The Arrow Rock Chapter of NSDAR met Tuesday, Sept. 18, at J. Huston Tavern in Arrow Rock.
Regent Barbara Thieman opened the meeting with the Ritual Order and welcomed 10 members, three associate members and three guests. Mary Watson gave the President General's message regarding Philadelphia's commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution at the National Constitution Center on Sept. 17. Carol Schaefer reported on the national defense report whereby General David Patraeus was the keynote speaker at the 121st Continental Congress held at DAR Constitution Hall. Mary Burge gave the Indian Minute on the Hopi Indians of Albuquerque, N.M.
The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer's report was given by Mandy Dorrance.
Constitution Week committee chairman Mary Burge reported in honor of Constitution Week a display will be exhibited at J.Huston Tavern. The mayor's proclamation was presented to Blackwater, Arrow Rock and Slater. Blackwater, Hardeman, Orearville, Gilliam and Slater school students were given bookmarks, the preamble and "What the Constitution Means to You" sheet. The subject for this year's essay was given to these schools with the subject being a minority who played an important role in helping out during the Revolutionary War.
Thieman thanked last years' officers again for their service. Gretchen Shackleford's 50-year certificate has been received. A letter from Jean Anson's family was shared with the chapter and members were reminded that a memorial honoring Anson will be held at the next meeting.
Thieman presented the budget for approval for the new fiscal year. Mary Kathryn Feuers made a motion the budget be approved and Carol Schaefer seconded the motion. The chapter was asked to select a DAR school to help sponsor. Cottage Grove at Tamassee was selected. Members were asked to continue saving box tops for education and soup labels. Cookie sales are being held again this year at the Fall Craft Festival and a dogwood tree will be planted in Arrow Rock Park when the weather permits. A chapter newsletter is proposed to be issued two times a year, and the Level I Achievement Award was received this year at the East Central District meeting.