Speakers Bureau

The purpose of the Seattle Chapter's Speakers Bureau is to act as a public relations arm of our Chapter to expand the knowledge of the community about historical, educational and patriotic goals of the Sons of the American Revolution. A major effort is made to educate children about our country's past so they are aware of the sacrifices their forefathers made to free the people from the bondage of the British Empire and establish this new nation, The United States of America.   Some speakers wear Revolutionary War Uniforms or period clothing.

Our Chapter provides a pool of qualified writers and speakers available to promote the goals of the National Society through formal public presentations. Over the months our Speakers' Bureau will developed presentations on many subjects. These presentations have different lengths so they can fit in with the time allocated. It works best when groups requesting speakers make arrangements directly with the speaker. For a current list of topics and speakers see the bottom of this page.

Our Seattle Chapter Speakers Bureau is designed to inform people about the Sons of the American Revolution. Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Children of the American Revolution can also be a good audience for programs, using our developing resources. Speakers are provided to schools, organizations, public meetings, graduations, forums, to radio and TV stations (especially on  atriotic holidays and anniversaries), genealogical and historical societies, Rotary , Masonic Lodges, Kiwanis, American Legion Posts, Church Groups, Veterans Groups, Military Groups, and other community service groups. This is our opportunity to make an impact on the knowledge of the SAR in our local community.
 
It is desirable to promote the tenants of historic, educational, and patriotic activities of our noble organization. This can be further enhanced by our active participation in speaking to organizations who may not know about the Sons of the American Revolution or what we do. Once an organization provides an opportunity for us to be on their program, the Speakers Bureau will provide the program.

Where possible, our speaker is encouraged to wear a colonial period uniform but this is not an absolute requirement. The uniform always gets  attention and adds to the nature of our organization.
 
The SAR only facilitates the contacts between the speakers and the groups addressed.  The speakers speak as individuals and their views do not necessarily reflect or represent the position of the Sons of the American Revolution.
 
To register as a speaker, click here.
 
Scroll down to see available speakers or use the Search Site function in the upper right hand corner.
 

 

Name of Speaker

Doug Nelson

Title of Topic

Various Topics

Desciption of Topic

The Continental Soldier, Farmer and Blacksmith, Religion and the American Revolution

Biography of Qualifications

President of Seattle Chapter SAR (2009), student of history.

Intended Audience

Children, Adults, Seniors, Schools

Availability

Kitsap and Jefferson Counties; daytime and weekly except Sundays

Contact e-mail

Nelson@SeattleSAR.org

Honorarium

Negotiated

5/3/2009 15:25



Name of Speaker

John Berg

Title of Topic

Children of the American Revolution

Desciption of Topic

Children of the American Revolution, an educational organization of youth with an ancestor who aided the cause of American Independence; the work of the C.A.R., how to enroll and sponsor local units of the C.A.R.

Biography of Qualifications

Currently Senior President of the Washington State Society of the American Revolution. Past National Vice President Western Region, past National Chaplain.

Intended Audience

Children, Adults, Seniors

Availability

Washington State, by arrangement

Contact e-mail

SSP@WaStateCAR.org

Honorarium

Refused

5/3/2009 15:29



Name of Speaker

John Berg

Title of Topic

Parliamentary Law

Desciption of Topic

How to use Roberts' Rules of Order Newly Revised to improve the efficiency of meetings rather than to bog it down. Simple procedures to get the work done and protect the rights of the members

Biography of Qualifications

Member of National Association of Parliamentarians; past president of Seattle Chapter SAR

Intended Audience

Children, Adults, Seniors

Availability

Puget Sound area, by arrangement

Contact e-mail

jberg@SeattleSAR.org

Honorarium

Accepted

5/3/2009 15:31



Name of Speaker

John Ernest

Title of Topic

Various Topics

Desciption of Topic

1) The Role of the Continental Navy and Privateers in the War for Independence, 2) Deborah Samson Gannett, Heroine of the War for Independence, 3) Daniel Morgan Hero, 4) Brigadier General Francis Marion aka the Swamp Fox, 5) The Significance of the Battle of Valcour Island, 6) The Contribution of Black Soldiers to the American Revolution, 7) The Anatomy of a Revolution - The American Revolution 1619-1865, 8) The Military Life of and Billey Talley, Patriot Revolutionary War Soldier

Biography of Qualifications

Past President, Seattle Chapter SAR

Intended Audience

Adults, Seniors, Schools

Availability

King County, by negotiation

Contact e-mail

ernest@seattleSAR.org

Honorarium

Negotiated

5/6/2009 21:13