award

James and Marjorie Sumner Receives the Kentucky State DAR Conservation Award

James Sumner Receives the National DAR Conservation Award

James Sumner Receives the National DAR Conservation Award

James Sumner Receives the Medal for the National DAR Conservation Award

James Sumner Receives the Medal for the National DAR Conservation Award

Outgoing President Ken Oakley "Passes the Gavel" to Incoming President Geoff Baggett

Outgoing President Ken Oakley “Passes the Gavel” to Incoming President Geoff Baggett

2014 Officers: (l to r) Treasurer James Sumner, President Geoff Baggett, Chaplain Billy Redd, Vice-President Tony Ramey, Registrar Steve Mallory, Historian Bobby Skinner

2014 Officers: (l to r) Treasurer James Sumner, President Geoff Baggett, Chaplain Billy Redd, Vice-President Tony Ramey, Registrar Steve Mallory, Historian Bobby Skinner

Ken Oakley Receives the Bronze (Chapter) Roger Sherman Medal

Ken Oakley Receives the Bronze (Chapter) Roger Sherman Medal

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One Response to “First Annual Awards Dinner”

  1. It took a while, but we finally coaxed a smile out of James!!

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