Minutes of the January 20, 2007 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR


President Jack Bolen called the meeting to order at 12:01.  Chaplain Hardesty gave the invocation and Compatriot Bob Yarnell led the Pledge of Allegiance. 


Members present: Dwight Tetrick, Ed Neugaard, Richard Hardesty, Marty Miller, Jack Bolen, John Skillman, Cy Gamber, Alan Bell, Luke Lloyd, and Robert Yarnell


Welcome guests: Thomas and Darlene Schoepski (Darlene is the daughter of Willard Hawn our newest member and Regent of the Asa Cottrell chaper of the DAR in Illinois.), June Bolen, Eileen Turnbull, Richard Hull, Ellie Skillman


Spouses and guests were introduced. 


President Bolen then informed the members that he and Ed Neugaard had gone to the VFW post in Port Richey to present Willard Hawn with his membership certificate.


Since Kevin was attending the state BOM meeting, there was no Sec/Treas. report. 


Lloyd Luke reported that there were currently 17 applications being worked upon.  Some are close to being finalized and others may not get beyond the inquiry stage, but things look good for future membership additions.


Vice President Ed Neugaard reported he had a note from Charlene Herreid asking him to send her the names of the people who bought pins from the CAR at the December meeting.


Alan then gave a report on the color guard.  The CAR is hosting an event in March and we have been asked to provide the color guard for that. 


President Bolen then asked if there was any old business that needed to be discussed.  Hearing none he asked if there was any pressing new business.  Hearing none, the meeting was adjourned for lunch.


At 12:50 the meeting reconvened.  The program was the installation of the new officers.  Past President Dwight Tetrick did the installation.  Following the installation, new President Ed Neugaard gave a brief talk about his life and what brought him to Tampa many years ago.


Past President Bolen offered a brief thank you for all who had assisted him during his years as President.


The 50/50 drawing took place and the chapter was enriched by $10.00.


Following the recessional and the benediction, the meeting was adjourned at 1:20.


Respectfully submitted in the absence of the Secretary by Bob Yarnell