National Society DAC hold annural general assembly
Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 1:32 pm
The National Society Daughters of the American Colonists held their 90th annual general assembly on April 12-13 at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.
An open house and tea was held at the National Headquarters on Sunday.
Monday the national board met in the East Room. At 2 p.m. all member forum met. The society had a prayer over the sudden death of our national president, Beverly Curil Daugherty of Pennsylvania, on March 26, 2011. That evening the society had a fellowship dinner for all members at the national officers club dinner and the state regents’ club dinner.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, the call to order was given by honorary national president Mrs. Raymond C. Helpler Jr. Scripture reading was given by national chaplain Mrs. Michael E. Jones followed by patriotic exercises.
Due to the death of Daugherty, the chair of the nominating committee, Mrs. Jack L. Martin, appointed Mrs. Gary L. Holder to serve the last year of her term. She was pinned by honorary national president Mrs. Harold M. Ottaway.
State regent of Washington D.C. Mrs. Ronald Schaeffer gave the welcome. National vice president, Blue Ridge Section, Mrs. J. Russell Bersch gave the response. Martin brought greetings from honorary national presidents. Mrs. Albert J Kranz brought greetings from honorary national vice presidents.
Report of credential gave 117 present, followed by the presentation of program by general assembly chairman, Cathy Rose. Reports of national officers began. The national vice presidents spoke on the states they had visited.
The Tennessee society is honored to have Mrs. T. Richard Dean serving as recording secretary. National registrar Mrs. John Riffe reported she had verified 300 application papers and 52 supplementals in 35 different states. National organizing secretary Mary Armstrong reported a new chapter in Oklahoma had been formed; Nebraska is reorganizing and four chapters mergered. National treasurer Mrs. Richard J. Loman Jr. asked all treasurer files have two signatures on accounts and on file at the bank and know where all records are kept. Historian Katherine Johnson awarded Tennessee’s Prudence Hall Chapter first place on scrapbook; Clay Lick Chapter won third place and the Tennessee state society history book tied with Pennsylvania for first place.
Next was the introduction of 2010-2011 organizing regents. Next came 22 recommendations from the national board.
The memorial service was conducted by national chaplain Mrs. Betsy Jones for
120 deaths this year. The memorial wreath was taken to be placed on Mrs. Daugherty’s grave. Tennessee State Society had two deaths, Marguerite Dean Clinard organizing chapter member of Clay Lick Chapter and Mrs. Charlene Langley Johnson of Middle Plantation Chapter.
Tuesday afternoon the National Society Children of the American Colonist president general, Mrs. Jeffery Platte and National President Graham Randolph Lerner both brought greetings. Next, followed the reports of chairmen of national committees.
Tuesday evening, the candlelight supper was held in the Grand Ballroom. Our speaker was Dawn R. B. Seymour, a Women’s Airforce Service Pilot of WWII, who spoke on “Road to Congressional Gold”.
Wednesday the assembly reconvened for the reports of state regents. Mrs. Thomas M. Dorman reported on Tennessee State Society activities for 2010. At 12:30 p.m. was the Golden Acorns Luncheon. Wednesday afternoon under new business a motion was made to move our reporting period for NSDAC to the fiscal year and raise dues from $15-$25. All first time new members received a John Adams coin. The confirmation of state regents and state first vice regents were installed by national chaplain.
The Tennessee state society, its chapters and members received a total of 25 certificates.
Everyone sang “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” and the meeting adjourned.
Published in The WCP 5.19.11