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DAR honors Raymond Miller, Jr. as Patriot of the Month

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 8:54 am

DAR Regent Ruth Miller, left, presents Raymond Miller, Jr. with the Patriot of the Month Award.

Raymond Miller Jr. was honored as Patriot of the Month during the April 5 meeting of the Susanna Randolph Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held at the Vandalia Hotel restaurant.
Miller, a Vietnam veteran, received a framed certificate.
Following the meal and opening ritual led by Ruth Miller, regent, the President General’s message was given by Mandi Bryant. National Defense report was read by Teresa Wenzel, a Constitution Minute was given by Barbara Jarvis and Ann Carter presented an Indian Minute. The minutes from the March meeting were read by Judy Flowers and Barbara Elzea read the treasurer’s report, both of which were accepted as read.
The regent read correspondence about the Flag Day Luncheon June 14 in Hannibal, an invitation to the DAR meeting of the Paris chapter April 19 and a certificate of appreciation from MSSDAR. An information sheet on the Lay Light Campaign was passed around.
Mandi Bryant reported $28,600 in coupons collected for military families.
Joy Davis reported the $500 DAR scholarship winner will be announced at the close of school during award ceremonies.
State conference will be held May 4-6 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. Deadline is April 14 for event and meal reservations. Forms are available from the regent. Items for the Junior Bazaar should be taken to Maxine Jackson’s home by May 3. Myrna Woolfolk will be among those honored during the memorial service at the conference.
Anne Bryant is in charge of taking orders for t-shirts and sweatshirts embroidered with the DAR logo during April and May. These are to be ready in the fall.
The last meeting of the year, May 10, will be a road trip to Hannibal. After discussion of restaurants, Joy Davis made a motion to have supper at the Mark Twain Dinette. A second was made by Maxine Jackson and the motion passed unanimously. The group will visit the Molly Brown House and other area attractions, leaving Vandalia Hotel parking lot at 2:15 p.m. and stopping for other members in Bowling Green at 2:30.
The annual Flag Day picnic at Roslyn Heights in Boonville will be held June 9.
New officers for 2012-14 were installed by the chaplain including Joy Davis, regent; Ann Carter, vice regent; Mandi Bryant, recording secretary; Cindy Pirch, corresponding secretary; Teresa Wenzel, treasurer; Ruth Miller, registrar; and Dorothy Black, historian.
Ruth Miller gave an informative program about James Madison, fourth President, giving details about his family life and his role as a framer of the Constitution.
Roll call, “Fact About James Madison,” was answered by Black, Anne Bryant, Mandi Bryant, Davis, Elzea, Flowers, Howdeshell, Jackson, Jarvis, Miller, Pirch and Wenzel. Guests were Raymond Miller Jr. and Kailey Flowers Luebrecht, granddaughter of Judy Flowers.