Minutes of the October 16, 2010 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR
President Luke Lloyd called the meeting to order at . Jack Bolen offered the invocation. The President led the pledge to the flag and the pledge to the SAR.
Members present: Marty Miller, Roger Quackenbush, Paul Farley, Luke Lloyd, Garett Brown, Doug Brown, Scott Brown, Bill Floyd, Chuck Copeland, Chuck Hawley, John Sessums, Jack Bolen, Alan Bell, Ed Neugaard, Ira Ward, Mel Alexander, Terrell Sessums, Gray Reece, Robert Yarnell, and Kevin Yarnell.
Wives: Lissette Young, Judy Copeland, Jeanne Lloyd, Phyllis Ward, Licia Sessums, Emily Brown, Robin – fiancée of Scott Brown
The President asked the members to introduce their wives.
The minutes of the September meeting were approved.
The secretary reminded the
membership that the 2011 dues need to be paid in the next two months. The
amount has not changed ($30 for National, $20 for
Our Treasurer, Chuck Copeland, reported expenses of $640.95 (mostly dealing with ROTC medals for our 2011 program and other awards) leaving a balance of $2,125.46.
Alan Bell, the registrar reported that Gray Reece received his national number and two supplementals are pending at National. Others are in various stages of completion.
Alan Bell, our color guard
commander, reported on the group’s participation in the
Under old business the members returned to consideration of Officer and Director Liability Insurance. The cost of the insurance has been lowered to $250 per year. Terrell Sessums agreed to look up a point regarding Florida Statues and the secretary expects to get some additional information at the Florida Society Board of Management Meeting. The group will take up the decision at the November meeting.
The nominating committee reported on their deliberations. They are suggesting no change in the current officers. Each current officer has agreed to continue for another year. The committee did stress that if members would like to take over an office the current holders were open to that possibility.
The President then presented Scott, Doug, and Garett Brown their membership certificates.
Luke announced a Genealogy
Workshop in February. Our December meeting will again be a joint meeting with
The meeting recessed for lunch.
The President introduced the Vice President who introduced member John Sessums who spoke on the Battle of Moore’s Creek. His ancestors participated in the battle and so John began his talk with a brief background of these men.
The speaker provided a summary handout which is reprinted here.
Battle of Moore’s Creek-
1746-47- After Duke of Cumberland defeats rebellion of Prince James Charles Stewart’s army at Culloden Moore, Scotland Highlander Clan chiefs sent in servitude to N.C.
1770-1775 - Immigration of thousands
of Scots to
February 1776- North Carolina Governor Martin plans to have
Gen. Clinton sail from
Feb. 25- General MacDonald marches east. Lillington arrives
Feb. 26- In the evening Americans straddle the bridge and lay in wait taking planks apart. Leaving their fires burning, Ashe joins Lillington on the east side of bridge.
Feb. 27- Col. McLeod is chosen to lead 75 of his best broad swordsmen to the bridge in the dark of morning to surprise the enemy about Gunfire heard near the bridge and the Scots charge but are cut down by musket and artillery fire. Loyalist troops rout and are pursued. Gen. MacDonald’s forces are captured. Suspected persons are disarmed.
The victory had large implications. It showed the surprising
strength of the countryside militia.
Loyalist sentiment was discouraged and
Emily Brown won the 50/50 and she and the treasury were each enriched by $12.00.
The President led the recessional, Jack Bolen gave the benediction, and the meeting adjourned at .