Minutes of the November 16, 2002 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR


President Tetrick called the meeting to order at 12:08. Jim Washburn offered the invocation. The secretary led the pledge to the flag and the President led the pledge to the SAR.


Members present: Jim Washburn, Dwight Tetrick, Fred Patton, Walter Lane, Jack Bolen, Dan Stutzman, Marty Miller, and Kevin Yarnell.


Welcome guests: Janett Tetrick, June Patton, June Bolen, and Ben Van Norman a newly transferred member from California. Also present were Officer Michael Skypack and Corporal Larry Timer both of the Tampa Police force.


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


The secretary reported that the ROTC medals had been ordered and received. Dues for 2003 need to be to the secretary by December 20.


The treasurer reported a balance of $2,014.67.


President Tetrick reported that Jim Chambers suffered a stroke this past week. Dwight spoke with him and reported that Jim was in good spirits.


We received word that Eric Stutzman, son of Dan Stutzman, was accepted into membership of the SAR. Dan reported that Eric might be in town in December to join us.


The president presented to the membership of the slate of officers suggested by the nominating committee. They have proposed:


President- Dwight Tetrick

Vice President- Jack Bolen

Secretary / Treasurer- Kevin Yarnell

Chaplain- James Washburn

Surgeon- Walter Lane, Jr., MD

Historian- Robert Yarnell

Sergeant-at-Arms- Fred Patton

Newsletter Editor- Daniel Stutzman


The floor was open for additional nominations. None were forthcoming and the nominations were closed. The slate was then unanimously approved.


There being no other business the meeting recessed for lunch.


President Tetrick reconvened the meeting and introduced Vice President Jack Bolen. Jack introduced Officer Michael Skypack our Law Enforcement Medal award recipient and his supervisor Corporal Larry Timer. He pointed out that Officer Skypack had a significant record as compared with his fellow officers. Even though he is just doing his job, his statistics indicate that he accomplishes a great deal in any given day.


Vice President Bolen introduced Corporal Timer who gave a brief testimonial to the fine work done by Office Skypack. Several stories told by the Corporal clearly illustrate Office Skypack’s dedication to the police force and to our community.


Vice President Bolen then introduced Office Skypack who spoke briefly about his love for the work. He is soon to start his tenth year on the force. Next week he will begin night duty in the Tampa Heights section of town but has had a number of different assignments on the force.


A short question and answer session followed.


President Tetrick presented the Law and Enforcement Award to Officer Skypack.


June Bolen won the 50/50 earning $9.00 for herself and $8.00 for the chapter.


President Tetrick led the recessional and Jim Washburn gave the benediction. The meeting adjourned at 1:19 pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Kevin Yarnell

Chapter Secretary