The Susanna Randolph Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held it’s meeting on May 8 at the Vandalia Hotel. Joy Davis, Regent, called the meeting to order. Virginia Howdeshell, Chaplain, asked the blessing before the meal. The meeting began with the opening ritual including the singing of the National Anthem.
Ann Carter, Vice-Regent, read the President General’s message, Muriel Beshears presented the National Defense News, the Constitution Minute was read by Virginia Howdeshell, Judy Flowers delivered the American Indian Minute, and Wanda Winders offered a Conservation Minute.
Mandi Bryant, Recording Secretary, gave the secretary’s report for April and took roll call which was “A Mother’s Day memory?”
Cindy Pirch, Corresponding Secretary, handed out the new name badges and collected the names for new members needing them still. Pirch also checked on new e mail addresses for informational updates.
Teresa Wenzel, Treasurer, gave the treasurer’s report for April.
Historian Dorothy Black thanked everyone for the pictures from the state conference and reminded people to send in or take more pictures for the scrapbook.
Ruth Miller, Registrar, announced the following: papers for Elaine Dameron were pending, Vickie Wright had signed papers, Bernice Lindberg was signing papers that evening, Jennifer Adam was still looking for a few last connections, and Glenda Keeteman and Judy Williams have papers ready to sign. She also announced that 2013 had more new members in DAR since it’s beginning in 1890.
Vice Regent, Ann Carter, reminded the chapter that next May 2015 we will go back to having a road trip meeting.
In committee reports the Flag Day Luncheon committee was finalized. All that plan on attending need to get their RSVP’s to Teresa Wenzel. The cost is $12 a person.
Judy Flowers reminded everyone that “Celebrate America” hours needs to continue to be logged. In the first year DAR members have logged over three million hours in volunteer service in their communities.
In unfinished business, Ruth Miller moved to table the Archive project until after the chapter’s centennial celebration, so that the materials will be there to look over. Virginia Howdeshell seconded the motion and the vote passed unanimously.
The Community Service nomination will be tabled until fall.
Joy Davis updated the chapter that the Special Grant application that had been turned in was denied.
In new business, installation of new officers for 2014-2016 were, Ann Carter for Regent, Muriel Beshears for Vice Regent, Virginia Howdeshell for Chaplain, Mandi Bryant for Recording Secretary, Cindy Pirch for Corresponding Secretary, Teresa Wenzel for Treasurer, Ruth Miller for Registrar, and Brenda Gower and Crystal McCurdy for Historians.
Joy Davis presented personal awards that were collected at the State conference. The Chapter received recognition certification for the Level 1 Honor Roll Participation, American Indians Project, DAR Project Patriot Committee, Service to our Nations Veterans, and Celebrate America.
Many who attended the state conference reported on talks and speakers.
Barbara Elzea motioned that an honorarium be sent to Tammassae DAR school in the name of Carlene Galloway for the May meeting program. Ann Carter seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Charlene Galloway gave the program as “The Church Lady.”
The meeting was adjourned with the Daughters Pledge, the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, and Pledge of Allegiance to the State of Missouri.
Those in attendance were: Muriel Beshears, Dorothy Black, Mandi Bryant, Ann Carter, Joy Davis, Barbara Elzea, Judy Flowers, Linda Sue Galloway, Virginia Howdeshell, Maxine Jackson, Ann Kohl, Ruth Miller, Kimber Nation, Pam Oetting, Carolyn Peterson, Cindy Pirch, Teresa Wenzel, Wanda Winders, Joy Brummitt, Glee Brummitt Hanson, Elaine Dameron, Bernice Lindberg, Glenda Keeteman, Jennifer Adam, Judy Williams, Kay Roberts, Charlene Galloway, and Gabriel Bryant.