The Susanna Randolph Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on December 4 at the United Methodist Church in Vandalia.
Regent Ann Carter called the meeting to order. Joy Davis asked the blessing before the meal. The meeting began with the opening ritual including the singing of the National Anthem.
The President General’s message was read by Davis, Judy Flowers delivered the American Indian Minute, and Brenda Gower offered a Conservation Minute. Jennifer Adams presented a School Minute.
Recording Secretary Mandi Bryant gave the secretary’s report for November and took roll call which was “Christmas share and tell.”
Cindy Pirch read a thank you letter from Tammasse School and also a thank you note from the state treasurer for donating to the Roslyn Heights Kitchen
Drawer Fund. Pirch passed around cards for everyone to sign showing their support for DAR members who are having rough times.
Treasurer Teresa Wenzel, gave the treasurer’s report for October and November and reminded everyone if they would like to make a contribution to the scholarship fund, she will be writing letters for tax purposes.
Historian Brenda Gower reminded those present that if anyone has applicable pictures, they will be needed for the scrapbook.
Registrar Ruth Miller states that Connie Hall should be accepted into membership within the month and Carolyn Ball will be singing at the meeting.
Vice-Regent Muriel Beashers reminded everyone that the January meeting roll call will be to name a Civil War Battle in Missouri.
In Unfinished Business, Friends and Family Night was revisited. Everyone thought the event was well-attended. They also liked the menu and venue.
In New Business, Carter reminded everyone to log their Celebrate American volunteer hours.
Recipes need to be submitted following the guidelines or given to Joy Davis for the DAR recipe book by January with a maximum of five per daughter. The Roslyn Heights Christmas Open House theme is “Heaven and Nature Sing” and plans were made to car pool for those attending.
The Patriot of the Month was discussed and explained to the new members, with several names given as suggestions.
Davis made a motion that State Conference Delegates for the group be Ann Carter, Muriel Beashers, and Ruth Miller. Judy Flowers second the motion and it passed unanimously.
Joy Davis and Teresa Wenzel helped the group with making homemade Christmas cards and ornaments for the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico. Dorothy Black collected the gift items for the veterans.
The meeting was adjourned with the Daughters Pledge, the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the State of Missouri.
Those in attendance were Jennifer Adam, Dorothy Black, Muriel Beashers, Mandi Bryant, Joy Brummitt, Ann Carter, Elaine Dameron, Joy Davis, Judy Flowers, Brenda Gower, Glee Brummitt-Hanson, Ruth Miller, Beth Motley, Cindy Pirch, Teresa Wenzel, Carolyn Ball, and Vickie Wright.