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March 19, 2014

DAR Chimney Hill Chapter convenes for monthly meeting

Ada — The Daughters of the American Revolution Chimney Hill Chapter met on March 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center.

The opening ritual was led by Regent Dana Hill and Chaplain Jessie Glover. Vickie Lee led the Pledge of Allegiance, Myrtie Clarke led The American’s Creed and The Star-Spangled Banner was led by Ruth Ann Taylor, accompanied by Rita Floyd.

The purpose of the Women in the Arts Recognition Award is to recognize and honor a woman who has made significant achievements at the community level in her artistic field.  

The award is presented by the American Heritage Committee.  Suzanne McFarlane, chairman of the committee, introduced Loretta Yin, talented local artist and recipient of this year’s award.  

Also present were Connie Hall and Rosemarie Benya, who submitted letters recommending Yin for the award.   

Regent Dana Hill gave the message from President General Lynn Forney Young. Several improvement projects are under way at NSDAR headquarters, including improved online access to GRS records. 

Vice Regent Ruth Ann Taylor reported that she has several pounds of can tabs to take to the state conference. Collected tabs benefit Ronald McDonald Houses, veterans centers and conservation. 

The minutes of the previous meeting, by Mary Scalf, were approved as read.  Joyce Gentry gave the treasurer’s report.  

For the national defense report, Elizabeth Witherow gave information about the National Guard. According to Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, the Guard is highly trained and equipped for its homeland missions and its partnerships abroad.         

Kathy Howry, Membership Committee, reported on pending and prospective members. 

For the Indian Minute, Mary Pfeffer told the Native American legend of the “Three Sisters,” which is the tradition of planting corn, beans and squash together for long-term soil fertility and a healthy diet.

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