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Colonial Dames XVII Century meets

Colonial Dames XVII Century meets

Posted: Thursday, October 2, 2008 4:39 pm

Colonial Dames XVII Century meets

ATTEND BOARD MEETING — The summer board meeting of the Colonial Dames XVII Century was held Aug. 20 at the Manchester/Coffee County Center. Among those attending the meeting were (from left) Aline Roberts, state public relations chairman; Janie York, Te
The summer board meeting of the Colonial Dames XVII Century was held Aug. 20 at the Manchester/Coffee County Center in Manchester. This meeting was called to order by the Tennessee state president, Mrs. Kenneth York. The chaplain being absent, Mrs. Julia Mestemacher presented the invocation. Mrs. York brought greetings to all acknowledged state officers, honorary state president, state committee chairs, chapter presidents and guests. Mrs. York introduced the organizing presidents of two newly chartered chapters: Mrs. Kandy Smith of the John McNitt Chapter in Cookeville and Mrs. Nancy Carr of the Salmon Creek Chapter in Murfreesboro. She announced that Mrs. Sue Thompson is organizing president for a third new chapter, Natchez Trace Chapter in Columbia. Librarian General, Mrs. Ansil Boals, presented greetings from national. She reported on the library at national headquarters. The library has been renovated. It has light-colored walls, new flooring, a new shelving system, a new desk, and file cabinets for CDs and film. The cost was $40,000, supplied from the Library Fund and from the Maintenance Fund. Mrs. Boals discussed the most effective way for chapters to allot their donations to various funds, noting that some funds do not need contributions. Funds and projects that she suggested the chapters support include computers (laptops) for the genealogists; funds for digitizing records; Endowment Fund; all scholarship funds; heraldry and COA framing; library records from funeral home records, wills, will abstracts, census and indexes and Bible records. President York announced that the Tennessee Society won 14 awards at the national conference, tying with the Texas Society. President York passed around a notebook with the awards and pictures from the Routon House marking and from the national conference. The recording secretary, Mrs. Becky King, presented the board’s recommendations: Pay the bills; that the state society award $200 to the president general’s project; and that the state resign honorary state president, Dr. Martha Bradley, in good standing. All recommendations were approved. State Treasurer, Mrs. Donald Harris, presented the treasurer’s report. The society is financially sound. Mrs. York presented her president’s report. First Vice President, Mrs. Charlotte Miller, urged we continue to purchase note cards. State Historian, Mrs. Laura Bales, asked chapters to send public relations material, pictures with names included and other articles for inclusion in the scrapbook. State Registrar, Mrs. Benita Brown, asked that chapters send information to her regarding changes in membership, junior members and their dates of birth, and transfers out of state. For members older than the age of 95, she needs the date they joined. The report should also be sent to the state treasurer. Flag Custodian, Mrs. Carolyn Martin, reported that she presented flags to kindergarten and elementary school children and encouraged others to do likewise. Mrs. Beverly Wood, grave marking chairman, reported Clarendon and John Madison Chapters plan to mark graves in the fall. Public relations chairman, Mrs. Aline Roberts, asked all chapters to send a copy of their public relations papers to her for counting of inches. Mrs. Shirley Hall, Insignia chairman, passed out instructions for ordering from Caldwell County, noting that the Tennessee Society won a national award for insignia last April. Music chairman, Mrs. Bettie Gustafson, encouraged all chapters to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at their chapter meetings. Mrs. Linda Harris, Junior Membership chairman, noted that Miss Amy Williams was Tennessee’s Outstanding Junior Member and received a pin for her award. Mrs. York announced the president general, Mrs. Juanita Gex, would attend out state conference March 5, 2009. The benediction was given and all wished a safe trip home.wcp 9-30-08

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