Sons of the American Revolution
Revolution History note
Announcements from the President
Misc. reminders and information
April meeting of the Tampa Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution will be on Saturday,
April 19 at the Piccadilly Cafeteria,
We are again asking our members to sit with a cadet and/or instructor during lunch and pay their lunch check, if possible. This only applies to the cadets and instructors, not their family members. If you end up with multiple checks, see if another SAR member will take one. If all else fails, give the extra bills to our Treasurer and he can pay the restaurant. This will help our Chapter keep expenses down. Let’s be sure to make our guests feel welcome.
American Revolution Notes
In my classes I tell my
students that an important question to answer about any historical event is
“why did it happen the way it did, instead of some other way?” Most people know
that the three men did not literally go up and down the streets and roads
shouting “The British are coming”. The
system was designed much the same as a modern phone tree where one person calls
three people, who then each call three more people and so on. The houses of key supporters were identified
and the riders would go to those houses and awaken the residents who would then
go to a few other houses and so on until the community was alerted. This had
several advantages that are usually not thought about. First, they could by-pass houses of known loyalists,
thus preventing any problems while the local militia was organizing. Second, it was indeed quicker and more
efficient for people who knew the area to do the door knocking rather than the
three riders who were unfamiliar with short cuts and
who needed to be awakened. So, while
most people focus on the skirmishes at
Announcements from the President
(ed. Note: most of these were sent to the membership in a separate email, but for those who missed it, they are updated, edited and reprinted here.)
SAR Regional VP Danny Hooper tells me that
Gray Reese is out of the hospital and back home. He has been home for two weeks and starts another round of Chemo soon. I am sure he would love to hear from you. email@example.com
John Skillman is back home from the hospital and expects to join us for the April meeting.
There is still nothing new on Mike Frayn. Let’s leave him alone. He will contact us when he is ready.
The Honor Flight scheduled for April 22 has been rescheduled for May 6 also a Tuesday. Those of you planning to welcome our veterans back home need to change your calendars.
Robbins Denham and his sons have postponed their flight to May 27.
I was very serious about having an SAR Day at the USO at Tampa International. They are having another Volunteer Orientation on Thursday evening, May 1, at 6:00 PM at the Airport. Those of you interested in volunteering should contact Carrie Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Now that the Chapter has met Moe Morley and know more about the TIA USO, you are reminded that the can use books, CDs, DVDs, recent magazines and such to entertain our traveling military men and women and their families. We will continue to collect whatever you can bring in at the April and May meetings.
It is time to complete the American Patriotism form for
NSSAR. We can get another ribbon for our flag, but more importantly, we
can brag a little about all that we do here in the
Misc. Reminders and notes
Chapter Website—Remember you can find information about the chapter and programs on the chapter website. http://www.patriot-web.com/
FLSSAR BOM and Annual Meeting in Orlando May 2-4
Registration forms are available on the FLSSAR website www.flssar.org,
NSSAR Annual Congress in Greenville, South Carolina July 18-24
Additional information and the Registration form are available at a link on the home page of the NSSAR website www.sar.org
USO Volunteer Orientation at Tampa International Airport on May 1 at 6:00 PM
Contact Carrie Harper at email@example.com for details
Honor Flight will return to the St Petersburg/Clearwater airport at approximately 9:00 PM www.honorflightwcf.org
May 27 (Robbins Denham and sons Bob and Tad will be on this flight)
One of the duties of the Chapter Chaplain is to send cards to our members that are sick. If you know of anyone that I need to send a card to, please mention it at our next meeting. Another duty is to send a sympathy card to the family of a member who has passed away.
Jack C. Bolen
Chapter officers and committee chairman are encouraged to send to the editor any pertinent information they wish included in the newsletter.