Minutes of the May 15, 2010 meeting of the Tampa Chapter SAR


In the absence of the President the Vice President Yarnell called the meeting to order at 12:00. Jack Bolen offered the invocation. The Vice President led the pledge to the flag and the pledge to the SAR.


Members present: Marty Miller, Terrell Sessums, Chuck Hawley, Robert Koehler, Ed Neugaard, Dick Young, and Kevin Yarnell.


Welcome guests:

Wives: June Bolen, Lissette Young, Emily

Other guests: Jack Spangler, and Leo Kelly, prospective members


The President and members introduced our guests.


The minutes of the April meeting were approved.  


The secretary announced that the chapter had placed 3rd in the 2009 chapter challenge competition and will give the streamer to Alan Bell for the chapter flag.


Our Treasurer, Chuck Copeland, was unable to attend but send word that the treasury balance was with in $150 of that reported last month.


Jack reminded the color guard of Lutz 4th of July parade and invited other members to join.


The joint DAR, SAR, CAR picnic is planned for Sat. August 14th. The group considered the location and had no preference between Lettuce Lake or Al Lopez. Vice President Yarnell asked about the chapter providing the main entrée. This seemed a good idea. Chicken nuggets, ham, and grilling hamburgers were suggested. Jack moved that the chapter pay up to $100 for the entrée. Seconded by Ed and passed.


The meeting recessed for lunch.


The Vice President reconvened the meeting and introduced Jim Schur who provided a very informative talk regarding the Spanish presence in Florida and the Gulf region from the late 1500’s up to the Battle of Pensacola.


Jeanne Bolen won the 50/50. She donate her half to the chapter and thus the treasury was enriched by $7.00.


The Vice President led the recessional, Jack Bolen gave the benediction, and the meeting adjourned at 1:18pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Kevin Yarnell

Chapter Secretary