The George Clinton Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently toured “Here Comes the Brides,” the new exhibit at the Clinton County Historical Society.
Kay Fisher, Director of the Historical Society, gave a delightful tour of the exhibit which consists of a collection of bridal dresses dating from 1826 to 1997. Veils, shoes, gloves and other wedding accoutrements were on display. Chapter members found it both interesting and informational.
Following the tour, a meeting was held in the Community Room of the Historical Society. Regent Mary Jane Johnson called the meeting to order. Prospective members Kay McIntire, Linda Hamilton and Jan Trout were introduced followed by the Opening Ritual.
The President General’s Message was given by Judy Sargent, which described new standards for Service to America volunteer hours.
The Regent read the National Defense Report which discussed Fort McHenry. The fort protected the Baltimore harbor during the War of 1812 and succeeding wars. Constructed in the shape of a five-pointed star, it became a National Monument in 1939.
Frances Sharp led the chapter in the reading of the Preamble to the Constitution. Carol Darnell gave the Indian Minute telling us about the Oneida tribe donation of $10 million to the new Museum of the American Revolution. The Oneidas were the first tribe to join the United States as an ally during the Revolutionary War.
Frances Sharp, Vice Regent, gave a Conservation Minute by reading a list of native plants that can have many benefits for wildlife, the environment and can save you time and money.
Minutes of the past two meetings had been emailed to members and were approved. The Treasurer’s Report was given by Suzanne Madison.
Leslie Holmes, Project Patriot Chair, collected money for phone cards for the crew of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush, CVN 77, that has been adopted by the Ohio Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Leslie continues to collect manufacturer’s coupons for military families living overseas.
The DAR Schools report was given by Pat McKenzie who announced that the chapter had collected 1,056 points in Campbell’s labels; 250 points in box tops for Education were sent to Tamassee School. A DAR Schools tour sponsored by OSDAR will be held Sept. 27-28.
Under old business, information was shared about the Honor Flight Send-Off on April 28 and the memorial service held at the Christian Waldschmidt Homestead May 6.
It was reported under new business that the OSDAR Fun Fair will be Saturday, August 26 at the Marriott NW-Dublin. CDRC will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Wilmington on August 12.
Hostess for this meeting were Susan Henry, Pat Wallace and Carol Darnell. Thanks were extended by the Regent to these ladies.