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The Carl Neiman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at 7 p.m. Thursday in the basement of the Ava General Baptist Church.
The meeting was called to order by Regent Sandra Walker. The Pledge of Allegiance and the American’s Creed were recited.
The meeting was opened with prayer by Chaplain Sherry Beasley. Regent Sandra welcomed new member Nina Carter to our chapter.
Regent Sandra then read the President General’s Report. The General’s message was about remembering 9/11. Vice-Regent Janet Ariciu’s National Defense Report was about the plane that sacrificed itself, before being used as a weapon, in Pennsylvania. A touching memorial has been erected in the place the plane crashed. It was a moving article of bravery and sacrifice. It also showed how committed the people of the area are in honoring and never forgetting these people’s sacrifices.
Secretary Helen Hoogendoorn read the minutes from the last meeting. Treasurer Judy Ross made the group aware that this is “Military Awareness Month for the Prevention of Suicide.” All should remember to welcome returning military members with open arms and love in their hearts.
Judy then read the treasurer’s report and the report was filed. Chaplain Sherry Beasley gave the chaplain’s report. She has sent several cards over the summer. She has also been to see Jo Peebles twice. Our love and prayers are with Jo.
Sherry’s daughter Terry is still undergoing treatments. Our prayers and love are with her. Nina reported that her husband is doing better. Our prayers are with them both. The chapter scholarships have been presented to Racheal Ramsey and Allen Landers.
Cinita Brown will be decorating the case at the library. We will be meeting at the mayor’s office for the formal signing of the proclamation for Constitution Week on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. We will also be donating a book to the Douglas County Library in memory of Billie Sue McGill during Constitution Week.
Secretary Helen informed the membership of the Patriot of the Month program and about Rosie The Riveter.
Our yearbooks were reviewed and our first newsletter has been distributed. Nina Carter was in charge of both projects and did a phenomenal job.
The District Meeting will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, in Carthage, Mo. The Jingle Bell Express is now available for DAR members to use in order to visit DAR State Headquarters during the Christmas season. The exact day for this excursion has yet to be determined. If you are interested, contact Regent Sandra Walker for more information. The trip fee is $35 and includes lunch.
Treasurer Judy Ross presented next year’s projected budget to the membership.
Our meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m. by Regent Sandra and closed with prayer. We then had delicious snacks supplied by Sandra and enjoyed our program.
This month’s program was a replay of the Ava General Baptist Church’s Faith and Freedom Celebration held on July 3. It featured interviews with World War II veterans Dick Walker, Eldon Brooks and Lawrence Thompson. Our next meeting will be on Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.