Minutes of the November 18, 2005 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR


President Bolen called the meeting to order at 12:10. In the absence of the chaplain Walter Lane offered the invocation. President Bolen led the pledge to the flag and the pledge to the SAR.


Members present: Jack Bolen, Ed Neugaard, Alan Bell, Walter Lane, Marty Miller, Kenneth Skillman, and Kevin Yarnell,


Welcome guests: June Bolen, Pete & Rose Soden, and Chief Ernie Hiers.


The President introduced the guests then, for the benefit of our guests, recessed the meeting for lunch.


President Bolen had to leave early so Vice President Ed Neugaard assumed the chair and reconvened the meeting. Ed introduced Chief Hiers of the Temple Terrace Fire Department. After some introductory remarks he introduced Pete Soden. Officer Soden has worked for the department for over 20 years. He spoke of his work and emphasized the educational work of the department. Vice President Neugaard then presented the SAR Fire Safety Award to Office Soden.


The Vice President continued with the business portion of the meeting.


The minutes of the October meeting were approved with one correction- the secretary’s name was omitted from the list of members present.


The secretary read a thank you letter from the Military Officers Association in regard to our recent $100 donation to Operation Helping Hand. He also reminded the membership that 2006 dues should be paid next month. The treasurer reported a current balance of $2,397.46.


The 50/50 drawing was won by Kenneth Skillman and, as he drew his own winning number, donated the proceeds of $8.00 to the treasury.


Vice President Neugaard led the recessional and Compatriot Lane offered the benediction. The meeting adjourned at 1:00 pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Kevin Yarnell