1812 Christmas Party
The Tulip Grove Chapter United States Daughters of 1812 met Dec. 5 for their annual Christmas Party at the Jackson Country Club. Chapter President Regina East called the meeting to order.
Chaplain Joy Bland led the ritual. Barbara Stegall led the flag service. Julia Mestemacher read the Purposes of the National Society. Everyone cited the American’s Creed in unison.
Donna Cooley gave the flag fact. She said if a governor of any state dies, the U.S. flag is flown at half-mast from the day the governor dies until his burial. This is by the order of our national president.
The National Defense message was “Our Flag Is Unique to USA Citizens.” We are united in our flag, and we allow no burning unless it’s a special ceremony; people are punished in our country and put in jail for desecration of the flag. Always stand up for our flag when you see it is not being respected. Remember our veterans have given their lives for this country so we can be free. Fly your U.S. flag every day or as often as you can to honor our veterans.
Recording Secretary Darlene Gingerich read the minutes, which were approved.
Treasurer Aline Roberts gave the financial report.
Reporting sheets were passed out to chairmen to fill out on the chapter year’s work in 2007.
Members brought gifts for the Veterans Home at Humboldt. A member will take them to the home for the veterans’ Christmas.
Plans were discussed for the 1812 State Council on March 5. Patsy Weatherington presented to the group a booklet she had put together about the 1812 flag. Members voted that they would use the booklet as a favor from the Tulip Grove Chapter plus a bookmarker she had made.
Members were also urged to be looking for five to seven door prizes for the state meeting.
During lunch members listened to Christmas music provided by Regina East and then exchanged gifts.
Mrs. East wished everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.