Kentuckiana Society News Archive

Spring 2012 Bulletin

(from left to right): Treasurer Chester A. Mehurin, Jr., Councillor Howard Kent Soper, Councillor D. Clifford Jackson, Jr., Deputy Governor Thomas Edward Jacks, Councillor John Clifford Grout, Jr., Secretary-Registrar Michael Perry Schenk, Governor- Councillor General William Allerton III.

The Society held its own Business Session and had a Joint Luncheon with the Sons of the Revolution in Kentucky on Saturday, December 3, 2011, at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mr. Mike Christian led the Associates in the Prayer of the Order. The Secretary, Dan Klinck, distributed the Minutes of the last meeting and the Minutes were approved.

Tom House gave the Report of the Treasurer. The balance indicated a slight increase for the Kentuckiana Society.

ROTC Medals will be presented by Dennis Babbitt and Terry Brown in Indiana and Kentucky. Govemor Early will check on awarding an OFPA Certificate to the Kentucky National Guard for their service in Iraq.

At the Joint, Luncheon. Louis Carmichael, President of the Sons of the Revolution in Kentucky, brought greetings. Rev. Paul W. Smith of the Sns f the Revolution in Kentucky offered the Invocation. Dr. Jack J. Early, Governor of OFPA, Kentuckiana Society, spoke on the subject, "James Madison, Father of the Constitution." After Dr. Early' s address, the meeting was adjourned.

Fall 2011 Bulletin

The Kentuckiana Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots met at the Pendennis Club on Saturday, July 9, 2011, for a luncheon. Dr. Jack J. Early opened the meeting, and the Prayer of the Order and the Pledge of Allegiance were recited by the Associates and guests. Dan Klinck distributed copies of the Minutes, and they were approved. The Treasurer, Tom House, provided copies of the Treasurer's Report, and the report was approved. Dennis Babbitt, Registrar, indicated that we had no new members to report.

The Kentuckiana Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots meeting at the Pendennis Club on Saturday, July 9, 2011Both Dennis Babbitt and Terry Brown reported on making ROTC awards at Ball State University and the University of Louisville. Governor Early gave a summary on the recent General Court held in New York City. The General Court for 2012 will be held in Chicago, Illinois.

Following the business session, the Associates and guests were served a delicious lunch. After lunch, Governor Early introduced the speaker, William P. Carrell III, who is the Lieutenant Governor of The Jamestowne Society, Kentucky Company. Mr. Carrell gave an informative and excellent presentation on the settlement at Jamestowne.

Spring 2011 Bulletin

The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America of the Kentuckiana Society met on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The Minutes were presented by Dan Klink, Secretary, and approved. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and the Prayer of the Order were recited. Dennis Babbitt offered a prayer.

Governor Jack Early gave the Treasurer's Report in the absence of the Treasurer, Tom House. The report indicated that on December 2, 2010, we had $673.14 on hand. Dennis Babbitt, Registrar, reported we had two applicants in the pipeline. Richard L. Deavers was welcomed as a new member. Our Society has a total of 16 members. Governor Jack Early outlined the tentative schedule for the General Court of OFPA in Louisville in 2014.

Following the business session, a delicious luncheon was served to the Associates and guests. Governor Early introduced the speaker, Dr. William C. Schrader III, a dual member of The Virginia Society and the Kentuckiana Society of OFPA. Dr Schrader spoke about two early Dutch families, describing their lives in the Netherlands and later the New York City area. It was not until the end of his speech that he revealed he was a descendant of theirs.
Following Dr. Schrader's talk, the meeting was adjourned.

Fall Bulletin 2010

The Spring luncheon was held in the Pendennis Club at noon on June 19, 2010, and was attended by eight Associates and two guests. The Kentuckiana Governor, Rev. Dr. Jack Early addressed the attendees at the luncheon by recounting his experiences at the 114th General Court held in Charleston, SC on May 28th through the 30th. The General Court was headquartered at the Mill House Hotel. It opened with a reception and dinner on Friday evening and closed with the church service on Sunday. The business of the General Court was conducted at meetings on Saturday morning. Dr. Early's experience and insights in attending this and other General Courts will be very beneficial to the Kentuckiana Society when it hosts the 2014 General Court in Louisville.

The Sunday service closing the General Court was held at the Huguenot Church in Charleston. As the Chaplain General of the General Society, Dr. Early was invited to give the sermon at the service. Dr. Early said that he was honored to have been asked to give the sermon in an historic church. The church is the only remaining independent Huguenot church in America.


Spring Bulletin 2010

The Kentuckiana Society of OFPA and the Kentrucky Society of the Sons of the Revolution held a joint luncheon meeting on Dec 5, 2009, at the Pendennis Club, Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Ron Bryant was the speaker at the luncheon. Mr. Bruant is Executive Director of the Waveland State Historical Site in Lexington, Kentucky. He spoke on the Lee Family in connection with the Founders and Patriots in America. He traced the Lee Family from Richard Lee to “Light Horse Harry” and Richard Henry Lee.

During the program, Rev. Paul (Sonny) Smith conducted a Memorial Service in remembrance of Rev. Dr. Dixon A. Barr, who was a member of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America and the General Society Sons of the Revolution. At the business session of the Kentuckiana Society of OFPA, it was decided to have a special meeting to discuss the hosting of the General Court of OFPA in 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Associates voted at the Special Business Meeting to host the General Court of OFPA in 2014.

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Attendees of the December Business Meeting from left to right: Michael Christian, Terry Brown, William Schrader, Charles Hyde, James Hancock, Jack Early, Daniel Klinck, Tom House

Fall 2009 Bulletin

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Dennis Babbit (left) presents Major Jason Brady (right) OF&PA award.

Dennis Babbit made the presentation of the OF&PA award to Major Jason Brady of the Indiana University ROTC Unit at a ceremony on the Bloomington, Indiana campus on April 23.

Fall Bulletin 2008


Associates at the Kentuckiana Society Meeting at the Pendennis Club. Left to Right: Dennis Babbitt, Terry Brown, Dixon Barr, Thomas House, William Schrader, Graham Morey, Jack Early.

The Kentuckiana Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America met on June 28, 2008 at the historic Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The Prayer of the Order was recited by the Associates followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Governor Jack Early welcomed the Asociates and asked for reports from the officers. The Secretary, Daniel Klinck, was unable to attend the meeting. The Treasurer, Dr. William Schrader, reported that the society was solvent. Mr. Dennis Babbitt provided an update on the status of the membership. A new member was in attendance.

Governor Early asked Dr. William Schrader, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, for his report. Dr. Schrader proposed the following associates: Governor - Dr. Jack Early, Secretary - Daniel Klinck, Treasurer - Thomas House, and Registrar - Dennis Babbitt.

There were no additional nominations and the officers were elected.

Governor Early asked Dennis Babbitt and Terry Brown to report on the R.O.T.C. Awards Program at the Ball State University, Indiana University and the University of Louisville. The Associates recommended that the R.O.T.C. Awards Program be continued.

The General Court was held at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts on May 22 - 26, 2008. Governor Early spoke on the events of the 112th General Court and the History of the Parker House Hotel.

Dr. Dixon Barr gave the benediction.

Spring Bulletin 2008

Meeting of the Kentuckiana Society on Saturday, December 11, 2007 L-R: Terry Brown; Michael Christian, Chairman of the Membership Committee; Dr. William Schrader, Treasurer; Dr. Dixon Barr, Member and Speaker; Daniel Klink, Secretary; Tom House, new member; Dennis Babbitt, Registrar; Dr. Jack J. Early, Governor; James Hancock.

Special Meeting with the Governor General The Order of Founders and Patriots, Kentuckiana Society met on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at the Pendennis Club in Louisville for a Special Meeting with Governor General J. Michael Phelps. Following the Prayer of the Order and a
Pledge of Allegiance, Governor Dr. Jack J. Early conducted a brief business session. He then introduced the Governor General, who shared his observations about the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America. The Kentuckiana Governor, Dr. Jack J. Early, former State Representative in the Kentucky State Legislature, awarded Governor General Phelps an Honorary Kentucky Colonel Commission on behalf of the Governor of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky. A photograph of the meeting can be found on the previous page. Sons of the Revolution Meeting The Kentuckiana Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America held a joint luncheon with the Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of
Kentucky on Saturday, December l, 2007 at the historic Pendennis Club in Louisville. Mr. Michael Christian led the Prayer of the Order and Dr. William Schrader led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Tom House was introduced as a new member of the Kentuckiana Society.
Governor Dr. Jack J. Early conducted the business meeting. It was decided to continue the R.O.T.C. Awards at Indiana University, Ball State University, the University of Louisville and the
University of Kentucky.

Governor Early introduced Dr. Dixon Barr, former Dean of the College of Education at
Eastern State University, Richmond, Kentucky, who addressed the joint luncheon on the subject, “Founders Before Jamestown.” His address was well received with several questions from the two groups.

Meeting of the Kentuckiana Society on Saturday, December 11, 2007 L-R: Terry Brown; Michael Christian, Chairman of the Membership Committee; Dr. William Schrader, Treasurer; Dr. Dixon Barr, Member and Speaker; Daniel Klink, Secretary; Tom House, new member; Dennis Babbitt, Registrar; Dr. Jack J. Early, Governor; James Hancock.



Fall Bulletin 2007

The Kentuckiana Society of The Order of Founders and Patriots of America met on Saturday, June 30. Dr. Jack J. Early, Governor, presided and The Prayer of the Order was given, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.Reports were given by Dan Klinck, Secretary; William Schrader, Treasurer; and Dennis Babbitt, Registrar. One prospective member, Charles Hyde, was introduced by the Registrar.

Governor Early asked the members to introduce themselves with the naming of their founders and patriots used for membership in OFPA. Dennis Babbitt reported that ROTC Awards had been made at Ball State University in Indiana and Indiana University this year. He also reported that Terry Brown had presented an ROTC Medal ‘ at the University of Louisville. Jack Early reported that an ROTC Medal had been presented at the University of Kentucky.


L-R, Governor Jack Early; Dennis Babbit, Registrar; William Schrader, Treasurer; Jerry Brown; Graham Morey; Duane Cornell, Honorary Governor; Daniel Klinck, Secretary; Michael Christian, Membership Chairman; Charles Hyde, prospective member.

Plans are underway to present the National Guard Certificate to Major General Donald Storm of the Kentucky National Guard in Frankfort. It was announced that Governor General Michael Phelps would meet with the Kentuckiana Society on Tuesday, August 14. Following a delicious luncheon, Governor Early introduced Dr. William Schrader, professor Emeritus at Memphis State University and a dual member of the Kentuckiana Society and Virginia Societies of OFPA, who delivered an outstanding address on “The Calvert Family in Virginia and Maryland.”


Fall Bulletin 2006

Cadet James Handley receives ROTC award at Rawls Hall, Indiana University at Bloomington, from Kentuckiana Society Registrar Dennis Babbitt, April 20th, 2006.

The Kentuckiana Society of The Order of The Founders and Patriots of America met on Saturday, June 3rd, 2006 at the beautiful Pendennis Club. The Rev. Dr. Jack J. Early opened the meeting with the members offering The Prayer of the Order and the Pledge of Allegiance.
One-half of the membership was present as Governor Early reported on the 110th General Court held in Savannah, Georgia. The minutes were approved and Duane Cornell, Treasurer, reported that all bills had been paid and we had a positive balance.
The Registrar, Dennis Babbitt, gave a brief summary of new members and materials that had been sent to Hayden Fuller, a prospective member.
During the business session, a Nominating Committee was appointed and the members voted to contact the University of Kentucky and Ball State University in Indiana about awarding ROTC Medals in 2007. Also, it was approved that we purchase an Indiana Flag for the General Court. Earlier, Governor Jack Early had purchased a Kentucky Flag in honor of his brother, LTC Joseph Derwood Early, who passed away on March 15th, 2004. It was suggested that contacts be made about recognizing the National Guard units in Kentucky and Indiana.
The program was presented by Dennis Babbitt, Registrar, who discussed the ROTC awards made at Indiana University and the University of Louisville.

Cadet Ryan Hubbs receives ROTC award at Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville, from Kentuckiana Society associate Terry Brown, April 12th, 2006.

Fall Bulletin 2005


Governor Early introduces Mr. and Mrs. Ron Bryant, featured speaker

The Kentuckiana Society of the OFPA met on Saturday, June 4th, 2005 at the Pendennis Club. Dr. Jack J. Early, Governor, presided at the meeting with the associates joining in the Prayer of the Order, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Governor Early gave a brief report on the 109th General Court held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reports were given, including the Treasurer’s Report by Duane Cornell, Treasurer and Past Governor.

The Registrar, Dennis Babbitt, reported on new applications and the presentation of two new members, Terry Brown and James Hancock, who were attending their first meeting of the Kentuckiana Society.

During the business meeting, Governor Early said that he was purchasing a Kentucky state flag in memory of his brother, LTC Joseph Derwood Early, for the General Society. Several members from Indiana indicated they would work on purchasing an Indiana state flag.


[L-R] Terry Brown, Governor Jack J. Early, and James Hancock
A committee was appointed to provide ROTC Awards and a National Guard Award.

Governor Early introduced two special guests, Jane Bryant, wife of the speaker, and Dr. Ron Bryant. Dr. Bryant, Historian for the Kentucky State Park System, gave an excellent address on the subject, “The Legacy of Our Founders.” He stressed the contributions of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin. The meeting was closed with a prayer by Governor Early.

Spring Bulletin 2005

Luncheon Meeting
(L-R) N.J. White, Past Registrar; Duane Cornell, Honorary Governor and Treasurer; Dennis Babbitt, Registrar; Mike Christian, Chairman, Membership; Jack Early, Governor; and Dan Klinck, Secretary.

The Kentuckiana Society of The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America held a joint luncheon meeting with the Kentuckiana Society of The National Society of the Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of America on Saturday, October 2, 2004 at the historic Pendennis Club, Louisville, Kentucky.

Each organization conducted a separate business session with Mrs. N.J. White, President, and Dr. Jack J. Early, Governor, presiding at their respective meetings.

The luncheon meeting began with the unison Prayer of the Order and the Pledge of Allegiance. Dr. Jack J. Early, Governor of the Kentuckiana Chapter, delivered an address on the “First Cabinet of the United States.” He pointed out that there were four members of the Cabinet, namely, the Secretary of War, Henry Knox; the Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton; the Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson; and the Attorney General, Edmund Randolph.

The meeting closed with prayer.

Fall Bulletin 2004

Kentuckiana Spring 
					Meeting
(L-R) Dr. Jack J. Early, newly elected State Society Governor; Duane F. Cornell, Honorary State Society Governor

The Spring meeting of the Kentuckiana Society was held at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky on May 15, 2004. The business meeting began with The Prayer of The Order. Dr. Jack J. Early, Governor, called on the members to introduce themselves, giving both the names of their founders and patriots. The Kentuckiana Society has sixteen members and half of the members were in attendance.

Mr. N.J. White, founder Registrar who had served for six years had notified Governor Early that he was resigning his position. A motion was made to accept his resignation with sincere appreciation for his service to the Society. Mr. Dennis Babbitt was elected Registrar of the Kentuckiana Society.

One of the primary topics was the development of strategies to secure new members. At the present time, current members will visit with four prospects who are eligible for membership.

Governor Early conducted a Memorial Service for his brother and associate, Lt. Colonel Joseph Derwood Early who passed away on March 15, 2004.

Spring Bulletin 2004

Governors Cornell 
					& Early
(L-R) Dr. Jack J. Early, newly elected State Society Governor; Duane F. Cornell, Honorary State Society Governor

The Kentuckiana Society held its Annual Fall Meeting at the historic Pendennis Club in Louisville, KY on September 20th, 2003. After the luncheon the business meeting was held beginning with the ritual. Membership was the main topic of conversation. There are three gentlemen currently working on their application papers.

After general remarks, Governor Duane Cornell thanked the members and officers for their support and hard work. The installation of new officers followed. The newly elected Society Governor is Dr. Jack J. Early of Louisville. After the welcome and introductions Dr. Early entertained a motion that former state governor Cornell be made the honorary state governor. Thanks were offered for his two terms in office and the fine work with respect to membership in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

A rousing vote of confidence was made toward the motion. Dr. Early then gave the benediction and dismissed the group for the rest of the fall afternoon.