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May 6, 2014

Chimney Hill Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution meets

Ada — The Daughters of the American Revolution Chimney Hill Chapter met on April 15 at noon at Ada Arts and Heritage Center for a Guest Day Luncheon.

The opening ritual was led by Regent Dana Hill and Arletta Good.  Tommie Beddow 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.

Hill gave the message from President General Lynn Forney Young concerning her visits to state conferences and the preparations for the 123rd Continental Congress, which is June 25-29, 2014.

Taylor reported that she took 28 pounds of can tabs, the most from any chapter, to the state conference. She also distributed survey sheets that will be used to help with planning for next year’s meetings. 

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

For the National Defense report, Elizabeth Witherow gave information about a voluntary framework designed to improve the critical infrastructure cybersecurity of the nation.         

Kathy Howry, Membership Committee, reported that Carol Meyer has been verified for membership. 

For the Indian Minute, Mary Pfeffer reported that Native American cultures have special ceremonies to help Native American veterans adjust to civilian life after returning home from war. 

Suzanne McFarlane, Conservation Committee, distributed lists showing the items that can and cannot be recycled.  

Taylor, Veterans Committee, reported that an Easter basket will be delivered to each of our six adopted veterans.

Sandra Mantooth introduced the guest speaker, Melvin Burris, a former legislator for the Chickasaw Nation.  He told the story of his grandfather, Mose Burris, who spent 88 years as a lawman.  He served as a Choctaw Lighthorseman, a U.S. Deputy Marshal and as a deputy sheriff in Coal County.

Glendeen Unsell, who was awarded first place for a quilt she entered in the OSDAR American Heritage Fiber Art contest, was recognized and presented a certificate.  The beautiful quilt was on display.  

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