Regent Dana Hill gave the President General’s message, stating that the 122nd Continental Congress had the largest attendance since 1976. The President General encouraged members to commemorate the 226th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution during Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23.
Vice Regent Ruth Ann Taylor stated that she is working with area schools for the upcoming Good Citizens awards. Also, she will make special presentations at area schools during Constitution Week.
Chaplain Jessie Glover announced that two former members, Jackie Uhles and June Hart, had died recently.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Mary Scalf, and Joyce Gentry gave the treasurer's report.
The national defense report, by Elizabeth Witherow, stated that the greatest threats to our national defense at this time are cyber- defense issues and the national economy. She also distributed copies of information from FEMA concerning steps for emergency preparations, including a list of emergency supplies.
Kathy Howry, membership committee, reported that Judy Kurz and Barbara Langley have been verified for membership. She also reported on pending and prospective members.
The Indian Minute, by Mary Pfeffer, was about a special Navajo-influenced dinner served at a restaurant in Phoenix, Ariz., and creative dishes featuring prickly pears.
Mary Scalf, veterans committee, reported plans for delivering cookies and brownies to the 122 veterans at the Sulphur Veterans Center on Sept. 23.
Suzanne McFarlane, conservation committee, encouraged members to join the National Arbor Day Foundation. Arbor Day in Oklahoma is during the last week in March.
Jerry Wages Constitution Week chairman, introduced Dr. Christopher Bean, assistant professor of History at East Central University, who spoke on the development of the U. S. Constitution. The Articles of Confederation limited the authority needed by Congress to deal with problems and taxes, so in 1787 the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia to form the current Constitution.