Marshall Chapter DAR holds February meeting

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Marshall Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting Feb. 2 at the Marshall Public Library.

Regent Raylene Cornine called the meeting to order, welcoming members and guests. Guests were Connie Lee, West Central District director, and Mary Bays and Marsha Williams from the library.

Lee gave a program on African-Americans in the American Revolution where most served in hopes of securing their freedom. There were 5,000 that served in the Continental Army, and Samuel Middleton was the only black commissioned officer.

Cornine reconvened the meeting and led the chapter in the pledge to the flags and opening ritual.

Cornine gave the President General report and also gave a flag minute. Wilma Amary read from the National Defender about the four chaplains of World War II surrendering their life jackets to young soldiers when the Dorchester received enemy fire and sunk. Betty Stone gave an Indian minute.

Secretary Shery Gochenour presented minutes from the December 2017 meeting and Cornine gave the treasurerís report, which were both approved.

A correspondence was read from the Friends of Arrow Rock for the donation made for David Cott portraying Santa Claus at the December meeting.

A discussion was held about the 119th MSSDAR State Conference in April at the Hilton Kansas City Airport. Cornine encouraged all to attend the conference.

The chapterís next meeting will be Friday, March 9, at Roslyn Heights.

The meeting was adjourned by reciting the preamble to the Constitution.

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