Arrow Rock Chapter of the NSDAR held November meeting

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Arrow Rock Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met for a luncheon and meeting Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Roslyn Heights in Boonville.

After lunch, the program was presented by Carole Schaefer on the Marshall Writer’ Guild book, this year titled, “Saline County Structures.” The old Brockway-Pearson home, located between Arrow Rock and Hardeman on Highway 41, was the structure she chose to write on for the book and share with the chapter.

Regent Barbara Thieman welcomed eight members and one associate member. She led in the DAR ritual, the Pledge of Allegiance, The American’s Creed and The Star Spangled Banner.

Rosemary Kelly gave the President General’s address from DAR’s American Spirit Magazine.

The National Defense Report was given by Schaefer on Sergeant Stubby, World War I military service dog, who performed heroic deeds for the U.S. 102nd Infantry Regiment. An Indian minute was given by Karla Endecott on the “three sisters,” crops Indians planted.

Mary Roe presented minutes from the October meeting and Perilee Jackson presented the treasurer’s report, which were both approved.

Regent Thieman gave a report on the Cameo Society’s Tea at Turner Hall in Boonville. Members were given Lights of Love forms for the tree lighting ceremony honoring veterans at Roslyn Heights in Boonville.

A memorial ceremony was held honoring Gretchen Shackleford, past Arrow Rock regent and longtime DAR member.

Members were reminded of the annual Christmas luncheon and program with Patsy Gregg and Marshall Chapters, the Christmas Open House, and the lighting for Lights of Love.

The Preamble was recited prior to adjournment.

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