Minutes of the April 5, 2003 regular monthly meeting of the

Henry L. Kinney Chapter #17, Sons of the Republic of Texas



Johnny Bishop

Dan Byerly*

Tom Gomez, Jr.*

John McElroy

Rudy “Tejano” Pena

*Active SRT members with Chapter 17 affiliation


The April 2003 meeting was called to order at 10 AM by Vice-President Dan Byerly. President Grady Price Blount was attending the SRT national convention in Arlington, TX.


Visiting with us was Rudy 'Tejano' Pena (Tejano_pride@hotmail.com).  Mr. Pena made a presentation on the heritage of Texians and Tejanos with insights on the origin of Tejanos. Mr. Pena is also willing to work with us or help us in any way he can to get the word out in support of the SRT.


Also discussed was the Centennial House Celebration and the recent Goliad event.  Dan brought in some of his pictures that were taken at the Centennial House celebration (excellent pictures).


Both Johnny and John have completed their applications and are ready for submission. Tom agreed to get the needed sponsor signatures for both and to get them back to the candidates.


Our bank account stands at $581.03, checkbook at $616.23, calculated at $566.23. Tom hopes to balance out the books before our final spring meeting in May. He has resubmitted one bounced check for $50.00 from the January banquet. We have one outgoing checks for $14.80 (for postage) that has not cleared yet. As soon as these items clear we should balance out. The meeting was adjourned right about 11:00 AM. 


San Jacinto day is on the 21st. of April. There was some discussion of the reenactment events.


Our next regular monthly meeting will be back at the Golden Corral restaurant on South Padre Island Drive near Greenwood (in the Wal-Mart parking lot) at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 3, 2003.