George Washington Distinguished Service Award


     Since 1944, the Paul Carrington Chapter has selected a person who exemplifies the qualities of our first President -- leadership, service and duty.  The chapter bestows on that person the George Washington Distinguished Service Award. The Award is presented in February to celebrate the birth of our country’s first Commander-in-Chief and President -- George Washington.

     The 80th Annual George Washington Dinner will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at the Junior League of Houston.  The evening will commence with a cocktail reception at 6 pm, before sitting down for a multi-course meal at 7 pm. The 80th Annual George Washington Distinguished Service Award recipient is Bert Smith.

     The Dinner's proceeds fund the Chapter's military-related activities throughout the year. These includes awarding scholarships to four newly commissioned ROTC cadets and midshipmen from the Houston ROTC Consortium, honoring and providing service to veterans, and supporting our active-duty military service members. In addition, with the proceeds from recent Dinners, the Chapter, working with the Houston Independent School District, awards two scholarships to HISD JROTC cadets each year.

Sponsorship Opportunities
 

General - $2,600

Premier table for eight ● Open Bar
Event Recognition in printed materials

(as print deadlines permit)

Colonel - $1,950

Prominent seating for six ●  Open Bar
Event Recognition in printed materials

(as print deadlines permit)

Captain - $1,300

Prominent seating for four ●  Open Bar
Event Recognition in printed materials

(as print deadlines permit)

Lieutenant - $650

Prominent seating for two ●  Open Bar
Event Recognition in printed materials

(as print deadlines permit)

All Sponsorship and Ticket Levels
Fair Market Value (FMV) for each Sponsorship ticket  is $100
The Paul Carrington Chapter, SAR, is a 501(c)(3) tax -exempt organization.

    To purchase a sponsorship you may contact the Treasurer by e-mail to obtain the mailing address to reserve your seats and mail your check. You can pay by credit card by clicking the sponsorship links.

Donation

If you are unable to attend, but wish to make a donation, please contact the Treasurer by e-mail to obtain the mailing address to mail your check. You can pay by credit card by clicking the PayPal link.

 Individual Tickets

     Individual tickets for the event at $85 per person. A cash bar will be available. To purchase individual tickets you may contact the Treasurer by e-mail to obtain the mailing address to reserve your seats and mail your check. You can pay by credit card by clicking the PayPal link.

     The deadline to purchase sponsorships and tickets is February 5, 2024.

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     The following are past recipients of the Paul Carrington George Washington Distinguished Service Award:

Year

Recipient

1944

Mr. C. E. Gilbert Jr.*

1945

Mr. Edward Kilman*

1946

Mr. Hugh Roy Cullen*

1947

Dr. John T. Moore*

1947

Hon. Ross S. Sterling*

1948

Bishop A. Frank Smith*

1949

Dr. W. H. Moursund*

1950

Hon. E. E. Townes*

1951

Mr. A Dee Simpson*

1952

Mr. Hines H. Baker*

1952

Mr. Charles H. Lane*

1953

Col. Joseph W. Evans*

1953

Mr. Louis W. Kemp*

1954

Mr. Francis M. Law*

1954

Mr. William S. Patton*

1955

Mr. Warren S. Bellows*

1956

Mr. Jesse H. Jones*

1957

Dr. Henry A. Petersen*

1958

Mr. Paul E. Wise*

1959

Col. Desmond A. Barry*

1960

Mr. W. Hume Everett*

1960

Mrs. Dallas McGregor*

1961

Mr. J. S. Abercrombie*

1962

The Rev. T. R. Ingram*

1963

Dr. Jack R. Hild*

1964

Hon. Ewing Werlein*

1965

Mr. Wright Morrow*

1966

Mr. John W. Mecom*

1967

Mr. Gus S. Wortham*

1968

Mr. Fred W. Moore*

1969

Mr. Joseph S. Gallegly*

1969

Mr. Clyde J. Verheyden*

1970

Hon. E. G. West*

1971

Dr. Everett L. Goar*

1972

Dr. R. Lee Clark*

1972

Dr. Claude I. Fly*

1973

Gen. Clyde J. Watts*

1974

Mr. J. Evetts Haley*

1974

Hon. John R. Rarick*

1975

Col. Curtis B. Dall*

1976

Mrs. J. F. MacArthur*

1977

Rev. A. J. Frank*

1977

Hon. J. M. Ingraham*

1977

Hon. L. P. McDonald*

1978

Hon. M. Thomson*

1978

Hon. Presley E. Werlein Jr.*

1979

Dr. D. A. Cooley*

1979

Sen. Jesse W. Helms*

1980

Gov. Price Daniel*

1981

Mr. Dan Smoot*

1982

Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr.*

1983

Mr. Michael T. Halbouty*

1984

Mr. B. N. Woodson*

1985

Gov. W. P. Clements Jr.*

1986

Dr. M. E. DeBakey*

1987

Mr. David Bintliff*

1988

Dr. Frank Vandiver*

1989

Mr. C. W. Morris Jr.

1990

Mr. Jack Bowen*

1991

Mr. G. W. Strake Jr.

1992

G.H. Brandau M.D.*

1993

Mr. Jack S. Blanton*

1994

Dr. J. T. Painter

1995

Hon. Spurgeon E. Bell*

1995

Hon. William N. Blanton Jr.

1996

Mr. Harris Masterson*

1997

Lt. Gen. Howard D. Graves*

1998

Mr. Harry E. Bovay Jr.*

1999

Mr. Joe Hunter Reynolds*

2000

Capt. Eugene A. Cernan*

2000

Mr. Ray Miller*

2001

Dr. John Mendelsohn*

2002

Hon. Ewing Werlein Jr.

2003

PG B. Rice Aston*

2004

Mr. Stewart Morris Sr.

2005

Dr. Mavis P. Kelsey Sr.*

2006

Hon. Harold R. DeMoss Jr.*

2007

Maj. Gen. Robert R. Ivany

2008

Mr. T. Gerald Treece*

2009

Dr. Robert B. Sloan Jr.

2010

Mr. Myron F. Steves Sr.*

2011

Mr. Sam Houston IV*

2012

Mr. Thomas B. Green III

2013

Sen. Ted Cruz

2013

Hon. Thomas E. Lawrence

2014

Mr. Stewart Morris Jr.

2015

Mr. Kelly J. Shackelford

2016

Mr. Steven P. Lufburrow Sr.

2017

Hon. Edward M. Emmett

2018

Mr. James Franklin McIngvale

2019

Colonel Walter Cunningham

2020

F. Carrington Weems II*

2022

Elizabeth Blanton Wareing

2023

Robert Duncan

* deceased

 

Paul Carrington Chapter No. 5, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution
1415 South Voss Ste 110-425 — Houston, TX 77057-1086

President.HoustonSAR@Gmail.com

www.SARHouston.org

The Paul Carrington Chapter is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism,
preserving American history, and supporting education for our future generations.

Copyright © 2023 Paul Carrington Chapter  —  Last Modified: Thursday, February 8, 2024

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