The Bowling Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Methodist Church on Thursday, Dec. 19. Regent Jane Quade called the meeting to order at 2 p.m.
Diane Fuerst led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Charlene McCune led the group in singing the Star Spangled Anthem accompanied by Marlene Kut at the piano. Pam Williams led the group in reciting the Preamble to the Constitution. Georgia Gamm led the group in reciting the American’s Creed while Christy Wendel led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the State of Missouri. Marlene Kut led the recitation of the Daughter’s Pledge.
Vice Regent Christy Wendel led the group in the DAR Ritual. Margie Jamieson read the President General’s Message which included new information that the DAR will soon accept DNA as proof for applications and supplementals. The November meeting minutes were read by Diane Fuerst and approved as read.
Marlene Kut gave the National Defense Report. Pam Williams reported on Chapter Revitalization by reporting the approval of Florence Mae Dameron and Heather Renee Moss as new members. Mrs. Williams also reported on the large number of supplemental applications by various members.
The Indian Minute and Conservation report was given by Vice Regent Christy Wendel who reported on how Indians would bend young saplings to become trail trees for marking trails, safe places, water holes, etc.
Vice Regent Christy Wendel and Diane Fuerst went to the Veterans Home in Mexico to distribute large gift bags to the seven women veterans living there. Additional items were taken for those veterans who did not have any gift. A picture will be placed in the newspaper of the trip to the Veterans Home.
Treasurer Charlene McCune has completed the Chapter Achievement Award and it has been sent to National DAR.
Regent Quade stated the total number of volunteers hours for our chapter totals 1,600 hours. Keep up the good work.
Vice Regent Wendel computer has died so to reach her call her on her cell phone.
Samantha Smith, daughter of Lori Smith, gave a presentation on Molly Brown who was a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic and who was from Hannibal. Miss Smith reported that Ms. Brown was the first woman to run for a government office.
Regent Quade placed flags on our local Patriot graves.
Pam Williams reported that Marilyn Johnson took two dozen cookies from our chapter to Roslyn Heights for the Christmas activity.
The DAR Good Citizen Award was not given at this meeting. The local guidance counselor at the high school will be contacted concerning the selection of a senior for this award. Lori Smith and Kathi Branstetter will look into this for the chapter.
Meredith McCune donated the Christmas centerpieces for the tables for the meeting this month. All centerpieces were musical and enjoyed by all.
Charlene McCune gave a good medical report on her sister and that she is holding her own.
Marlene Kut presented the program for the meeting entitled: “Christmas Symbols.” The program gave a descriptive accounting of Christmas activities and holidays songs were sang after the description of the activity.
Hostesses for the January are: Elaine Niemeyer, Lori Smith, and Kathy Bumeter.
The next meeting is Jan. 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. Members brought cookies which were shared by all and the remainder were packaged and taken to members who are shut ins.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.
Attending the meeting were: Mildred Betz, Kathy Branstetter, Diane Fuerst, Georgia Gamm, Marjorie Jamieson, Marlene Kut, Charlene McCune, Jane Quade, Lori Smith, Christy Wendel, Pam Williams. Guest: Samantha Smith.
Respectfully submitted by Diane Fuerst