79th annual TSS of the Daughters of the American Colonists meeting held
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:02 pm
79th TSSDAC Assembly — Members from Col. Gideon Macon Chapter attending the 79th Annual Tennessee State Society of Daughters of the American Colonists “Homecoming Meeting” were (from left) Beverly Wood, Joan Harmon, State Regent June Dorman, Pat Boals, Aline Roberts and Geraldine Sykes.
The 79th Annual Tennessee State Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists held its’ “Homecoming Meeting” March 2, at the Chattanooga Cho-Cho Inn, in Chattanooga. State Regent, Mrs. Thomas M. Dorman, presided.
Registration was held 9:30-11 a.m. for the membership.
In the executive meeting Dorman announced changes in the State Officers
due to a resignation and a death. State Second Vice Regent now is Mrs. E. Delwin Robeson; Recording Secretary now is Mrs. Ernest Logan and Registrar is Mrs. T. Robinson. These will be voted upon in the State Assembly Meeting.
The August Board Meeting will be held in Mt. Juliet at the Holiday Inn Select, Aug. 18-19.
State Board opened with scripture reading by State Chaplain Sue Groves and Patriotic
Exercises were deferred. Roll call gave nine State Officers, four Honorary State Regents, and eight chapters present. Minutes were approved by a committee therefore not read.
Under new business Honorary State Regents will judge the best dressed person representing 1932 our year of organizing. Judging Chapter Scrapbooks were Aline Roberts and Ann Jones. Meeting adjourned.
The State Assembly began at 11 am. with the call to order and scripture and invocation.
The welcome was given by Bernice Nelson from Chattanooga Chapter. Mayor of
Hamilton County Jim Coppinger, welcomed us to his city. The response was given by First Vice Regent Joan Harmon. Patriotic exercises were given Pledge of Allegiance by
Mrs. Terry O. Sykes, American Creed led by Mrs. E. Delwin Robeson, Linda Mansur read the Object of the Society and the National Anthem was led by Mrs. Martin
Mepyans. The Credential Report was given by Gail Holman with 35 present and 29 delegates. Mrs. Ansil Boals gave the adoption of Standing Rules and the program. Roll
Call totaled 35. Page for the day was Carolyn Christian Martin. Minutes of previous meeting was read by committee, approved and not read. New By-laws presented with the call letter to State Assembly, were voted upon and approved. They were Article XI, Section 1. an addition-State Regent shall appoint two members of executive board to be on the Review Committee; and under Duties of the Rec. Sec.-within 30 days each state meeting board meeting shall be approved by the Review Committee and dated and signed by the Review Committee in addition to the signature of the Recording Secretary.
Next was the election of the new state officers, all were approved. We began the reports of state officers. State Regent, Dorman remarked that there has been membership growth, stressed patriotic education, and historical landmarks. First Vice Regent, Joan Harman prepared emendations for August and March meeting. Robeson was looking forward to working on the state board. Chaplain reported two deaths. Meeting recessed for lunch.
Following lunch Mrs. Richard Bales spoke on “Expressions of DAC Friendship”.
Chaplain Sue Groves held Memorial Service for Marguerite Dean Clinard, Clay Lick Chapter and Charlene Langley Johnson of Middle Plantation Chapter.
Meeting reconvened for state officers: Recording Secretary Lynda Logan, no report; Corresponding Secretary Laura Bales sent all call letters by e-mail if possible. Registrar Mrs. James J. Robinson, accepted the books from Lynda Logan former registrar. She reported we had 21 new members, 5 resignations, 3 to transferee out. two deaths, five supplements, with a gain of 11 new members. Knoxville had five new members and five new golden acorns. Treasurer was absent and her report was read by Gail Holman. Historian showed the state scrapbook and thanked Aline Roberts for her PR work. Librarian Mrs. Joseph D. Sides asked for more books to be donated to national and state libraries.
Next were reports from state committee chairman and chapter regents. Special presentation was given by Cindy Waters chairman of Patriotic Education.
Sykes gave the 2012 invitation to come to Paris on March 7, 2012.
At the Candlelight Super chapter regents gave a short history of their chapters. Award for the best dressed person for 1932 period was given to Beverly Wood of Paris. Awards were presented by Dorman and the meeting closed by singing “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” and the benediction.
All members were given a lovely yellow tote bag with items made in Chattanooga.