A new civic club received its official state charter during a dinner meeting earlier this month.
The Robert Forsyth Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held its charter banquet Oct. 5 at the Reid Barn in Cumming.
According to information from the chapter, more than 100 members of the chapter, their guests and local elected officials attended the event.
Additionally, three national and six state officers from the Sons of the American Revolution organization attended.
A highlight of the evening was the chartering ceremony for the chapter, for which Allen Greenly was inducted as the first president.
Greenly, who had been a member of a Roswell-area chapter, began the Cumming group earlier this year.
As a result of his work, Greenly received the organization’s Meritorious Service medal during the banquet.
Also during the event, an induction ceremony for 23 of its members was held. Greenly said the local group began in March with just 11 members and has since grown to 55.
Besides Greenly, the following members were sworn in as officers of the club: Thomas Davis, vice president; Edward Rigel Jr., secretary; William Walker, treasurer; Christopher Russo, registrar; Daniel Miles Sr., sargent at arms; John Flikeid, chaplain; Charles Meagher, chancellor; Roland Jarrell, historian; Timothy Bassett, genealogist; and Matthew Patton, editor.
In addition, two members of the Daughters of the American Revolution — Joyce Mortison of the Chestatee River Chapter and Melissa Danielsson of the Martha Stewart Bullock Chapter — were honored for helping to recruit for the new Sons group.
Cumming Mayor H. Ford Gravitt was presented a Bronze Good Citizenship Medal for his 44 years of service as an elected official.