120th Associate Council U.S.D. 1812 meeting held in Washington, D.C.
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 8:00 pm
On April 5, 1812 daughters took a bus tour to Arlington National Cemetery. They laid a wreath at the tomb of 14 interred, unknown 1812 soldiers and sailors who were found by workers in 1905 at the Washington Naval Yard. Next, they watched the changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetery. Then they honored the grave of Anna Summers, a lady who lived and worked in the National Headquarters for 33 years. That evening the executive board meeting was held at National Headquarters.
April 6 began with registration and at 9 a.m., the Board of Directors meeting included officers national, state presidents, honorary presidents national, and elected trustees NHETF. At 11:30 a.m., the National Defense Luncheon was conducted by
M. Isabelle Obert, chairman. The speaker was Gen. Courtney Wilson, who spoke on “The Militia in American Defense.”
The Associate Council opening was declared in session at 2 p.m. Following Patriotic exercises, Mrs. Quinn welcomed honorary presidents nationals attending: Shelby Ward, Peggy Christie and Charlotte Slinkard.
Honorary VP nationals attending were: Pat Rice, Barbara Smith, Mary Little, and Gwen Causey. Next were reports of national officers.
President national Nona Quinn thanked everyone for all of their work over the past three years and was glad to be able to put the Registrar’s Office in the basement of 1463 the National Museum, which is air conditioned. First VP national Ginger Apyar spoke on the 1812 events she was attending in Maryland for the War of 1812. Second VP national Aline Roberts told about Tennessee’s 1812 marker to be placed on The Natchez Trace June 16. Fourth VP national JoAnn Killeen spoke of the work in Virginia on War of 1812 events. Chaplain national Anne Dodenhoff reported 99 deaths for this past year. Cor. secretary national Mary Glenn told she needed changes in name, address, marriage, and email address. Treasurer national Barbara Allison gave the financial report. Registrar Nora Hickam’s report was read. She approved 400 papers this year with a total of 1,158 approved over the three-year term. Historian national Mary Duffe wrote the “History of the National Society.” Librarian national Jacque Shulman remarked the National Library is now open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-3 p.m. to the public. Curator national Bettie Gustafson of Rosemark spoke of new items given to the National Museum and the work she had done to update the museum. Parliamentarian national Charlotte Hubbs reported she had reviewed national and state by-laws. Assistant registrar national Martha Wilson had put new applications on the database. Sergeant at Arms Karen Hall kept meetings flowing smoothly.
Reports of Chairmen National of Standing Committees were given by 27 chairmen.
Correct use of the flag, reported Tennessee did a good job. Remember, Ft. McHenry as the National Shrine. There were 23 states that placed Historical Markings. Members found 1,333, 1812 grave locations; Tennessee won first in the nation on Public Relations, thanks to the Weakly County Press; DC Society won the membership trophy; St Michael’s and All Angel’s Church in England, continues to have repairs. They need $900,000 to repair the 1812 window in the church. Friday evening was the Association of State President’s Banquet. The speaker was Dale Lumme, executive director, Navy League of U.S.
On April 7 were the reports of state presidents; 22 reported. Linda Tripp of Tennessee
reported on the NHETF Committee. At noon they held their Associate Council Awards
Luncheon with Connie Surrency, chairman. The TN Society was presented with 57 awards.
New national officers for 2012-15 were elected. New president national is Ginger Apyar of Maryland; 1st VPN is Jodie Killeen of Virginia; 2nd VPN is Mary Duffee of Oklahoma; 3rd VPN is Mary Glenn of Texas; 4th VPN is Jacque Schulman of Virginia; chaplain National is Charlotte Hubbs of Colorado; recording sec. national is Helen Werner of Michigan; correspondence secretary national is Addle Bowyer of DC; treasurer national is Barbara Allison of Michigan; registrar national is Karen Hall of Texas; historian national is Mary Casper of New York; librarian national is Dianne Cannestra of Georgia; and curator national is Martha Wilson of Florida.
On Saturday evening, the Associate Council Banquet was held at the Sphinx Ballroom, Almas Temple, next door to the hotel. The speaker was Rick Finch, director of Fort Meigs, presenting the program, “Fort Meigs, Ohio’s War of 1812 Battlefield.” Many guests attended this event.
On April 8 at 1:30 p.m., a Memorial Service was held at Grace Reformed Church. Then from 3-4 p.m. there was an open house and tea at National Headquarters, which was always considered as a lovely affair.
Felicia Wilt of Tennessee served as national page for this council.
Published in The WCP 6.5.12