Subsequently, PHSA member Harold “Sarge” Cook – PHSA Florida State Chairman – organized the first local chapter of 44 sons and daughters in Florida. Efforts were then initiated to develop the necessary paperwork to request an official charter from the PHSA. Action again was requested at the business meeting of the PHSA national convention in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 6, 1972. Sarge Cook requested the first SDPHS charter be approved for the Sunshine State Florida Chapter 1 of Seminole, Florida.