Jean Pierre Bondurant Chapter meets
Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 9:00 am
By: Aileen Roberts
The Jean Pierre Bondurant Chapter met April 30 in the lovely home of Peggy Brown in Nashville. The hostess served a most enjoyable brunch to 14 in attendance.
Brown, JPB Chapter president, called the meeting to order at 11:15 a.m.
She gave introduction of new chapter officers: first vice president, Juanita Patton; second vice president, Julia Carnahan; chaplain, Helen Marshall (absent); recording/corresponding secretary Cindy Waters; treasurer Dancey Sanders; registrar, Dee Smothers; historian/librarian, Claire Holland; and parliamentarian, Aline Roberts.
Tennessee branch president Dr. Beth McKay was welcomed.
The devotional was given by Julia Carnahan.
The Pledge to the American Flag was led by Julia Carnahan; Salute to the Huguenot Flag was led by Juanita Patton and Ann Rutherford led The American Creed. The Huguenot Prayer was said in unison. The song, “Faith of The Fathers” was led by Dr. Beth McKay.
Under new business, the recording secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting and they were approved as read. Treasurer gave the financial report. Dee Smothers registrar welcomed Mary Ann Karnes and Donnette Sellers as guest. They are working on their papers to become members. She also mentioned six other people who were not present but working on papers also. Two new names were submitted by Aline Roberts. There are now have 35 members. Club memberrs were saddened by the death of Rebecca Woods and charter member Emily Brown. Claire Holland spoke on the scrapbooks she keeps and brought them for everyone to see. She remarked on this day in 1922 the National Society was founded in California and this chapter was founded April 30, 1983, in the home of Mary Thomas Dennis in Nashville. She also told that Ellen Sanders, a former member, had passed away but was not on the formal membership list.
The chapter voted to send $25 to the National Library in memory of Rebecca Woods and Emily Brown.
The fall meeting will be Oct. 1 in the home of Dr. Beth McKay.
The Tennessee Branch meeting will be Oct. 22 in Knoxville, hosted by the John Sevier Chapter.
The 80th National Assembly Meeting will be June 2-4 in Midlothian, Va. There are 17 Tennesseans going as Dee Smothers will be sworn in as the new national president and several Tennessee members will be serving on her board. Smothers spoke briefly about her plans for the June 2012 national meeting in Franklin.
A memorial service was conducted by Julia Carnahan for two deceased members.
Brown gave an interesting program on the “Huguenot Cross” members wear.wcp 5/24/11