Minutes of the
President Tetrick called the meeting to order at . Jim Washburn offered the invocation and Secretary Yarnell led the pledge to the flag and Vice President Bolen led the pledge to the SAR.
Members present: Dwight Tetrick, Elwin Thrasher, Marty Miller, Jim Washburn, Jack
Bolen, Jim Chambers, Cy Gamber,
Claude Richie, Ed Neugaard,
Welcome guests: Janett Tetrick, June Bolen, June Patton, and Fimie Richie
The meeting recessed for lunch.
Vice President Jack Bolen
reconvened the meeting and introduced our speaker, Lt. J.G. Sara Platt of the
US Coast Guard. She is currently the Assistant Operations Officer for the Coast
Lt. J.G. Platt offered a
brief background of how she came to join the Coast Guard. The remainder of the
presentation detailed the roles of the Coast Guard in this area. The west coast
Recently, the Coast Guard
was charged with Homeland Security. This involved the forming of a task force
of all agencies with maritime jurisdiction. Since
Lt. J.G. Platt concluded with a brief discussion of the future of the Coast Guard and the emphasis on Homeland Security. A brief question period followed.
President Tetrick presented a certificate of appreciation to our speaker.
The SAR membership approved the minutes of the January meeting as published in the newsletter.
The secretary reported. The ROTC medals have been ordered and a mailing to the High School unit commanders will be mailed next week. He reported on a proposal to be presented at the National level to remove the age limitations for SAR membership.
The Treasurer reported a balance of $2,425.41. Marty Miller has audited the books for 2001 and reported they were satisfactory.
Bob Yarnell reported that he sent letters to five schools in the Town and Country area concerning the Good Citizenship awards program. He has not received any responses at this time.
Vice President Bolen explained the change in program that occurred for this meeting. He reported that next month Compatriot Jim Armitage of the DeVane Chapter will be giving a presentation on George Washington. Jack commented on the quality of this presentation and encouraged all to attend.
Elwin Thrasher won the 50/50 drawing and graciously donated his half of the winnings to the chapter. Fourteen dollars were thus added to the treasury.
Jim Washburn commented on the reaction he’s received from wearing his SAR jacket when dinning in public.
President Tetrick answered a question from Jim Washburn concerning the Liberty Tree project being pushed by the State Society.
The recessional was led President Tetrick and Jim Washburn gave the benediction. The meeting adjourned at .