Minutes of the December 19, 2009 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR
President Bell called the meeting to order at . Luke Lloyd offered the invocation. Jack Bolen led the pledge to the flag and the President led the pledge to the SAR.
Members present: Jack Bolen,
Marty Miller, John Sessums, Allen,
Wives: June Bolen, Jeanne Lloyd, Judy Copeland, and Lissette Young,
guests: Edna Broyles who is Regent of the
The President introduced the guests.
The minutes of the November meeting were approved.
The secretary reported on
the collection of dues and reminded the membership of the next Board of
Management meeting in
The Treasurer reported a balance of $3,194.96 and petty cash of $28.26. The balance is inflated with the 2010 dues that have yet to be paid to National. The treasurer transferred $70.00 from petty cash to the checking account.
Luke Lloyd gave a brief
report on his activity as registrar. The potential list now stands at 54. Seven
applications and one supplemental are at National. William Vassar was approved.
He announced a Genealogy workshop at the
Luke also reported that Rod Stebbins spent nearly a month in the hospital and was, at one point, near death. He returned home a few days ago. Luke suggested phone calls and cards from the membership would be appreciated.
Jack Bolen thanked Edna Broyles
for representing the
Luke took a moment of personal privilege to announce the publication of his book, “Out of Darkness“. As he put it, the completion of the book should be an encouragement to us all as we contemplate attempting new things.
shared with the membership that
The meeting recessed for lunch.
The President called the meeting to order and presented the SAR Law Enforcement medal to John Vallejo. Officer Vallejo works for the Tampa Police department having spent 19 years as a traffic and homicide investigator. He was chosen for the award for his extraordinary work in the area of DUI arrests. Officer Vallejo has been a DUI investigator for 14 years and has been responsible for over 2,200 arrests. Further, he conducts education programs and participates in community events to raise awareness to the problem of drinking and driving. Since 1998 more than 80,000 students have participated in an education program originated by Officer Vallejo.
A lively question and answer session followed the presentation which undoubtedly added to the knowledge of the membership.
The President then called on
Vice President Yarnell to introduce the
Following the presentation,
the Vice President encouraged the
Our guest Edna Broyles won the
50/50 and donated the proceeds to the
The President led the recessional, Luke Lloyd gave the benediction, and the meeting adjourned at .