Minutes of the November 20, 1999 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR


Vice President Tetrick called the meeting to order at 12:08. Chaplain Jim Washburn gave the invocation and the vice president led the pledge to the flag and the pledge to the SAR.


Members present: Dwight Tetrick, Elwin Thrasher, Ted Dickerson, Marty Miller, Kevin Yarnell, Jim Washburn, Cy Gamber, Claude Ritchie

Welcome guests: Janett Tetrick, Billie Washburn, Kirby and Helen Halbert, Fimi Ritchie, Frank Schiraldi, and Randy Aldridge


The membership approved the minutes of the October meeting as published in the newsletter.


The secretary reported on the absence of President Yarnell. He was attending a state education conference.


Treasurer Marty Miller presented the financial report indicating a balance of $2,226.87.


The vice president conducted the election of officers for the year 2000. The membership approved the slate as proposed by the nominating committee.


The meeting adjourned for lunch.


Vice President Tetrick reconvened the meeting and introduced the speaker, Frank Schiraldi. Mr. Schiraldi works for the state in a regional office here in Tampa. His job is to help this area is to aid in the preservation of Florida history. Frank gave a brief history of his office and then discussed the purpose of his office. Several local examples served to show the effectiveness of this work. A question period followed and Mr. Schiraldi offered to return to tell the story of some particular restoration project from this area.


Vice President Tetrick presented Frank and Randy Aldridge, his associate, with SAR coffee mugs as a token of the chapterís appreciation for their work and presentation.


The 50/50 drawing fell to Janett Tetrick.


The vice president led the recessional, the chaplain offered the benediction, and the meeting adjourned at 1:20.


Respectfully submitted,


Kevin Yarnell

Chapter Secretary