Minutes of the
President Bolen called the meeting to order at . Chaplain Lloyd offered the invocation. Ken Skillman led the pledge to the flag and the President led the pledge to the SAR.
Members present: Jack Bolen, Rodney Stebbins, Ed Neugaard, John Skillman, Kenneth Skillman, Chuck Grant, Luke Lloyd, Cy Gamber, and Kevin Yarnell.
Welcome guests: June Bolen, Ellie Skillman, and John Potter a USF student
President Bolen then asked the secretary for his report. He read several pieces of correspondence received.
The treasurer reported a balance of $2285.63. He requested that Marty Miller be allowed to audit the chapter books for 2004. Marty and the members agreed. He’ll report his findings at the March meeting.
Under old business, President Bolen reported on behalf of Dwight that the Liberty Tree is still on track.
Luke Lloyd asked the secretary for a listing of names and address of those who are homebound or in nursing home for the purpose of possible visits and phone calls by him on behalf of the chapter.
John Skillman asked if a
more formal dinner meeting with wives was ever done or might be considered now.
A discussion followed including possible joint meetings with the
In response to some comments from the previous discussion the president then asked all the members to introduce themselves.
Following lunch the
president introduced Vice President Ed Neuguaard who
in turn introduced our speaker Dr. Philip Levy. Dr. Levy is a professor at USF
and his topic was the early home of George Washington in
Professor Levy’s talk was
most informative. Some highlights are provided here for those
not in attendance. The professor’s hunt for the home began in 1995.
Dr. Levy then looked briefly
at the various paintings and images that have been purported to be
The excavation began in 2001
and they have found the remains of three
A question and answer
session followed. In response to one question Dr. Levy touched briefly on the
cherry tree story. It turns out the original story is that
here to read an article published in the Tampa Tribune
Chuck Grant won the 50/50 drawing. The treasury was enriched by $9.50
President Bolen led the recessional and Chaplain Lloyd the benediction. The meeting adjourned at .