DAC holds meeting in Jackson
Posted: Friday, March 23, 2012 11:36 am
TN State Society DAC 80th State Assembly
The Tennessee State Society Daughters of the American Colonists met March 7
at the Double Tree Hotel in Jackson. Due to the illness of husband of state regent, June Dorman, state first vice regent Joan Harmon presided over the meeting.
The executive committee met at 9:45 a.m. and the state board met at 10:15 a.m.
The State Assembly began at 11 a.m., with the call to order and invocation given by state chaplain Sue Groves. Patriotic exercises followed.
Regent of Colonel Gideon Macon Chapter Geraldine Sykes gave the welcome.
The response was given by state 1st vice regent Joan Harmon.
Honorary national vice president Mary Wayne Miles III gave introduction of the honored guest, national president Georgia Holder from Henrico, N.C. She also introduced national recording secretary Linda Dean from Springfield.
Mrs. Harmon introduced honorary state regents. They were Aline Roberts, Gail Holman and Linda Dean.
State recording secretary Lynda Logan had roll call. Susan Orman gave the credentials report with 31 in attendance, with 27 voting, two non-voting and two guests.
State assembly chairman Mary Ann Claxton gave presentation of the Assembly Program.
Reports of state officers given were: first vice regent Joan Harmon; chaplain Sue Groves; treasurer Susan Orman; historian Anne Jones; and librarian Peggie Sides. The group was sorry state regent June Dorman and 2nd vice regent Drama Robeson couldn’t be with them.
Recommendations from the executive committee were read by Lynda Logan and passed. The meeting recessed for lunch.
Following lunch, a lovely Memorial Service was held for seven deceased daughters. They were: Thelma O. Garrison Hickey and Carol Mae Smith Tombras, Knoxville Chapter; Rita Fentress Gregg, Clay Lick Chapter; Emily Washington Brown, Capt. Thomas Jameson Chapter; Martha Rebecca Christopher Woods and Evelyn Long Quarles, Colonel Gideon Macon Chapter; Sue Bolling Senter, Prudence Hall Chapter.
In the afternoon were reports from 14 state committee chairman. Chapter regents reporting were Jamestown, Knoxville, Middle Plantation, Clay Lick, Capt. Thomas Jameson; Colonel Gideon Macon and Prudence Hall Chapters. Betty Walton gave the invitation from Prudence Hall Chapter to come to the Nashville area March 6, 2013, for the 81st annual State Assembly. The location is to be announced.
Under new business, Linda Dean was endorsed for national historian. That evening, the “Candlelight Supper” was held following the processional. Following invocation, patriotic exercises and introduction of state officers, Mary Wayne Miles introduced national president Georgia C. Holder.
Mrs. Holder spoke on the sudden death of national president Beverly Daugherty last year and announced she is trying to carry out the wishes of Beverly’s projects this third year. She remarked her National Theme is “Protecting Our Heritage for Future Generations.” This year the group has continued her vision to update the National Headquarters furnishings, updating the National Library and raising money for the library at Bacone College. There are copies of NSDAC Lineage Book Vol. 39 for sale as well as the evening oak bags. She invited Tennessee daughters to come to Washington and see their lovely headquarters.
Next Mrs. Holder installed Tennessee state officers for 2012-15. They were state regent Joan Harmon; 1st vice regent Charlotte Miller; 2nd vice regent Sue Groves; chaplain Geraldine Sykes; recording secretary Nancy Carr; correspondence secretary Mary Ann Claxton; registrar Laura Bales; treasurer Susan Orman; historian Lynda Williams; and librarian Debra Wilson.
Courtesy resolutions were read and then everyone sang “Blest Be the Tie That Binds.” The benediction was given and the meeting was adjourned. Published in The WCP 3.20.12