Minutes of the October 15, 2005 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR

 

President Bolen called the meeting to order at 12:10. Chaplain Luke Lloyd offered the invocation. President Bolen led the pledge to the flag and the pledge to the SAR.

 

Members present:  Richard Hardesty, Barry Rich, Jack Bolen, Ed Neugaard, Luke Lloyd, Alan Bell, Cy Gamber, Kevin Yarnell, and DeVaux McLean of the California society

 

Welcome guests: Jeanne Lloyd, June Bolen, Mrs. Lopez, and, Tony Velong and Carlos Lopez of the Temple Terrace Police Department

 

The President introduced the guests then, for the benefit of our guests, recessed the meeting for lunch.

 

President Bolen introduced VP Ed Neugaard who in turn introduced Tony Velong of the Temple Terrace Police Department. Chief Velong told the membership of the work of Carlos Lopez. Office Lopez formerly worked as a detective in New York City and recently moved to Florida. Both men spoke to the membership of their work and answered questions. President Bolen then presented the SAR Law Enforcement award to Office Lopez.

 

President Bolen continued with the business portion of the meeting.

 

The minutes of the September meeting were approved without correction.

 

The secretary read a draft letter composed by Robert Yarnell with regard to the Congressional mandate for constitution day education programs. The letter expresses concern over the topics approved for this purpose as found on the official website and suggested the SAR might wish to be involved in improving this situation. The membership suggested that some specific examples would help the clarity of the letter. After these additions, the secretary will take the letter to the state Board of Management meeting in two weeks.

 

The treasurer reported a current balance of $2,396.97. As approved by the membership at the September meeting a check for $100 was sent to Operation Helping Hand- a program of the Military Officers Association of America to help defray the costs of and assist families visiting their injured and wounded family service members.

 

Under new business President Bolen reported that the nominating committee met and decided to leave the officers as is with two changes. Dwight will be unable to continue as registrar and Luke Lloyd will take that job. Richard Hardesty will serve as chaplain.

 

Compatriot Hardesty gave a brief update on Janett Tetrick’s health treatments.

 

President Bolen presented Luke Lloyd a supplemental certificate for a patriot ancestor. This is most notable in that the application was first submitted in October of 2003.

 

The 50/50 drawing was won by Allen Bell and the treasury was thus enriched by $4.00.

 

President Bolen led the recessional and Compatriot Lloyd offered the benediction. The meeting adjourned at 1:15 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Kevin Yarnell

Secretary