Minutes of the May 16, 2005 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR


In the absence of the President and Vice President, Compatriot Dwight Tetrick acted as chair for the meeting and called the membership to order at 12:00. He offered the invocation. Rod Stebbins led the pledge to the flag and the secretary led the pledge to the SAR.


Members present: Rodney Stebbins, Alan Bell, Marty Miller, Joe Hill, and Kevin Yarnell.


Welcome guests: Janett Tetrick, and three prospective members: Michael Carnes, Al Smallwood, and Curtis Beck.


The president introduced the members and guests.


The minutes of the April meeting have not yet been printed so they were not approved by the membership.


The secretary read two thank you notes from JROTC cadets who had received our award. In total we presented 4 senior ROTC and 18 JROTC awards. He also presented the chapter with a participation ribbon from the Chapter Challenge Contest awarded at the State Annual Meeting. Even though we submitted more points for our activities in 2004 than in prior years, we did not place in the top three in our division.


The state society is forming a speakerís bureau. The secretary requested that any member interested in participating submit their name to him so he could send the information on to the state coordinator.


The treasurer reported a current balance of $2,264.25. This included a check from the Endowment Trust Fund for $225 in reimbursement for our 2004 ROTC awards expenses and a $57 dues rebate check from the state society.


Dwight Tetrick, as registrar, reported on the status of several new and prospective new members. The list was significant.


Dwight also reported on the dedication of the Liberty Tree that took place on May 7th at 1:30pm in Al Lopez Park. A nice group attended including the color guard from the Clearwater chapter.


There being no other business the meeting recessed for lunch.


Compatriot Tetrick called the meeting to order and presented Allan Bell with a supplemental certificate that had recently been approved. Supplemental applications were explained for the benefit of the prospective members.


Unfortunately, the arrangements for our annual presentation of the fire safety award had not been made. The membership instead spent some time in informal discussion primarily centered various ancestral societies and the research necessary to join.


The 50/50 drawing was won by Rod Stebbins who donated his winnings to the chapter and the treasury was thus enriched by $18.00.


Compatriot Tetrick led the recessional and gave the benediction. The meeting adjourned at 1:33 pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Kevin Yarnell

Chapter Secretary