Minutes of the March 20, 2004 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR
President Tetrick called the meeting to order at . Chaplain Washburn offered the invocation. Jack Bolen led the pledge to the flag and the President led the pledge to the SAR.
Members present: Dwight Tetrick, Jack Bolen, Jim Washburn, Don Millleton,
Dan Stutzman, MD Miller, Joe Miller, Ed Neugaard, and
Welcome guests: June Bolen, Billie Washburn, Chuck Grant (potential member), John Skillman (potential member, and Ian Malinowki
The SAR membership approved the minutes of the January meeting as published in the newsletter.
The secretary reported receiving the certificates for our 5 newest members from National.
The treasurer reported a balance of $2,240.03.
The president reported no changes on the status of various people in the process of applying for membership and other correspondence he’d received. Arrangements for presenting the Sr. ROTC unit are also on track
The arrangements for presentation of ROTC medals were discussed briefly. The secretary reported requested that those willing to present check the list of the units and dates of their award ceremonies to arrange who might present at each ceremony.
The Secretary reported receiving a request from the Tampa Bay Tech NJROTC unit asking for financial support for an upcoming field day. He moved and Jack Bolen seconded a motion to provide $25.00 to the unit. The motion passed.
There being no other business the meeting recessed for lunch.
President Tetrick introduced Chuck Grant who shared with the chapter about the Patriotic Order Sons of the American. Formed in 1847, the group, among other things, was the driving force behind our Flag Day observation. One of Chuck’s ancestors apparently was a member in the distant past. He found an old ribbon / medal in the family belongings and did some research into its origin.
The secretary, on behalf of the membership, presented President Tetrick with a Meritorious Service Award. Dwight has done much in the last few years for the chapter especially with regard to increasing our chapter’s membership. The award is a small token of the appreciation of the members.
President Tetrick next introduced the Secretary who explained the
local essay contest and then introduced Ian Malinowski
our local winner. Ian is a senior at
A brief question and comment session followed.
John Skillman won the 50/50 drawing for the second month in a row. The chapter treasury was enriched by $8.00.
The President announced the Tampa Chapter’s points for the Chapter Challenge Contest. Our chapter’s total points increased significantly this past year.
Ed Neugaard shared a copy of a $6.00 bill printed in the 1700’s that was on sale on e-bay for $27,000. The bill was signed by one of his ancestors.
President Tetrick led the recessional and Jim Washburn gave the benediction. The meeting adjourned at .