Jean Pierre Bondurant Chapter meets
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:09 pm
The Jean Pierre Bondurant Chapter of the National Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia met May 10 in the colonial home of Mr. and Mrs. Fount Smothers, Jr. at Thompson Station, Tenn., where brunch was served from 10-11 a.m.
The chapter’s new Huguenot Flag with JPB Chapter name was shown. It was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Smothers. The group thanked them for the wonderful gift.
Helen Herod Marshall gave the devotional, and the meeting was called to order by Chapter President Julia Herod Carnahan.
The Pledge to the USA Flag was led by Fount Smothers. The Salute to the Huguenot Flag was led by Kitty Galbraith. Mrs. James G. Roberts led the American’s Creed. Dr. Beth McKay led the Huguenot Prayer. The Huguenot song “Faith of our Fathers” was song in unison.
The program speaker was Marylian Bell Hughes, senior archivist at the Tennessee State Library. Her topic was Huguenot Capt. Nicholas Martiau. He was born in France in 1591 and died 1657 in Virginia. She told of his life as a Huguenot.
The minutes of the meeting were read by Cindy Waters for Peggy Brown. A motion was made that when a member dies the chapter will donate $25 to the national library. Sue Senter, a long-time member of the chapter, was made a honorary member of the chapter. The treasurer’s report was given by Mrs. Dancy Sanders. Registrar Dee Smothers reported that they have five new members: Christine Smothers, her granddaughter, Martha Cummings, Arthur Koehler, Juanita Patton and Mary Waters. We have 10 prospects working on papers. Smothers remarked she hoped to have a new chapter formed in East Tennessee called John Sevier Chapter with Martha Cummings serving as president.
Smothers is also the new Tennessee State President of the National Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia and reported we have to make plans for the state meeting next fall.
Smothers, who also serves on the national board as Scholarship Chairman, reported two people had applied for the $1,000 scholarship, and she was pleased to have a girl from Queens College selected as the winner.
A committee was appointed to select new officers for the next two years. They were Aline Roberts, Ann Rutherford and Claire Holland.
The National Meeting will be held in Richmond, Virginia on June 11-13 and conducted by George Wright, national president from the Georgia branch. Several members from the chapter plan to attend.
Mrs. Dancy Sanders agreed to have the fall meeting in her home. The benediction was given and the meeting adjourned.wcp 5-26