The George Clinton Chapter, NSDAR, met recently for a luncheon meeting at the Clinton County Senior Citizens Center.
Chapter Regent Frances Sharp welcomed members to a delicious luncheon prepared by the Senior Citizens Center at tables beautifully decorated by hostesses Pat and Karen McKenzie, with centerpiece quilted Ohio Star quilted table mats made by members Linda Hamilton, Barbara Scarboro and Frances Sharp.
After the luncheon, new member Linda Conover was welcomed to the chapter by Regent Frances Sharp, Chaplain Barbara Scarboro and Registrar Susan Henry.
During the business meeting, Joyce Peters shared the President General’s Message in which President General Denise Doring Van Buren reminded members that the 130th Continental Congress will be virtual this years, members are welcome to register online for this event.
During this year’s Continental Congress, there will be an unveiling of the restored DAR Constitution Hall.
Linda Hamilton shared in the Conservation Minute the importance of responsible disposal of medications. Improper disposal which included flushing medications down the toilet cause harm to the environment as they enter the water system killing fish and other wild life.
To responsibly dispose of unused medication, check with the sheriff office for the closest drop off box.
The first time the term “The United States of America” was used was the Declaration of Independence was the Constitutional Minute fact.
In the National Defense Report Barbara Daulton reported that Flag Day, June 14, is celebrated commemorating the American Flag and the day in 1777 when it was adopted by the Second Continental Congress.
Carol Darnell’s American Indian report was on Red Bird, a Dakota Indian from the Yankton Indian Reservation in Utah; a musician, writer and leading advocate of Native People’s civil rights. She spent years recording Native American oral histories and translating them into English.
Nancy Bernard shared the history of her and George Clinton member Janet Achor’s Patriot David Terrell II, whose patriotic service was as a clerk of records of Carolina County, VA and furnished beef to the war effort.
Installing Officer Judy Sargent presided over the installation of the new officers for 2021-2024 term of office. Using a musical theme as she related each office to an instrument in an orchestra, Mrs. Sargent installed the following officers: Leslie Holmes — Regent, Linda Barkey — Vice Regent, Barbara Scarboro — Chaplain, Susan Henry — Recording Secretary, Karin Kratzer — Corresponding Secretary, Nancy Bernard — Assistant Secretary, Shannon Peters — Treasurer, Karen McKenzie — Assistant Treasurer, Frances Sharp — Registrar, and Bonny Kanyuck — Librarian. Claire Ropp will be installed as Historian at a later date.
Past Regent Frances Sharp presented newly installed Regent Leslie Holmes with the regent pin and gavel, who then presented Mrs. Sharp with the past regents pin.
The next meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23 at the Clinton County History Center. A chapter outing to Springfield to visit the Madonna of the Trail will be on Monday, July 18.