Minutes of the
President Tetrick called the meeting to order at . Chaplain Jim Washburn gave the invocation and Dwight led the pledge to the flag and the pledge to the SAR.
Members present: Dwight Tetrick, Marty Miller, Jim Washburn, Jim Chambers, Barry Rich, Elwin Thrasher, Bob Yarnell, and Kevin Yarnell,
Welcome guests: Janett Tetrick, Jack and June Bolen, and Joseph and Louise Hill Jr., Chuck Wilkson of the Lakeland SAR chapter, 4 JROTC cadets accompanied by 11 friends and family. Total number for this meeting was 29.
The membership approved the minutes of the March published in the newsletter.
The secretary reported good excellent cooperation with regard to the high school JROTC units. Joseph Hill will be submitting his paper work for reinstatement this month.
President Tetrick reported that he had presented the ROTC silver
award to Cadet Justin Springer at the
Treasurer Marty Miller reported the chapter's financial transactions over the course of the past month. The current balance is $2,370.74.
No other old business was brought forth.
Barry Rich offered again to coordinate the Eagle Scout award if the chapter so desired. The members readily agreed.
President Tetrick reported an official from the state attorney's office would be at our May meeting to receive the law enforcement award.
The meeting recessed for lunch.
President Tetrick reconvened the meeting. He spoke
briefly concerning the Sons of the Revolution" organization. Chuck
Wilson, our guest from the
Secretary Kevin Yarnell, the coordinator for this ROTC awards meeting, gave the presentation. He began with a brief explanation of the award. Each cadet, in turn, was presented his medal and certificate.
Following this, the secretary
gave a brief presentation on the book, "The Tipping Point", by
Malcolm Gladwell. The book sought to examine the
mechanism behind events that 'tip'. That is, events that seem
to happen rapidly such as a significant drop in crime, or the explosive spread
of some piece of information. One example used in the book was the ride of Paul
Revere. The secretary briefly discussed the three major criteria or rules
involved in such events, but concentrated on the first, "the power of the
few". In this rule, the author examines why some people seem to have more
influence than others do. Paul Revere, for instance, was able to alert the
The presentation was well received by those in attendance.
The 50/50 drawing fell to a
The president Tetrick led the recessional, the chaplain offered the benediction, and the meeting adjourned.