Minutes of the January 15, 2000 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR


In the absence of the President, Secretary Yarnell presided over the meeting until the installation of new officers had been completed. The secretary called the meeting to order at 12:05. Chaplain Jim Washburn gave the invocation and Kevin led the pledge to the flag and the pledge to the SAR.


Members present: Dwight Tetrick, Elwin Thrasher, Marty Miller, Jim Washburn, Barry Rich, and Kevin Yarnell,

Welcome guests: Janett Tetrick, Billie Washburn, Jack and June Bolen, Regional VP Charles Schaeffer and his wife.


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


The secretary reported on the absence of President Yarnell. He was coaching a soccer game in Orlando. The secretary presented to Compatriot Schaeffer, the regional vice president, our score sheet for the 'chapter challenge' contest. Secretary Yarnell reported to the membership that the chapter had posted its highest score in recent memory, topping last year's number by more than 20 points. Compatriot Schaeffer congratulated the chapter on the fine work represented by the score.


Treasurer Marty Miller had no formal financial report as the chapter books were being audited. The board of governors, at the December meeting, asked the secretary to perform the audit. The secretary reported to the membership that all was in order and complemented the treasurer on the fine work.


The secretary reported having received two essays for the annual contest. One would be chosen and sent on to the state competition.


Compatriot Schaeffer was introduced to perform the installation of officers for the year 2000. He began be reminding the elected officers and the membership of the parable of the talents and charged the elected officers to do their best in performing their duties. After all had been swore, newly elected president Tetrick was presented the gavel, his membership badge and neck ribbon, and perhaps most importantly, the president's notebook.


The meeting adjourned for lunch.


The program for the meeting consisted of a 15 minute segment from a recent A&E film entitled "The Crossing" which recounted the events surrounding Washington's crossing of the Delaware and the subsequent battle.


The 50/50 drawing fell to Janett Tetrick.


The president Tetrick led the recessional, the chaplain offered the benediction, and the meeting adjourned at 1:41


Respectfully submitted,


Kevin Yarnell

Chapter Secretary