Minutes of the Sept. 20, 2003 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR
President Tetrick called the meeting to order at . Jim Washburn offered the invocation. Secretary Yarnell led the pledge to the flag and the President led the pledge to the SAR.
Members present: Claude
Ritchie, Cy Gamber, Dwight Tetrick, Jack Bolen,
Welcome guests: June Bolen, Fimi Ritchie, Jeanne Lloyd, Joseph Dato, Steven Hall, and Thierry De Seguins-Cohorn
The president recognized the
guests and then asked Compatriot Seguins-Cohorn to
address the meeting. He is a thirty year member of the French Society of the
SAR. He briefly told of his current work with the
The SAR membership approved the minutes of the May meeting as distributed.
The treasurer reported a balance of $2,398.85.
President Tetrick reported receiving the status of several new members.
The Secretary, on behalf of the State Society, presented Dwight Tetrick with a Liberty Medal and certificate. This was awarded at the 2003 National Congress in recognition of the fact that Dwight has recruited and sponsored ten members into the society.
President Tetrick announced that the Fort Brook Chapter of the CAR
will hold its January meeting at the
Edward Neugaard asked about presenting flag certificates to persons flying the flag. Rodney Stebbins reported on how the chapter had presented certificates in his community. The president will get with Edward to work out handing out additional certificates to some residents Edward knows.
There being no other business the meeting recessed for lunch.
Rodney Stebbins reported that the Tampa Chapter now has a website, patriot-web.com. He described some of its features. Members can choose to add their names and other information to the site.
The secretary asked if the site had been linked to the state and national society web page. Rodney said that our site had links to the state and national, but not the other way round. The secretary offered to contact Dick Fowler, webmaster of the FLSSAR website, to have a link posted at www.flssar.org.
Dwight also reported on the progress made in planting a Liberty Tree.
Jack Bolen introduced Joseph
Dato and Steven Hall members of the Rough Riders
organization. Steven presented a brief history of the story of Rough Riders and
Teddy Roosevelt. Steven discussed the current Rough Riders organization today
beginning with its founding in 1978. They are dedicated to the preservation of
Jim Washburn won the 50/50 and donated his share to the chapter. $12.00 was thus added to the treasury.
President Tetrick led the recessional and Jim Washburn gave the benediction. The meeting adjourned at .