Chapter holds meeting
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 8:01 pm
The Clarendon Chapter of the Tennessee Society Colonial Dames XVII Century met recently at the Parthenon Restaurant in Murfreesboro.
President Blanche Pearson presided. Sixteen members, four guests and three men were present.
Chaplain Eleana McCoy gave the devotion.
The group sang the “Star Spangled Banner,” in unison.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Patricia Junkin.
Salute to the Colonial Dames Flag of XVII Century was led by Teresa Deathridge. The Salute to the Tennessee flag was led by Lynda Logan. The American’s Creed was said in unison. Aline Roberts read the Object of the National Society.
National Defense chairman Faye Henson spoke on Thomas Jefferson, his life, his service, how he helped write the Declaration of Independence at age 33, offices he held (vice president for John Adams), then served two terms as the third president of United States and died at the age of 57.
Under him, Congress made West Point first U.S. Military Academy. Then he replied, “vote,” it is your obligation to this country!
Carolyn Martin recording secretary, replied minutes approved by committee.
Faye Henson gave the financial report. She reported Maymee Cantrell gave $2,500 to Tennessee room at national headquarters and $2,500 to headquarters maintenance committee.
Registrar Lynda Logan, reported Joan Lewis was a new transfere into the chapter and we have four people working on papers.
Historian Aline Roberts, spoke of the scrapbook she is doing of the chapter activities. She also spoke on the chapter plans for the State Conference on March 9 in Nashville.
Under old business, Janie York read the changes of the chapter bylaws. She presented them to the members and noted they will be voted on at the February meeting.
Carolyn Martin read a letter from Tennessee state president Benita Brown, thanking the chapter for the nice visit with them at the September meeting.
Under new business, Mrs. Pearson thanked everyone for the lap robes they brought to give to the women Veterans in the Murfreesboro Veterans Home.
Pat Junkin introduced our speaker, Tom Caghlan of Columbia. His topic was on “Maryland Genealogy.” He brought six books of interest for everyone to look at and see if they had an ancestor in that area. Everyone enjoyed his talk.
Chaplain McCoy reported George Washington wrote a “Thanksgiving Proclamation” 223 years ago. She asked all to listen as she read the words for the benediction. Mrs. Pearson called the meeting adjourned.
Published in The WCP 11.29.12