Minutes of the
The meeting convened at . Vice President Robert Yarnell chaired the meeting in the absence of President Luke Lloyd.
Jack Bolen gave the invocation. Cy Gamber led the Pledge of Allegiance and the SAR Pledge.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Milt Alexander, Charles Bearsse, Alan Bell, Jack Bolen, Douglas Brown, Chuck Copeland, Robbins H. Denham, Gilbert Doan, Paul Farley, Cy Gamber, Chuck Hawley, Leo Kelly, Charles Klug, Marty Miller, Ed Neugaard, Roger Quackenbush, Gray Reese, John Sessums, Terrell Sessums, John Skillman, John Spangler, Dick Young, Robert Yarnell
GUESTS ATTENDING: David Boyette, Glenn Clepper, Judy Copeland, Mike Frayn, Neva Sessums, Ellie Skillman, Lillian Spangler, Greg Tisdale (SAR inactive), David Whipkey, Kay Whipkey, Lisette Young
There were no minutes of prior meetings to approve.
Treasurer, Chuck Copeland, gave a financial report of which cited a balance of funds available in the amount of $1,670.33
REGISTRAR: Alan Bell reported status of applications: At National level there is one approved but not yet received and there are three being processed. At State level there is one and another to be sent forward in the next week. There are several interested men preparing applications for submission to the chapter.
ROTC RECOGNITION: Jack Bolen reported that we now have 25 high schools in our area with ROTC units which we wish to honor. We need a few more members to volunteer to be point(s) of contact with some schools. A sign-up sheet was circulated. We will recognize cadets at each school in May and host the cadets, military instructors and guests of cadets at our April meeting.
STATE BOM LIASON: John Skillman attended the fall meeting of
the State Board of Managers in Kissimee and reported
on the content of their meeting. He
encouraged our members who wish to understand how the State organization works,
to attend the next meeting,
War Roundtable is being established in
Cy Gamber reported on his family genealogy project, turning his many and varied papers into a well organized booklet. He credited the help he got by taking a course at USF on “WORD 2007-2010” software. This course is part of USF’s Lifetime Learning Program. It is reasonably priced, short in duration and the quality of instruction is excellent.
There was no Old Business to be addressed.
President: John E. Skillman / Vice President: Robert Yarnell / Secretary: Jack Spangler/ Treasurer: Chuck Copeland / Registrar: Alan Bell / Chaplain: Jack Bolen / Newsletter Editor: Robert Yarnell
At Large Members of Board of Governors: Terry Doan and Dick Young
Jack Bolen assumed chairmanship of the meeting, relieving Robert Yarnell due to an urgent family requirement.
The meeting recessed at for members and guests to dine.
The meeting reconvened about .