Minutes of the December 18, 2010 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR
Vice President Robert Yarnell 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, Paul Farley, Chuck Copeland, Jack Bolen, Bill Floyd, Chuck Hawley, John
Sessums, Ed Neugaard, John
Skillman, Dick Young, Charles Klug- our newest
member, Robert Yarnell, Gray Reece, Doug Brown and Kevin Yarnell. Also, Terry
Doan of the
Welcome guests: Edna
Broyles, Regent of the
Wives: Lissette Young, Judy Copeland, Mrs. Brown
Leo Kelly prospective member
Chrissy Herreid - Florida C.A.R President, Dr. Charlene Herreid, Valarie Bagenski- honorary state C.A.R. President, Pam Bagenski, Mimi Leroy-Marler
The Vice President asked the members to introduce themselves as we are blessed to have several new faces in the room.
The minutes of the November meeting were approved.
Our Treasurer, Chuck Copeland, reported a balance of $3,066.29 in the checking account and $90.88 in cash. He received a check for $100 from the Wounded Warrior Benefit in which our color guard participated earlier this fall. Chuck moved that we add this money to the collection we are making for the program. The motion was seconded and passed.
The secretary had nothing to report.
Jack Bolen reported on the
next function of the Color Guard – Presenting the colors at the Florida C.A.R.
state meeting on
Vice President Yarnell presented Dr. Charlene Herreid with the SAR Medal of Appreciation in appreciation for all her work with the C.A.R. and her cooperation with our Chapter.
Next Christie Herreid, current President of the Florida C.A.R. made a
brief presentation regarding the National C.A.R. project. Their goal is to
raise funds to aid in the restoration and upgrade of the display cases for
“Great Essentials Exhibit” at the National Archives which displays the
Declaration of Independence and the other founding documents. Chrissy
The meeting recessed for lunch.
The Vice President
introduced John Skillman who began the program on the Founding Fathers. He began
by sharing with the members the recent conference on George Washington
sponsored by the NSSAR. John found the presentations to be excellent and
encouraged us to attend this year’s conference on African Americans in the
Revolution to be held in
John then reviewed a short
timeline of the Revolution and then brief biographies of George Washington and
John Adams. Bob then joined John to start the interactive part asking, “If you
could ask a question of either George Washington or John Adams, what would it
be?” Several members volunteered suggestions. At the same time the members took
advantage of John and Bob’s expertise to ask some questions regarding the
founders and the early years of the
John then moved to Alexander
Hamilton, giving some brief background, and focusing on his work in
consolidating the war debt and establishing the national bank. A brief
Bob provided an interesting look at 4 of the founders:
- James Madison: You’d want him to take your SATs
- Alexander Hamilton: You’d want him to take charge of your startup company
- John Adams: He’d win an argument you wanted fought; in part because he didn’t mind offending people
- Thomas Jefferson: You’d want him to help you explain a reasoned argument and to work behind the scenes for a cause
Our speakers recommended several books that might aid the members in their further study.
David. John Adams.
Joseph J. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation.
Joseph J. His Excellency: George Washington.
Joseph J. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson.
Ron. Alexander Hamilton.
Walter. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life.
Peter R. Realistic Visionary: A Portrait of George Washington.
Mrs. Leroy-Marler won the 50/50. She donated the money to the chapter and thus the treasury was enriched by $20.00.
The Vice President led the recessional, Jack Bolen gave the benediction, and the meeting adjourned at .