The Susanna Randolph Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its December meeting on the 5 at the Vandalia Hotel. Joy Davis, Regent, called the meeting to order. Virginia Howdeshell, Chaplain, asked the blessing before the meal.
Anne Carter read the President General’s message, Muriel Beshears presented the National Defense News, and Judy Flowers delivered the American Indian Minute.
Mandi Bryant, Recording Secretary, gave the secretary’s report and took roll call which was “Name your favorite Christmas Card.” Corresponding Secretary, Cindy Perch, reported that we had received six thank you letters from the boys at Groves Cottage at Tamassee DAR school and all present signed a card for Pam Oetting in light of her recent surgery. Teresa Wenzel gave the treasurer report. Dorothy Black, Historian reminded everyone to if they had any extra pictures for the scrapbook to please bring them to her. Ruth Miller, Registrar announced that we have three prospective members. Ann Carter, Vice Regent, reminded everyone that for the January meeting we will eat, and then tour the genealogical library, followed by our normal meeting.
Wenzel happily reported that all membership dues had been paid. Bryant is getting a total of how much has been sent for the Project patriot coupons. Flowers reminded everyone that all hours for this year need to be entered online at the DAR website for the Celebrate America. Black thanked everyone for all the items they had brought for the Service for Veterans and announced she would take it to the Veterans home on the following Monday.
The Community Service Award is still in the process. The Archives Project will be tackled more after the holidays. Family and Friends night was evaluated with everyone in agreement that the prospective members and family was to continue on that meeting.
Carter explained that Missouri State Daughters had positions coming available with one of them being State Registrar and Joy Davis has been selected to stand for this position. Ruth Miller made the motion that Susanna Randolph Chapter endorses Joy Davis for this office. Muriel Beashers second the motion and in vote it passed unanimously. In May of 2014 the state conference will be held, Cindy Pirch made motion that the Chapter chose to send Joy Davis, and Ann Carter as delegates to the State conference with Wenzel, Miller, Pirch and Beashers as alternates. Virginias Howdeshell seconded the motion and it passed in vote unanimously. For the Continental Congress in 2014 Ann Carter made motion that the Chapter selects Joy Davis and Muriel Beashers as delegates with Ruth Miller as an alternates, Dorothy Black second the motion. In vote it passed unanimously. Davis read the new resolutions and By-laws from the 122nd Continental Congress. The Lincoln School has completed the paperwork for the DAR grant and is hoping to put in new heating and cooling system. Carter is assisting Davis on writing a cover letter to DAR to endorse the project. Miller voiced there had been many essays turned in from 6th grade up through high school. Davis conveyed that the DAR good citizen award had a very good candidate for this upcoming year. Wenzel announced she will be putting together a letter for those who gave funds toward the scholarship for tax purposes.
The meeting was adjourned with closing ritual and followed by the chapter making handmade cards for the nonresident chapter members with instruction given by Teresa Wenzel.
Those in attendance were: Muriel Beashers, Dorothy Black, Mandi Bryant, Ann Carter, Joy Davis, Judy Flowers, Brenda Gowers, Virginia Howdeshell,, Crystal McCurdy, Ruth Miller, Cindy Pirch, Teresa Wenzel, Joy Brumitt, Glee Brumitt Hanson.