Generally, meetings for the Tampa Chapter are held on the third Saturday of each month, September to May at the Boy Scouts of America Service Center, 13228 North Central Ave. Tampa, FL 33612. Meetings begin at noon but members are encouraged to arrive as early as 11:30 for a time of camaraderie. A typical meeting begins with a short business meeting followed by the program. A light lunch is supplied by the chapter.
Wives, family, guests, and visiting members are always welcome.
The schedule of the next several meetings is as follows:
· March 17, 2018 – Dr. Roger Smith will speak on Florida during the American Revolution
· April 21, 2018 – We’ll hold our annual JROTC Recognition luncheon
· May 19, 2018 – program to be announced
Other Dates of Interest
· May 18-20, 2018 - Florida Society Board of Management and Annual Meetings – Kissimmee
Please note, meetings are not held in June, July or August of any year.
February 2017: J. Michael Francis spoke on Colonial Florida
January 2018: We held our Officer Installation at the Rusty Pelican restaurant and heard Regional Vice President Charles Butler discuss the FLSSAR Strategic Planning process
December 2017 – Following a brief brunch meeting we participated in the Wreaths Across American ceremony with the Tampa American Legion
November 2017 – We presented SAR Law Enforcement, Fire Fighter, and First Responder Awards to outstanding service people in our community
October 2017 –Compatriot Bob Yarnell presented a brief book review of Washington’s Immortals by Patrick O’Donnell and President Charles Krug spoke on Cato: A Tragedy written in 1712 by Joseph Addison
September 2017 – Prof. J. Michael Francis spoke on colonial Florida
May 2017: Rodney Kite-Powell of the Tampa Bay History Center spoke on our local, Tampa, history
April 2017: We held our annual ROTC luncheon. Each year we honor the outstanding cadet from each local unit. We appreciate their taking the time to join us.
March 2017: Richard Wainio spoke on the expansion of the Panama Canal and its future
The next Florida Society meeting will be held in Kissimmee May 18-20, 2018. Visit the state website (www.flssar.org) for registration information.