Minutes of the September 15, 2007 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR


The secretary is grateful for the notes submitted to him by Jack Bolen, Luke Lloyd, and Ed Neugaard, regarding the meeting events. The following minutes are a compilation of their notes.


President Neugaard called the meeting to order at 12:00. Luke Lloyd offered the invocation. Allen Bell led the pledge to the flag and the president led the pledge to the SAR.


Members present: Ed Neugaard, Alan Bell, Marty Miller, Luke Lloyd, Jack Bolen, John Sessums, Don Weir, Charles McClung- a soon to be transfer into  the chapter,  and others

Welcome guests:  Bob Hardaway, Helen Clark, June Bolen, Jeanne Lloyd, Diane Siddon, and others


The guests were introduced.


There was no secretary or treasurer’s report.


Allen Bell reported that the color guard. Is now officially “The Hillsborough River Camp #14” having done the necessary paperwork for the FLSSAR’s Sons of Liberty Brigade. The group has plans to participate in a Veterans day function in November.


The registrar, Luke Lloyd, gave an update on continuing work with prospective members one of whom is interested in the color guard.


The President asked for volunteers to form a nominating committee to come up with a slate of candidates to be presented at next month's meeting. Alan Bell, Luke Lloyd and Jack Bolen agreed to serve.


The President then awarded War Service medals to Luke Lloyd (Vietnam) and Marty Miller (WWII).


The meeting recessed for lunch.


President Neugaard introduced Compatriot Bell who introduced our speaker, Diane Siddon from the Florida Geneological Society who discussed taking your "dead" family tree - in other words just names and dates - and making it live with stories.


President Neugaard led the recessional. Chaplain Lloyd offered the benediction. The meeting adjourned at 1:30 pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Kevin Yarnell

Chapter Secretary