Meridian Star


March 30, 2014

Samuel Dale Chapter, MSSDAR

MERIDIAN —     The day-to-day operations of Wesley House Community Center were detailed by Mike Vick, president of the center's board of directors, at the March meeting of Samuel Dale Chapter, Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR).

    Wesley House provides assistance to those who have "fallen through the cracks." According to Vick, seven agencies currently operate at the community center.

    Wesley House has undergone several physical improvements in recent years. A two-car garage was transformed into a courtroom, and the front sidewalk enclosed for “safety’s sake,” Vick said.

     After answering several questions, Vick invited Samuel Dale Chapter to tour Wesley House. The chapter donated $50 to the John 3:17 mission at Wesley House.

     The March 3, 2014, meeting of Samuel Dale Chapter, MSSDAR, was called to order at 10 a.m. by Regent Glenda Thomas. Caroline Wilson assisted Thomas with the opening ritual. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Janet Synard. Thomas led the Salute to the Mississippi Flag and the American’s Creed.

     Pat Sharp read the President General’s message. Wilson presented the National Defense Report about a WWII Navy man who survived over five days in the water in the Pacific Ocean. DAR Minutes: Flag, Janet Synard; Indian, Sarah Walters; Constitution, Rosalie; and Women’s Issues, Thomas.

    The minutes of the January and February meetings were dispensed with Ruby Robinson presented the treasurer’s report, noting a balance of $429.03. She also read a thank-you letter from the Veteran’s Home in Kosciusko for contributions made by Samuel Dale Chapter.

     Thomas reported on the recent MSSDAR State Conference. Samuel Dale Chapter's Good Citizen winner, Danny Weisner, placed fourth in the state.     Samuel Dale received the following awards: State Chapter Achievement, silver; Outstanding Contribution to Rosalie by entering the Rosalie Rose benefit; DAR Magazine; Chapter participation in DAR National Defense; American Indian; DAR service for Veterans; and a Regent’s award.

     Old business included the chapter contributing to its Rosalie Rose, Becky Tomerlin. New business was discussion of Samuel Dale's April 6 Awards Tea.     It was announced that the National Anthem was officially adopted on March 31,1931. Also, the Rosalie Spring Pilgrimage is March 8-April 12.

     Members attending were Glenda Thomas, Dot Shank, Frances Olander, Bettye Compton, Caroline Wilson, Sarah Walters, Janet Synard, Ruby Robinson and Pat Sharp.

    The meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.


• Submitted by Sarah Walters, recording secretary

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