SCRAPBOOK: April 16, 2017

The Nathaniel Davis Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met April 8 at First Presbyterian Church, hosted by Edna Krueger and Lisa Uhlhorn. Regent Edith Libson-Hardy and Acting Chaplain Pam Hicks led the ritual, Uhlhorn led the pledges to the flags and members read the American’s Creed. Libson-Hardy introduced guest Cherie Dominey. Ann Ellison read the minutes from the March meeting. Krueger gave the Indian minute about Native American languages being endangered due to a lack of funding. Beverly Bowhay gave the treasurer’s report.
Registrar Sharon Havis reported that chapter membership now stands at 87. Doris Givens gave the National Defense report about the Veteran’s Administration doing research regarding therapy dogs being trained to aid veterans suffering from PTSD. Givens also reported on the history of the Coast Guard, which is now part of the Homeland Security Department.
Hicks spoke about Hope House. Incoming Regent Tracy Howard gave a report on the TSDAR State Conference and displayed several certificates awarded to the chapter at the conference. Libson-Hardy presented a certificate to Hicks for Volunteer of the Year.
President Donald J. Trump has declared March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
The Preceptor Xi Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 13 hosted by Jannine Seymour. Reports were given concerning attendance and events at Shrimpfest, which benefitted the Ellen Noël Art Museum. Members discussed plans for upcoming Founder’s Day and Mother’s Day events.
Kathleen Bordner hosted a meeting on March 27. Members discussed locations for upcoming Founder’s Day and Mother’s Day events. Also, a social took place on April 3.