Minutes of the
President Bell called the meeting to order at . Jack Bolen offered the invocation. Robert Koehler led the pledge to the flag and the President led the pledge to the SAR.
Members present: Jack Bolen,
Marty Miller, John Sessums, Terrell Sessums, Allen,
Welcome guests:† Judy Copeland, Lissette Young and prospective member Ralph Maples
The President introduced their guests.
The minutes of the May meeting were approved.† †
The secretary read several emails received from members unable to attend and a thank you card sent by Dennis Spiker, the Brandon JROTC cadet who received our award in April. Bill Floyd suggested via email that we might add the names of the chapter members to the website. The secretary asked if this was agreeable to the membership. After a brief discussion the group thought a list of the members with their ancestors might be most appropriate. The secretary will post this to the website.
The Treasurer reported a balance of $2,164.73 and petty cash of $70.84. The balance is down due to our recent purchase of ROTC medals and other awards that will be needed in 2010.
Luke Lloyd was unable to attend but sent, via email to the secretary a note detailing his efforts on behalf of the chapter.
Vice President Yarnell
reported on the schedule of upcoming speakers. Several speakers have cancelled
and so a few alterations were required. We hope to reschedule Rodney
Kite-Powell for October and will do the Law Enforcement award in December along
with our annual
The President reported that the color guard marched in the Lutz 4th of July parade. Four members participated.
Jack Bolen asked for information about the ancestry database started by Rod Stebbins. The secretary reported that he thought he had the database file but not the program needed to access it. Jack suggested that perhaps a member with some expertise would like to take this on to provide a valuable resource for the chapter.
The President pointed out that the chapter must, at the September meeting, elect a nominating committee. Robert Yarnell agreed to chair the committee. He spent a few minutes discussing with the membership the duties of the various officers and committees. A number of chapter members are relatively new to the chapter and this review was helpful to them. The nominating committee as elected was Robert Yarnell, Jack Bolen, and John Sessums.
The President presented Roger
Quackenbush with the membership certificate for his
son Thomas. Thomas lives in NY but will be in
As Terrell Sessums and Chuck Copeland were present, the President inducted them as our newest members.
The meeting recessed for lunch.
Chuck Hawley, also a recently approved member, arrived a bit late and was not noticed by the secretary until lunch. President Bell inducted Chuck following the reconvening of the meeting.
President called on Vice President Yarnell to provide the program on the battle
Bernardo de Galvez, Governor of Spanish Louisiana was
waiting for an opportunity to march on
The Spanish had some internal command issues especially with the fleet commanders, but for the most part the battle was uneventful. A shot by the Spanish guns that hit the British power magazine clearly helped the battle. Bob retold a possible story on how the Spanish hit the magazine but pointed out that the story may not be reliable.
the surrender of
The fact that
Bob answered a few questions from the membership.
Jack Bolen won the 50/50 and donated the proceeds to the chapter. Thus $17.00 was added to the treasury.
The President led the recessional, Jack Bolen gave the benediction, and the meeting adjourned at .