Minutes of the
President Bell called the meeting to order at . Luke Lloyd offered the invocation. Ed Neugaard 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 Bell, DeVeux McLean, Ira Ward, Chuck Copeland, Chuck Hawley, Rodney Stebbins, Ed Neugaard, Milton Alexander, Cy Gamber, Bill, Floyd, Dick Young, Robert Koehler, Luke Lloyd II, Robert Yarnell, and Kevin Yarnell.
Welcome guests: June Bolen, Jeanne Lloyd, Judy Copeland, Lissette Young, and Sharon Lloyd
The President introduced the guests.
The minutes of the September meeting were approved.
The secretary reported that the membership list has been added to the chapter website. Members’ ancestors are also listed. He asked members to verify that the ancestor list is complete as those records were obtained from the state and some supplemental applications may be missing.
Dues ($30 for National, $20
The Treasurer reported a balance of $2,165.07 and petty cash of $87.84.
Luke Lloyd gave a brief report on his activity as registrar. He thanked Judy Copeland for her fine work on her husband’s application.
Vice President Yarnell reported that the nominating committee had a full slate of officers which will be published in the newsletter. Speakers are nearly all arranged for the rest of the year. A speaker for May has been confirmed.
Jack Bolen gave a brief
report on his new role as
The President reported that
the color guard will present the colors at our December meeting. He also came
across a 1995 letter asking for participation in a wreath laying ceremony at
Rod Stebbins gave a report on the ancestry database that had been discussed at the September meeting. After a brief history, Rod announced that Ed Neugaard has agreed to maintain this database. Rod has given a copy of the records to Ed which include 79,341 individuals and 11,243 surnames.
The secretary, in his duties as state secretary, determined that Marty Miller is celebrating his 25th anniversary as a member of the SAR- all of which has been with the Tampa Chapter. On behalf of the chapter, President Bell presented Marty with a 25 year service pin.
The meeting recessed for lunch.
President called on Vice President Yarnell to introduce our speaker. Rodney
Kite-Powell is the Saunders Foundation Curator at the
Rodney’s presentation was very well received by the membership. After a question time the President presented Rodney with an SAR coffee mug in appreciation for his time and program.
Marty Miller won the 50/50 and donated the proceeds to the chapter. Thus $14.00 was added to the treasury.
The President led the recessional, Luke Lloyd offered the benediction, and the meeting adjourned at .