Clarendon Chapter holds meeting
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:00 pm
The Clarendon Chapter of Tennessee Society Colonial Dames XVII Century recently met at the Parthenon Restaurant in Murfreesboro. President Blanche Pearson called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.
The invocation was given by Eleana McCoy. Pledge to the USA Flag was led by Marjorie Hernandez. The American’s Creed was led by Janie York. Lynda Logan led the salute to flag of Tennessee. The salute to the 17th century flag was led by Mary Ann Karnes. The object of the national society was read by Marie Eubanks. Our guest was Carol Fields.
The national defense message given by Mrs. Hernandez stating, “Memorial Day will soon be here, remember our nation’s war dead and the sacrifice they made for you and I. Fly your Flag at half staff on that day; it is so important to you and our country.”
Veteran’s chairman reported, this year marks the 70th anniversary of Gen. George Patton’s fearless campaigns in Africa and Italy. He understood tank warfare better than anyone else and was able to defeat Gen. Rommel and the Italian Forces at the battle of El Guettar. Two months after this battle the Germans surrendered to Allied Forces in Africa.
The history books our children are studying do not mention Gen. Patton but do Gen. Rommel. Is there something wrong with this picture.
Treasurer Faye Henson gave the financial report.
Registrar Lynda Logan reported Colleen Spears had completed her papers and they are ready to be signed.
The program was given by Jo Hill and Eleanor Satterfield on “Coat of Arms” in the National Society CDXVII Century. Things one might do for help is: order a disk on “Coat of Arms,” cost is $15 plus shipping; order application form, work form from national chairman Maureen L. McGowan-Singer; look at the “30th-Year Index of Ancestors-Armorial Familes,” and see if you can find your ancestor; look at book, “Ancestors and Kin,” by Walden Coggeshall; see book, “Queens Consort,” by Lisa Hilton. Next, work papers were passed out on how to fill out an application for a COA and spoke on each step to follow to your ancestor for a coat of arms. This was a most informing program for all to learn about.
Next, everyone ate their meal and continued with the business session.
Several members gave a report on the 57th State Conference held in Nashville.
Under new business, members approved the chapter by-laws which were rewritten by Janie York.
Afterwards, was the installation of the new officers for 2013-2015. Mrs. Pearson swore them in. President, Mary Ann Karnes; first vice president, Betty Bradley; second vice president, Aline Roberts; chaplain, Nancy Coghlan; recording secretary and correspondence secretary, Teresa Deathridge; treasurer, Faye Henson; registrar, Lynda Logan; historian, Carolyn Martin; and librarian and parliamentarian, Patricia Junkin.
Mrs. Pearson pinned the chapter president’s ribbon on Mrs. Karnes and Mrs. Karnes pinned the honorary chapter president’s pin on Mrs. Pearson.
Mrs. Roberts presented the historian scrapbook of the two-year term to Mrs. Pearson.
Mrs. Karnes told about her plans for the next two years and the meeting was adjourned.
Published in The WCP 5.14.13