Minutes of the October 21, 2000 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR


The meeting was held in conjunction with the Fort Brooks Chapter of the CAR at Lettuce Lake Park.


President Tetrick called the meeting to order at 12:00 and introduced the CAR president Barry Marlar. A CAR member gave the invocation and led the CAR members pledge, American Creed and the pledge to the flag. President Tetrick led the pledge to the SAR.


We enjoyed an excellent turnout. Members present: Dwight Tetrick, Elwin Thrasher, Marty Miller, Barry Rich, Kirby Halbert, Joseph Hill, Jack Bolen, and Kevin Yarnell

Welcome guests: Janett Tetrick, Helen Halbert, June Bolen, Mrs. Hill, Fred Patton and his wife. The CAR had fourteen members and advisors present. This is double their turnout from last year.


Both groups made introductions of members and guests.


The CAR made a brief presentation concerning their national project "The Charters of Freedom Project". This program is raising money to provide a children's classroom to promote knowledge of the Declaration of Independence and other significant revolutionary documents. The youth presented the purpose of this center and why they choose to help in its support.


The CAR continued by reading a brief history of the Declaration of Independence and short biographies about so of the signers of the Declaration. They closed by reading the names of all that signed this document.


The SAR memberships approved the minutes of the Sept meeting as published in the newsletter.


The meeting recessed for an excellent picnic lunch.


The secretary reconvened the meeting and the various groups tackled a combination history and sports puzzle. We are pleased to report that all groups were successful.


No 50/50 drawing was held. Presidents Tetrick and Marlar closed the meeting, adjourning at 1:50.


Respectfully submitted,


Kevin Yarnell

Chapter Secretary