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JROTC Awards
11 March 2020
Bill Barron presented awards to Lennard High School JROTC with Major Fannell.


Massing of the Colors
8 March 2020
Bill Bolin, Bill Adkins, Bill Barron, and Gordon Bassett attended the 3/8/2020 “Massing of the Colors” event at Sun City Center with 25 other color guard units.


Induction of Officers
14 December 2019
During the December meeting and luncheon we were honored to have State Society Senior Vice President David Bussone attend our luncheon and perform the Officer Induction Ceremony.


A Tale of Two Soldiers
14 December 2019
At the December 2019 meeting and luncheon we were honored to have featured speaker Compatriot Spike Speicher regale us with the “Tale of Two Soldiers”, a story of two Civil War soldiers, one Confederate and one Union, and how they interacted with the “War Between the States”. His Tale was derived from letters both soldiers wrote at the time. Spike also brought in the original letters, part of his collection, and shared them with us.


Joint SAR-DAR Meeting
14 September 2019
In commemoration of Constitution Week, the St. Petersburg and Tampa Chapters of the NSSAR sponsored a special joint SAR-DAR meeting at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club on September 14, 2019. Mr. Joseph Hardesty, Head Librarian / Director of the NSSAR Library in Louisville, Kentucky was the featured speaker. He spoke about the library as a “Treasure Trove for Researchers” and outlined updates and improvements to the search system. South Shore compatriots Gordon Bassett and Bill Bolin attended the luncheon meeting.


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