Patsy Gregg Chapter holds March meeting

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Patsy Gregg Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting at the home of Peggy Monroe. Hostesses were Monroe, Jan Malecki and Sharee Norfleet.

The opening ritual was led by Barbara Weber and roll call was answered by naming a patriot.

The minutes of the Feb. 11 meeting were read and approved.

President General's Message was read by Malecki along with an Indian minute discussing the Indian tribes of Pettis County. The National Defense Report on service dogs and PTSDA was given by Monroe. A conservation report on invasive plants and animal species was provided by Carol McInteer.

The Wheeling for Healing event was revisited and a motion was made and approved that the Chapter would donate $50 to this event.

McInteer discussed the youth citizenship medal and the silent auction event to be held at the state meeting where each chapter has been requested to send a basket.

A motion was made and approved to donate $25 to a new program in the Marshall Public School system to help homeless families, and a motion was made and approved to provide $50 toward the regent's expenses to attend the state meeting.

A motion was made and approved that the chapter would provide DAR markers for Monroe's cousins who are buried at the Bunceton Cemetery.

Their upcoming rummage sale was discussed and everyone was reminded that Elaine Olson will collect items at her house. A program on the history of handkerchiefs was given by Monroe.

The benediction was given by Weber, and the meeting was adjourned with 10 members present.

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