Our next meeting will be held on November 19thin
the private meeting room of the Piccadilly Cafeteria, located at 11810 Dale Mabry Highway North, Tampa, Florida (813-963-1660). Meetings begin at but members arrive as early as for a time of camaraderie.Thespeaker for the
November meeting will be David Boyett. Program
Description: Genetic Genealogy - Understanding your DNA Covers how different types of DNA testing that
can assist in connecting family lineage and finding common ancestors.
1. Male line Y-DNA
2. Female line mt-DNA
3.Autosomal male/female DNA
Vice President, Tampa Chapter
You should have received your
dues invoice in the mail.Either mail it
to Compatriot Chuck Copeland, the Treasurer or bring it with you to the
November meeting.If you did not get an
invoice in the mail, see Chuck at the meeting.
November meeting agenda items.
the usual introductory things and the officer reports, John Skillman will give
a brief report on the Fall State BOM.After which any old business is in order. Then we will proceed to new
business, the main item being the election of new officers.Attached to this newsletter (as an
attachment) is the slate of officers as known by the nominating committee.The floor will be open to nominations.If there are any, a secret ballot election
will be held.Chuck Copeland and Jack
Bolen will count the ballots.If there
are no nominations from the floor, a motion will be in order to approve the
slate as presented by the nominating committee.If it is seconded and approved the election is over.If there is no other new business we will
then adjourn for lunch with the program to follow.
Not much happened in November
during the Revolution, so we will use this space to provide a chuckle; an
admittedly corny, but cute revolutionary war joke.
During the Revolutionary
War, there were British sympathizers known as Tories among the colonists. Some
of them would work hand-in-hand with the Redcoats to try to foil the battle
plans of the Continental Army.
After a certain skirmish, a group of General Washington's men tracked one of
these sympathizers to a farm, which they searched for hours without success. A
militiaman then came up with the idea to release a hen into a barn where they
suspected the fugitive might be hiding.
Sure enough, loud cackling and commotion quickly ensued, and the soldiers were
finally able to take their prisoner into custody. This was the first known
instance where someone had a chicken catch a Tory.
I have no
doubt there are some errors in the minutes below.If your name is omitted or misspelled, it is
unintentional.Let me know and I will
have it corrected prior to the meeting on the 15th. Likewise if
there are any notable or glaring omissions bring them to my attention, they
too, are unintentional.Bob Y
Minutes of the Oct. 15,
2011 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR
Luke Lloyd called the meeting to order at .
present: Luke Lloyd, Marty Miller, Alan, Bell, Cy Gamber,
Charles Bearss, Terry Doan, Chuck Copeland, Leo Kelly, Jack
Bolen, Chuck Hawley,Paul Farley, Robert
Yarnell,Robbins Denham, John Skillman
Copeland, June Bolen
Other guests: Glenn Clepper,
Mike Frayn, Leigh Frayn,
Dave Bryant, Robert Denham, David Whipkey, Jack Spangler Detective
Bolen gave the invocation. John Skillman led the Pledge of Allegiance and Pres.
Lloyd led the SAR Pledge.
President introduced the guests.
minutes were approved as printed in the newsletter.There was no secretary report.Chuck Copeland reported a balance of $2055.91
in the treasury.Chuck Copeland also
announced that dues invoices would be going out and that the dues would be
$65.$30 for the
national, 20 for the state and 15 for the chapter.A brief mention was made of possible
insurance problems.This will be
addressed in the spring by the by-laws review committee.
Bell reported 3 new applications, 3 supplementals in process and 3 that have
been sent to national.
Neugard, Jack Bolen and Alan Bell represented the
chapter at the Fla. Genealogical society meeting at USF.They reported that it seemed to go well and
was useful for getting the word out about the chapter.
Lloyd then reviewed the chapter challenge reminding members to tell the chapter
of any thing they have done or participated in that might garner points.
Skillman reported on attending the Ramseur’s Mill event.
Lloyd then presented John Spangler with his new member certificate.
was made, again, of the review of the By-Laws and Constitution that will be
done in the spring.
Bolen then reviewed where we stand on the ROTC program.
Lloyd, adjourned the meeting for lunch at .
After lunch, VP Bob Yarnell introduced
Detective Ronald Corr. Detective Corr
then spent a few minuets explaining the nature of his work. He is involved in investigating and working to
stop metal theft in the county, especially copper.He gave a few examples of the types of cases
he has worked on. There followed a brief question and answer period. President
Lloyd awarded him the SAR Law Enforcement award.
Det. Corr’s presentation,
the business meeting resumed.
Yarnell gave the report of the nominating committee. (the
slate of officers is attached to this email) A discussion ensued that resulted
in a consensus of the chapter to approve the post of chancellor and further
explanation of the at large members of the Board of management took place.
won the 50/50 and donated his share to the treasury.The treasury was thus enriched by $.
President led the recessional, Jack Bolen gave the benediction, and the meeting
Yarnell, Vice President and
(very) temporary Secretary
Below is the tentative program schedule for the
2011-2012 year.As always send along any
suggestions for speakers.
Nov.David Boyett.Topic: Genetic Genealogy - Understanding
Dec.CAR and Oratorical Entrant
Weeks Jantzen, Fl.State West Central Regional VP
O’Donnell, adjunct prof. of History at St. PetersburgCollege: Blacks in the Revolution
from Armed ForcesMuseum in Largo
Compatriots, our chapter
plans to present Junior ROTC medals and certificates to all 25 HillsboroughHigh
programs in 2012. This is more schools than we have ever done. To date, we have
14 of the schools covered.We need for
members to step up and agree to present these medals and certificates for the
following schools:GibsontonPlant CityDurantRiverviewSpotoSouth County CenterArmwoodBlakeJefferson MidletonFreedomAs you can see,the big need is
in the Plant City and south county areas. If you live in these areas or
have ties to schools there, please consider adopting one of the schools. The
awards ceremonies occur in April and May. The average
ceremony last about 1 hour.You
do not have to make a speech. Your name will be called out at the ceremony and
you simply walk up and hand the medal and certificate to the cadet with a hand
shake and a big smile; salutes are optional.It’s a great way to support our young people.Call me at 813-685-4026 to sign up.
Reminders and notes.
remember you can find information about the chapter
and programs on the chapter website.http://www.patriot-web.com/
The Veterans’ Legacy Archives is a local
organization founded by (ret.) Congressman Bilirakis.The Archives are housed at the library on the
Tarpon Springs Campus of St. Petersburg College.The goal of the archives is to preserve the
stories and experiences of veterans of America’s wars.The specific goal at the moment is to
concentrate on WWII and Korean War veterans.The archives consist of video taped interviews and presentations,
documents provided by veterans and fact sheets about veterans.If any one in the chapter knows of a WWII or
Korean War veteran who might be interested in sharing his story, please contact
Bob Yarnell.It can be as simple as
filling out a fact sheet or, if the veteran is willing, being interviewed and
that interview turned into a narrative by a trained person.Or even making a 30 min presentation to one
of the college’s history classes and responding to students questions and
allowing that presentation to be videotaped for future students and interested
persons to view.Again, more details
available from Bob Yarnell
Operation Helping Hand, a visitation program at the
V A hospital.Operation
Helping Hand (OHH) is a local program begun in 2004 to help the wounded and
their families who are at James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa. The
third Thursday evening of each month at , the OHH Committee
has a catered supper for these folks in the dining room area of the Spinal Care
Clinic. Anyone can attend and interact with these families. SAR
members are encouraged to attend