Minutes of the
President 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, Cy Gamber, Doug Brown, Ira Ward, Terry Doan, Ed Neugaard, Chuck Copeland, Alan Bell, Gray Reece, John Skillman, Jack Bolen, John Sessums, Terrell Sessums, Chuck Hawley, Robert Koehler, Dick Young, Charles Klug, and Kevin Yarnell.
David McAllister, a former member of the Tampa Chapter dating back to the 1970’s
guests: Edna Broyles,
The President and members introduced our guests.
The minutes of the December meeting were approved.
Treasurer Chuck Copeland reported a checking account balance of $2,461.09 and cash of $110.88 for a total of $2,571.97. Our contribution of $200 to the Wounded Warriors Fund was sent during December and the chapter received a reimbursement from the state Endowment Trust Fund for our ROTC awards expenses.
On behalf of the Chapter
Color Guard, Alan announced that the group will be presenting the colors at the
March 12th C.A.R. State Annual Meeting to be held in
Alan Bell, the chapter registrar, reported on the status of our prospective members. Several new and supplemental applications are awaiting approval at National and Alan remarked on the “stack” of prospects on his desk at home. He also shared some highlights of his recent visit to the new National Society library.
The President reminded the
members of the upcoming genealogy workshop,
The President then presented awards to
The meeting recessed for lunch.
The president called the
reconvened the meeting and asked June Bolen,
Following the installation
the president installed Charles Klug as our newest
member and presented him his membership certificate. Then Vice President
Yarnell offered some additional background on Charles as introduction for his
talk to the members on the history of the
The main theme centered on
the migration of the port to the east and south of its original location. The
earliest port was located on the southwest corner of the Interbay
peninsula. The water at this spot was sufficiently deep as opposed to the depth
of water at the mouth of the
When Henry Plant brought the
Charles concluded with a
brief look at the port today and their plans for the future which included
expansion of their ability to handle container ships from
Ira Ward won the 50/50. He generously contributed his share to the treasury which was thus enriched by $26.00.
The President led the recessional, Jack Bolen gave the benediction, and the meeting adjourned at .