Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:30 PM

on September 15, 2017

The Speaker for the meeting will be Rice professor John B. Boles who will speak on his new book, "Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty". You don't want to miss this meeting, and one of professor Bole's books will be given away as the door prize. This meeting will be the past president's meeting, where we will honor, our chapter past presidents: Lovell Aldrich; Tom McCormick; Mike Green; Lance Salge; Shane Steele; Fred Bultman; Lee Phillips; Tom Meinecke; Dennis Nall; Ron Brown and Carl Hill. Please contact Compatriot Lovell Aldrich with your dinner selection. The choices are Swiss Steak and Gravy or Maple Glazed Chicken. Lovell's phone number is 281-491-1542.

Officer Planning Meeting - August 29, 2017

on August 12, 2017

August 29, 2017 at 7:00PM there will be an officer planning meeting at the home of Lovell Aldrich, Phone 281-491-1542. Officers are expected to attend and members are welcome to attend.

Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM

on July 13, 2017

We are privileged to have as our guest speaker Judge Tom Lawrence, past President General of the SAR. His topic will be the "Boston Tea Party". You don't want to miss this one.  The menu selections are; Spiced Grilled Chicken Breast with seared peaches and pecan butter or Burgundy Beef Tips over Rice.  We start to gather at 6:30 P. M. and the meeting starts at 7:00 P. M. at the Sweetwater Country Club in Sugarland.   E-mail Carl Hill at president@hodgesar.org to make reservations and choose a menu item. The reservation and cancellation deadline is noon Friday, July 21st. Members not able to cancel by the deadline should pay Treasurer Bob Riley for their missed meal by the next meeting.

Field Trip to Bayou Bend - June 17, 2017

on June 18, 2017

Bayou Bend - Home of Ima Hogg

Houston VA Medical Center Visit - June 3, 2017

on June 5, 2017

On June 3, 2017 SAR members of the Alexander Hodge Chapter visited veterans at the Houston VAMC and distributed socks, magazines and personal grooming items for the veterans. From left are Carl Hill Jr., Tom McCormick, Lovell Aldrich, Jim Kinney, Fred and Michelle Bultman.

Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM

on May 22, 2017

The speaker is Ray Cox, of the Piney Woods SAR Chapter. His presentation will discuss a day in the life of the Revolutionary War Soldier and how the fife/drum signals regulated the soldier’s day. He will include stories about daily life and playing of drum and fife calls in the Revolutionary War. An email to members will advise of menu choices. Be sure to let Lovell know the members and guests who will attend, and each attendees menu choice. Call Lovell Aldrich 281-491-1542 to make reservations and choose a menu item. The reservation and cancellation deadline is noon Friday, May 26th. Members not able to cancel by the deadline should pay Treasurer Bob Riley for their missed meal by the next meeting.

Memorial Day - May 29, 2017

on May 8, 2017

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, was borne out of the Civil War and desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in the defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.

Officers Planning Meeting - April 25, 2017

on April 18, 2017

April 25, 2017 at 7:00PM there will be an officer planning meeting at the home of Lovell Aldrich, Phone 281-491-1542. Officers are expected to attend and members are welcome to attend.

May Meeting with the Alexander Hodge DAR Chapter - May 16, 2017 at 6:00PM

on March 29, 2017

Please plan to attend DAR's end of the year meeting on May 16th, at La Escondida Mexican Grill & Catering. We will be gathering at 6:00 pm then 6:30 seating for dinner.  Location is 7270 Hwy. 6, Suite  500, Missouri City, TX  77459- just down Hwy. 6, with the turn right just passed the grand entrance to Lake Olympia on the left.  The Alexander Hodge SAR Chapter is invited to join the DAR and all their HODARS and/or significant others. Mr. Tom Green will provide the entertainment for the evening with a presentation on Alexander Hodge.

Attendance information is needed by Saturday April 29th if not before. Please find the menu selections below just to provide you with some information now.

Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:30PM

on March 14, 2017

 Our dinner meeting will be Tuesday March 28th at the Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land, TX. We start to gather around 6:30 P. M. and the meeting starts at 7:00 P. M.

Our Speaker will be Dr. Christopher Hammons and his topic will be "Faith and the Founding Fathers". You might remember his excellent and entertaining speech on Paul Revere last year.
The dinner selections will be Pot Roast braised with carrots, potatoes, onions, herbs and turnips or Lemon Garlic Chicken. Please contact Lovell Aldrich at 281-491-1542 or reservations@hodgesar.org with your dinner selection.

George Washington Birthday dinner at the Junior League - February 22, 2017

on February 22, 2017

SAR Color guard helping Paul Carrington Chapter #5, to celebrate the 74th annual George Washington Birthday dinner at the Junior League, on February 22, 2017. The Honorable Ed Emmet was presented with the George Washington Distinguished Service Award at the dinner. Pictured, L to R are, Carl Hill, Tom Green, Jim Bevill, Tom Jackson, & Tom Houston.

George Washington Parade in Laredo, Texas - February 18, 2017

on February 18, 2017

Tom Green, (center) carrying the Texas flag, was among those leading the George Washington Parade in Laredo, Texas on February 18th. This photo appeared on the front page of the Washington Post the morning after the parade.

Flag Program at Hodges Bend Middle School - February 10, 2017

on February 12, 2017

Tom Green presented  a flag program, and talked about the Patriot Alexander Hodge at the Hodges Bend Middle School. Hodge is the name sake of  this school, as well as our chapter of the SAR and DAR.  Seated Left to Right: Susan M. Kirby, DAR Registrar, and Carl Hill Jr., SAR President.  Standing Left to Right: Glenn Camp, Laurie Chernosky, 8th Grade History Teacher, and Tom Green.

Officers Planning Meeting - February 28, 2017

on February 3, 2017

February 28, 2017 at 7:00PM there will be an officer planning meeting at the home of Lovell Aldrich, Phone 281-491-1542. Officers are expected to attend and members are welcome to attend.

Uniforms of the American Revolution Program for the Star of Destiny Chapter of the DAR

Uniforms of the American Revolution. Left to right: John Thompson, Tom Green, Cortney Arenstein (member, Star of Destiny Chapter of the DAR) and her daughter Gwendolyn Peacock, Carl Hill, Jr. and Glenn Camp.

Mirabeau B. Lamar Day - January 26, 2017

on January 26, 2017

On January 26th, designated Lamar Day by the Texas Legislature, Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore read a proclamation honoring Mirabeau B. Lamar at his gravesite in Morton Cemetery, Richmond, Texas. Attending were: kneeling, Glen Camp, and Carl Hill, back row, Mike Bailey, Tom Green, Rion Braddock, & Tom Houston. Mirabeau B. Lamar was inaugurated President of the Republic of Texas in 1838 and is known as the Father of Texas Education.

Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 6:30PM

on January 12, 2017

The speaker for this evening is Gregg Dimmick M D, a pediatrician at South Texas Medical Clinics in Wharton TX. He is a 1974 graduate of Texas A&M University and a 1977 Graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical School. He has practiced pediatrics in Wharton for 36 years.

Dr. Dimmick is an avocational archaeologist and has coauthored two archaeological reports on excavations of the retreating Mexican army of 1836. He has participated in archaeological digs at the Fannin battle site as well as the San Jacinto battlefield.

Dimmick has written: “Sea of Mud, The Retreat of the Mexican Army After San Jacinto, An Archaeological Investigation.” His book was published in 2004 by the Texas State Historical Association. The second edition was released in paperback in 2006.