Minutes of the March 18, 2000 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR


President Tetrick called the meeting to order at 12:00. Chaplain Jim Washburn gave the invocation and Dwight led the pledge to the flag and the pledge to the SAR.


Members present: Dwight Tetrick, Ted Dickerson, Marty Miller, Jim Washburn, Cy Gamber, Jim Chambers, Barry Rich, and Kevin Yarnell,

Welcome guests: Janett Tetrick, Billie Washburn, Jack and June Bolen, and Joseph Hill Jr.


The membership approved the minutes of the February meeting somewhat on faith. An error caused the January minutes to be republished in the newsletter.


The secretary reported good progress toward the April meeting where we will present the ROTC awards to the outstanding high school cadets. The membership agreed to pay for the lunches of the cadets.


Treasurer Marty Miller reported the chapter's financial transactions over the course of the past month. The current balance is $2,363.23.


No other old business was brought forth.


A board of governors meeting was set for March 30th at 7:00.


The meeting adjourned for lunch.


President Tetrick reconvened the meeting. There was, unfortunately, no speaker available for this month. So the membership used the time for a discussion of membership and student participation in contests. Dwight reported on the hospitalization of Kirby Halbert. We hope to be able to induct him into membership next month. Also on the membership front, Jack Bolan's application has been completed and will be sent off to the state. [Secretary's note: As of this writing, Jack's application has pasted the state registrar and is on its way to national.] Other issues regarding the increasing of membership were discussed, among them getting leads from the DAR.


Ted Dickerson related that he had received no entries for an essay contest sponsored by another organization in which he has membership. Barry Rich reminded the chapter that participation in the Eagle Scout award program is very poor, and this year non-existent, because of the essay component. Some discussion ensured concerning the possible causes of this and what might be done about it.


The 50/50 drawing fell, for a second month, to Jim Chambers who donated the $14.00 proceeds to the chapter.


The president Tetrick led the recessional, the chaplain offered the benediction, and the meeting adjourned.


Respectfully submitted,


Kevin Yarnell

Chapter Secretary