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National Society USD 1812 holds council

National Society USD 1812 holds council

Posted: Friday, May 7, 2010 8:01 pm

The National Society U.S.D. of 1812 held its 118th Associate Council on April 8-11, at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C. President National Nona Quinn presided.
On Thursday, April 8, 1812, ladies boarded a bus to the Congressional Cemetery, located on 1801 E. Street, Washington, D.C., for a guided tour of the cemetery from 2-5 p.m. to see graves of noted War of 1812 famous patriots. They also laid a wreath at the grave of society founder, Flora Adams Darling and also one at Chief Pushmataha grave. Then they dedicated a lovely bench which was a gift
from the Association of State Presidents Past and Present. Afterwards, tasty refreshments were served to everyone by the Historic Congressional Cemetery board members. The Executive Board meeting followed at 5:15 p.m. in the National Headquarters Library.
The National Headquarters Endowment Trust Fund met an 8 p.m. at the hotel. Serving are Chairman Carolyn Drennen, of Alabama, Christy M. Brown, of Texas, Linda Tripp, of Tennessee, President National Nona Quinn of Oklahoma and Treasurer National Barbara Allison of Michigan.
Friday, April 9, the Board of Directors met at 9 a.m. in the Hamilton Ballroom which consisted of Officers National, State Presidents, Honorary Presidents National and elected trustees of NHETF.
At noon, the National Defense Luncheon was held. National Defense Chairman National M. Isabelle Obert, introduced speaker, Major (ret.) John Chapman, who spoke on “The Strength of
Heritage.”
The procession of Honorary Presidents National, Honorary Vice Presidents National, Officers National and Pages was at 2 p.m. President National Quinn declared the meeting in session. The invocation was given by Chaplain National Anne E. Dodenhoff, the Presentation of Colors by Navy Ceremonial Color Guard, Pledge to AmericanFlag was led by Fourth VP National Jo Ann Killeen and the American’s Creed was led by Historian National Mary J. Duffe. Karen K. Hall, sergeant at arms National, led the Star Spangle Banner. The Salute to the Flag of 1812 was given.
Second Vice President National Aline Gray Roberts read the Purposes of the Society. The Welcome to Washington was given by Edith A. Bowyer, state president District of Columbia and the Response was given by First Vice President National Virginia L Apyar. Quinn gave introduction of Officers National, 12 present; Honorary Presidents National, Shelby Ward, Margaret Christie, and Charlotte Slinkard; Honorary Vice Presidents National Barbara Smith, Patricia Rice, Frances
Jeffcoat, and Marcia Weber). Credentials chairman, Susan D. Lemesis, reported 74 voters. Quinn announced Connie C. Surrency will serve as Parliamentarian National Pro Tem, and she
read the Standing Rules of 118th Associate Council. General Conference Chairman, Irene Walker gave the presentation of the Program. A quorum was present.
Reports of Officers National were given. Quinn spoke on the water leaks in the National Headquarters building; a new copper roof on 1463 National Library and Museum, and her visits to
Michigan, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arizona and Ohio. First VP National Apyar, spoke on the upcoming events in Baltimore concerning Ft. McHenry and Star Spangled Flag House. Second Vice President National Aline
Roberts remarked she had sent letters to all ten assigned states to keep them abreast of 1812 activities in the National Society and striving to carry out the National Projects. Third VP National
Carol Thomas, asked all chapters to have a “Tea Party” to sell the remaining 1812 cookbooks and tell
about an 1812 hero at the party and put the event in the newspaper; Fourth Vice President National spoke on her activities with DC Bicentennial Commission for 1812 and other meetings she is attending.
Published in The Weakley County Press 5.6.10

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