Lisa Pate, FRSA Executive Director
Throughout 2022, this column will recap some of FRSA’s rich history, through accounts from meeting minutes and a published book called FRSA The First Half Century.
The 29th Annual Convention took place in April 1951 and was held in St. Petersburg. It got off to a good start with an announcement that there was money in the bank and all bills were paid. The election of Officers placed the Association’s affairs in the hands of President Vernon Blank, B & F Supply, Daytona Beach.
Topics of discussion at the Convention included labor relations, piece work, wage and hour law, metal shortages and the Florida Lien Law. Speaker Robert McCuen presented an inspiring address titled “Freedom Forum,” which included identifying Socialism and Communism and the preservation of the American way of life. The entire assembly rose to its feet in deafening applause as he finished. The Convention set a record with 207 registered attendees. Read more.