Winston Guards hold monthly meetings

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December
Winston Guards#2643 MS Division United Daughters of the Confederacy®
met on December 10, 2012 in the Colonial Room at Lake Tiak O’Khata at
5:30 pm. Kathleen Upshaw, Sandra Holdiness, and Emily Holdiness were
hostesses. Upon entering the room, members were served roasted
pecans, caviar pie and punch from a ruby red cut-glass punch bowl.
The decorations were aqua blue glass containers and Christmas
decorations. A big nativity scene was placed in the center of one
table. The speaker’s podium held wise men with aqua blue plates on
easels.

Our program was presented by “Steady On”. They presented their
Christmas program. The theme for the program was The Secret of
Christmas is plain and simply Jesus-Hope born in a manager-He is the
best gift of all.” The characters for the program were Hollye Berry-
Nicole Roberson, Red Garland-Johnson Wells, Mitch Mistletoe-Chandler
Wells, Kandy Kane-McKenna Foster, Cherry Fruitcake-Harley Thomas,
Mayor Holliday-Abbey Wells, and Susie Holliday-Marlee McMillin. Their
program consisted of the following: Hollye Berry sang “Snowflakes on
the Ice” and “The Story of The Birth”, Merry Christmas sang “Lord We
Thank You”, Mitch Mistletoe sang “Kicking Country Christmas”, Red
Garland sang “The Gift of the Magi”, Mayor Holliday sang “I Wanted to
Be”, Cherry Fruitcake sang “Wise Like the Wise Men”, and Kandy Kane
sang “Medley of Christmas Songs”, Susie Holliday sang “Silent Holy”
and “Baby Lying in a Manger”. As usual their program was amazing.

After the program, President Frances Woodruff handed out our new
yearbooks. She went over the previous month’s trivia questions. She
called the meeting to order and led the group in the pledges, salutes
and ritual. We had fifteen members present. Frances reported that we
are working on two new members papers and one CofC transfer. One
question on the Civic report is about voting. All our members voted.
Our Lee-Jackson banquet is January 26, 2013 at Lake Tiak O’Khata. The
minutes were read and approved. Our treasurer report was given.
Members brought items for troop boxes and gift bags and Christmas
cards for the Veterans at the Kosciusko Veterans Home. Frances
reminded us of our on going projects.

Our January meeting will have a “Bakeless Bake Sale” with the
proceeds going to the “Wounded Warrior Project.” Judy Goodin made a
motion to donate $75.00 to the Baptist Children’s Village. The
motion was seconded by Eve Haggard. The December birthdays were
acknowledged. The meeting was adjourned by holding hands and singing
“Bless Be The Tie That Binds.”

January
Winston Guards #2643 MS Division United Daughters of the Confederacy®
met on January 7, 2013 in the Colonial Room at Lake Tiak O’Khata with
eleven members and four guests in attendance. Frances Woodruff,
President, called the meeting to order at 5:40p.m.and Ruby Rogers,
Chaplain led in a devotional. Susan Jones was hostess. The tables
were covered with white tablecloths and red napkins. Each table had
a clear glass bud vase with red and white carnations in them and tied
with a red and white ribbon. The speaker’s podium had a pottery vase
with red and white carnations and Confederate flags.

After the meal Nathan Hemphill, President of the MS Division Children
of the Confederacy, was our guest speaker. His subject was “The Life
of General Robert E. Lee”. Lee was the greatest general and a God-
like figure. He was born in Stafford, VA to Lighthorse Harry Lee and
Anna Hill Carter Lee. He was married to Mary Ann Custis and they
lived in the Custis Mansion. He attended West Point Academy and
graduated second out of forty-six cadets with no demerits. He was a
combat engineer with the US Army for thirty-two years and served
under Winfield Scott in the Mexican-American War. He was considered a
traitor by the North and lost his American citizenship. He was
appointed commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia on
June 1, 1862. He has great success in the Battle of
Chancellorsville. On April 9, 1865, Lee surrendered the Army of
Northern Virginia to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, VA. He died on
October 1, 1870 in Lexington, VA and is buried at Washington-Lee
University.

After the speaker, Frances opened our business meeting with the
pledges, salutes and the ritual. She gave us a report on Frank
Stewart’s injury.

Judy Goodin read the minutes and they were approved as read. Connie
Faye Estes reported on her visit to the Kosciusko Veteran’s Home to
deliver Christmas cards and gift bags. She also reported on her
deliveries of magazines to Doctor’s office and newspapers to local
animal shelters. She presented a $25.00 check from Sunflower for
super-saver stamps. Beth Hemphill reported on the CofC and urged
members to help find new active members. January birthdays were
honored. Theresa Daly Bridges was presented her membership
certificate by Frances Woodruff.

Susan Jones pointed out some typographical errors in the yearbook.
Frances reported that Gwynn Hall’s membership papers are being
processed.

The meeting was adjourned by holding hands and singing “Bless Be The
Tie That Binds.”