Minutes of the
President Tetrick called the meeting to order at . Chaplain Jim Washburn gave the invocation and Dwight led the pledge to the flag and the pledge to the SAR.
Members present: Dwight Tetrick, Elwin Thrasher, Marty Miller, Jim Washburn, Cy Gamber, Jim Chambers, Bob Yarnell, and Kevin Yarnell,
Welcome guests: Janett Tetrick, Billie Washburn, Jack and June Bolen, and Joshua Corbin.
The membership approved the minutes of the January meeting as published in the newsletter.
The secretary reported that he had filed the annual state report including payment of dues for the chapter. Also, he attended the USF army ROTC military ball and awards ceremony on Feb. 18 where he presented a silver ROTC medal to, as it turned out, one of his former students.
Treasurer Marty Miller reported the chapter's financial transactions over the course of the past month. The current balance is $2,364.48.
Vice president Yarnell reported on the cancellation of three of the four high school speakers due to last minute commitments that could not be altered.
Elwin Thrasher, our newsletter editor, ask that all items for the March edition be sent to him early so that he can publish the newsletter prior to his vacation.
President Tetrick alerted the chapter to the fact that we now have our own web site. Compatriot Fowler, the state webmaster, worked with Elwin to get the necessary information. The address is www.flssar.org/fl-tamp.htm
Jim Washburn reported on an editorial in the Tampa Tribune about a constitutional amendment to allow Congress to prohibit flag burning and desecration. The editorial pointed out that these acts are not common and questioned whether the serious step of amending the constitution was appropriate. Jim commended the editorial to the membership for reflection.
The meeting adjourned for lunch.
President Tetrick reconvened the meeting and introduced VP Yarnell.
Bob explained the purpose of the program was to reflect on George Washington.
We had invited four high school students to help with this, but, as reported
earlier, most had to cancel at the last minute. Bob introduced Kevin who, in
turn, introduced Joshua Corbin. Joshua is a high school senior at
Joshua began his remarks
with a review of the purpose and goals of the revolution then turned his
attention to George Washington. Joshua was most impressed with the leadership
The vice president then
asked the membership for their thoughts. Specifically, he asked if more people
In the discussion that followed,
president Tetrick showed two famous pictures of
The 50/50 drawing fell to Jim Chambers who donated the proceeds to the chapter.
The president Tetrick led the recessional, the chaplain offered the benediction, and the meeting adjourned.