Minutes of the
The meeting convened at . President Luke Lloyd chaired the meeting.
Jack Bolen gave the invocation. Chuck Copeland led the Pledge of Allegiance. President Lloyd led the SAR Pledge.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Charles Bearss, Alan Bell, Jack Bolen, Larry Coats, Chuck Copeland, Gilbert Doan, Paul Ergler, Paul Farley, Bill Floyd, Cy Gamber, Chuck Hawley, Leo Kelly, Charles Klug, Luke Lloyd, Martin Miller, Gray Reese, John Sessums, Terrell Sessums, John Skillman, Jack Spangler, Dwight Tetrick, Bob Yarnell and Dick Young
GUESTS ATTENDING: June Bolen, Dave Brown, Edna Broyles, Judy Copeland , Bailey Fleming, Casey Fleming, Lee Fleming, Mike Frayn, Irene Jantzen, Nelson Jantzen, Lin Coats, Glenn Clepper, Jeanne Lloyd, Margie Reese, Ellie Skillman, Ken Skillman, Kumi Skillman, Natalie Skillman, Olivia Skillman, Deena Valdez, Linette Young, and one other whose name is illegible.
Minutes of the
President Lloyd introduced FLSSAR Regional Vice President Nelson Jantzen who then installed the Tampa Chapter officers for 2012; to wit,
President: John E. Skillman
Vice President: Robert Yarnell
Secretary: John F. Spangler
Treasurer: Charles Copeland
Registrar Alan Bell
Chaplain Jack Bolen
Our new President, Compatriot John E. Skillman, accepted the gavel and congratulation; then, assumed the chair for the meeting and announced a break for lunch.
Following lunch, Regional Vice
President Jantzen then led the Chapter and guests in
singing “God Bless
SECRETARY: No report.
TREASURER: Chuck Copeland reported a balance of funds available in the amount of $2,451.86. Compatriot Jack Bolen, reported that his recent audit found that the accounting and procedures for same are all in order. He further commented on the thoroughness Compatriot Copeland applied to revising and improving procedures over the past two years.
REGISTRAR: Compatriot Alan Bell reported that there are
two certificates on hand awaiting a meeting at which they can be presented to
the successful applicants; to wit, Ryan Shelton and Ed Clark. Further, Mike Frayn
was approved on
ROTC RECOGNITION: Compatriot Jack Bolen reminded members that he still needs a few more members to volunteer to be point(s) of contact with some high schools. Please call Jack at (813) 685-4026 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. There have been 2 more high schools added to the ROTC program this year. So, there is an even greater need for volunteers to “adopt” a school ROTC Unit to present recognition to the cadets. PLEASE CONTACT COMPATRIOT JACK – It’s a pleasant and worthwhile task.
BRIEF COMMENTS: President Skillman indicated an interest in having our chapter participate in Constitution Day (September 17th) activities which are generally coordinated by Daughters of the American Revolution in our area
President Skillman thanked the members for their confidence in him and his election to the Presidency. He followed by citing the great work done by Past President Luke Lloyd over the past two years. He also thanked Dwight Tetrick for the example he set as President of the Chapter when John joined in 2004. President Skillman awarded Compatriot Luke with a “Past President’s Pin” and again thanked him for the fine example he provided to all our members.
President Skillman noted that he will have a committee address a review and revision to our chapter constitution and bylaws which have not been so addressed since 1996 and are clearly out of date. The proposed revision will be posted on the chapter website before the February meeting and will be voted on at the March meeting.
President Skillman requested that all members consider serving on at least one committee; such as: Medals & Awards, ROTC Recognition, Membership & Recruiting, Fundraising, Publicity, Eagle Scout, competition, Constitution & Bylaws, etc.
Regional Vice President Jantzen also offered observations on a myriad of activities other chapters are involved in which we might consider.
Board of Governors will meet
The meeting adjourned about