MINUTES of Tampa Chapter Meeting

Meeting date: April 21, 2012


Call to order: A monthly meeting of the Sons of the American Revolution was held at Piccadilly Cafeteria, Tampa, Florida on April 21, 2012. The meeting convened at 12:00 pm, Compatriot Jack Bolen presiding, Mike Frayn, secretary.


Compatriot Luke Lloyd gave the invocation. Compatriot Charles Klug led the Pledge of Allegiance. Compatriot Jack Bolen led the SAR Pledge.


Members in attendance:, Chuck Bearss, Alan Bell, Jack Bolen, Ed Clark, Robbins Denham, Terry Doan, Paul Ergler, Paul Farley, Mike Frayn, Cy Gamber, Chuck Hawley, Charles Klug, Luke Lloyd, Marty Miller, Gray Reese  and Dick Young.


Guests in attendance: June Bolen, Lisette Young, Jean Lloyd, Glenn Clepper,  Kathy Browning, Cadet Jon Browning, Cadet Chase Torres, Cadet James Cavalli, SgtMaj Oscar Cunningham , USA (Ret), Cadet Dominic Hill, Andre' Hill, Damian Hill, Ida Trainum, Aliyah Hill, Marie Hill, Sommer Hill, Scott Tielemans, Martha Tielemans, Cadet Kenneth Tielemans, Heiki Broussard, Kevin Balladin, Gerri Balladin, Jimmy McAuley, Cadet James Riggs, Brian Riggs, Andrea Riggs, Shirlie Cavalli, LCdr Larry Jordan, USN (Ret), Ruben Medina, Breann Medina, Mike Mistretta, Pete Colangelo, Cadet Bryce Colangelo, Carla Colangelo, Steve Shaw, Cadet Stephany Shaw, Marliena Shaw, Brandon Scott, Larry Rogers, Cadet Kianna Rodrigues, Bridget Rodrigues, Lorenzo Rodrigues, Cadet Jordan Torres, Cadet Suresh Ballandin, Cadet Brandon Sickles and Clifford Wright.


Compatriot Jack Bolen explained the schedule and called a recess for lunch at 12:05pm.


The meeting resumed at 12:50pm. Compatriot Jack Bolen welcomed all our guests and asked all the JROTC instructors to stand and be recognized. He then introduced the guest speaker.


LtCol Guy Walsh, USA (Ret) Senior Army Instructor of the Brandon High Junior ROTC Program spoke on the topic of the history and achievements of the JROTC.


Compatriots Jack Bolen and Alan Bell awarded the ROTC Medal and certificate to cadets from local high schools. These cadets are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence. The recipients are selected by the Commanding Officer of the JROTC unit. The following cadets received awards; Jordan Torres, Jon Browning, Stephany Shaw, Kianna Rodrigues, James Riggs, Dominick Hill, Bryce Colangelo, Kenneth Tieleman, Chase Torres, Suresh Ballandin, James Cavalli and Brandon Sickles.


Compatriot Jack Bolen thanked the guests and invited them to stay for the brief business portion of the meeting and then to take photos at the conclusion of the business meeting.


Approval of minutes: Compatriot Jack Bolen asked for additions or corrections to the minutes of the March meeting. Hearing none, he approved the minutes as published in the Newsletter.


Officers' reports:

            President: Not present, no report.


            Vice President: Not present, no report.


            Secretary: No report


            Treasurer: Compatriot Paul Ergler reported that the interim audit had been completed by John Sessums and there had been no discrepancies.


            Registrar: Compatriot Alan Bell reported 3 supplements approved for Compatriot Chuck Hawley. Dave Bryant's application has been completed and submitted. Glenn Clepper's application is waiting on signatures. The application for Grey Reese's son has been received..



            Compatriot Jack Bolen is working on a living history presentation of the Color Guard in Dade             City.


            President John Skillman, Luke Lloyd, Charles Klug and Mike Frayn will be attending the May Board of Manager's meeting in Kissimmee.



            Compatriot Jack Bolen awarded Compatriot Chuck Bearss the Military Service Medal.   

            Compatriot Jack Bolen led the recessional.


Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1:42pm.


Mike Frayn

Secretary                                                                   Date: 21 April 2012

Tampa Chapter

Sons of the American Revolution