The Nanih Waiya Chapter of the DAR met Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Market Café. Hostesses for this meeting were Brenda Hunt and Mary Tabor.
Regent Paula Fulton called the meeting to order. The meeting began with the membership reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and The American’s Creed. The President General’s report was placed on the tables for the members to read. Chaplain Brenda Hunt led the group in the DAR Ritual and gave the blessing for the meal.
Following the meal, Regent Fulton introduced Annie Pearl Matthews, a DAR member for thirty years as our speaker. Mrs. Matthews gave an informative talk about the Choctaw Indians including their history, customs, and culture. Mrs. Matthews had many interesting items on display.
After the program, Regent Fulton proceeded with the business of the Chapter. The treasurer’s report was given by Theresa Bridges and Secretary Mary Tabor read the minutes from the October meeting.
Reports from committees were given by their chairpersons. Sarah Garrigues, Veterans chairman, collected gifts brought by the members and took them to the veteran’s home in Kosciusko on behalf of our chapter. Member Terri Cournoyer, was commended for knitting lap robes for the individual veterans.
Ramona Hughes, Rosalie Chair, announced that member, Brenda Hunt, would represent the Chapter as Rosalie Rose in a state wide contest in February. Members were encouraged to donate to the Rosalie fund.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 11:30 at Market Café. Hostesses will be Charlotte Cornish, Nell Young, Mary West, and Deanie Graves. The program will be Turning Clay into History: The Story of W. D. Suggs Pottery.
The singing and dancing turkey centerpiece were given away as door prizes.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.