The Bowling Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Methodist Church on Thursday, Jan. 24.
Lori Smith led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Marlene Kut led the group in singing the Star Spangled Banner. Pam Williams led the group in reciting the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America. Jane Quade led the group in reciting the American’s Creed while Kut led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the State of Missouri. The recitation of the Daughter’s Pledge was led by Diane Fuerst. Georgia Gamm read the President General’s Message. Chaplain Elaine Niemeyer gave a devotional from Acts 4:31.
Mrs. Niemeyer will send a card to pending member Sherry Moss Clawson since her mother passed away recently.
Minutes from the November were not available and there was no meeting held in December due to the bad weather. The Treasurer’s Report was given by Charlene McCune. Mrs. McCune reported that all dues have been paid to the state and national. The Treasurer’s Report was read and approved.
Kut gave the National Defense Report on “Firearms Booming in Face of Increased Gun Control.”
Williams stated paperwork for pending member Clawson has been submitted to national and paperwork for Joyce Davis Lovelace was completed and received at the meeting today.
Brittany Lucas presented the Women’s Issue by giving tips on exercise and losing weight. These tips are: eat fruits and vegetables at each meal and exercise for 10 minutes every day to keep your weight down.
Regent Quade reported on the trip that made by four members on Dec. 6 to Roslyn Heights and to the women veterans at the home in Mexico where Christmas present were delivered to each woman veteran.
Lori Smith read several pieces of correspondence to the group:
Update on the Tamassee, the DAR school located in South Carolina.
Note of congratulations on our website from Linda Vassar, member of Udolpha Miller Dorman Chapter in Clinton.
Thank you for the District Meeting held in September by Louise Sitton.
Thank you for the District Meeting held in September by LaDonna Duncan, MSSDAR State Registrar.
Letter from U.S. Army retired Steven G. Stegen inquiring about a road sign for the grave of Patriot Elijah Hendricks which had a new tombstone dedicated in June, 2011.
Regent Quade announced a new program to collect loose change which benefit women and wounded in the military. This was in the online DAR news on the internet.
Kut gave information regarding the tavern at Arrow Rock. This is a historic landmark and would be a great place to visit as a group. Dinner can be arranged and a tour given. Arrow Rock is located approximately 15 minutes from Roslyn Heights, Boonville. The tavern is opened from April until December. There are DAR items located in the kitchen of the historic landmark which were donated.
Williams suggested that new members subscribe to the DAR magazine.
McCune announced that member Mary Oxford recently celebrated her 95th birthday. Each member was asked to send a birthday card to her.
Parliamentarian Sue Hughes reminded each member that the chapter regent should be addressed as “Madam Regent” before speaking. Protocol should be observed.
Kathie Branstetter introduced Emily Schuckenbrock as this year’s recipient of the “DAR Good Citizen” award. Emily is the daughter of Mike and Laurie Schuckenbrock. Emily and her mother were introduced to the group. The school counselor Karen Burditt also attended the meeting in honor of Emily.
The DAR Good Citizen Award is based on four areas of participation in high school: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. The award started in 1934 and is open to all seniors in high school.
Missouri Depart-ment of Conservation Agent Chris Grote presented a slide show on gardening tips on how to attract birds to your backyard. He stated that birds must have food, water, and shelter. Habitat is also a key element for attracting bird.
He also presented information regarding “Bluebirds in Missouri.” On March 30, 1927 the bluebird was designated as the state bird because it is common in Missouri and is a symbol of happiness.
Mr. Grote was presented a gift card as a token of appreciation for the informative presentation.
Historian Diane Fuerst gave an informative presentation on the Chaplains of the American Revolution and how that conflict resulted in the current Chaplains in today’s Armed Forces.
Hostesses for the today’s meeting were: Williams, Smith, and Kathy Bumeter.
The next meeting is planned for Friday, Feb. 22. Hostesses for the next meeting will be: Marjorie Jameson, Kut, McCune, and Carol Marshall.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.
Attending the meeting were: Millie Betz, Kathie Branstetter, Diane Fuerst, Georgia Gamm, Sue Hughes, Marjorie Jamieson, Marlene Kut, Brittany Lucas, Charlene McCune, Elaine Niemeyer, Jane Quade, Lori Smith, and Pam Williams.
Guests were: Joyce Lovelace, Marilyn Lucas, Chris Grote, Karen Burditt, Emily Schuckenbrock, and Laurie Schuckenbrock.