- Ada, Oklahoma

September 6, 2013

Local DAR chapter hosts reassembly tea

Ada —

Daughters of the American Revolution Chimney Hill Chapter, met Aug. 4, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall for Reassembly Tea.

The opening ritual was led by Regent Dana Hill, assisted by Jessie Glover, chaplain, who gave the opening prayer. Marie Spears led the Pledge of Allegiance, Mary Pfeffer led The American’s Creed, and The Star Spangled Banner was led by Derrelyn Metz accompanied by Rita Floyd.

Hill read a message from the new president general, Lynn Forney Young. Her vision is to encourage every generation of Americans to celebrate the spirit of the men and women who achieved this nation’s independence. Hill also introduced Regent Carole Martin from the DAR Ardmore chapter.

Vice Regent Ruth Ann Taylor encouraged members to collect can tabs and items for local veterans.

Jessie Glover announced that a memorial service for former member June Sims was scheduled for Aug.  12 at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Ada.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read by Mary Scalf. Joyce Gentry gave the treasurer’s report.

The National Defense report, by Lou Ann Hoover, concerned how sequester cuts in government spending have affected Tinker Air Force Base.

 Kathy Howry, membership committee chairman, reported that Loyleta Cacy, Shelly Gaines and Ann Stevenson have been verified for membership. Pending members include Judy Kurz, Barbara Langley and Margaret Mouser.

 The Indian Minute, by Mary Pfeffer, was about a new magazine titled Native Foodways, which can be read online at

 Mary Scalf, veterans committee, conducted an auction for Buffy, the committee’s fundraiser for veterans’ needs. Mary Pfeffer had the winning bid of $20. Ruth Ann Taylor reported that four organizations have agreed to co-sponsor the activities of the veterans committee. These are the Combat Infantryman Association ($300); Disabled American Veterans Arbuckle Chapter 181 ($600); Stratford American Legion Post 191 ($300); and Stratford VFW Post 1202 ($300). This enables the committee to “adopt” four additional veterans, for a total of six, for special recognition and assistance.

Hill introduced the guest speaker, Glenda Wallis, registrar for the Ardmore chapter. Wallis gave tips and the names of several websites that are helpful in genealogy research.

Regent Carole Martin, Ardmore, extended an invitation to Ardmore Founders Day, Nov. 7, 2013, at 2 p.m.

Hill read a card from Kathy Howry, which thanked members for their prayers and support in the passing of her granddaughter, Taylor Howry.

Hostesses for the meeting were the elected officers, assisted by Derrelyn Metz.

The door prize was won by Ruth Ann Taylor.

The next meeting is Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center.

Members attending were Nyta Ballard, Elaine Bearden, Tommie Beddow, Jacquie Cartmell, Irene Clark, Ramona Dennison, Joan Elliott, Rita Floyd, Joyce Gentry, Jessie Glover, Arletta Good,  Jan Harris, Dana Hill, Judy Hisaw, Lou Ann Hoover, Joyce Howry, Kathy Howry, Phyllis Inslee, Jean Kelley, Ann Klepper, Erna Leach, Jean Lyon, Sandra Mantooth, Cyndy Meeks, Derrelyn Metz, Marian Paniagua, Mary Pfeffer, Katie Reeves, Helen Roberts, Mary Scalf, Susan Schmidt, Marie Spears, Paula Stanford, Ann Stevenson, Ruth Ann Taylor, Jana Walker, and Allene Warren. Guests: Judy Kurz, Barbara Langley,  Carole Martin, Ardmore, and Glenda Wallis, Ardmore.