Reelfoot DAR chapter holds monthly meeting
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:00 pm
Members of the Reelfoot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held their March meeting at the Obion County Museum in Union City.
Regent Mary Coleman called the meeting to order and led the group through the DAR Ritual. Beulah Wyatt led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and Gloria Howell led in the recitation of the American Creed, followed by the singing of “America” led by Penny Hepler. Virginia Gibson led in the Pledge to the Tennessee flag, followed by the reading of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution led by Ruth Weldon.
Mrs. Coleman reviewed interesting facts pertaining to the Flag Code and Gloria Howell presented the Indian Minutes. The chapter learned facts pertaining to the rituals observed by the Cherokee tribes in the blessing and naming of newborns. They learned, further, how the children were taught life skills and how the vocation of Cherokee children might be determined. Mrs. Hepler read the president general’s message.
Mrs. Coleman presented the Conservation Minute by asking the question, “If everyone in the U.S. recycled one Sunday paper, how many trees would be saved?” The answer was a shocking 550,000 trees. Members were encouraged to think further how many trees would be saved if they recycled newspapers every day. Mrs. Coleman also called chapter members’ attention to the DAR official insignia and asked all to reread its meaning in the manual and reflect upon the significance of each emblem represented in the insignia.
Hazel Williams gave the treasurer’s report and Ms. Howell read correspondence. Old business and new business were conducted. Members were reminded to register for the 107th State DAR Conference, which is scheduled from today through Sunday at the Franklin Cool Springs Marriott.
For the program, information was distributed and discussed regarding the DAR School Project for 2010-13. DAR provides support to Kate Duncan Smith School in Grant, Ala., and Tamassee DAR School in Tamassee, S.C. DAR-approved schools are Hillside School in Marlborough, Mass.; Hindman Settlement School in Hindman, Ky.; Berry College in Mount Berry, Ga.; and Crossmore School in Crossnore, N.C.
The meeting was adjourned and all present enjoyed a period of fellowship and a variety of delicious refreshments. Hostesses for the meeting were Josephine Keightley, Beulah Wyatt and Sharon Stone. The next meeting will be April 10 at 4 p.m. at the Obion County Museum.
Published in The Messenger 3.29.12