DAR meets in Roberts home
The James Buckley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met Dec. 10
at the home of Aline Roberts. The house was decorated throughout for the holiday season. Members present enjoyed a luncheon of many tasty items.
Following the meal, Chapter Regent Emily Shore called the meeting to order. The ritual was led by Chaplain Pro Tem Marilucille Counce. Patriotic exercises were repeated in unison. The president general’s message titled “Spread Warmth and Hospitality During the Holiday Season” was read by Rita Glover.
Mrs. Counce gave the National Defense Report. She said, “Today’s debates for our next national president are so important for you to listen to. All the candidates have a different value system. You should think of choosing a candidate who has the right values for our country. You can make a difference in who you want as president for the next four years or maybe eight years. Read their qualifications. One vote can make a difference.”
The minutes were not read due to the absence of Janie Tyner. The treasurer’s reporter was presented.
Regent Shore presented new member Elaine Knight. We are so glad she has joined this society. We were sorry to receive the resignation of Sally Hudgins.
The group discussed historical books to go to various libraries in the area. The Patriot Index of 2001 will be given to the Greenfield library and other books were discussed for placement.
Chapter librarian Mary Vowell reported “The DAR Historical Marker Book” that the chapter purchased will be given to C.E. Weldon Library in Martin. Aline Roberts has placed the same book in the Sharon Library. The book “DAR Soldiers and Patriots” is now being typed on a CD.
Mrs. Shore reported that the Tennessee state regent, Judy Chaffin, has asked us to support the Fisher House for veteran’s families.
The collection of chapter Bible records will begin next February.
Registrar Rita Glover discussed registrar papers and supplementals among members present. Supplementals can now be put on the computer.
The program was a film on our “Memorial Continental Hall.” The lovely Tennessee Room is located in this building as well as other states’ rooms. The DAR Library and the Museum of the society was also included. Everyone truly enjoyed reviewing this film.
Those present were Emily Shore, Aline Roberts, Marilucille Counce, Rita Glover, Martha Jim Roberts, Mary Vowell and new member Elaine Knight.