Meridian Star

September 23, 2012

Pushmataha Chapter DAR

The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     A slide presentation of the historic pre-Civil War mansion Rosalie was presented by Kay Wolfe at September meeting of Pushmataha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

    Wolfe's presentation included photos of the original owners of the mansion, which was occupied in 1863 by General Ulysses S. Grant and his soldiers during the war. The mansion survived the war without much damage and is currently being maintained by the Mississippi State Society DAR.

    Wolfe also shared how much she and fellow Pushmataha member Louise Williamson enjoyed serving as hostesses at the mansion during the spring pilgrimage.

    The Sept. 13, 2012, meeting was held at noon at Northwood Country Club. Regent Marilyn Bell called the meeting to order and led members in the DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance Salute to the Mississippi Flag and the American’s Creed. She also presented the President General’s message, which discussed gaining and training new members as well as retaining existing members.

    Wolfe read the National Defense Report, which provided highlights from a speech presented by General David H. Petraeus, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), at the recent Continental Congress of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C.

    Bell read the Indian and Conservation Minute. Three Sunshine Reports were presented.

    Members were reminded that Joann McRae, Opal Mitchell and Martha Ann Keys are recovering from surgeries or illnesses and are in need of prayer.

    Angela Howington read the minutes for the May meeting. Sue Thompson read the treasury report.

    Bell reminded the group of the upcoming fall pilgrimage at The Rosalie Mansion and encouraged members to attend or serve as a hostess.

    Bell thanked Thompson and Williamson for their work on the new yearbooks. She also thanked Julia Porter for setting up programs for upcoming meetings.

    The group welcomed two new members, Laurel Van Zandt and Mary Margaret Baysinger, and one prospective member, Rita Nowlan.

    Hostesses were Sue Thompson, Elease Duell, Suzanne Stokes and Donna Hodges.

    Members present: Shirley Stodard, Linda Allred, Nell McMullen, Sue Thompson, Julia Porter, Gayle Tyner, Marilyn Bell, Angela Howington, Louise Williamson, Dorrine Hall, Jackie Gordon, Gail Gilmore, Kay Wolfe and Glaniece Roberts.

    The meeting was adjourned.

• Report submitted by Angie Howington.