Minutes of the December 17, 2005 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR
President Bolen called the meeting to order at . Chaplain Luke Lloyd offered the invocation. Marty Miller led the pledge to the flag and the President led the pledge to the SAR.
Members present: Jack Bolen,
Marty Miller, Luke Lloyd, Barry Marler, Ed Leary- a
new transfer from the
Welcome guests: June Bolen, Allison Williams, Jeanne Lloyd, Mrs. Marler, five CAR members and their advisor.
The weather being poor the president postponed the business until after lunch and recessed the group for that purpose.
President Bolen reconvened the meeting.
The SAR membership approved the minutes of the November meeting as published in the newsletter.
The secretary reported that the annual report was coming along with 22 of 32 members having renewed. The president offered to contact these people.
The treasurer reported a balance of $2,397.99. This does not include the recently collected dues.
June Bolen offered an update on the health of Janett Tetrick.
The president made a few
comments regarding membership issues for our chapter. He had published an
article on this topic in the December newsletter. The primary concerns are the
lack of any significant growth and the aging of the current members. He read
excerpts from an email from John Skillman who spends time in
The President passed on suggestions that had been made that might help the visibility of the organization. A color guard is a possibility. The state is working on a program wherein 1 minute radio spots are aired on local radio stations. A brief discussion followed. The presidentís intent was to raise the issues and have a more in depth discussion in January.
Barry Marler, our newest and youngest member, was in attendance having just returned from his first semester at Georgia Tech. The President called on Barry to share some of his experiences during the semester. Following his remarks the Secretary presented Barry with an Eagle Scout award in reorganization of his Eagle Scout achievement last summer.
The next item of business was the election of officers. A quorum was certified and no nominations were offered from the floor. A motion was made and seconded to elect the slate of nominates as published. The slate was elected unanimously.
The CAR then presented their
program. Valerie, the current Ft. Brooks president, discussed the National
D-Day museum in
Next Bob Yarnell offered a
review of colonial Christmas time. We tend to think Christmas was a wonderful
celebration but in truth very little was done to celebrate Christmas. In the
north, Christmas was looked down upon, work was common, and it was actually
Marty Miller won the 50/50 drawing. He donated his share to the treasury which was thus enriched by $5.00.
President Bolen led the recessional. Chaplain Lloyd gave the benediction. The meeting adjourned at .