DAR chapter sets service opportunities

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The Captain David Philips Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution met Saturday, Sept 14 at the Senior Citizens Center in Sulphur Springs. After Regent Marynell Bryant called the meeting to order, the opening ritual was held which included the pledges to the United States and Texas flags, the reciting of the American’s Creed and the Preamble to the Constitution, and the singing of the “The Star Spangled Banner.” Chaplain Gail Boles read Psalms 100:5 and offered a prayer.

Bryant welcomed all members and introduced the following guests: prospective members Kay Kennedy and husband Harold, and Joy French and her daughter, Gretchen. Charlotte Abbott was introduced as an associate member whose membership is with the Mary Fell Stevenson Chapter in Washington.

The minutes from the April meeting were read by secretary Barbara Cock-rum, and there being no corrections, the minutes were approved. Treasurer Debra Wood gave the financial report. There were no questions and the report was filed for audit.

Members were reminded of commemorative events for September and October which included: Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23; Day of Service, Oct. 11; Day of Prayer, Oct. 12; and Captain David Philips Chapter Birthday, Oct. 13.

Constitution Week Chairman Sandy Noe reported a display will be set up at the Sulphur Springs Public Library in honor of Constitution Week. Members are encouraged to view the display.

Bryant encouraged members to participate in the National Day of Service. Service hours are to be reported to Chairman Gail Boles.

Cockrum reminded the members to collect personal items that will be delivered to the Veterans Hospital in Bonham in November.

Elda Mitchell made a motion to purchase an Honorary Regent Pin from Hamilton Jewelry. Noe seconded and the motion passed.

Bryant brought the program for the meeting on the book “Courage, Charm and Character: The Story of the First Ladies of Texas and the Historic Gown Collection at Texas Woman’s University.” This book describes the lives of the First Ladies, the two women governors of Texas and other prominent women with deep ties to Texas. This book was a TXDAR State Project of State Regent Judy Ostler to raise money for the preservation and restoration of the gown collection presented to Texas Women’s University in 1940 by TXDAR.

Boles lead a memorial service in honor of member Jo McCain who recently passed away, reading I Chronicles 16:34. Several members spoke fondly of McCain and her extraordinary life.

The next meeting will be Saturday, Nov. 9. After a short meeting at the Senior Citizens Center, the members will then visit the home of William McDowell to view his extensive clock collection. Members were encouraged to remember those who are ill and not in attendance.

Refreshments were served by hostess Patsy Bolton to members Bryant, Debra Wood, Noe, Linda Bynum, Boles, Billie Evans, Mitchell, Charlotte Abbott, Cock-rum, and guests Kay and Howard Kennedy, and Joy and Gretchen French.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.