Sons of the American Revolution
Meeting Notice, January 2010
The next meeting
of the Tampa Chapter will be held this Saturday,
January 16th in the private meeting room of the Piccadilly Cafeteria, located at
This month we'll install our new officers and then our new President and
author, Luke Lloyd, will present a follow-up to our November program when
We hope you’ll join us. Guests are always welcome. We encourage members to bring a guest and continue to welcome those working on their applications.
[For those that need one last reminder…]
If you have not yet paid your 2010 dues there is still time. Kevin will be able to accept dues through the 16th. Anyone paying after that will have to be “reinstated” and they will not appear on the annual report.
National dues: $30.00
Bring the check (made out to Tampa SAR) to the meeting or mail it to
Minutes of the December 19, 2009 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR
President Bell called the meeting to order at . Luke Lloyd offered the invocation. Jack Bolen led the pledge to the flag and the President led the pledge to the SAR.
Members present: Jack Bolen, Marty Miller, John Sessums,
Wives: June Bolen, Jeanne Lloyd, Judy Copeland, and Lissette Young,
Other guests: Edna Broyles who is Regent of
The President introduced the guests.
The minutes of the November meeting were approved.
The secretary reported on the collection of dues and reminded the
membership of the next Board of Management meeting in
The Treasurer reported a balance of $3,194.96 and petty cash of $28.26. The balance is inflated with the 2010 dues that have yet to be paid to National. The treasurer transferred $70.00 from petty cash to the checking account.
Luke Lloyd gave a brief report on his activity as registrar. The
potential list now stands at 54. Seven applications and one supplemental are at
National. William Vassar was approved. He announced a Genealogy workshop at the
Luke also reported that Rod Stebbins spent nearly a month in the hospital and was, at one point, near death. He returned home a few days ago. Luke suggested phone calls and cards from the membership would be appreciated.
Jack Bolen thanked Edna Broyles for representing the
Luke took a moment of personal privilege to announce the publication of his book, “Out of Darkness“. As he put it, the completion of the book should be an encouragement to us all as we contemplate attempting new things.
Cy Gamber shared with the membership that
The meeting recessed for lunch.
The President called the meeting to order and presented the SAR Law Enforcement medal to John Vallejo. Officer Vallejo works for the Tampa Police department having spent 19 years as a traffic and homicide investigator. He was chosen for the award for his extraordinary work in the area of DUI arrests. Officer Vallejo has been a DUI investigator for 14 years and has been responsible for over 2,200 arrests. Further, he conducts education programs and participates in community events to raise awareness to the problem of drinking and driving. Since 1998 more than 80,000 students have participated in an education program originated by Officer Vallejo.
A lively question and answer session followed the presentation which undoubtedly added to the knowledge of the membership.
The President then called on Vice President Yarnell to introduce the
Following the presentation, the Vice President encouraged the
Our guest Edna Broyles won the 50/50 and donated the proceeds to the
The President led the recessional, Luke Lloyd gave the benediction, and the meeting adjourned at .