Minutes of the April 20, 2002 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR


President Tetrick called the meeting to order at 12:12. Jim Washburn offered the invocation and  Bob Yarnell led the pledge to the flag and Dwight Tetrick led the pledge to the SAR.


Members present: Dwight Tetrick, Marty Miller, Jim Washburn, Jim Chambers, Walter Lane, Robert Yarnell, and Kevin Yarnell.


Welcome guests: Billie Washburn our essay winner and 6 ROTC cadets and their guests.


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


The Treasurer reported a balance of $2,266.39. We received a check from the state for $57.00 as a dues rebate.


Bob Yarnell reported that he had still not heard from any elementary schools about the Good Citizenship awards.


Jim Chambers reported presenting a senior ROTC award to a deserving cadet at USF.


Dwight reported that next month we will present a fire safety medal to a member of the Tampa Fire Department.


The president presented the winner of our local essay contest to the membership. Manar Sarsour a senior at a local high school wrote, “Changes in America and Britain Which Caused the American Revolution”. This essay placed third in the state contest. The president presented to Ms. Marsour a certificate and a check from the state for $300.00.


Recessed for lunch


The secretary presented the program for the benefit of the Cadets and members based on the book “The Day the American Revolution Began” by William H. Hallahan. The premise of this book is that the revolution began at different times in different parts of the colonies owing to the significant time needed for news to travel from the Boston area. The information in the book is quite extensive and the secretary endeavored to give some of the flavor of this. We briefly looked at the start of the revolution in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Williamsburg, and London. At the conclusion of the remarks, the secretary pointed out that the revolutionary cause was won is large measure due to the fine leadership provided by our ancestors. The JROTC awards seek to acknowledge that same spirit and quality of leadership in the local JROTC units.


The president then presented the JROTC awards to the six cadets attending.

Elliot Nytko, Chamberlain High School

Kenneth McLeod, Robinson High School

Jason Seal, Leto High School

Zachary Mueller, Bloomingdale High School

Adam Murray, Brandon High School

Pedro Cortes, Hillsborough High School


A 50/50 drawing was not held.


The recessional was led President Tetrick and Jim Washburn gave the benediction. The meeting adjourned at 1:44pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Kevin Yarnell

Chapter Secretary