TN State Society USD 1812 State Board meets
Posted: Friday, September 28, 2012 12:00 am
The Tennessee State Society United States Daughters of 1812 held a State Board Meeting Aug. 17, 2012, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Brentwood.
Tennessee State President Charlotte Jackson Miller held an executive board meeting from 1:15-1:45 p.m. and state board meeting from 1:45-3:30 p.m.
Mrs. Miller welcomed everyone to the meeting. She remarked her State Scripture was
“Love one another,” John 15:17; State Theme was “Honoring the First Tennessee Volunteers;” State Projects included Preservation: Digitizing State and Chapter Records;
Promote The Hermitage; Marking Graves of War of 1812 Soldiers buried in Tennessee;
Advancing membership to reach 400 members by 2015.
State First Vice President Linda Tripp reported she made arrangements for this board meeting and the State Council, which will be March 7, 2013 at this same hotel. State Second Vice President Jo Hill said the projects will be to sell garment bags, tote bags, 1812 note cards and name tags. Third Vice President Felicia Wilt presented a lovely “Yearbook” to everyone. She said changes in the Yearbook will be on the website and be sure to use the Change in Membership Form. Fourth Vice President Nancy Carr presented award cards to all state chairmen and they are to be sent back to her by Feb. 20, 2013.
Chaplain Colleen Spears announced to send death notices as soon as they occur and the deadline for death notices is March 1, 2013, so the program book can be prepared for state council. Treasurer Kathy McClelland said dues are due Sept. 1. Registrar Debra Wilson reported there were four new members; three pending; four resigned; and two dropped, for a total membership of 354.She asked for chapters to put their membership papers on a thumb drive and send to her as this is a state project. Historian Carol Teeters remarked she needed two copies of each paper, with name, place and time. Chapter yearbooks are due Feb. 15, 2013. Librarian Regina East was absent. Curator Betty Richards requested historical books for the national library.
Under new business, a motion was made to give Crossnore School $100 this term.
Under state chairmen reports: Ft. McHenry state chairman Mary James reported Ft. McHenry has a new video for members to see for a chapter program. Anchor Clusters state chairman Debra Wilson presented anchor clusters to Jackie Newman and daughter Teressia Blair. Electronic Communications state chairman Lynda Williams asked for chapter news to be sent to her by email for the State 1812 Newsletter.
Membership certificates state chairman Mary Ann Karnes announced the group has new certificates for 25- and 50-year members, and one also for Darling Husbands.
Schools State Chairman Cindy Waters said National Society has placed all schools under one heading now.
Chaplain Colleen Spears of Crockett Forge Seat Chapter stated her chapter will take part in the Snead family 1812 Cemetery marking in Brentwood Oct. 6.
Honorary Curator National of Piomingo Chapter Bettie Gustafson announced that her
chapter will place a historical marker in Memphis March 15, 2013, to honor 1812 soldiers buried there.
Honorary 2nd Vice President National Aline Roberts presented to the group a scrapbook for everyone to see on the bicentennial historical marker placed on Natchez Trace Parkway at “Old Trace” June 16, 2012. Published in The WCP 9.25.12