GALLERY
Officers receiving award

Joe Harris award
At the May meeting, Ewington Chapter officers accepted a Chapter Presidential Citation from Illinois SAR State President Dick Chamblin (l to r Ron Wood, Secretary, Clark Wise, Treasurer, Dick Chamblin ILSSAR President, Joe Harris, Ewington President, and Bob Lybarger, Registrar)

Bottom:  Dick Chamblin presents chapter president Joe Harris with a Silver Roger Sherman medal and certificate.


Winners 2019
The Ewington Chapter, Illinois Society Sons of the American Revolution, recognized 35 outstanding seniors from local high schools during a ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Effingham on April 16th.
Many students were not able to attend as they were participating in baseball, softball and track events that had been rescheduled due to inclement weather.  Students from 35 high schools were recognized and received the Outstanding Citizenship Lapel Pin, a certificate and a pocket Constitution of the United States of America. The SAR Outstanding Citizenship award is presented to recognize the recipient’s furthering of American citizenship principles. The student is nominated by the high school considering the student’s overall scholarship and citizenship.
The following students were recognized: They are (not all pictured):
Elizabeth Kelly--Altamont HS
Lane Ryan Himes, Brownstown HS
Zane Simmons--Christ Our Rock Lutheran
Royce Thompson--Cowden-Herrick HS
John Jones--Fairfield HS
Aaron Nehis--Hutsonville HS
Nolan Tewell--Lawrenceville HS
Keri Zumbahlen--Newton HS
Trey Smith--North Clay HS
Lauren Lankster--Oakland HS
Kenzie Black--Oblong HS
Alexander Gramlick--Patoka HS
Leah Moreland--Ramsey HS
Parker Havill--Red Hill HS
Ethan Steber--Richland County HS
Samuel Quick--Robinson HS
Will Niebrugge--St. Anthony HS
Elizabeth Bowyer--Shelbyville HS
Madison Durbin--South-Central HS
Adeline Bowen--Vandalia HS
Dawson Wayne Barnard--Wayne City HS
Also honored but not present were:
Zachary Burks, Beecher City HS
Harley Mason, CaseyWestfield HS
Paige Milburn, Centralia HS
Jenna Attebury, Cisne HS
Reid Mathenia, Cumberland HS
Jennifer Robards, Dieterich HS
Collin Moseley, Flora HS
Ryan Seymour, Martinsville HS
Morgan Rankins, Mattoon HS
Marcus Jones, Odin HS
Evan Holscher Palestine HS
Nathan Philpot, St. Elmo HS
Jacob Harness, Salem Community HS
Katrina Davis, Stewardson Strausburg HS
Each school nominated a student based on their dependability, cooperative spirit, leadership, service to their school and community, evidence of personal values and patriotism. The SAR Outstanding Citizenship Award is presented in recognition of the recipient’s furthering of American citizenship principles.
Ewington Chapter’s new chairman, Ron Wood, assisted chapter president Joe Harris in presenting the awards. Wood said, “It is remarkable what these students have already accomplished in life.”
Each year the chapter invites high schools in its assigned counties to selected one young man or woman from their senior class. 


flag program
Chapter members Bob Lybarger (left) and Ron Wood presented the chapter's historic flag program to members of the Isaac Hull DAR chapter in Salem, Ill., during their April 2019 meeting.

Golden Hearts

The Ewington Chapter presented its Historic Flag Program to the  Golden Hearts group at their regular meeting at the Parish Center of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mattoon, Illinois at 11:30 am on November 9, 2018.  The group consists of retired men and women who meet monthly for lunch. Pictured are Ewington members Joe Denton, Joe Harris, and  Jerry Groniger, with the group's leader Malcolm O'Neal.



Veterans Resource Fair
On Sunday November 4, the Ewington Chapter staffed an information table promoting SAR membership at the Veterans Resource Fair sponsored by the Effingham Illinois Rotary Club at the Hearts Rock Cafe at the Effingham High School. The Fair provided information about resources available to veterans and their families. Representing Ewington were (l to r) Steve Wiyatt, Bob Lybarger and Joe Denton.


Albion
Thanks to registrar Bob Lybarger and Rev. Neal Hartzell for manning an information table at the Albion, Illinois bicentennial on October 13th.


Joe Harris
Dick Chamblin
Group
Group\
Eddie Price
Top photo, chapter president Joe Harris introduces author Eddie Price (below) who prewented a program on "A Tale of Two States" - Kentucky and Illinois. More than 40 people attended the dinner meeting, including State President Richard Chamblin.


Jerry Maas
Chapter president Joe Harris (right) congratulates Jerry Maas for his service as chaplain and presents a Certificate of Appreciation.


Lybarger
Chapter president Joe Harris congratulates chapter registrar Bob Lybarger for receiving the SAR Liberty Medal.


Joe Denton
Chapter president Joe Harris (right) welcomes new chapter member Joe Denton.


Flora Library
Chapter members Joe Harris, Bob Lybarger and Larry Smith presented an historic flag program at the Flora Public Library in celebration of Flag Day.


William Evans
Chapter president Joe Harris presents the SAR recognition pin to member William Evans.


Group 2018

The Ewington Chapter, Illinois Society Sons of the American Revolution, recognized 35 outstanding seniors from local high schools during a ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Effingham on April 17th.

Many students were not able to attend as they were participating in baseball, softball and track events that had been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Twenty-four students attended and received the Outstanding Citizenship Lapel Pin and a certificate. The SAR Outstanding Citizenship award is presented to recognize the recipient’s furthering of American citizenship principles. The student is nominated by the high school considering the student’s overall scholarship and citizenship.

Benjamin Barcroft

Braden Hook

Breanna Hinton

Charles Wayne Trainor

chase Lemke

Drew Hout

Fatima Viramontes

Henry Mehler

Jacob Eckert


Jacob Simpson

Jacob Zimmerman

Jarrett Sarver

Joshua Farris

Kaleb Doty

Lee Hardiek

Levi Brown

McKennyn Fleek

Michael Steen Brown

Nicholas Wollerman

Parker Karrick

Riley Brown

Ryan Moore

Ryan Radloff

Sierra Stephens

The following students were recognized: They are (not all pictured): Kaleb Whitt, Altamont H.S.; Kaleb Doty, Beecher City H.S.; Sierra Stephens, Brownstown H.S.; Riley Black, Central A & M H.S.; Chloe Wendling, Centralia H.S.; Dakota Siebert, Christ Our Rock Lutheran H.S.; Joshua Farris, Cisne H.S.; Jarrett Sarver, Cowden-Herrick H.S.; Riley Brown, Cumberland H.S.; Ryan Radloff Dieterich H.S.; Jacob Simpson, Fairfield H.S.; Drew Hout, Flora H.S.; Henry Ray Herman Mehler, Hutsonville H.S.; Braden Hook, Martinsville H.S.; Michael Steen Brown, Mattoon H.S.; Ryan Moore, Lawrenceville H.S.; Chase Lemke, Newton H.S.; Breanna Hinton, North Clay Community H.S.; Cambrie Huge, Odin H.S. McKennyn Fleek, Oblong H.S.; Parker Karrick, Patoka Community H.S.; Jacob Charles Eckert, Palestine H.S.; Kolten Ray Aderman, Ramsey H.S.; Corbin Shoulders, Red Hill H.S.; Anthony Bissey, Richland County H.S.; Jacob Zimmerman, St. Anthony H.S.; Fatima Viramontes, Saint Elmo H.S.; Benjamin Barcroft, Salem Community H.S.; Levi Brown, Sandoval H.S.; Charles Wayne “Chase” Trainor, Shelbyville H.S.; Ean Fox, South-Central H.S.; Luke Porter, Stewardson Strausburg H.S.; Lee Hardiek, Teutopolis H.S.; Nicholas D. Wollerman, Vandalia H.S.; Quinn Kidd, Wayne City H.S.

 Each school nominated a student based on their dependability, cooperative spirit, leadership, service to their school and community, evidence of personal values and patriotism. The SAR Outstanding Citizenship Award is presented in recognition of the recipient’s furthering of American citizenship principles. Ewington Chapter Chairman Larry Smith said, “I am amazed by all these students have already accomplished. We are pleased to honor them and know that they will continue to do great things.” Each year the chapter invites high schools in its assigned counties to selected one young man or woman from their senior class.




Jerry Groniger
Congratulations to chapter member Jerry Groninger on being named one of SAR's George Washington Endowment Fund Fellows. Chapter president Joe Harris (left) presented his certificate at the January 2018 meeting.


ANNUAL DINNER
October 7, 2017
First Baptist Church, Effingham IL
Bob Lybarger
Chapter registrar Bob Lybarger received a Roger Sherman medal and certificate from chapter president Joe Harris.

Larry Smith
Chapter Vice President Larry Smith received a Roger Sherman medal and certifidcate from chapater president Joe Harris.

Toby
We were pleased that State President Toby Chamberlain and his wife Sue were able to attend.

Owen
One of the chapter's younger members really enjoys dressing up in his Revolutionary War uniform.  Looking good Owen!

Eddie Price
Author Eddie Price presented a program on the Battle of Blue Licks.


Member Recognition
Jerry Katz
Chapter president Joe Harris (left) welcomes the chapter's newest member, Jerry Katz during a meeting held on July 19, 2017.


HISTORIC FLAG PROGRAM
Moultrie County Historical Society
Sullivan, Ill
June 14, 2017

Sullivan Flag Program


Members of the Ewington Chapter were pleased to be able to present the chapter's historic flag program to the Moultrie County Historical Society on Flag Day.  Shown are chapter member Bob Lybarger, Paul Stone, (Moultrie Pres.) Charlie Steck (Moultrie Program chair & SAR member), and Joe Harris, Ewington Chapter president.. The official flag of Moultrie County is the Fort Moultrie Flag.



EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR
Mount Erie Nazarine Church
Mount Erie, IL
May 21, 2017
Dalen Stopher
Chapter president Joe Harris (L) and chapter registrar Robert Lybarger (R) were pleased to participate in the Court of Honor for Eagle Scout Dalen Stopher. Congratulations on your accomplishment.


Member Recogntion
May 18, 2017

Memorial Membership Lance
Chapter president Joe Harris presents a Memorial Membership to Steve and Melodie Lance, parents of Benjamin Andrew Lance.

Steve Lance
Chapter president Joe Harris welcomes new member Steve Lance.

Zachary McKowen
Chapter president Joe Harris welcomes new member Zachary McKowen

Nathan Lybarger
Robert Lybarger (right) received the membership certificate for his nephew, Nathan, from President Joe Harris.


JROTC Medal Presentation
Mattoon High School
May 11, 2017
Cadet Eveland
Chapter president Joe Harris (left) had the honor of presenting the SAR JROTC Medal to Cadet Nicholas Eveland.


SAR OUTSTANDNG CITIZENSHIP AWARDS
April 18, 2017
First Baptist Church
Effingham, IL

President Joe Harris

2017 Outstanding Citizenship

Corey Vail

Chloe Carson


Hope Barnes

Lauren Russell


Rodney Levi Williams


Brandon Martino

Nicolas Helms

Dana Fancher

Connor Hoover


Addison Morell


Adam Lorenz

Bo Sapp

Hannah Hill

Elijah Agapito


Trevor Hardiek

Rachel Green
Chapter president Joe Harris presided over the presentation of the Outstanding Citizenship Award to 16 local high school seniors. The award is presented to recognize the recipient’s furthering of American citizenship principles. The student is nominated by the high school considering the student’s overall scholarship and citizenship.

The following students were recognized with SAR Outstanding Citizenship Awards: They are (not all pictured): Corey Vail, Altamont H.S.; Chloe Carson, Brownstown H.S.; Colton Albers, Centralia H.S.; Keaton M. Garner, Central A & M High School; Hope Barnes, Cowden-Herrick H.S.; Lauren Russell, Cumberland H.S.; Matthew Thomas Goedde, Dieterich H.S.; Rodney Levi Williams, Flora H.S.; Brandon Martino, Martinsville H.S.; Nicholas Helms, Mattoon H.S.; Dana Fancher, North Clay Community H.S.; Sidney Edwards, Oakland H.S.; Connor Andrew Hoover, Odin H.S.; Kristen Burks, Patoka Community H.S.; Addison Morell, Ramsey H.S.; Adam Lorenz, St. Anthony H.S.; Bo Sapp, Saint Elmo H.S.; Zarak Ul Islam, Salem Community H.S.; Hannah Hill, Sandoval H.S.; Tyler Joe Pasley, Shelbyville H.S.; Carson Hulsey, South-Central H.S.; Elijah Agapito, Stewardson Strausburg H.S.; Trevor Hardiek, Teutopolis H.S.; and Rachel Green, Vandalia H.S.

Lola DeGroff, a member of the Silver Creek Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, was the evening’s speaker. She reminded students that “each of us has the power to make a difference – the power of one.”  She congratulated them on service they have provided in their communities and encouraged them to continue to find some sort of project – no matter how small – to continue making a difference.



EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR
Old Xenia Grade School, Xenia, IL
March 12, 2017
Lucas Allen
Bob Lybarger and Joe Harris attended the Court of Honor recognizing Troop 282's newest Eagle Scout, Lucas Allen. Congratulations!



HISTORIC FLAG PROGRAM
Fayette County Genealogical and Historical Society
Evans Public Library, Vandalia IL
March 7, 2017
Historic Flag Program
Members of the Ewington Chapter were pleased to present their historic flag program to the Fayette County Genealogical and Historical Society. Shown from left are: chapter president Joe Harris, Janet Friesner (Treas); Linda Hanabarger (President); chapter member Bob Lybarger; Cathy J. Smith (Secty); Richard Paul Vice-President. Thanks for inviting us!



EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR
WJLY Radio Station, Ramsey, IL
February 25, 2017
Noah Reed Eddy
Members of the Ewington Chapter were pleased to present the SAR Eagle Scout certificate and badge to Noah Reed Eddy during a Court of Honor. Shown are chapter Eagle Scout chairman Ron Wood, Noah, chapter president Joe Harris, and chapter registrar Bob Lybarger.


EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR
February 12, 2017
Grace United Methodist Church
Salem, IL
Feb 12, 2017

Feb 12, 2017

Members
Members of the Ewington Chapter were pleased to participate in the Court of Honor honoring new Eagle Scouts Ethan K. Hawkins, Patrick Wilson, and Payne Barbee. Scoutmaster Ron Wood is a chapter member as is new Eagle Payne Barbee.


EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR
January 22,2017
Elm River Church
Levi COH
Chapter members Robert Lybarger (left), president Joe Harris, and Ron Wood (right) attended the Court of Honor for Mitchell D. Levi. The chapter presented him a certificate and patch.



WELCOMING NEW MEMBER
Rex Barbee
At the chapter meeting on January 19, 2017, chapter president Joe Harris (Left) welcomed the Ewington Chapter's newest member, Rex Barbee.


EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR
December 31, 2016
Blue Point Baptist Church
Collin Waller
The Ewington Chapter was pleased to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Collin Waller. Shown are Robert Lybarger, Joe Harris, Ron Wood and Collin Waller. He was presented an SAR certificate and Eagle Scout patch. Congratulations!


HISTORIC FLAG PROGRAM
Presentation to Coles County Genealogy Society
Charleston, Illinois
November 20, 2016
Coles County Genealogy Society
Chapter Registrar Bob Lybarger (left) and Chapter President Joe Harris (right) with Coles County Genealogy Society President Diane Halsey following the chapter historic flag program.


HISTORIC FLAG PROGRAM
Presentation at Centralia History Museum
Centralia, Illinois
November 19, 2016
Pic from Centralia Sentinel
Photo by Judith Joy. Click here for article by Judith Joy in the Centralia Sentinel. Thank you Judith!




JOINT MEETING WITH
ANN CROOKER ST. CLAIR DAR CHAPTER
November 17, 2016

flag program
The chapter presented its historic flag program to the DAR chapter.

Ann Crooker St. Clair Chapter regent
DAR Chapter Regent Loleta Knight thanks the chapter for the program.

Ron Wood - Robert E. Burt Boy Scout Award
Chapter president Joe Harris (left) presents Ron Wood with the National SAR Robert E. Burt Boy Scout Volunteer Award during the chapter meeting on November 17, 2016.
Ross Butler painting
Chapter member Larry Smith gave a short report on this Ross Butler painting. Butler's art is viewable at the Studio Agriculture Art Gallery in Woostock, Ontario. Ross is considered one of the world's foremost livestock artists. He died in 1995.


EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR
November 2016

Eagle Scout
The Ewington Chapter was pleased to present an SAR certificate and badge  to new Eagle Scout Lucas Behnke . Representig the chapter at the Court of Honor on November 6, 2016 were Bob Lybarger, President Joe Harris, and Ron Woods (right). 



Dr Don Sandercock
Bill Wods
Norm Ayres
Larry Smith OLC
Pres Joe Harris with speaker Glen Bower
A successful Ladies Night Out was held at the First Baptist Church in Effingham on October 4, 2016. Two new chapter members were officially recognized: Dr. Don Sandercock and Bill Woods. Norm Ayers received a Life Membership certificate. Larry Smith was awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Good Citizenship medal. Compatriot Glen Bower presented an outstanding program on "A Journey to Runnymede: 800 Years of the Magna Carta." It was a night of good food and good fellowship.


 Robert Lybarger
At the May 19, 2016 meeting, chapter President Joe Harris (left) presented the Military Service Award medal and certificate to Robert Lybarger

Clark Wise
Chapter President Joe Harris (right) presented the Military Servi ce AWard medal and certificate to Clark Wise.

new officers
State Senior State President Jim DeGroff (right) installs Clark Wise as chapter treasurer (left) and Robert Lybarger as chapter registrar (middle).



OUTSTANDING CITIZENSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY
April 19, 2016
2016 Outstanding Citizenship
First Baptist Church
Effingham, Illinois

Joe Harris 2016
Ewington Chapter President Joe Harris presided over the ceremony


Award winners 2016
There were 19 students recognized. They are (not all pictured): Eric Wolff, Altamont H.S.; Addison Cage, Brownstown H.S.; Benjamin Ashby, Centralia H.S.; Jessie cLaughlin, Clay City H.S.; Chase Chandler, Cowden-Herrick H.S.; Kendra Flood, Cumberland H.S.; Collin Robert Hecht, Effingham H.S.; Parker Moses, Flora H.S.; Lane Thomas Brown, Marshall H.S.; Trenton Bitting, Mattoon H.S.; Lara Barbee, North Clay Community H.S.; Dawson Cade Williams, Odin H.S.; Madison Karrick, Patoka Community H.S.; Grant Dubiel, Ramsey H.S.; Kyla Burton, St. Anthony H.S.; Ryan Cape, Salem Community H.S.; Kade Gambill, Sandoval H.S.; Kelcie S. Darnell, Shelbyville H.S.; Chase Riley, South-Central H.S.



CHAPTER MEETING
March 17, 2016
Life Membership
Congratulations to new Life Member Glen Bower

Clark Wise
A big welcome to new member Clark Wise who received his membership certificate and certs for his three sons and four grandsons!

Dennis Hampton
Congratulations to new member Dennis Hampton. Welcome.

EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR
United Methodist Church, Salem IL
February 27, 2016

Jared Hubler
Chapter president Joe Harris (left) and Jim DeGroff (right) congratulate Troop 262's newest Eagle Scout Jared Hubler. The Ewington SAR Chapter presented Jared a certificate, a SAR Eagle Scout patch, and a pocket Constitution. Congratulations Jared!



JANUARY 21, 2016 MEETING

New Officers jan 2016
Acting chapter president Jim DeGroff (left) installs Larry Smith (center) as chapter vice president and Joe Harris (right) as chapter president.

Hunter Membership Cert
Larry Smith receives membership certificate for grandson Hunter.

John Wood mbrship
Ron Wood receives membership certificate for son, John.

Jimmy Thomas
Jimmy Thomas is welcomed as a new member.

Bob Lybarger
Bob Lybarger is welcomed as a new member.


EAGLE SCOUT AWARD CEREMONY
Ramsey, Illinois
November 21, 2015
Ramsey Court of Honor
Ramsey Eagle Scout
The Ewington Chapter recognized two new Eagle Scouts in Troop 121 on November 21st.  The Court of Honor was held at the WJLY radio station in Ramsey, Illinois. Acting chapter president Jim DeGroff and chapter Eagle Scout chairman Ron Wood presented the awards to Seth Eddy and Isaac Green.
L-R: Ron Wood, Seth Eddy, Isaac Green, Jim DeGroff



LADIES NIGHT OUT
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Ewington Chapter Ladies Night Out
Ladies Night Out

The Ewington Chapter held its first "Ladies Night Out" last night in Effingham. Membership certificates were presented to two new members, Timothy and Stanley Bailey. John David Wood signed his application. A delicious catered dinner of fried chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes and vegetables preceded the program on the Navajo Code Talkers.


New member Ayers
Glen Bower

Keith Fear receiving membership rosette; Glen Bower receiving Military Service Award.


OUTSTANDING CITIZENSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY
MAY 5, 2015
2015 Outstanding Citizenship
Outstanding Citizenship
The Ewington Chapter, Illinois Society Sons of the American Revolution recognized outstanding seniors from local high schools. The awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 5th, at the First Baptist Church in Effingham.The following students were recognized with SAR Outstanding Citizenship Awards: Serena Strullmyer, Altamont H.S.; Kaitlyn Branon, Centralia H.S.; Sarah Weiler, Clay City H.S.; Carson Lorton, Cowden-Herrick H.S.; Sarah Hall, Cumberland H.S.; Madeline Paige Field, Effingham H.S.; Bryce Pearce, Flora H.S.; Dylan Clapham, Mattoon H.S.; Ariel Porter, North Clay Community H.S.; Gavin Ray Meredith, Odin H.S.; Ashley E. Gromlick, Patoka Community H.S.; Michael Camez, Ramsey H.S.; Peter Keller, St. Anthony H.S.; Mason McIntosh, Salem Community H.S.; Katie Jo Bryan, Sandoval H.S.; Anne Louise Jesgarz, Shelbyville H.S.; Mia Campbell, South-Central H.S.; and Collin Nestleroad, Vandalia H.S.

Those present at the awards ceremony: Front row, left to right: Mia, Campbell; Sarah Hall; Madeline Paige Field; Anne Louise Jesgarz; Ariel Porter; and Serena Strullmyer.
Back row: Joe Harris; Larry Smith; Robert Rideour; Dylan Clapham; Carson Lorton; Gavin Ray Meredith; Michael Camez; Collin Nestleroad; Jim DeGroff and Bill Wilson.



War Service Medal new flag streamers
new streamers
Gerald Groniger and Jim DeGroff put the chapter's streamers on the newly purchased SAR flag during the March 26, 2015 meeting.


Members

Jerry Gronniger (fourth from left) was awarded a certificate and medal for his contributions to the Advancement for American Heritage in Louisville, KY.
Outstanding Chapter Brochure