Tulip Grove USD holds meeting
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011 8:24 am
Tulip Grove Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812, met Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jackson Country Club. All new members introduced themselves and were welcomed to the meeting by chapter president Regina East.
Chaplain Joy Bland read the ritual and discussed the history of the 15 stars and 15 stripes of the flag. Patriotic exercises were said in unison. State flag chairman Donna Cooley said the chapter was the best in the state for promoting 1812 in handing out flags and flag certificates to the public.
Cooley read the “flag minute” and said where and how the flags should be placed and handled. On National Defense, Jen Whitehead stated there might be a famine in the U.S. and everyone should have a year’s supply of food and water.
East discussed the snowstorm in the northeast and how it has effected everyone in that area with no electricity for a least a week or more. Treasurer Aline Roberts sent her report as she was unable to attend.
Registrar Terry Nelson replied, “we would have three more adults added to our rolls.” Debra Robinson and Nelson made a trip to Mississippi to do some valuable research. Nelson said a short form could be used for Jackie Utley’s membership. A motion was made and seconded to accept her into the chapter. East said there was no old business.
Under new business, it was announced the chapter is responsible at the state council for the noon luncheon plus favors, door prizes and decorations. The meeting will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Jackson March 8, 2012.
Delegates were elected to the state and national conventions. Next year will be the beginning of the bicentennial. East asked the group how many watched the PBS show on the War of 1812 and five people had watched the show.
It was announced The Star-Spangled Banner House has an ornament for sale in remembrance of the War of 1812. It can be ordered online.
Each member was to tell a personal Tennessee minute about the War of 1812 at the Wednesday meeting held at the Jackson Country Club Christmas luncheon. Everyone was to bring a gift ranging from $5-$10.
The ladies were reminded to bring snacks, instant hot chocolate packages or large print books for the Veterans Home in Humboldt.
Darlene Gingerich presented a program on “The Battle of Tippecanoe,” which was the first battle of the War of 1812 Nov. 11, 1811, in Indiana Territory.
William Henry Harrison defeated Native Americans and dispersed the native Confederacy leading to renewed American vs. Native conflicts. She also spoke on Chief Tecumseh, a Native American chief.
The meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m. and some of the ladies stayed for lunch.