89th General Assembly convenes
Posted: Thursday, June 3, 2010 3:39 pm
On Tuesday, April 13, the Assembly Call began at 9 am., with the entrance of National
Officers and State Regents escorted by Pages and Color Guard.
National President Mrs. William C. Daugherty called the meeting to order. Following patriotic exercises, State Regent of DC Mrs. Ronald Schaeffer gave the welcome, and National Vice President Appalachaian Section Mrs. Henry P. Mucciaccio gave the response.
Honorary National Presidents attending were Mrs. Jack L. Martin, Mrs. Raymond C. Helper, Jr., Mrs. Victor G. Barnes, Jr. and Mrs. Gary L. Holder. Honorary National Vice
Presidents attending were: Mrs. Harold A. Newlander, of New Mexico, Miss Shirley L. Pouch, of Michigan, Mrs. Albert J. Kranz, of Minnesota and Mrs. Cecil Massie, of Maryland.
National Recording Secretary Mrs. T. Richard Dean, from Tennessee, called the roll with 139 voters present. General Assembly Chairman Mrs. Cathy Carol Rose presented the progam.
After National Officers reported, 2009-2010 Organizing Regents was introduced,
and the national board made recommendations.
Three Honorary National Vice Presidents elected were: Penny Wood, of Arkansas; Miss Jean Elliott, of West Virginia and Nancy Nell Englander, of Florida.
A Memorial Service was held at 12 p.m. for 159 deceased daughters.
After lunch, greetings were brought from the President General of National Society Children of the American Colonists Mrs. Jeffery Platte and NSCAC National President Mallory Clouse.
Chairmen of National Committees gave reports. A total of $1,000 was donated by DAC to Operation Back Pack mailing. Two Tennessee chapters, Col. Gideon Macon Chapter of Jackson and Prudence Hall Chapter of Brentwood gave 22 percent of the donation.
The “Candlelight Supper” speaker was Lt. Col. Komorski, who gave a presentation about the U.S. base at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. At the end of his presentation, he gave
NSDAC President Daugherty an American flag that had flown over the Bagram Airfield.
On Wednesday, April 14, the assembly reconvened. Following patriotic exercises, credentials committee chairman reported 153 members in attendance.
Reports were heard from 26 state societies. Mrs. Thomas M. Dorman, of Nashville, reported for the Tennessee State Regent.
Presentation of awards, gifts and pledges followed and courtesy resolutions were read.
The meeting recessed for the “Golden Acorns Luncheon” with Chairman Mrs. Bruce Peoples presiding.
Unfinished business, new business, confirmation of Honorary National Vice Presidents, State Regents and State First Vice Regents by National Chaplain Miss Kathleen E. Morton was heard on Wednesday afternoon.
The Tennessee State Society History/Press Book tied for third place, the Clay Lick Chapter History/Press Book took second place and the Tennessee State Society won
a total of 12 certificates of recognition awards.
Announcements were made and the singing of “Blest Be the Tie That Binds,” followed.
The benediction was given and the Colors were retired.wcp 6-1-10