Colonial Dames XVII Century holds meeting
Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:03 am
Colonial Dames XVII Century Hold Board Meeting
The Tennessee Colonial Dames XVII Century held their Summer Board Meeting Aug. 26, at the Manchester Coffee County Convention Center in Manchester. An executive meeting was held from 9-9:45 a.m. and the Board of Management met 10-11:45 a.m. Presiding was Tennessee State President Charlotte Miller, of Knoxville. The Pledge of Alligence was led by Carolyn Christian Martin. The National Anthem was sung in unison. Ann Kelly led the American’s Creed. Pat Boals led the Salute to the Flag of the CDXVII Century. Laura Bales led the Salute to the Tennessee Flag and Aline Roberts read the Object of the National Society.
Miller recognized our National Recording Secretary General Pat Boals, from Paris, and others serving on the national board.
Honorary Tennessee State Presidents present were LaVonne Jolley, Pat Boals, Aline Roberts, Beverly Wood and Janie York.
We had roll call with 27 present. Those appointed to approve the minutes were: Lynda Logan, Geraldine Sykes, and Bettie Gustafson.
State President Miller spoke on the state and national conferences and read out the awards the Tennessee Society received in Washington, DC. First Vice President Becky King spoke on arrangements of the meeting. Second Vice President Benita Brown spoke on the Tennessee Directory and Bylaws. We continue to have changes that members should mark in their book. State Chaplain Joan Hanks told about a new form that chapter chaplains must fill out. Recording Secretary Shirley Hall kept the minutes and state reports. Corresponding Secretary Carolyn C. Martin sends out the Call Letter and has only a few to mail. She read a letter from the President General. Organizing Secretary Barbara Stegall was absent due to her husband’s illness. Treasurer Linda Harris handed out a due and donation sheet for all to reference. A proposed budget was discussed and approved. Registrar Joy Bland remarked that we have 14 chapters with 425 members, but Sir Hugh Bullock Chapter disbanded on May 31. We have gained 10 new members in the past ten months. Historian Charlene Johnson was absent.
Librarian Laura Bales requested that everyone purchase books for the national and state libraries.
Next, State Chairmen reported. Awards chairman Lynda Logan reminded members that Dec. 15 is the due date for the “Dame
of the Year” report. By-Laws Chairman Joann Birmingham passed out new Bylaw sheets with changes that were made to comply with new National Bylaws. They were approved by a committee, but read and discussed. Debra Wilson talked about Colonial Heritage, Research and Records. Carolyn Martin discussed the American Flag and Geraldine Sykes discussed grave markers. Bettie Gustafson discussed our Tennessee Room at National Headquarters. Laura Bales asked members to get their Coat of Arms and Sue Thompson asked members to purchase their insignia. Erica Brown asked chapters to gain junior members. Phyllis Little asked if anyone had a historical site to mark and Lynda Williams spoke about our national museum. Aline Roberts passed out forms for reporting public relations and Beverly Wood talked about how to donate to our Veteran Homes in the state. At Humboldt Veterans Home you can take a name from the angel tree and buy that person a gift they need.
Under new business, Miller remarked that Prudhomme Fort Chapter in Chattanooga will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sept. 24 at Lookout Mountain. Tennessee Society voted to buy a flag spreader to put on our flag at the national headquarters.
Also, the society will look into another site in which we can meet for summer board.
The benediction was given and the meeting adjourned.wcp 10-7-10