The Fifth Ladies Party Cover is the front page of the program for the Installation of Officers and page 3 is the out going President, Sam Breedon's, message to the chapter. This message was given on July 10, 1949. As you read the message, you will find that much of that message rings true today as we continue the tradition.

The Regional Preliminarys were held in Miami in April 1949 and as you will see, the Florida Knights from Tampa #1 is in the contest.

Page 1 contains a list of the International Officers.

Page 2 explains the contest process and how the winner will proceed to the 'Big Show'. It also contains the list of judges and the categories they judge.

Page 3 is a list of Elks Lodges that has bought advertisements.

Page 4 is a list of quartets in competition and a 'History of Barbershop'.

Page 5 -- more quartets

Pages 6 thru 12 -- Advertisements, Full course dinners for $1, Pg 8 -- 'Old Songs Don't Wear Out'

Page 13 -- a picture of the Miami chorus

Florida Knights win the contest (Tampa Morning Tribune, May 2, 1949) and will represent 'Dixie' in the National Contest in Buffalo, NY. See picture of the Knights. The Dixie District covers nine southeastern states.

Regional Preliminaries in Miami (click)

Suncoast Show Chorus Show Program (click)

Installation of Officers Banquet (click)

Florida Knights in National Contest (click)

Florida Knights, Tops in Dixie (click)

Board and Regular Meeting Minutes (pgs 40 thru 51) (click)

Board and Regular Meeting Minutes (pgs 52 thru 61) (click)