The Susanna Randolph DAR Chapter met at 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 8 for dinner with 16 members present. Those members were Jennifer Adams, Carolyn Ball, Dorothy Black, Joy Brummitt, Mandi Bryant, Ann Carter, Elaine Dameron, Joy Davis, Glee Brummitt Hanson, Virginia Howdeshell, Crystal McCurdy, Ruth Miller, Cindy Pirch, Teresa Wenzel, Wanda Winders, and Vickie Wright.
Everyone participated in the opening ritual. The President General’s message was presented by Joy Davis. The constitution minute was given by Virginia Howdeshell. Jennifer Adams reported on the school minute.
In officer reports, recording secretary Mandi Bryant did roll call on a Civil War battle in Missouri. Treasurer Teresa Wenzel reported on all the accounts. Registrar Ruth Miller reported that she has two prospective applicants she is working with.
The vice-regent gave a program reminder for February 5. Roll call will be a Revolutionary War fact. The upcoming Washington’s Birthday Tea, to be held on Sunday, February 22, at 2 p.m. in St. Pat’s Hall, will be discussed.
In committee reports, Service for Veterans, Dorothy Black reported on all the items delivered to the Missouri Veterans’ Home in Mexico and a picture was passed around along with a thank you letter from the home.
In American History, Ruth Miller has received multiple essays for the contest.
In DAR Good Citizens, Joy Davis reported that the information on those chosen from Van-Far and Community R-VI have been sent on to the state level.
In unfinished business, Glee Brummitt Hanson sang several songs at the Roselyn Heights State Christmas Open House which was posted on the MSSDAR Facebook page. Also, the kitchen remodeling project at Roselyn Heights has been started.
In new business, members need to continue to report their “Celebrate America” hours. Recipe submissions for the DAR cookbook were collected by Joy Davis with the deadline of February 1 to order the cookbook.
Regent Carter asked if anyone had donated books to help promote literacy for the Master questionnaire. A reminder was given that Washington’s Birthday Celebration will be on February 22. Mandi Bryant is collecting three applications for the Patriot of the Month honorees.
The meeting adjourned with the closing ritual and that was followed by a program presented by Teresa Wenzel on “The Battle at Morris Mill.”
Hostesses were Virginia Howdeshell, Glee Brummitt Hanson, and Joy Brummitt.