Meridian Star

Life

June 2, 2013

Samuel Dale Chapter DAR

MERIDIAN —     Volunteer of the Year Award winner Scott Gray was introduced to members of Samuel Dale Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), at the club's May meeting.

    Gray, was awarded the honor by the club in April, however was unable to attend the club's meeting. Introduced by Regent Glenda Thomas, Gray and Thomas discussed some of the reasons he was chosen for the award: Gray has been a coach since he was a teenager and continues to work with youth through the Optimist Club golf and T-Ball programs, West Lauderdale soccer, Boy Scouts of America and others.

    The May 1, 2013, meeting was called to order by Regent Thomas. The opening ritual was conducted by Lynn Selman, who served as chaplain, and Thomas. Janet Sinyard led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. Thomas led the Salute to the Mississippi Flag and the American’s Creed.

    The President General’s Message was presented by Ann Schroeder. The National Defense Message encouraging support of the nation's military was presented by Caroline Wilson.

    The DAR minutes included a Constitution Minute, where Thomas told that Benjamin Franklin suggested opening the meetings with prayer and was told there was not enough money to hire a chaplain.

    Jacquelyn Longmire presented an Indian Minute, describing the Sun Dance, known by different names but with the same quest, a vision.

    Becky Tomerlin presented the Rosalie Minute, reminding members that the annual fall pilgrimage in Natchez will be Sept. 27-Oct. 14.

    Minutes of the last meeting were read by Caroline Wilson and were approved as read. The treasurer’s report was also presented.      

    Regent Thomas requested members to sign up to serve as hostesses for next year, and to fill the slots where chairmen are needed for committees. She also announced that installation of officers will be held in September.

    Thomas reminded members of special days coming up this month and to fly their flag on those days: National Day of Prayer, May 2; Mothers Day, May 12; Armed Forces Day, May 18; Memorial Day, May 27. On Memorial Day, the flag should be flown at half-mast until noon, then raised.

    The program consisted of members sharing interesting information about their ancestors and service in the early days of this country.

    Ann Schroeder and Becky Tomerlin received as hostesses at Rosalie during the Spring Pilgrimage in Natchez. It was a first for Schroeder, who said it was a great experience and everybody should do it.

    Becky Tomerlin, LoRita MItchum and Lynn Selman were thanked for being hostesses and serving refreshments.

    Members present at the May meeting were: Caroline Wilson, LoRita Mitchum, Ethel McHenry, Lynn Selman, Sandy Gaddis, Becky Tomerlin, Ann Schroeder, Bettye Compton, Glenda Thomas, Janet Sinyard, Jacqueline Longmeier and Ruby Robinson.

1
Text Only
Life
Biz Marquee
New Today
Poll

Are you for or against Common Core — which is mandated by the state — being taught in Mississippi schools?

For
Against
     View Results
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide