Minutes of the February 21, 2009 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR
President Bell called the meeting to order at . Chaplain Luke Lloyd offered the invocation. John Skillman led the pledge to the flag and the president led the pledge to the SAR.
Jack Bolen, John Sessums, Marty Miller, Robert Yarnell, Alan Bell, John Skillman, Dick Young, Quackenbush, Ed Neurregard, Barry Rich, Richard Hurley and others. [Note: The absence of the secretary made getting the roll a difficult task. We know that more members were in attendance and regret the omissions. Please contact the secretary with additions.]
June Bolen, Jeanne Lloyd, Mike Cheirio and his wife Bobby; Kathy Quackenbush, Mrs. Young, Milton Alexander and President of the Florida Society, Ron Toops.
The minutes of the January meeting were approved.
There was no secretary report as the secretary was not present due to a work commitment.
The Chapter books were audited by Marty Miller during January. Due to this a treasurer’s report was not possible. With regard to the audit, Marty reported the books balanced and were in good shape.
President Bell reported that
the color guard has again been asked to present the colors at the State CAR
Convention being held in
The registrar, Luke Lloyd reported that he currently has 47 contacts/interested people on the books of which are 2 are new since his last report. We have 3 applications at National and 1 currently at state.
Ron Toops then presented recently approved supplemental certificates to Luke Lloyd and Richard Hurley.
Under old business, Vice
President Bob Yarnell reported that he would not need to use the money
appropriated in January to acquire a speaker for March. After a rough month, the problems which
brought him to request some flexibility regarding getting speakers has been
resolved and we are in good shape for the remainder of the year. He did request $50.00 for the September
speaker, Rodney Kite-Powell, curator of the
The current program schedule is:
March: SAR Fire Award and 4th grade poster contest
April: ROTC awards
May: Jack Bolen will speak on the Battle of Cowpens
September: Rodney Kite-Powell of the TBHC
October: SAR Law Enforcement Award
November: tentative Lt. Gen. James Ellis will speak on the Mid-east, radical
Islam and terrorism
December: CAR program and another speaker TBA
Bob Yarnell reported that that he believed Kevin would have at the March meeting the sign up sheet for those who might be able to cover and present the ROTC medals at the various High Schools in the area. Jack Bolen added his endorsement and encouragement to those who have not yet done it but might want to.
John Skillman brought with him to the meeting the Continental Line uniform worn by the Virginians. He briefly explained it. Most of the membership took the time prior to the meeting to view it and ask John questions.
Bob Yarnell added a few additional comments concerning his written comments about the article in the Florida Patriot on the Battle of Point Pleasant.
President Bell then adjourned the meeting for lunch.
Following lunch VP Bob
Yarnell introduced Ron Toops, President of the
Florida Society. President Toops gave a thorough discussion of the fund raising
efforts for “The Center” being constructed at the new National H Q building in
Jack Bolen won the 50/50 drawing. He returned his half to the treasury which was enriched by $22.00.
Luke Lloyd gave the benediction and Bob Yarnell led the recessional. The meeting was adjourned at .
Acting for the Secretary.