The regular meeting of the Bowling Green Chapter DAR was called to order at 2 p.m. by Regent Jane Quade at the United Methodist Church in Bowling Green.
Marlene Kut lead the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Christy Wendel lead the group in singing the Star Spangled Banner accompanied by Kut. Georgia Gamm lead the group in the recitation of the Preamble to the Constitution. Joyce Lovelace lead the American’s Creed. Pam Williams lead the Pledge of Allegiance to the State of Missouri and Deb Ingram lead the recitation of the Daughters Pledge.
Chaplain Elaine Niemeyer gave a devotional entitled “Rejoicing in the Lord.”
Lori Smith read the minutes from the September meeting. The Treasurer’s report was given by Elaine Niemeyer. Dues for State and National are to be paid in November and December. Minutes and treasurer reports were both approved.
Kut gave a National Defense report on the Boston Bombing discussing home grown extremists and how there is no magic bullet to patrol terrorism.
Christy Wendel gave Conservation Report on Forest Releaf of Missouri.
Wendel also gave the Veterans Report and a poem “The Soldier Stands and Faced God” was read by Kut.
Wendel stated there are seven ladies at the Mexico Veterans Home and a discussion ensued about items to be taken to them as gifts. A motion was made by Williams to bring seven of the same items for the ladies; motion was seconded by Niemeyer and motion carried.
Ingram gave a Constitution Minute on John Adams and what he said.
Quade reported that at the District Meeting the Bowling Green Chapter received the following awards: Star Achievement Award, Chapter Achievement Award Level one, and Helen Pouch Memorial Fund.
Members were asked to complete the form with their volunteer hours for the year, which began Jan. 1, through the present. Please have these forms available to give to Quade at the November meeting.
Days to keep on the calendar are: Oct. 26 Cameo Tea, Nov. 3 Cold Water Cemetery 50th Anniversary at Florissant, and Rosyln Heights Christmas open house “Stars of Wonder,” which will be Dec. 7 through 14.
Quade, Niemeyer, and Diane Fuerst will be attending the Cameo Tea.
Niemeyer introduced Wendy Brumbaugh who gave the program “Humor Therapy.” She had wonderful points about therapeutic effects of humor: seven days without laughter makes one weak and identifying if we have more right or left brain control and how that effects us.
Hostesses for the meeting were Gamm, Wendel, and Snookie Flansburg.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. Hostesses will be Penny Dixon, Millie Betz, and Brittany Lucas.
There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.
Attending the meeting were: Mildred Betz, Julia Black, Penny Dixon, Georgia Gamm, Sue Hughes, Deborah Ingram, Marjorie Jamieson, Marlene Kut, Joyce Lovelace, Carol Lee Marshall, Elaine Niemeyer, Jane Quade, Lori Smith, Christy Wendel, and Pam Williams. Guest was: Wendy Brumbaugh.