Minutes of the Oct. 20, 2001 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR


Vice President Yarnell called the meeting to order at 12:04. Kevin Yarnell offered the invocation. Vice President Yarnell led the pledge to the flag and the pledge to the SAR.


Members present: Claude Ritchie, Marty Miller, Elwin Thrasher, Fred Patton, Jack Bolen, Mike Mitchem, Bob Yarnell, and Kevin Yarnell.


Welcome guests: June Bolen, Fimi Ritchie, June Patton, and Laura Mitchem


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


Vice President Yarnell welcomed everyone and explained the absence of the president. He related the information concerning the November meeting that will be a combined event with the local CAR chapter. As we have in past years the format will be a picnic. Details will be available in the next month’s newsletter.


The treasurer reported a balance of $2,318.06

The secretary announced that the annual report sent to the state each year is due almost a month earlier. Therefore dues, need to be sent in by mid-December at the latest. The chapter has been informed that two applicants have been approved. George Schabacker and Walter Lane, Jr. will be our newest members.


With no other forthcoming, the meeting recessed for lunch.


Bob Yarnell gave the presentation for this meeting. Bob spent some time this past summer at a seminar sponsored by Colonial Williamsburg. The information for his talk was gained at this event.


The membership was given a brief overview of five people living in the colonies at the time of the revolution. The task of the membership was to determine whether each person would choose to be a Tory or a Patriot. The presentation reminded the membership that this decision was not an easy one to make. We tend now, to think that the choice would be an easy one. As a group, the membership correctly predicted the decision of three of the five people.


Kevin Yarnell won the 50/50. $9.00 was thus added to the treasury.


Vice President Yarnell led the recessional and the secretary gave the benediction. The meeting adjourned at 1:08.


Respectfully submitted,


Kevin Yarnell

Chapter Secretary