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Chapter attends state council

Chapter attends state council

Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012 8:00 pm

The 102nd State Council of Tennessee Society United States Daughters of 1812 met March 8 at the Doubletree Hotel, Jackson.
Hostesses were Piomingo and Tulip Grove Chapters. The state theme: “Paving the Way to our Bi-Centennial.
The executive board met from 8:30-10 a.m., with presiding state president Charlotte Reynolds.
The general meeting began at 10:15. State chaplain pro tempre Colleen Spears led the ritual.
Patriotic exercises were said in unison.
The welcome was given by second vice president national Aline Roberts.
The response was given by Elijah Cross II. and Chapter Kathy McClelland.
Mrs. Reynolds made introductions of honorary state presidents, they were: Joan Hanks, Aline Roberts and Bettie Gustafson.
Next, state officers were introduced.
Greetings were brought by honorary state president Joan Hanks.
State first vice president Charlotte Miller reported 42 members and 1 guest present.
Roll call and minutes were read by state recording secretary Harriette Maloney.
State treasurer Barbara Bishop gave the financial report.
The Society moved to give $100 in memory of Mike Mullins CEO of Hindman Settlement School in Kentucky.
Registrar Nancy Carr gave membership as 360 members.
Librarian Donna Cooley told about books given to state and national libraries.
Curator Colleen Spears remarked the Society gave $2,206 to the National Museum.
Those elected to Associate Council were Colleen Spears, Linda Tripp and Felicia Wilt.
The meeting recessed for lunch.
The 1812 Stars Luncheon was decorated by Tulip Grove Chapter. Tulips were in lovely pots on the tables. Each person got a tulip bulb in a small silk bag with a tag saying “Ring the Bells for 1812, 200th Anniversary of The War of 1812,” with colorful tulips on the card.
Members also got a colorful 1812 bookmark.
Mrs. Reynolds gave the welcome.
Mrs. Spears gave the invocation, followed by patriotic pledges.
After lunch, Patricia Freeman of Brig. General John Coffee Chapter, introduced the speaker, Dr. Tom Kanon, who spoke on 1812 issues and events leading up to celebration the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
He was presented the “Spirit of 1812” Award” for his work on 1812 at the Tennessee State Library and Tennessee Bi-Centennial Committee.
The Memorial Service was conducted by Colleen Spears and assisted by Carol Teeters and Felicia Wilt.
Eleven 1812 daughters were memorialized. They included Rebecca C. Woods, Elizabethtine M. Gaultney, Sue B. Senter, Alice B. Asbury, Myra H. Moon, Carol S. Tombras, Leslie W. Estock, Amy H. Little, Patricia Ann White, Mary I. Williams and Anne G. Noblitt.
The afternoon was filled with chapter presidents’ reports and state chairmen reports.
The “TN 1812 Star Award” went to Carol Teeters of Upper Cumberland Chapter.
 The invitation to the 103rd State Council was given by Linda Tripp for March 7, 2113 with location to be announced at a later date.
The meeting was adjourned.
The Chapter Presidents Banquet that evening was hosted by Piomingo Chapter.
The tables were dressed in old antique lanterns. They were very appropriate for the Society’s time frame of 1784-1815.
After opening exercises, chapter presidents were recognized.
The speaker, state curator Colleen Spears, gave a Power Point program on the National Headquarters and Museum in Washington, DC. Everyone truly enjoyed seeing the property and items in the TN Museum.
Chapter awards were presented by state fourth vice president, Jo Hill.
The new state officers for 2012-15 were installed by second vice president national, Aline Roberts. They were: president, Charlotte Miller; first vice president, Linda Tripp; second vice president, Jo Hill; third vice president, Felicia Wilt; fourth vice president, Nancy Carr; chaplain, Colleen Spears; recording secretary, Olivia Chandler; correspondence secretary, Barbara Bishop; treasurer, Kathy McClelland; registrar, Debra Wilson; historian, Carol Teeters; librarian, Regina East; and curator, Betty Richards.
Everyone sang “Eight Thousand Red Coats,” led by Bettie Gustafson.
The benediction was given and the meeting adjourned.
Published in the WCP 4.5.12

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