Reelfoot DAR holds meeting
The Reelfoot Chapter of the Daughters of The American Revolution was called to order by Regent Mary Dunavant.
Martha Lynn Kendall led the DAR ritual. “The Pledge to the United States Flag” was led by Linda Lofton.
Beulah Wyatt led “The Star-Spangled Banner” and read the National Defense Minutes, which editorials about “Remembering 9/11,” “Constitution Mandate in School a Good Opportunity,” “How to Think Like a Terrorist” and “The Fuel War” were reviewed.
The Preamble to the United States Constitution” was led by Sue Blackley. Mary Coleman led the “American’s Creed” and read the United States Flag Code: Section 171 — Conduct During Playing of National Anthem.
Margaret Vaughan led the “Salute to the Tennessee Flag.”
Gloria Howell read the Indian Minutes, which were about the Miccosukee-Seminole women in Florida. The developed a unique style of patchwork clothing during the early decades of the 20th century.
Ann Culp read the president general’s letter from the September/October issue, “Daughters of the American Revolution Newsletter.” On Oct. 11, the NSDAR celebrated its 117th birthday.
Mrs. Vaughan read the minutes of the August meeting.
Linda Lofton gave the program on Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day.
Ann Thesien read about Native American John Ross.
Members were asked to send their food recipes to Mrs. Coleman for the state regent’s project.
Dues were taken up by treasurer Hazel Williams. All members not present were asked to mail their dues to Mrs. Williams on or before the November meeting. Second and final notices have been mailed.
The November meeting will be Nov. 13. Members will be there at 1:30 p.m. At this meeting, three DAR Good Citizens, one from each local high school, will be honored with a tea. These students and parents will be honored from 3-4:30 p.m. All students and guests are expected to be there starting at 3 p.m. Josephine Keightley will be in charge of the program.
Delegates to the Tennessee State Conference in May will be Ms. Lofton, Mrs. Vaughan, Mrs. Wyatt, Mrs. Coleman and Mrs. Dunavant. The conference will be in Memphis.
Officers for the next year were elected with Mrs. Coleman accepting the position of regent of the Reelfoot chapter for the next two years, beginning in June. Mrs. Dunavant will take the position of vice-regent. All other offices will be the same as this year.
Hostesses for the meeting were Mrs. Culp and Mrs. Blackley.
Members, friends and local citizens were asked to visit Rutherford for Davy Crockett Days.
Published in The Messenger on 10.19.07