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DAR group meets in Adams home

DAR group meets in Adams home

Posted: Monday, October 24, 2011 8:02 pm

DAR group meets in Adams home | Jacob Flournoy Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

The Jacob Flournoy Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held its October meeting in the home of Margaret Adams.
Ann Freeman, Ellen Petty and Alice Voegeli, in absentia, served as co-hostesses. A delicious assortment of homemade sweets and spiced teas were served. The home was decorated with fall arrangements.
Regent Sallie Ferguson opened the meeting with the DAR Ritual. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Phyllis Simmons, who served as program leader. The national anthem was led by Ramona Moon.
In her position as program leader, Ms. Simmons introduced guest speaker Melissa Goodman. Mrs. Goodman was a DAR citizenship award winner during her school days. She is now the Extension agent of home economics for the agricultural department of Fulton and Hickman counties in Kentucky.
Mrs. Goodman gave a very informative talk on health issues for the family and how genetics play a big role. Even so, smarter health choices can change how genetics effect people. Knowing the family health background can help avert problems. For instance, did ancestors or family members die at an early age from cancer or heart problems. The choice not to smoke or the choice of foods eaten can greatly contribute to how these diseases effect a person. She also spoke on the new food pyramid and how it has been changed. As a result, it is much easier to understand. Mrs. Goodman gave several helpful handouts to the members, in addition to the food pyramid.
A welcoming ceremony was conducted by Mrs Moon, chaplain. New members welcomed were Mrs. Freeman and Mrs. Petty.
Mrs. Adams received recognition and a certificate for being a 25-year member of the Jacob Flournoy Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. It was also announced all three of her daughters are now members of the group. They are Alice Adams Voegeli, Ann Adams Freeman and Ellen Adams Petty.
The regent announced Rose Oliver has been approved for the Historical Preservation Award. She will be presented this award at a special ceremony in December.
Officer reports and committee projects were given.
The next meeting will be on Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in the back room of the Smokehouse Restaurant. The guest speaker will be Bill Lawrence. His topic will be on Native Americans.
Mrs. Adams is program leader and Lora James is hostess.  
The meeting will be followed by a Dutch treat lunch at 11.

Published in The Messenger 10.24.11

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