Minutes of the Nov. 17, 2001 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR held in conjunction with the Fort Brook Chapter CAR at Lettuce Lake Park

 

President Tetrick called the meeting to order at 12:05. The CAR led the pledge to the flag, the Pledge to America, and the CAR creed. President Tetrick led the SAR members in the SAR pledge.

 

Members present: Marty Miller, Elwin Thrasher, Jack Bolen, Jim Chambers, Joseph Hill, Dwight Tetrick, and Kevin Yarnell.

 

Welcome guests: June Bolen, Janett Tetrick, Sophia Chambers

 

The CAR and SAR split temporarily to conduct their respective business meetings.

 

The SAR membership approved the minutes of the October meeting as published in the newsletter.

 

The secretary reported that certificates for our two newest members had been received in the past month and that the 2002 dues must be in hand by Dec 15th to meet the state filling deadline.

 

The membership elected the slat of officers as proposed in November for 2002.

 

The president reported receiving a letter from a new Navy JROTC unit at Tampa Bay Tech. They seem anxious to be involved with us and we will contact them concerning our medal program.

 

The SAR and CAR rejoined and the CAR gave a brief program. First, the CAR president, Kelly, reported on the chapterís activities for the past year. They had a very successful year with many awards and honors coming their way. Next Barry reported on the state CAR project which deals with the Everglades restoration project and education. Finally, the CAR members and their advisors sang several patriotic songs for the benefit of the SAR members.

 

The group was dismissed to wonderful potluck lunch. Following lunch, a group picture was taken.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Kevin Yarnell

Chapter Secretary