Colonel Gideon Macon Chapter DAC holds November meeting
Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:03 pm
Colonel Gideon Macon Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists met Nov. 12 at the Sassasfraz Restaurant in Union City. Chapter Regent Geraldine Sykes called the meeting to order.
Chaplain Joy Bland gave scripture and prayer.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Berdie Foy. Honorary state regent Pat Boals led the American’s Creed. The Object of the National Society was led by honorary state regent and honorary national vice president Mary Wayne Miles III.
The national defense message, written by Janice Webb and read by Sykes, was titled “Our Veterans.” It was announced to always thank veterans when you see one for freedom.
The chapter welcomed Michelle Barnes and Sandra Bagwell from the Obion County Library.
Treasurer Beverly Wood, gave the financial report. She asked those present who have not paid their dues to do so before leaving the meeting.
Minutes were read by Pat Boals, recording secretary. They were accepted as read.
Then, the chapter voted to send to state treasurer $170 for national projects.
Money was also taken up for the Humboldt Veterans Home to buy wanted items.
State first vice president Joan Harmon told about the planting of a red oak tree in the front west side of the Lee School in Paris Nov. 12 in honor of DAC ancestors.
Thanks were given to Mary Ann Claxton, who does a great job as webmaster, a spokesperson noted.
Beverly Wood reported the group is still working on marking the Henry County Court House.
The TSSDAC forms are due Feb. 15. It was announced to be sure to get them in on time.
State Conference will be March 7, 2012, in Jackson at the Double Tree Hotel.
Mary Wayne Miles presented four books to the Obion Library.
They were: The 7 Miracles That Saved America; Be the People; The 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World; Marking and Grave Locations of TN Soldiers in War of 1812.
Miles introduced the speaker – Bill Dahnke, who works at the Obion County Library and is in charge of computers and cataloging. He spoke on: “The 7 Miracles That Saved America” – No. 1: The man Christopher Columbus; No. 2: What happened at the Jamestown Colony; No. 3:The Summer Fog Battle in 1776 with Washington’s troops; No. 4: Making of Our Constitution; No. 5: Abraham Lincoln and Battle of Gettysburg; No. 6: Battle at Midway, where we broke the code in the Pacific Ocean; No. 7: The Tempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan.
Everyone really enjoyed the book review, a spokesperson said.
The chapter’s next meeting will be Feb. 11, 2012, at Tom’s Steak House in Paris.
After the meeting, Bland, Boals, Sykes, Miles and Clendenin went to visit the chapter’s emeritus member Evelyn Long Quarles, who celebrated her 100th birthday Oct. 23. She was presented a certificate from the TN State Society DAC and a certificate from National Society DAC, recognizing her for more than 50 years of membership in the society.
Her ancestor was James Alexander of the Colony of Maryland. She has held many chapter offices and standing committees over the years.