The Marshall Chapter DAR held its meeting Friday, May 10

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Marshall Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution held a meeting at Covenant Presbyterian Church Friday, May 10, which included the annual student awards program. Regent Judy Frerking called the meeting to order and welcomed members and guests. Refreshments were served by hostesses Wilma Amary, Betty Stone and their committee.

The awards program began with members and guests reciting the pledges and salutes. Certificates and awards were presented by Ina Dysart to the eighth grade students who participated in the NSDAR American History Essay Contest: Sarron Degonia, McKenzie Dunlap, Laura Erby, Jacob Holloway, Charlotte Lines, Bethany Martin, Will Raines, Catherine Santamaria, Maddison Scarborough and Alexandra Williams. Lines was chosen as the eighth grade recipient of the American History Essay Contest Award by the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Southwest District's second place award recipient.

The awards presented at Marshall High School Achievement Night included the DAR Good Citizen Award to Emily Harvey, senior; the 2013 Marshall Chapter DAR Scholarship to Abrea Mizer, senior; the 2013 Outstanding Student in American History to Abigail Henke, sophomore; and a special award in honor of Master Gardener Mark McRoberts for an Outstanding Senior in MHS Greenhouse Program to Morgan Schell, senior.

The regent also presented a 40-year DAR membership certificate to Dysart.

Bueker Middle School teacher Jane Lewis asked Frerking to tell the students more about the DAR organization so she gave an overview of what they do on a local and national level.

The business portion of the meeting began with the opening ritual after the guests were dismissed. April's chapter minutes were reviewed by Secretary Andrea Hatfield and approved for filing. The treasurer's report was read by Frerking in Bev Richtermeyer's absence and approved for audit. Registrar Dorothy LaRue reported that the chapter now has 60 members.

Frerking informed members of the chapter awards received at the MSSDAR convention and three amendments were passed.

The next meeting will be a luncheon at Stone Hedge on Friday, June 7, with a program on Flag Day by Ron Duvall. Members are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue, and to contact Raylene Cornine if they plan to attend.