The Susanna Randolph Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met February 2, 2012 at the Vandalia Hotel. Following the delicious meal, Holly Jungers presented the program on “Gettysburg and the American Civil War.”
Jungers has visited Gettysburg several times and took a college class there this past summer. She used her own photographs and slides to complement the narrative.
Her very interesting presentation was from the point of view of ordinary Gettysburg citizens and how they and their town were permanently affected by the battle. Following the program, Ruth Miller, Regent, conducted the business meeting. Mandi Bryant gave the President General’s report and Teresa Wenzel read the National Defense News.
The minutes of the January meeting were read by Muriel Beshears in the absence of the Secretary, Judy Flowers. They were approved as corrected. Barbara Elzea presented the treasurer’s report. Correspondence included a thank you note from Tamassee DAR School, information on candidates for election at the 113th Annual State Conference and information from Verda Mae Deutscher concerning her military service.
Mandi Bryant reported about $16,750 in coupons had been sent to military personnel in January and Teresa reported sending an additional $10,000 worth of coupons.
Plans were finalized for the George Washington’s Birthday Tea to be held Sunday, February 26 at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Hall.
The committee planning the event consists of Judy Flowers, Maxine Jackson, Kathy Mommens, Barbara Jarvis, Joy Davis, and Ruth Miller. The program, “Women of the American Revolution,” is being planned by Mandi Bryant with assistance from several other Chapter members.
The Chapter made plans to attend the MSSDAR State Conference May 3-6, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Select, Columbia. Members will also be attending the 100th birthday celebration of the Bowling Green Chapter on Wednesday February 22, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Bowling Green.
The group will meet at 1 p.m. at the parking lot across from the Leader
Office to pool rides. RSVP’s should be made by February 15.
The roll call, “A Fact about the Battle of Gettysburg”, was answered by Ruth Miller, Virginia Howdeshell, Mandi Bryant, Dorothy Black, Cindy Pirch, Linda Sue Galloway, Teresa Wenzel, Muriel Beshears, Maxine Jackson, Barbara Elzea, Joy Davis, members and Ann Bryant, associate member.