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September 22, 2013

Samuel Dale Chapter, DAR

MERIDIAN —     New officers were installed at the September meeting of Samuel Dale Chapter, Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR).

    Jacquelyn Longmeier installed the following to office: Glenda Thomas, regent; Pat Sharp, first vice regent; Lynn Selman, second vice regent; Robin McCarty, chaplain; Sarah Walters, recording secretary; Ruby Robinson, treasurer; Ann Schroeder, registrar; Bettye Compton, historian; Elizabeth Kahlmus, librarian; and Caroline Wilson, parliamentarian.

      Guest speaker was Barbara Wells, director of Meridian Activity Center. Wells informed the group about programs, classes and activities offered to residents of Meridian and Lauderdale County – about 35 different classes, from smocking to line dancing to yoga. The latest class offered is titled, “How to Use Your iPhone."

    The Sept. 4, 2013, meeting was called to order at 10 a.m. by Regent Thomas, who welcomed guest and prospective member Elsie Meador.

    The opening ritual was conducted by Thomas and McCarty. Janet Sinyard led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. Thomas led the pledge to the Mississippi Flag and the American’s Creed.

    Lynn Selman presented the President General’s Message and the National Defense Report, which urged members to be very aware of what is happening in Syria.

    The DAR minutes were presented by the following: Flag, Janet Sinyard; Indian, Dot Shank; Rosalie, Constitution and Wonen’s Issues by Regent Thomas.

    The minutes of the last two meetings were read by Sarah Walters; they were approved as read. Ruby Robinson presented the treasurer’s report and also distributed the new handbooks.

    Magazine Chairman Sarah Walters reported the chapter contributed to the Mississippi Co-Op advertisement.

    New business consisted of the chapter discussing a date change for the February joint meeting with Pushmata Chapter, MSSDAR, due to the speaker being unable to attend the Saturday date. A motion was made by Lynn Selman and seconded by Elizabeth Kahlmus to accept the Feb. 13 date; same time and place. The motion carried. Thomas reminded members to change the date in their yearbooks.

    Members voted unanimously to accept Elsie Meador into the chapter pending on her papers being accepted at national.

    Announcements included: the new MSSDAR website; members were asked to bring money to the October meeting for the veterans; the following dates – Constitution Week Sept. 17-24; Patriot Day, Sept. 11; and Citizenship Day, Sept. 17.

    Thomas thanked the hostesses, Bettye Compton, Frances Olander, Caroline Wilson and Ethel McHenry.

    Members attending were: Lynn Selman, Elizabeth Kahlmus, Ethel McHenry, Robin McCarty, Ruby Robinson, Pat Sharp, Frances Olander, Dot Shank, Jacque Longmerier, Janet Sinyard, Bettye Compton, Glenda Thomas and Sarah Walters.

    The meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

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