The Winston Guards 2643 held their monthly meeting on January 4 at Lake Tiak O’Khata. There were thirteen members and two prospective members who enjoyed the meal and decorations provided by the hostesses Carolyn Mills and Teresa Ingram.
Following meal President Frances Woodruff presented a program on flags since our guest speaker was unable to be with us.
The pledge and salutes to the flags and the ritual were repeated by all of those in attendance.
Mrs. Woodruff reminded everyone of the Lee-Jackson Banquet to be held at the Lake on January 23 and announced that our speaker that night would be Bertram Hayes-Davis the great great grandson of Jefferson Davis. His presentation that night would be the working relationship between President Davis and his two generals.
Special projects chairman Connie Faye Estes reminded everyone to bring used eye glasses, items for troop boxes, the fronts of our Christmas Cards, magazines and newspapers and cancelled stamps for our projects. She reported that she had visited with all of the Winston County Veterans in the Veterans home in Kosciusko and that she had taken them all lap robes as a gift from the chapter for Christmas. She reminded us that we need to bring birthday cards to be given to every veteran in the home on their birthdays.
The meeting was dismissed with the members joining hands and singing “Blest Be the Tie.”