- Ada, Oklahoma


January 22, 2014

DAR holds meeting, announces winner

Club News


Ada —

For the National Defense report, Elizabeth Witherow gave information about the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), which replaces the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS).          

Kathy Howry, Membership Committee, reported on prospective members.

For the Indian Minute, Mary Pfeffer told about Kokopelli, a prehistoric deity and traveling flute-player who remains a sacred figure to many Native Americans in the desert Southwest.

Suzanne McFarlane, Conservation Committee, polled members concerning the number who recycle and  the ways in which we conserve our natural resources.

Mary Scalf, Veterans Committee, reported on a trip to visit our six adopted veterans at the Sulphur Veterans Center.  Also, Judy Kurz had the winning bid of $10 for Buffy.

Suzanne McFarlane, American Heritage Committee, reported that Loretta Yin has been nominated for the Women in the Arts award.

In lieu of a program, the time was used to answer questions on the Master Questionnaire, and several committee chairmen submitted annual reports.  

Mary Scalf, chairman, gave the Nominating Committee report.  Other members of the nominating committee are Tommie Beddow, Arletta Good, Jean Kelley, and Marian Paniaqua.  

The proposed slate of officers for 2014-2016 included  Regent- Ruth Ann Taylor; Vice Regent- Myrtie Clarke; Chaplain- Helen Roberts; Secretary- Mary Scalf; Treasurer- Joyce Gentry; Registrar- Marian Paniagua; Historian- Jean Kelley; Librarian- Elizabeth Witherow.  Suzanne McFarlane made a motion that the slate of officers be elected by acclamation.  Lorraine Hooker seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.  

Regent Hill announced that the State Conference will be at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman, April 10-12.  She will email a newsletter containing registration information and needs to know who will attend by March 1.  

Lorraine Hooker, Kiamichi Country district director, gave an update on the DAR Good Citizens essay contest.  The district winner was a student whose essay was entered into the competition by the Talking Leaves Chapter in Muldrow.

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