The Nathaniel Davis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met April 14 at First Presbyterian Church. Hostesses were Beverly Landgraf, Beverly Bohaw and Edith Libson Hardy. Regent Tracy Howard called the meeting to order and led the reciting of the ritual with the assistance of Carol Smith. Members then read the American Creed, followed by pledges to the flags.
Guest speaker Don Miller presented the program “B’ZZ Safety” and discussed the habits and danger of bees. He shared many of his experiences attempting to save swarming bees and removing the honey from the hive. Attendees were advised to always exercise caution when dealing with numerous bees, as their stings can sometimes be fatal.
Howard reported on the State DAR Conference that she attended in March. She learned that the National Defense Report and the Indian Minute can be communicated to members via e-mail. This method of communication will now be used to give these reports.
Minutes of the March 10 meeting were read by JoAnn Murphy and were approved as presented. Debbie Gillen read the treasurer’s report. Howard presented the registrar’s report, in the absence of Lisa Ulhorn. It was noted that applications are pending at National for Robin McCarty, Mason Rasco and Cathy Rhodes. Shelby Landgraf’s application has been verified and is awaiting approval. Chapter membership stands at 83.
Claudia Carey reported that a check was given to the library in the amount of $26.95 for the purchase of a book on the Dare Family in memory of Nancy Lovett. She has spoken with the proper contacts regarding handling of the memorials.
Under new business, attendees discussed the proceeds from the silent auction, which was $776. This is earmarked for the Odessa College Scholarship and Good Citizen Award for Odessa High School and Permian High School. This year the chapter will seek both a Permian student and an OHS student to present the $200 Odessa College scholarship. If possible, both of these students will also receive the Good Citizen Award. The remaining funds will be held for next year.
Discussion was held concerning the next meeting on May 12. This is Mother’s Day weekend, as well as the weekend for many college graduation services. The church will be contacted concerning the availability of the meeting room for May 5. If available, the meeting will be rescheduled for that date.