REPORTS OF THE DISTRICT DIRECTORS
COASTAL PLAINS DISTRICT WORKSHOP
July 25, 2009
The annual meeting of the Coastal Plains District of the Mississippi State Society Daughters of
the American Revolution was held Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Provision Living in Hattiesburg,
Mississippi. Following the processional, the meeting was called to order at 9:15 a.m. by Coastal
Plains District Director, Maureen Curley.
The Invocation was led by Dell Scoper, Chaplain General NSDAR. The Pledge of Allegiance to
the Flag of the United States of America was led by Lynn Meador, Regent of Norvell Robertson
Chapter. The Salute to the State Flag was led by Hattie Phalen, Regent of Twentieth Star
Chapter. The American's Creed was led by Paula Harvey, Regent of Jackson Milit ary Road
Chapter. The National Anthem was led by Sally Campbell of Picayune Chapter, and she was
accompanied by Hallie Jeanne Herring of Norvell Robertson Chapter. A welcome address was
given by Mitzie Russell of Provision Living. Distinguished guests included: Dell Scoper,
Chaplain General, Honorary Vice President General, Honorary State Regent; Bettie Horrell
Johnson, Honorary Vice President General, Honorary State Regent; Cindy Seagraves Phillips,
Honorary Historian General, Honorary State Regent; Sharon Cothern Nettles, Honorary State
The State officers present were greeted, followed by the State chairmen. The Roll Call of
Chapters was led by Marilyn Biglane, Regent of Nahoula Chapter and recorded by Shannon
Chiasson of John Rolfe Chapter.
The State Regent, Polly Hunter Grimes, gave her report. The state chairmen involved with this
year's theme of historic preservation presented their reports: American Heritage: Kathy Eubanks;
Historic Preservation: Kathy Eubanks; DAR Museum: Sarastelle Sigrest; Genealogical Records:
Patsy Brewer; Lineage Research: Patsy Carruth; Volunteer Genealogists: Shelia Fondren;
President General's Project: Mary Margaret Lawhon; Seimes Technology: Neola Cleveland;
Genealogical Records at Rosalie: Wendy Cartwright. State President of the C.A.R., Leah Frances
Jones, reported. Chairman of the Rosalie Governing Board, Cindy Seagraves Philips, reported.
Guest speaker, Dr Bryant Boswell, reported on the Commemoration of Meriwether Lewis.
Contributions were made to the Helen Pouch Fund
Charla Jordan made a special presentation to Suzanne Boyd of Nahoula Chapter, for her award
winning essay on Women's Issues. Breakout sessions for Treasurers, Regents, and General
Membership were held throughout the Provision Living Facility.
There being no unfinished or new business, the meeting adjourned at 12:00 p.m... Maureen
Curley thanked the Hostess Chapters: Catherine Ard, Jackson Military Road, John Rolfe,
Nahoula, Norvell Robertson, Tallahala, and Twentieth Star; the Pages: Dana Moore, Jennifer
Nettles, Juliette Cassagne, Cassidy Chiasson, Mary Ann Hess, and Jo Hubbard; Time Keeper:
Patty Turner of Twentieth Star Chapter and Recording Secretary: Shannon Chiasson of John
Rolfe Chapter. Myrna Lazenby of Jackson Military Road Chapter gave the credentials report
with one national officer, 14 state officers, 11 state chairmen, four Honorary State Regents, two
District Directors, 24 Chapter Regents, for a total of 124 attending. Lynell Holland, Regent of
Tallahala Chapter, gave the Blessing for lunch and Debbie Pollitz, Regent of Nahoula Chapter,
gave the Travel Blessing.
Maureen Curley, PhD, Coastal Plains District Director
DELTA DISTRICT WORKSHOP
July 31, 2009
The Delta District of the MSSDAR held its annual workshop on July 31, 2009 at the First United
Methodist Church in Indianola, MS. The meeting was preceded by registration and coffee hour.
After the processional and posting of the colors District Director Rebecca Raney Lamb called
the meeting to order and welcomed the group to the third year of the Polly Hunter Grimes
The welcome and opening prayer were given by Senior Pastor David Hill of First United
Methodist Church. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America was led
by Kate Higdon Halbrook, Regent of Iklanna Chapter. Mary Hazel Weissinger, Regent of Betsy
Love Allen Chapter, led the salute to the Mississippi State Flag. The American’s Creed was led
by Frieda Hardee, Regent of Belvidere ChapteRr followed by the National Anthem led by Emily
DeBose Shafer, Regent of David Holmes Chapter, and accompanied by Susie Thomas of the
Madam Hodnett Chapter.
Delta Director Rebecca Lamb introduced our State Regent Polly Hunter Grimes. Other
distinguished guests were introduced as follows:
Dell Dickens Scoper: Chaplain General NSDAR
Honorary State Regent MSSDAR
Past Vice-President General NSDAR
Betty Horrell Johnson: Honorary Vice President General NSDAR
Honorary State Regent MSSDAR
Dorothy Brennan Ward: Past Vice President General NSDAR
Honorary State Regent MSSDAR
Sharon Cothern Nettles: Honorary State Regent MSSDAR
The State Officers were introduced:
First Vice Regent: Janet Looney Whittington
Second Vice Regent: Berkeley Sistrunk Ostrander
Chaplain: Mary Jo Deevers Morrison
Recording Secretary: Charla Mitchell Jordan
Corresponding Secretary: B.J. Odom Swafford
Organizing Secretary: Billie Foutch Breedlove
Treasurer: Anna Royston
Registrar: Frances Smith Williams
Historian: Ginger Walker
Librarian: Laurie Crowson
Curator: Emma Crisler
Parliamentarian: Betty Horrell Johnson
The Chair led the roll call of chapters. (listed alphabetically)
Our State Regent Polly Hunter Grimes gave her report. The state theme continues as we
―Celebrate our Heritage in the Spirit of Faith, Harmony, and Hospitality.‖ Regent Grimes
stressed the importance of Historic Preservation. Membership is another must. A special guest
was introduced, Dorothy Herron of Southaven, and her involvement with a proposed new
chapter in that area of the state was explained. Newsletters and Our Page were mentioned.
Continental Congress attendees were recognized. Michelle Shaleen told of the sale of a special
pin and the 2010 Club. Proceeds from this project will go to help state finances. Rosalie
continues as a top priority. Regent Grimes ended her remarks with a desire to complete the
visitation of all chapters across the state.
Dot Ward introduced a special guest, Dr. Bryant Boswell, who told of the exciting plans for the
commemoration of Meriwether Lewis on the 200 th anniversary of Lewis’s death. The Mississippi
daughters and Natchez Trace Association will support this tremendous event planned by the
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. Brochures of all events planned were made
Reports of State Officers and Chairmen followed:
American Heritage and Historic Preservation – Kathy Eubank
Historic Marker Dedication – Ginger Walker
Dunn’s Falls near Meridian on September 11, 2009 at 10:00
C.A.R. State President – Leah Frances Jones was introduced by
Jean Prestidge, Senior State President of C.A.R.
Rosalie reported by Sharon Nettles.
Rosalie Day Events on October 21-22, 2009
Other fall 2009 and spring 2010 information was distributed
Jo Hubbard – VIS Chairman gave information on National State Officers
who announced their candidacy at Continental Congress
The Junior members raise money to support DAR schools and other projects. Funds were
collected for Helen Pouch.
Janet Whittington, First Vice Regent explained the break-out sessions. After a short
intermission the following workshops were presented:
1. New Chapter Regents: State Regent Polly Hunter Grimes
Charla Mitchell Jordan, State Recording Secretary
Martina Mayfield, Chapter Achievement Chairman
2. Chapter Treasurers: State Treasurer Anna Royston and Mary Sue
3. Historic Preservation: Kathy Eubanks and Frieda Hardee
4. General Members:
Genie Workshop – Lineage Research and Volunteer Genies
Organizing Secretary Billie Breedlove
Insignia: Virginia Brickell
After the workshops the group moved to the Parish Hall for a short business sess ion followed
by a luncheon. Reports were heard from the Helen Pouch collection and the registration
chairman, Nancy Walker Bell. 92 were in attendance: 15 Regents, 59 Delta Daughters, and 18
from other districts. Mary Sue Douglas gave a report on the Continental Congress 2010.
Delta District Director Rebecca Raney Lamb thanked the hostess chapter and their regents, the
pages, the State Officers and Chairmen, Recording Secretary Helen Jenkins, Timekeeper Diane
Britt, the church and staff for the use of their facilities and hospitality. Luncheon grace was said
by Priscilla Allen Harper, Regent of Yazoo Chapter.
The 2009 Delta District meeting adjourned followed by lunch and chapter photos.
Helen B. Jenkins, Recording Secretary
Rebecca Raney Lamb District Director
HEARTLAND DISTRICT WORKSHOP
July 24, 2009
B’nai B’rith Club, Vicksburg, MS
The Heartland District Meeting was called to order by District Director Amelia K. Langford.
Members of chapters from the Heartland District and guests were welcomed to the 2009
workshop. Invocation was led by Mary Francis Willard, Regent of Natchez Chapter. The
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America was led by Linda Rozier Davis,
Regent of Ashmead Chapter. Anne Marie Hewitt, Regent of Fort Rosalie Chapter, led the Salute
to the State Flag of Mississippi, and the American’s Creed was led by Judith Randle Brewer,
Regent of Cherokee Rose Chapter. Leslie Davidson Bruning, Regent of William Dunbar
Chapter, led attendees in the singing of the National Anthem.
District Director Langford introduced distinguished guests and State Officers.
Story Ebersole, Director at the B’nai B’rith Club Building, gave a brief history of the B’nai
B’rith Literary Association in Vicksburg and the historic building in which the Heartland
meeting was being held. She also catered the lunch for the Heartland District Meeting.
The Roll Call of Chapters was held, with each chapter announcing numbers of members
present. Present chapters were Annandale, Ashmead, Cherokee Rose, Chief Red Jacket, Doak’s
Treaty, Fort Rosalie, Hontokalo, James Foster, LeFleur’s Bluff, Magnolia State, Natchez, Old
Robinson Road, Pathfinder, Pushmataha, Ralph Humphreys, Rebecca Cravat, Samuel Dale,
Walter Leake, and William Dunbar. Hostess chapters were Ashmead, Cherokee Rose, Fort
Rosalie, Natchez, Pathfinder, Walter Leake, and William Dunbar.
Polly Hunter Grimes, State Regent of the MSSDAR, addressed the attendees. She thanked the
Heartland District Director, her staff, and hostess chapters for an excellent meeting.
Two special awards were recognized at the meeting. Martha Dyess of Ralph Humphreys
Chapter and Frances Koury of Ashmead Chapter were presented certificates for outstanding
work. Koury won the State Community Service Award.
Membership is a high priority in MSSDAR. New members totaling 201 were gained in 2008,
with 95 new members so far in 2009. A new chapter will be organized in Southaven in Desoto
County later this year. All chapters should be seeking new members.
Chapter newsletters have increased and improved throughout the MSSDAR. Jo Hubbard,
Webmaster of MSSDAR, has redesigned and expanded the MSSDAR web page. Electronic
newsletters are being sent to some Daughters in place o f P. O. mailed newsletters, and this will
continue to be encouraged.
The highlights of the Continental Congress were given, including the Mississippi Breakfast
with a special program ―Love is in the Air at Rosalie‖ where the Yazoo Chapter provided
centerpieces. MSSDAR’s name is on the Distinguished Donor’s Wall in Constitution Hall.
State Regent Grimes noted that the State Regent’s Project is still raising funds.
Honorary State Regent Sharon Nettles reported for the Finance Committee, and sa id that even
though state dues continue to be $5 per year, MSSDAR only gets to keep $3.25 of that money
from its 4,000 members. She asked for donations and for members to join the ―2010 Club‖ by
contributing any combination of 2010 (i.e. $20.10, 201.00, etc.) to receive a special lapel pin.
Kathy Eubanks, Chairman of American Heritage and Historic Preservation Committees,
recognized Freida Hardee as an individual winner, William Dunbar Chapter as 1 st Place, with
Friendship Oak Chapter 2nd Place, and Ashmead Chapter 3rd Place in American Heritage. The
Historic Preservation Medal was awarded to Wessie Gee of Third Arrow Chapter.
Sarastelle Sigrest, DAR Museum Chairman, gave her report on the repairs and work at
Constitution Hall in Washington D.C., especially on the Museum Section. Walter Leake Chapter
was recognized for its contributions.
Wendy Cartwright, Chairman of the MSSDAR Genealogical Library at Rosalie, reported that
90 new books valued at $1,550 were donated to the library. MSSDAR also gave material to the
Mississippi Archives in Jackson. The library has 1,325 cataloged items, with more to be
cataloged. She reminded members to use the appropriate donations form and to send any
financial donations to State Treasurer Anna Majure Royston.
Dot Brennan Ward, Honorary State Regent, presently serving as President of the Natchez
Trace Parkway Association, announced an important event to be held at Grinder's Stand on the
Natchez Trace in October to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Meriwether
Lewis. She introduced Dr. Bryant Boswell, who is chairman of the annual meeting of the Lewis
and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. The annual meeting will be held October 3-7 2009, at
Olive Branch, MS as part of the commemoration. Dr. Boswell has portrayed Meriwether Lewis
during the bicentennial celebration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and has spoken
extensively across the country about his participation in the "Corps of Discovery." He extended
an invitation to the Mississippi Daughters to attend the meeting and distributed programs and
registration forms. Dr. Boswell encouraged all present to visit the website at
www.lewisandclark.org or to contact him personally at Mtcreeklodge@aol.com for more
Senior State President of the Children of the American Revolution Jean Prestridge and State
President Leah Frances Jones presented reports on their work. Miss Jones noted that he r
President’s Project is ―Dressing Up Rosalie.‖ She and other members are acquiring new dresses,
skirts, and blouses for Rosalie, plus repairing gowns that are already there.
State Historian Ginger Ford Walker reported that a new historic marker will be dedicated at
Dunn’s Falls on September 11, 2009, with former Governor William Winter, former Senator
Trent Lott, former Secretary of Transportation Gil Carmichael, and other dignitaries participating
in the dedication. There will also be a MSSAR color guard and a bagpiper from Ellisville on the
Rosalie Governing Board Chairman Cindy Seagraves Phillips distributed ―pink sheets‖ of
upcoming activities at Rosalie and noted that storm damage work is continuing. The roof,
windows, lamp posts, and other landmarks were badly damaged in hurricanes, and now in May
2009 from bad wind storms that required a new roof be put on the house. Antique glass could
not be replaced. Tree repairs are estimated at $2500.00. Rosalie Day is October 21-23, 2009.
Hostesses are needed for both the Fall and the Spring Pilgrimages. Rosalie will be open every
day for both, and volunteer hostesses are needed to keep from having to hire hostesses. Ms.
Phillips noted that Rosalie has 10-12 employees, 6.5 acres to maintain with 2 gardeners, and
encourages Daughters to join ―Friends of Rosalie‖ for a donation of $300 annually.
Historic Cemetery Marker Chairman Sharon Cothern Nettles reported on the archaeological
work at the historic cemetery on Rosalie grounds. This is an on-going 10- year project.
Junior members passed around baskets for donations to the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund, and
$381 was collected.
First Vice Regent Janet Looney Whittington gave instructions and directions for the five
breakout sessions, and they were directed as follows:
Historic Preservation Workshop, led by Kathy Eubank;
Lineage Research for Implementing Chapter Workshops, led by Patsy Carruth, Sheila
Fondren, and Billie Breedlove;
NEW Chapter Regents, led by Polly Grimes, Charla Jordan, Martina Mayfield, and
Treasurers, led by Anna Royston;
The Why’s and How-to’s of the DAR Insignia, led by Junie L. Fuller and Virginia
The Credentials Report was presented by Registration Chairman Leslie D. Bruning, William
Dunbar Chapter. She reported as follows: 18 Heartland District Regents; 57 members; 4 non-
DAR guests; 7 members Coastal Plains; 8 members Delta District; 3 members Hills District; 19
State Chairmen; 11 State Officers; 4 Honoraries.
District Director Langford gave closing remarks, thanking Story Ebersol for her generosity in
allowing the Heartland District to have their meeting at the historic B’nai B’rith Club of
Vicksburg and her staff for preparing such an elegant, exquisite, and delectable luncheon. Also,
she thanked her Hostess Chapters: Ashmead, for the reception at the George Washington Ball
House, welcome bags, and programs; Cherokee Rose, for the place cards and signs; Fort Rosalie,
for the door prizes; Natchez, Pathfinder, Walter Leake, for table decorations that were sold to
raise monies for the DAR Schools; and William Dunbar, for registration duties. District Director
thanked everyone for making the 2009 District Meeting a success.
Mary Jo Morrison, State Chaplain, gave the blessing for the luncheon.
Mary Lou Biggers, Regent of Walter Leake Chapter, served as Timekeeper and Mary Collins
Landin, Ashmead Chapter, served as Recording Secretary. Shana D. Fondren, Juliette L.
Cassagne, Dana M. Moore, and Jennifer L. Nettles served as Pages.
Mary Collins Landin, Recording Secretary
Amelia K. Langford, District Director
HILLS DISTRICT WORKSHOP
August 1, 2009
The Hills District Workshop was held on August 1, 2009 at First Presbyterian Church in
Louisville. District Director, Dana Moore, called the meeting to order. Sue Boatman, Regent of
the Old Choctaw County Chapter, served as District Recording Secretary.
Dell Dickins Scoper, Chaplain General NSDAR, gave the invocation. Kay Box, Regent of the
Bernard Romans Chapter, led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of
America. Jo Uptain, Regent of the Tombigbee Chapter, led the Salute to the Flag of Mississippi.
Andrea Marshall, Regent of the Chuquatonchee Chapter, led the American’s Creed. Hellen H.
Polk, Regent of the Hic-A-Sha-Ba-Ha Chapter, led the singing of the National Anthem,
accompanied by Anne H. Porter, Regent of the Samuel Hammond Chapter.
Reverend Scott Phillips, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, welcomed members and gave a
brief history of the church.
District Director Moore introduced Dell Dickins Scoper, Chaplain General NSDAR, Honorary
State Regent MSSDAR; Bettie Horrell Johnson, Honorary Vice President General NSDAR,
Honorary State Regent MSSDAR; and Sharon Cothern Nettles, Honorary State Regent
State Regent Polly Hunter Grimes was welcomed to her home district meeting. State Officers
in attendance were recognized.
Director Moore gave the Roll Call of Chapters.
State Regent Polly Hunter Grimes gave the State Rege nt’s Report, noting a new Chapter
organizing in Southaven. She reported the 2010 MSSDAR State Conference would be held
February 18-20, 2010. She also unveiled the 2010 Club as an alternative to a dues increase.
Regent Grimes introduced Dr. Bryant Boswell. who invited the members to join the Lewis and
Clark Trail Heritage Foundation at their National Meeting to be held in Olive Branch in October
to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Meriwether Lewis’s final journey along the Natchez
State Chairmen reporting were Kathy Eubank, American Heritage Committee; Sheila Fondren,
Volunteer Genealogists; and Jean Prestridge, C.A.R.
State Historian Virginia Walker reported on plans for the dedication of the State Society
Marker at historic Dunn’s Falls in Enterprise on September 11, 2009.
Honorary State Regent Sharon Cothern Nettles gave the Rosalie Report.
Jo Hubbard, State Campaign Chairman for President General Candidate Mary Ann Wright,
displayed the campaign pin: three interconnected circles representing friendship, service, and
First Vice Regent Janet Whittington gave instruction for the breakout sessions.
Georgellen Chandler, Chairman of the Registration Committee, reported 93 Daughters in
Mary Sue Douglas reported on Continental Congress travel and reservation procedures.
Beth Koostra, Regent of the Dancing Rabbit Chapter, gave the blessing of the meal.
The Hills District Meeting was adjourned.
Dana Mayfield Moore, Hills District Director
REPORTS OF THE CHAPTERS
AMITE RIVER CHAPTER – GLOSTER
Organized January 9, 1958
Organizing Regent Mrs. Isaac L. Toler
Mary Jane Reynolds, Regent
ANNANDALE CHAPTER – MADISON
Organized June 11, 1971
Organizing Regent Mrs. R. C. Upton
MEMBERSHIP: 37. We lost one by death and one resigned. Four supplementals were
approved. One of our interesting PROGRAMS was presented by Dr. David Dockery from
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. His program was a PowerPoint on fossils,
whales, shark teeth, the volcano under the Jackson coliseum, and the drilling for carbon dioxide
gas in the area. Another program was given by Mr. Pete Heard on his Butterfly Garden and a
tour of the Strawberry Mansion in Madison. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: We honored our Good
Citizen winners from Madison Central High School and Madison Ridgeland Academy with a
luncheon. DAR SCHOOLS: We sent soup labels and Box tops for Education to Kate Duncan
Smith School. DAR SERVICE TO VETERANS: We joined with the Jackson Area Chapters to
serve refreshments at the Veterans Day Program on November 11, 2009. Most of our work was
with the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Jackson. One of our members is the weekend nurse
supervisor at the state home. She let it be known that their large scre en television had broken.
We contacted the Jackson area chapters to help us replace the television. Nine of the ten
chapters helped us raise the money to replace the TV. Enough money was given to replace the
TV, another TV was donated, activities for the Alzheimer Unit were purchased, and bingo prize
money was donated. For our active military service men and women, we mailed three boxes to
the 155th Brigade that included candy for the children in the war zone and many personal items.
Marcia Ball, Regent
ASHMEAD CHAPTER - VICKSBURG
Organized December 16, 1931
Organizing Regent Mrs. Eva C. Hoggart
MEMBERSHIP: 79 members on January 1, 2009. 19 new members joined by application, 1
transfer in, 1 transfer out, 1 deceased, 2 resignations. Regent presented certificates to two 40- year
members, one 65-year member. Regent is member of State Membership Committee.
MEETINGS: 8 members attended Heartland District meeting in July at B.B. Club in Vicksburg.
Ashmead was a hostess. Ashmead gave reception for state o fficers at George Washington Ball
house. Chapter Executive Committee met at Vice-Regent’s home in August for luncheon and
planning meeting. Sept., Oct., Nov., Feb., March, April and May chapter meetings held on first
Saturday at 10 a.m. at Main Street Market in Vicksburg. Christmas party and celebration of
chapter’s 78th birthday held at Linden Plantation in Dec. AWARDS: Gold MSSDAR Chapter
Achievement 2008-2009; Level 1 NSDAR Chapter Achievement 2008-2009. Paid required
amount for President General’s Project. AMERICAN HERITAGE: Had 6 related programs.
AMERICAN HISTORY: One Women in American History certificate given. AMERICAN
INDIANS: Anna Royston presented program on Indian Culture and Arts. UPC labels sent to
Bacone and Chemawa Indian Schools. AMERICANISM: 12 members referred to DAR
Manual for Citizenship online on DAR Web site. CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN
REVOLUTION: C.A.R. participated in Constitution Day Celebration, presented chapter
program in February. Chapter received Certificate for Creative Learning Experiences
Involvement with Youth from Southeastern Division. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: 2
members organized/promoted community program ―Meet President Abraham Lincoln‖ with
internationally known historical performer Fritz Klein. Chapter recognized events at meetings.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Members volunteered their services through churches, museums,
historical societies, genealogical societies, First Families of Mississippi, music clubs, garden
clubs, Relay for Life, Chamber of Commerce, Miss Mississippi Pageant, and ―Gold in the Hills‖
theater production, which has been performed every year since 1936, and is in Guinness’ book of
World Records. Two members are Auxiliary volunteers at River Region Medical Center.
CONSERVATION: One member is MDOT Highway Cleanup Program volunteer, civic club
beautification chairman and is in charge of keeping cemetery clean. Members planted bulbs,
shrubs, flowers, trees and plants in yards; preserved food by canning and freezing; recycled
and/or re- used plastic, paper, newspapers, magazines and aluminum. CONSTITUTION WEEK:
32 Constitution Week certificates presented. Chapter, C.A.R. and SAR led Constitution Day
Celebration at Old Court House Museum. Court House bell was rung at 4:00 p.m. followed by
patriotic program. 3 proclamations signed by mayors. 19 schools signed proclamations. DAR
GOOD CITIZEN: Information sent to 5 schools. One chapter winner. DAR MAGAZINE: 23%
subscribe; advertising requirements met. SCHOLARSHIP: One $500 one-time scholarship
given to graduating high school senior. DAR SCHOOLS: Yellow school bus passed at each
meeting. 280 UPC labels, 63 ink cartridges, 33.3 lbs. of clothing sent to approved schools.
DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: Gave $100 to Sonny Montgomery VA Hospital in Jackson.
Chairman completed 2 Veterans History Project interviews and sent 129 stamps to Veterans
Stamp & Coin Club. FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: 65 DAR flag
certificates presented. Regent wrote Guest Editorial for Vicksburg Post. Large flag on stand,
given to chapter by past regent, was displayed at each meeting. Members fly flag on all holidays;
several fly flag every day. HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE: Regent’s project was
placing George Washington posters in schools. INSIGNIA: Chapter owns regent’s pin and large
Chapter flag and American flag on stands. JUNIOR AMERICAN CITIZENS: One club with
18 members. 2 JAC contest entries won first place at State level. NSDAR first place awards for
JAC scrapbook and excellent JAC promotion; NSDAR third place award for most inches JAC
publicity. JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: 4 new Juniors by application. One chapter Outstanding
Junior. LITERACY PROMOTION: 3 members assisted children for 218 hours and adults for 35
hours. 181 books donated. NATIONAL DEFENSE: 3 Bronze ROTC medals and 3 Good
Citizenship Awards presented. PROJECT PATRIOT: 230 Christmas cards signed and with
notes; 162 items valued at $540 (plus $164 for postage) sent to Landstuhl. PUBLIC
RELATIONS AND MEDIA: Nominated historical novel To Try Men’s Souls by Newt Gingrich
and William R. Forstchen for National Media Award. 837 inches of print coverage in 30
newspaper articles with 11 photos. ROSALIE: 4 members attended Rosalie Day.
SCRAPBOOK: Won first place in State. STATE REGENT’S PROJECT: 100% contribution.
VIS: 55 members use computer and email for communication, genealogical research, DAR
activities including compilation of yearbook, newsletters, agendas, chapter correspondence.
WOMEN’S ISSUES: 2010 Health Services Directories handed out at Feb. meeting. Members
made contributions for St. Jude’s Hospital, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, breast
cancer and heart disease research, and participated in Relay for Life. Member participated in 5K
Run/Walk promoting prevention of skin cancer and another 5K Wellsfest Run/Walk promoting
overall good health practices and awareness. Member promotes fund raising and provides
education on women’s issues through Women’s Fund, is committee member for Metro Jackson
Habitat Women Build, and provides housing and credit counseling.
Linda Rozier Davis, Regent
BELVIDERE CHAPTER - GREENVILLE
Organized January 6, 1912
Organizing Regent Mrs. James Harper Winn
MEMBERSHIP: 48 members including one reinstatement, one deceased member, one life
member, and 12 non-resident members. One new member and one reinstatement are pending.
MEETINGS: September - May on the third Saturday of the month except for December's
Christmas tea. No meeting in February. Meetings include the Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag of the United States of America, American's Creed, Pres. General's Report, National
Defense Report, and Sunshine Report. All chapter achievement requirements were met. DAR
SCHOOLS: Collected box tops and soup labels. VETERANS: Regent placed wreath at WWII
monument on Veteran's Day and attended ceremony at local school. Chapter members
contributed cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers. One member made lap robes for veterans in
a nursing home. One member provided items to be sent to troops in Afghanistan. Regent
obtained memoirs of a local WWII veteran to submit to Library of Congress and DSU Archives.
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Regent and First V. Regent presented a program on the
Constitution to 4th graders. FLAG of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA: Regent attended
ceremony for retirement of used flags. Members flew flags on holidays. Regent and several
members attended Confederate Memorial Day Service and provided refreshments. WOMEN'S
ISSUES: Regent and First V. Regent presented programs including identity theft to chapters and
member gave presentation on helping caregivers. Member entered an essay in the contest.
AMERICANISM: Regent and Treasurer provided items for Naturalization Ceremony. Regent
attended the ceremony to assist with distribution. AMERICAN HERITAGE and HISTORIC
PRESERVATION: First V. Regent Kathy Eubank is State Chairman. Regent and First V.
Regent gave presentations on saving genealogical records and items of historical value at all four
district meetings and to several chapters. Chapter programs included the History of St. Rose of
Lima School, Italians at Sunnyside Plantation, James Madison, and Delta State University
Archives. Regent and First V. Regent presented MSSDAR award for best poster in American
History contest to local student. Chapter member placed in the SE Division contest for fiber arts.
CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Member is State Senior President. One
member is an officer of local C.A. R. chapter. Three members and Regent assisted at C.A.R.
State Convention. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: two schools participated. Their winners received
certificates and pins. DAR MAGAZINE: advertising requirement met. AMERICAN INDIANS:
Indian Minute read at each meeting. One member participated in activities at Winterville
Mounds Native American Days. COMMUNITY SERVICE: Members picked up trash, planted
flowers, participated in Relay for Life, and local theater productions. One member works
regularly at local food pantry. Regent assisted at food pantry during inventory.
GENEALOGICAL RECORDS: Regent obtained and submitted Bible records to State
Genealogical Records Chairman. One member held a genealogy workshop and assisted others
with research. ROSALIE: One member serves on Rosalie Governing Board. 500 rack cards
were delivered to tourist center. Regent visited Rosalie and provided a chart of Eliza's sampler
for reproduction. Members provided items for Mansion Market at district and state meetings.
Contributions were sent for hostess fund for both pilgrimages.
NSDAR: Two members visited the DAR Library in Washington. LITERACY PROMOTION:
Regent read to children at a local school.
Frieda H. Hardee, Regent
BERNARD ROMANS CHAPTER - COLUMBUS
Organized October 30, 1913
Organizing Regent Mrs. Howard King
MEMBERSHIP: We have 6 new members, 3 reinstatements, 1 transfer, 1 pending application, 3
new supplementals, 7 pending supplemental applications. MEETINGS: Fourth Wednesday,
September through May, except December. These are usually luncheon meetings that include
Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, American’s Creed, National Anthem, National Defense Report,
Indian Minute, President General’s Message, Rosalie Minute, minutes, business, and program.
CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: All requirements were met for State and National.
AMERICAN INDIANS: Presented programs on Navajo Indians and MS Indian Mounds.
AMERICANISM: Gave flag pins to new members. AMERICAN HISTORY: Three historical
programs were presented at meetings. CHAPLAIN: Placed 13 grave markers.
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Participated in July 4th Parade, Veterans Day Parade and
Ceremony, Caledonia Christmas Veterans Memorial, Abraham Lincoln tribute, and ceremony
for National Guard deployment. CONSERVATION: Presented program on recycling and going
green. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Received p roclamation from Columbus mayor proclaiming
Constitution week. Appeared before City Council to present booklets on the Constitution.
Display was exhibited at chapter meeting and local library. COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Sponsored candidate for award. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: Nine schools were contacted, five
schools submitted packets. DAR MAGAZINE: Increased our subscriptions. DAR SCHOOLS:
Collected labels and cartridges for KDS. DAR SERVICE TO VETERANS: Collected needed
items for homeless veterans through Tuscaloosa Veterans’ Hospital. Participated in Toys for
Tots (Marine project). DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: Assisted the YMCA in signing Christmas
cards for our servicemen and servicewomen. HISTORIAN: Sponsored the state winner of the
NSDAR Outstanding Teacher of American History Contest. HISTORIC PRESERVATION:
Sponsored candidate for medal. LINEAGE RESEARCH: One member serves on the state
Lineage Research Team. Conducted genealogy workshop. LITERACY PROMOTION: Three
members serve in after school programs, and two volunteer to read in schools. NATIONAL
DEFENSE: Presented one ROTC medal and certificate at high school awards program. We
have members on the Columbus Air Force Base Community Council to assist with needs at
CAFB. PUBLIC RELATIONS: We had 13 articles and 4 pictures in the newspaper and 90
minutes of T.V. coverage. THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: We are
working on a project to put flags in the local high school classrooms. VOLUNTEER
INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: One member maintains a chapter website. Eighteen members
use their computers for DAR activities and receiving the newsletter. WOMEN’S ISSUES:
Members volunteer for various community and church projects. We had one program on
women’s health issues.
Regent and members attended both the State Conference and the Hills District Meeting.
Glenda Kay Jobe Box, Regent
BETSY LOVE ALLEN CHAPTER - ROLLING FORK
Organized February 17, 1977
Organizing Regent Mrs. Konrad White
MEMBERSHIP: 28 Members. We have an average attendance of 10-12 members. Our
membership has 14 non-resident members and a few are in poor health and cannot attend
regularly. MEETINGS: We meet at noon on the seco nd Wednesday of each month at the Fine
Arts Room of the local library. We do not meet in February, June, July and August. Each
meeting is opened with the Ritual and NATIONAL DEFENSE REPORT, INDIAN MINUTE
and PRESIDENT GENERAL’S MESSAGE. AMERICAN HISTORY, AMERICAN
HERITAGE, AMERICAN INDIANS, and AMERICANISM: Many of our programs have
covered the afore-named subjects. One member is principal of the Conehatta Indian Elementary
School. Donations of $150 were given to other Indian schools. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: Two
awards were presented with one to a public school student and one to a private school student.
DAR MAGAZINE: The magazine is received by 10 of our 28 members and we sent $40 for the
Mississippi Ad. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: Gifts valued at $178 were taken to the
Veterans’ Nursing Home in Jackson. PROJECT PATRIOT: 5 packages were mailed to
Afghanistan and $85 in phone cards were sent to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.
NATIONAL DEFENSE: A report is given at each meeting. A medal was presented to the
outstanding JROTC cadet attending the local public school. PROGRAM: Some of our
outstanding programs were on founding fathers, founding mothers, searching records to prove
new patriots, historic preservation, American heritage and history. ROSALIE: $115 was sent to
The chapter was represented at State Conference and the District Meeting. Three members
attended the Meriwether Lewis Grave Marking at Hohenwald, TN.
The highlight of our year was a visit from our gracious State Regent Polly Grimes.
Mary M. Weissinger, Regent
BILOXI CHAPTER – BILOXI
Organized April 15, 1950
Organizing Regent Mrs. Delores Davidson Smith
MEMBERSHIP: 32 with one life member. We had two reinstatements this year; one new
member; and two transfers. There are two ladies working on their papers. We now meet
monthly, October through May. Our regular meetings are held at the Biloxi Yacht Club. Our
December Christmas Tea was hosted by a member.
We collected items for the local VA hospital and sweaters for Tamassee DAR School at our
regular January meeting. We submitted a local American History teacher for the American
History Teacher contest. Contributions to all DAR funds met Chapter Achievement
Requirements. DAR MAGAZINE: 12% of our members are subscribers and the chapter
contributed $40 for the co-op ad. DAR SCHOOL: More than 100 labels were sent to several
schools and 30 lbs of clothing was sent to Tamassee. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS:
Stamps were donated to the ―Stamps for the Wounded‖ pro gram and donations were collected
and given to the local VA Hospital in Biloxi. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Members presented Jr.
ROTC Medals at five local high schools. PUBLIC RELATIONS: Articles were submitted to the
local newspaper about members and projects. ROSALIE: $5.00 of each member’s dues goes to
Rosalie and a $1,000.00 donation was made for the gate. The chapter was represented at State
Conference and Rosalie Day. We have one member serving on the Rosalie Governing Board
and one member serving on a national committee. AMERICAN HERITAGE: Our chapter has
several members who belong to numerous heritage organizations. C.A.R.: The Alexander Oden
Society received one new member this year. CONSERVATION: We have several members
who are active in local clubs and civic organizations.
Susan Barnett Easter, Regent
BOBASHELA CHAPTER - NEWTON
Organized March 1, 1976
Organizing Regent Mrs. H. P. Montague
MEMBERSHIP: 36; four working on papers. Meetings are held the second Thursday of
October, December, January, March, and April. Meetings include Ritual, Pledge, American’s
Creed, President General’s Report, National Defense Report, new and old business, which
includes a report of papers in progress and prospective members, a program, and refreshments.
One member serves as co-chair of a MSSDAR committee. EDUCATION: One program
presented. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: One program presented; LINEAGE RESEARCH:
Presently assisting four prospective members with applications. NATIONAL DEFENSE: One
program presented. DAR GOOD CITIZEN contest sponsored and over-all winner provided with
a $100.00 stipend and a $25.00 stipend given to each participant.
Chapter was represented at State Conference.
Ann Hunter Burkes
CATHERINE ARD CHAPTER – COLUMBIA
Organized January 20, 1966
Organizing Regent Mrs. Bret B. Bradley, Sr.
MEMBERSHIP: 25 with no new members, 1 deceased, Virginia Cook Jones, 1 dropped, 3
resigned due to health. MEETINGS: Held the second Thursday in February, April, September
and November. Executive Board Meetings are held in September and December. Meetings
include DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, the
American’s Creed, President General's Message, National Defense Report, Minutes, Treasurer’s
Report, Announcements, Old and New business, Program and Social time. Programs are
designed to meet State and National guidelines. The President General’s Message from the
Newsletter is read at each meeting. Chapter contributions to DAR funds met Chapter
AMERICAN HERITAGE: Members continue to work with local library to increase use of the
genealogy section. AMERICAN HISTORY: Brief book discussions on Abraham Lincoln. We
had 45 students participate in outstanding work in American History. Certificates were presented
as well as 9 bronze metals. AMERICAN INDIANS: ―American Indian Minute‖ was observed
during each chapter meeting with a brief discussion on American Indians in two meetings.
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Several chapter members participated in National Day of
Prayer and Veterans’ Day. In February a program was presented entitled ―Many interesting facts
that people may not know about Abraham Lincoln.‖ Dedicated two books about Lincoln to the
local library. CONSERVATION: 4 meetings included ―Conservation Minutes.‖ We had several
members participate in Arbor Day activities. Members also continue to plant shrubs, bulbs and
flowers as well as feeding birds and wildlife. Most all members continue to recycle newspapers
and plastic. CONSTITUTION WEEK: A Constitution sidelight is read at each meeting.
Members are encouraged to fly flags. Middle school studied about Constitution Week in their
Social Study classes. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: Contacted 4 schools and all 4 schools
participated. The students, parents and school officials were invited to the February meeting
where each was honored with certificates, pins and wallet cards. The winning essay was sent to
State Chairman. Winner and parents were invited to the National Defense Luncheon held during
the State Conference of 2010. DAR MAGAZINE: 25% of members subscribe, with one being
given to the local library. DAR MUSEUM: Donation made. DAR SCHOOLS: Required
donations to schools made. DAR PATRIOT PROJECT: Chapter sent phone cards enclosed in
Christmas cards along with a letter in each card thanking the local 155 th Company for defending
our freedoms. DAR SERVICE TO VETERANS: Members gave $148.00 for Christmas gifts.
Chairman traveled 80 miles with several hours donated in visiting veterans. THE FLAG OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: 1 program presented entitled ―Flag Facts and Proper Way to
Fold a Flag.‖ Flag literature and DAR Flag Code brochures were distributed. LITERACY
CHALLENGE: Member continues to tutor local students. NATIONAL DEFENSE: One
program entitled ―The War in Iraq‖ followed by discussion. Report about national defense was
given at each meeting. PUBLIC RELATIONS: 34 inches newspaper article regarding DAR
Good Citizen and Christopher Columbus Essay. Also included print coverage and pictures. Also
included print coverage for the 155 th Company and their families. ROSALIE: Rosalie fact given
at each meeting. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: 1 member uses computer for
both state and national activities. WOMEN’S ISSUES: Chapter Regent participated in fundraiser
for local Main Street in order to preserve our downtown area. Several members belong to
Certified local Government (the preservation of historic homes). Several members participate in
fundraisers for women’s health, heart and cancer research. Chapter Regent presented program on
―Avoid Identity Theft‖ as well as a program on ―Spotlighting Women’s Health.‖
Cheryl Aultman Bourne (Mrs. James T.), Regent
CHAKCHIUMA CHAPTER - GREENWOOD
Organized December 10, 1911
Organizing Regent Mrs. Sallie H. Gwin
MEMBERSHIP: 75. MEETINGS: 2nd Wednesday, September–May. Meetings include
Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, American’s Creed, President General’s Message,
National Defense Report, Minutes, Treasurer’s Report, other officers’ reports, committee reports,
announcements, old and new business, Grace, lunch and social time, program. AMERICAN
HERITAGE: American Christmas Music Program, L.Q.C. Lamar-America’s Renaissance Man,
Needlework: Antique and Soon to be Antiques, Future Family Treasures. AMERICAN
INDIANS: Several of our members act as docents at our local Cottonlandia Museum, which
contains one of the country’s largest collections of American Indian artifacts. ACHIEVEMENT
AWARDS: Requirements met for State and National. CONSERVATION: 5 suggestions given
as conservation minutes. D AR MAGAZINE: 3 articles used as education minutes. DAR
MUSEUM: 2 education minutes. DAR SCHOOLS: Box Tops for Education. DAR SERVICE
FOR VETERANS: Program: Possibilities for Our Veterans, Packing Boxes for Iraq.
NATIONAL DEFENSE: National Defense articles read at each meeting. Chapter National
Defense Luncheon featured speaker Chief Warrant Officer Gordon W. Smith, Ret. PUBLIC
RELATIONS and MEDIA: Pictures and write- ups of all meetings and projects in local
newspaper. ROSALIE: 4 Members hosted at Rosalie, objects for Rosalie Market given. THE
FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Flag etiquette discussed at a meeting.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: Members used computers to share DAR
information, secure programs, write reports, download forms, update membership data, work on
genealogy, and write minutes. Members participated in COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS and
WOWEN’S ISSUES: Contributions were made to DAR PROJECT PATRIOT, FRIENDS OF
THE LIBRARY, PRESIDEN T GENERAL’S PROJECT and STATE REGENT’S PROJECT.
Chapter was represented at State Conference, District Meeting, and Rosalie Day. Chapter
hosted State Regent Polly Hunter Grimes.
Dorothy Duncan Walcott, Regent
CHEROKEE ROSE CHAPTER - HAZLEHURST
Organized June 8, 1949
Organizing Regent Miss Colie Covington
MEMBERSHIP: 39. 3 new, 2 transferred to member-at- large, 2 resignations, 1 death. Sharron
Hailey Baird is a member of Rosalie Governing Board, DAR Scholarship Chairman; Billie J.
Shotts Davis is S.A.R. Liasion. MEETINGS: Third Wednesday, September through May. Each
meeting includes Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, American’s Creed, President
General’s Message, National Defense Report, Constitution Sidelight, Indian Minute, Rosalie
Minute, business session, program, and social time. CONTRIBUTIONS: Contributions to DAR
funds met Chapter Achievement requirements. AMERICAN HERITAGE: Program on American
Christmas traditions and music. AMERICAN HISTORY: Sponsored essay contest with 57
participants and presented certificates to each. Presented certificates and medals to first, second,
and third place winners. Chapter winner, 2008-09, placed second in Heartland District, attended
National Defense Luncheon at State Conference, and received a certificate and monetary gift
from chapter. CAMEO SOCIETY: 3 members. CHAPLIN: Led in ritual. Reported on members
at each meeting. C. A.R.: Sponsor Mount Dexter Treaty Society. Billie J. Shotts Davis is senior
leader. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Members and Regent attended Memorial and Veterans’
Day commemorations and led Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. CONSTITUTION WEEK: 1
program; 2 displays; proclamations by Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and Board of Supervisors;
announcement in church bulletin; church chimes played patriotic music; spot announcements
each day on 2 radio stations and at Copiah Academy; live radio interview with Regent; and
editorial in local newspaper. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: Chose 1. Entered essay contest. Presented
pin and certificate. DAR MAGAZINE: 31% of members subscribe. Chapter provides
subscriptions for local library and Copiah Academy. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS:
Members collected items for 30 bags, delivered to VA Nursing Home. Regent assisted with troop
project. FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES: Certificates and pins were presented to sixth-
graders in the flag corps at Copiah Academy. Flag brochures placed in library and distributed at
commemorative events. LIBRARIAN: Books donated to local library. 2 books donated to
Genealogical Library at Rosalie. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Program by Dr. Richard Taylor, Exec.
Dir. Tunica Museum, ―American Tragedy to Triumph: The Jimmy Doolittle Raid‖. Report from
The Defender at each meeting. PROGRAM: Programs on historic preservation, Native American
crafts/culture, American Christmas traditions, Colonial cooking, American history. PRESIDENT
GENERAL’S PROJECT: 100% participation. PUBLIC RELATIONS: 198 inches newspaper: 14
articles, 13 pictures, 9 meeting announcements, 2 proclamations. Members are called before each
meeting. ROSALIE: Rosalie Minute given, donations taken at each meeting. Hostesses at Spring
Pilgrimage. Honorarium sent for program speakers. Donated over $300 to Mansion Market and
gift shop. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: Used computer for MSSDAR
business, e- membership for national. STATE CONFERENCE, DISTRICT MEETINGS:
Represented at district and state conferences. AWARDS: Received 24 awards, Level 1, and Gold
Judith Randle Brewer, Regent
CHICKASAW NATION CHAPTER - RIPLEY
Organized December 11, 1974
Organizing Regent Mrs. Faye Wildman
Members: 24. We have six meetings each year, September, October, November, February,
March, and April. We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Our programs
consist of Constitution, Patriotism, Women’s Issues, American History, Heritage or Genealogy
and Conservation. Highlights are our George Washington luncheon in February and our Good
Citizen Recognition Ceremony and Reception in April. All meetings include opening ritual,
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, American's Creed, National Defense report, reading of the
minutes from the previous meeting, financial report, committee reports and any old or new
business. We then have our program and close with the benediction.
WOMEN'S ISSUES: Sexual Harassment in the work place. Each member was given a list of
the child molesters and sex offenders in our area. AMERICAN HISTORY: We had one program
on the first Thanksgiving. AMERICAN INDIANS: We contributed to the American Indian
Scholarship Fund. The program we had on Thanksgiving was concerning the American Indians,
also. AMERICANISM: A DAR member gave out American Flag lapel pins at a Veterans
program. The Chaplain sends cards and makes phone calls to our members. CHAPTER
CONTRIBUTIONS: We met all chapter achievement requirements. COMMEMORATIVE
EVENTS: Members attended a candidate speaking at the local park on the Fourth of July and
attended a Veteran program. CONSTITUTION: Had a program on The Constitution, which
included CONSERVATION, since the program also included George Washington and his days
as a farmer. We had one article in the local newspaper. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: We had a
reception to honor five students from our area schools. They were presented a Good Citizen pin
and a certificate at our April meeting. HERITAGE –GENEALOGY: We have three prospective
members working on their papers. DAR MAGAZINE: Two subscriptions were purchased. We
bought a co-op ad. DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: We had a program with a World War Two
veteran speaking on his experiences at D-Day. DAR SCHOOLS: Monetary donations.
LIBRARIAN: We presented our local library with two memorials, one for a DAR member and
one for a DAR member’s father. We also had our Librarian to speak at a meeting on the
improvements being made at the local library. ROSALIE: Had reports on Rosalie at each
meeting. We received several awards, excellence for Membership for recruiting, Constitution
Week and DAR Good Citizen.
Patricia Boyette Hamilton, Regent
CHICKASAWHAY CHAPTER - WAYNESBORO
Organized April 17, 1976
Organizing Regent Mrs. Horace Spencer Hudson
MEMBERSHIP: 46 members including 1 junior member. Members are kept informed by a
weekly newsletter from our membership chairman, Dale Walker. This past year we have
suffered the loss of two of our members, Mrs. Nelda Franks and Mrs. Patsey Tynes. Both are
sadly missed! Our meetings are held each third Wednesday from September through May.
Ending the year’s programs in 2008, in May the members attended a dedication of the marker
by the family of Mrs. Lucille Bailey, former member of our chapter, on the Reynolds Clark
farm where the sapling from the Rosalie Oak had been planted. Patsy Brewer is on the board
of the Cameo Club.
During the month of September the Bicentennial Celebration of Wayne County was held
with Team W members taking part in that event. Team W is composed of several DAR chapter
members who contribute their time and efforts to preserving our local history. The event
included a street fair, local dancers, bagpipers, and Choctaw Indians from Philadelphia with
colorful native costumes and dances. CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT: Contributions to DAR
funds met Chapter Achievement Requirements. DAR Project Patriot: Sent $300 to the
Landsthul Hospital for our wounded warriors. Books, other reading materials, and personal
care products were given to The Veterans Hospital in Collins, MS. NATIONAL DEFENSE:
We have a national defense report at each meeting. DAR MAGAZINE: The chapter
contributed to the purchase of the pages for the candidacy of our State Regent for Vice
President General of NSDAR. ROSALIE: We support the Rosalie project in all efforts and
serve as hostesses when possible. Our own Weda Hudson has kept us on our toes with the need
to support this project. AMERICAN HISTORY: We are ho nored that MSSDAR Historian
Ginger Walker is a chapter member. Her accomplishment this past year in researching and
organizing the Dunn's Falls commemorative event and placing a DAR marker at the statewide
ceremony was one our chapter can claim with pride. Ginger also presented a program on
Dunn’s Falls for our October meeting for those members who could not attend the marker
Mrs. Katie Pryor participated in the Veterans Day program in Laurel, MS. During
CONSTITUTION WEEK, the Waynesboro Elementary School, as did other schools in the
county, gave grand programs honoring our nation's founding where members of our DAR
chapter were among the honored guests. A Constitution Day Proclamation was signed by the
mayor, posters were displayed in the Wayne County Library, and church bulletins announced
the commemoration of that event.
The November meeting celebrated our AMERICAN INDIANS with a program given by the
Chapter regent on the Clatsop Indians on the Pacific coast where Lewis and Clark spent the
winter after traversing the newly bought Louisiana territory. The regent had visited there
recently and came away impressed with the help given by this tribe which sustained the Corps
of Discovery. Our December meeting included music of Christmas with local soloists. The
February meeting is always special, for that is when our AMERICAN HISTORY Essay
Winners present their essays. Ms. Becky Rhinehart is our chairman for this committee, and she
never fails to have these students ready for their presentatio n.
As regent I am proud to have such dedicated members. I could not have done the job without
their help. Thanks to everyone!
Marjorie Giles, Regent
CHIEF MUSSACUNNA CHAPTER – SOUTHAVEN
Organized February 2, 2010
Organizing Regent Dorothy Van Hook Herron
After several months of planning and working, a new Daughters of the American Revolution
chapter in Desoto County finally became a reality. Chief Mussacunna Chapter, 3-096-MS,
became chapter number 82 of the Mississippi State Society of the National Society Daughters of
the American Revolution. Upon the recommendation of State Regent Polly Hunter Grimes,
Organizing Secretary General Carole Farmer presented Dorothy Jean Van Hook Herron for
approval as Organizing Regent to the National Board of Management in July 2009. After her
approval, Mrs. Herron and the Organizing Committee presented proposed names for the new
chapter. The name, Chief Mussacunna was in accordance with the National Bylaws, Article
XIII, Section15, and was approved and recorded in the NSDAR permanent records at the time
the chapter was organized and confirmed in February 2010.
Billie Foutch Breedlove, State Organizing Secretary did and outstanding job working with the
organizing committee, transfers and prospective members on applications. Organizing Regent
Dorothy Herron appointed chapter offices as follows: First Vice Regent, Mary Virginia Gay
Britt; Chaplain, Frances Haynes De Lashmit; Recording Secretary, Janis Anderson Shirley;
Treasurer, Vicky Herron Roberts; Registrar, Saranne Osborne Emerson; Historian, Diane
Teesdale Moore; Librarian, Linda Hopper Jowers, Genealogist, Olivia Bingham Long. The
original charter date was set for January 30, 2010 but due to rain, sleet, and snow, the date was
cancelled and rescheduled for the following week.
On Tuesday, February 2, 2010 an organizational meeting was held at Southaven City Hall with
29 approved Daughters (15 by application and 14 transfers from Members at Large) in
attendance. State Organizing Billie Foutch Breedlove installed organizing members and officers
appointed by Regent Dorothy Herron. Chief Mussacunna chapter was confirmed by the National
Board of Management on 06 February 2010.
A Celebration Reception was held on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Southaven C ity Hall with
the State Regent Polly Hunter Grimes, Mayor of Southaven Greg Davis, State Organizing
Secretary Billie Breedlove, and Color Guard Stewart L. Herron (member of the Desoto Patriots
Chapter SAR) in attendance. All organizing members and several Daughters from across the
state were present.
Two additional members have been verified, and will be approved by the National Board of
Management in April 2010 making the total membership 31. All new members during the first
year will become charter members. Presently, there are 15 prospective members working on
applications. Currently, the chapter is assigning committee members and working on programs
Dorothy Van Hook Herron, Regent
CHIEF RED JACKET CHAPTER - BRANDON
Organized October 23, 1978
Organizing Regent Marjorie Wingo Murray
MEMBERSHIP: 66 members, including 4 junior members. Members are kept informed by a
regular chapter newsletter and emails. Chapter member Charla M. Jordan continues to serve
faithfully as MSSDAR Recording Secretary. MEETINGS: Our chapter holds meetings
September through May. In December, the chapter enjoyed a Christmas party and Heritage
Show and Tell. AMERICAN HERITAGE: Chapter members continue to be active in historic
activities in Rankin County. AMERICAN HISTORY: This year we had 35 students participate
in the essay contests. The chapter donated several books and DVDs on historical topics to the
Brandon Public Library. One DVD was ―All For Liberty,‖ an account of the Revolutionary War
actions of Captain Henry Felder of South Carolina, an ancestor of Chapter Regent Jo F. Hubbard.
AMERICANISM: We continue to be involved in many patriotic activities in our county. Our
Regent is proud to present the history of Memorial Day each year at the Rankin County
observance. CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT: Contributions to DAR funds met Chapter
Achievement requirements. We met all requirements for National Level I and State Gold.
CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: We are proud of our sponsorship of the
Gerard C. Brandon Society. The society co-sponsors our annual Christmas party at the VA
Nursing Home. The chapter is collecting funds for the M.S.S.C.A.R. State President’s Project
for costumes for Rosalie. Chapter members Kathy Henry and Patricia Rigdon serve MSSDAR
as co-state chairmen for C.A.R. Also, Patricia Ridgon is National Division Vice Chairman
C.A.R. Southeastern Division, and Kathy Henry is Senior Vice President for South Central
Region C.A.R. CONSERVATION: Chapter members continue to work on preservation projects
throughout Rankin County, such as the historic Old Brandon Cemetery. CONSTITUTION
WEEK: The Mayors of Brandon and Pearl signed proclamations. We distributed posters to all
Rankin County schools and placed displays at the Rankin Co unty Courthouse and the Brandon
Public Library. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: Chapter Vice Regent Cynthia F. Mangum continues to
serve as MSSDAR Good Citizens State Chairman. 9 schools participated with 3 students
participating in the essay contest. DAR MAGAZINE: We sponsored an ad honoring the mother
and daughter service of Esther Fabbricante and Charla M. Jordan. Additional funds were
contributed to the Heartland District page and a page recognizing the Outstanding Junior.
Chapter Registrar Patricia T. Dampier continues to serve as MSSDAR Magazine State
Chairman. DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: This year’s project was the collecting of funds to send a
care package to send to the son of a member serving in Afghanistan. DAR SCHOOLS: With
the leadership of chapter DAR School Chairman Esther Fabbricante, enough items (labels, box
tops, ink cartridges, etc.) were collected for a large package to be sent to KDS DAR School.
DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: With the Gerard C. Brandon Society, the chapter co-
sponsored its annual Christmas party for veterans at the VA Nursing Home in Jackson.
Refreshments and entertainment were provided. Socks were given by the C.A.R. children and
patriotic T-shirts were provided again by the Crossgates Exchange Club. NATIONAL
DEFENSE: Each meeting has National Defense Reports. PRESIDENT GENERAL’S
PROJECT: Our chapter remains committed to 100% participation in this project. PUBLIC
RELATIONS AND MEDIA: Our activities are well published in the four Rankin County
newspapers. RESOLUTIONS: With the continued guidance of Chapter member Eddie Myrtle
Moore, Chairman of the MSSDAR Resolutions Committee, the chapter continues to submit
resolutions for consideration. ROSALIE: Our chapter is proud to remain a ―Friend of Rosalie.‖
In addition to monetary contributions, donations were made for the Mansion Market.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: Our chapter continues to communicate its
activities to the public through the chapter website www.chief redjacket.com. Chapter Regent Jo
F. Hubbard is honored to serve as MSSDAR Volunteer Information Specialists State Chairman.
WOMEN’S ISSUES: Addressing the issues regarding the health, security and well-being of our
members remains a priority of the chapter. Chapter member Charla Jordan continues to serve as
NSDAR Southeastern Division Vice Chairman for Women’s Issues.
Jo Fitzgerald Hubbard, Regent
CHIEF TISHOMINGO CHAPTER – IUKA
Organized December 2, 1979
Organizing Regent Mrs. Edna Earl Tapp
MEMBERSHIP: 23. We reported 21 members last year, one member was reinstated, 1
member was approved, making our total membership 23. Seven meetings and events were held
this year. Two members attended the Hills District Meeting. One member is planning to attend
the State Conference.
AWARDS: We were recipients of the following awards: Mississippi State Society: Excellence
in membership for using a prospective member list, Maintaining Membership in plus one,
Certificate of Award for Chapter Website Webmaster Volunteer Information Specialist,
Constitution Week Reporting, Special Recognition for Sponsoring Chief Tishomingo Chapter
Society C.A.R., Gold for DAR Service to Veterans, Outstanding Job in Literacy Promotion,
Recognition for 25% Chapter Subscription to American Spirit Magazine, Silver Award Chapter
Achievement. National Society: Membership Promotion Involvement with Youth, Chapter
Achievement Award Level 2.
AMERICAN HERITAGE: 3 programs. AMERICAN HISTORY: 4 programs, 2 displays.
AMERICAN INDIANS: American Indian Minutes were read at Chapter meetings. A
proclamation was signed by the Mayor of Iuka for National American Heritage Month. A local
Indian re-enactor attended one of our meetings on the history of Chief Tishomingo.
AMERICANISM: One member subscribed to the ―National Defender‖ and presented a report at
all chapter meetings. One member is involved in a project to collect Tishomingo County
Veterans histories. Constitution Day was celebrated by chapter at the old Tishomingo County
Courthouse. Twenty-five Pledge of Allegiance Cards and Bookmarks, and How to Fly the
American Flag literature were given to participants in our Constitution Day Celebration.
CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Joint meetings were held with the Chief
Tishomingo Society C.A.R. CHAPLAIN: Members save aluminum cans for our grave markers
fund. One member celebrated her 90th birthday this year. A sunshine report was given at
meetings. CONSERVATION: Members save aluminum cans for grave markers’ fund. One
member contributed 1,700 volunteer hours to the Tishomingo County Archives & History
Museum (TCAHM), hours to the restoration of the historic Midway School House, and 40 hours
with restoration of the historic Burnsville One-Room Black School. One member is participating
in a county wide cemetery re-survey project. CONSTITUTION WEEK: A Mayor Proclamation
was made in our city. Constitution Day was celebrated at the historic old Tishomingo County
Courthouse (Tishomingo County Archives & History Museum). The ―Brave Voices‖
Tishomingo County High School Show Choir performed patriotic songs. Tiger Cub Scouts
posted the flags and participated with the C.AR. in ringing the bells. Displays were placed in the
Iuka Public Library and the Tishomingo County Archives & History Museum. Certificates of
appreciation were awarded to the participants. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: Two schools
participated in the DAR Good Citizen contest. Both students submitted essays, which were
judged by an out-of-state, non DAR member. The winning essay was sent to state. DAR
MAGAZINE: Our chapter contributed to the magazine advertising fund. DAR SERVICE FOR
VETERANS: One member is assisting local historical society in collecting local veteran
histories and in compiling a county book of veterans. Chapter members are gathering veteran
information for this project. DAR SCHOOLS: Ink cartridges and soup labels were sent to KDS.
FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES: Flag information was distributed at the Constitution Week
Celebration. GENEALOGICAL RECORDS: Two members are working on a local obituary
project. LINEAGE RESEARCH: Two members are assisting prospective DAR members with
lineage research. LITERACY CHALLENGE: Two members volunteered 150 hours tutoring
adults and children. MEMBERSHIP: One new member was approved. NATIONAL DEFENSE:
A National Defense Report is read at each meeting. One member subscribes to the National
Defender. One program was held. PUBLIC RELATIONS: 218 inches newspaper. ROSALIE:
Rosalie minutes were given at each chapter meeting. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
SPECIALIST: The Chapter Website has been updated and maintained. Six members use
computers for projects and communications.
Chapter contributions to DAR funds met Chapter Achievements Requirements. Master
Questionnaire and Chapter Achievement Reports were submitted. All National and State Chapter
Achievement Awards requirements were met.
Eunell Handy, Regent
CHLOE HOLT CHAPTER - BOGUE CHITTO
Organized September 1969
Organizing Regent Miss Bonnie Cole
MEMBERSHIP: 58. One member serving as State Chairman, 2 members serving on Rosalie
Governing Board. MEETINGS: Second Saturday, September thru April. Meetings include
Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States, American’s Creed, President
General’s Message, National Defense Report, Rosalie Report, Flag Fact, Business, Program and
Social time. CONTRIBUTIONS: Met National and State Chapter Achievement Award
requirements. AMERICAN INDIANS: Contributions and soup labels. CHAPLAIN: Ritual at
meetings. Valentines and Christmas cards to veterans. Get well, sympathy, and birthday cards
sent. C.A.R.: Contributions to State and National. A member donated $100 to the Magnolia
C.A.R. Help sponsor the Magnolia C.A.R. society. C.A.R. president, Leah Frances Jones spoke
at the November Chapter Meeting. She challenged members to participate in her project to
obtain costumes for those who serve as Rosalie hostesses. CONSERVATION: 2 Life Promoters.
Planted trees, bulbs, flowers and shrubs. Fed birds/wildlife. Recycled paper, glass, plastic and
aluminum. Saved drink can tabs for Blair Batson Children’s Hospital. CONSTITUTION WEEK:
Posters of the Constitution and 100 Constitution booklets were presented to 5 local schools. A
poster was also donated to the Lincoln-Lawrence County Public Library.DAR GOOD
CITIZENS: 4 schools contacted, 4 schools represented with students and parents honored at
Christmas Tea and presented pins and certificates. DAR MAGAZINE: A $40 co-op
advertisement was submitted to the state for inclusion in the Daughter’s Newsletter. DAR
PROJECT PATRIOT: $100 contribution by member. DAR SCHOOLS: Monetary
contributions, soup labels, and ink cartridges. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: 1 party
(Harvest Festival) with 75-80 gifts of personal items given. Valentine Party given with vale ntines
and party food served. 2 members sent Christmas cards and personal items to the veterans.
Observed special holidays by flying American flag. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Contributed
monetary gift and donated books and magazines to DAR Library, local library, and school.
HISTORIAN: Contributed monetary gifts to NSDAR Americana Collection and NSDAR
Archives. JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: 7 Juniors, 2 Chapter Chairmen, 2 Chapter Officers.
Support Helen Pouch Fund. LITERACY CHALLENGE: 2 members involved. NATIONAL
DEFENSE: Presented a. 5-10 minute National Defense report each meeting. 2 members receive
the National Defender. PROGRAM: 75 chapter yearbooks donated by chapter member at no
cost to chapter. PRESIDENT GENERAL’S PROJECT: 100% participation first year.
ROSALIE: 3 members as Rosalie hostesses. % to State Regent’s Project. Gave memorials for
deaths and honorariums in lieu of speakers’ gifts. Members attended Rosalie Day. 2 members
serve on Rosalie Governing Board. SEIMES TECHNOLOGY: Monetary gift. THE FLAG OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Flag displayed at each meeting, pledge and flag fact
given. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: A DVD entitled ―All for Liberty‖ was presented to 4
local high schools, and a copy of the DVD was also presented to the Lincoln-Lawrence County
Public Library. ―All for Liberty‖ is winner of seven international awards. The movie is based on
fact, and is an inspiring account that chronicles the bravery of a forgotten hero of the American
Revolution. The movie is the story of Captain Henry Felder, a South Carolinian, whose passion
and courage stirred hearts yearning to be free. A January Chapter program was planned based on
the story of Captain Henry Felder, but was cancelled due to the extremely cold weather. Captain
Henry Felder is an ancestor of several Chapter members. The September Chapter meeting was
presented by Honorable Joe Fernald. Honorable Fernald had made numerous trips with Boy
Scouts tracing the path of Lewis and Clark. He mesmerized members with his stories. He was
displayed numerous artifacts pertaining to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The November
meeting was presented by Rita Rich, Chairman of the newly formed Lincoln County Historical
Society. The Jewish synagogue building has been obtained by the Historical Society and will
serve as a Historical Museum. Several members serve as members and volunteers working on
the projects of the Historical Society. Chloe Holt and Ole Brook Chapter met with the Lawrence
County Chapter in March. Members had the opportunity to tour the Lawrence County Historical
Museum. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALIST: Use computers for yearbooks, chapter
correspondence, genealogical research, National and State information. Chapter represented at
State Conference, District Meetings, Rosalie Day, and Continental Congress.
The highlight of the year for Chloe Holt Chapter Members was the celebration of the 40 th
Anniversary of the founding of the Chapter. The lovely Anniversary Party was held at the
historical Brentwood Memories Home. A birthday cake depicting the logo of the Chapter served
as the centerpiece of the lovely formal table. Many other delectables also filled the table. Miss
Bonnie Cole, 51 Year Member of DAR and Organizing Regent of Chloe Holt Chapter, was able
to attend the Party. She entertained the group with stories of her genealogy and the history of the
founding of the chapter. Four other charter members were also able to attend.
Norma Jean L. Hammill, Regent
CHUQUATONCHEE CHAPTER - HOUSTON
Organized November 1, 1975
Organizing Regent Mrs. V. A. Snyder
MEMBERSHIP: 47. MEETINGS: Third Thursday, August, September, October, November,
February, March, April and May. Meetings which are either a lunch meeting or an afternoon
meeting include the Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, The
National Creed, President General’s Message, Constitution Minute, Flag Fact, Indian Minute,
Rosalie Spot, National Defense Report, Business Session and a Program. Programs are in
keeping with NSDAR focus of Education, Historical Preservation and Patriotism. AMERICAN
HISTORY: Had a program about Mt. Vernon; a program using the NSDAR Manuscript. ―A Trip
Through Time With the Ancient Art of Quilt-Making‖. Members brought old quilts for show and
tell, and a program on Medicine during the Revolution. AMERICAN INDIANS: Required
contributions. Had a program on the Indians. Dr. Jim Pate spoke on ―Hatchet shall be buried
forever’. The Southern Indians and the Treaty of Hopewell, 1785-1786.‖ CHILDREN OF THE
AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Sponsor The Horse Nation Society. COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Presented two Community Service Awards. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Letters to the editor of
the two local newspapers, displays in schools and libraries, news articles and radio spots for
Constitution Week and Independence Day. CONSERVATION: Had a program on the
conservation of wild flowers. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: 1 awarded at 1 school, certificate, lapel
pin and metal presented to winner. Picture was in local newspaper. 1 Scholarship Essay entry.
Winner and parents were guests of the chapter at the National Defense Luncheon at State
Conference, accompanied by chapter regent. DAR MAGAZINE: 15% of members subscribe;
contributed $40.00 to MSSDAR ad. DAR SCHOOL: Monetary contribution required;
Campbell Soup labels and Box Tops were sent to Kate Duncan Smith School. DAR SERVICE
FOR VETERANS: Contributions required. Program by a veteran. Honorarium to Friends of the
Veterans. HISTORICAL PRESERVATION: Program on Rails to Trails, restoration of o ld
railroad into a trail. Made donation to project as honorarium. JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: No
Junior Members. LINEAGE RESEARCH: One prospective member. MEMBERSHIP: One
new member. Two deaths. Recruitment is done by invitations to meetings and publicity o f
activities. Each is offered assistance for help with lineage research and preparation of
applications. NATIONAL DEFENSE: 3 minute report is given at each meeting. PUBLIC
RELATIONS AND MEDIA COMMITTEE: 16 notices of meetings in two local weekly
newspapers for a total of 32 notices. There is a follow up article with picture of program
speakers in newspapers. ROSALIE: Donation to Genealogical Library as an honorarium for
speaker. Contribution sent in the absence of chapter representation as hostesses. THE FLAG
OF THE UNITED STATES: Pledge of Allegiance at each meeting. Flag fact at each meeting.
PRESIDENT GENERAL’S PROJECT: contribution as required. Representation at State
Conference: 2; Representation at District Meeting: 2.
Andrea Peden Marshall, Regent
COPIAH CHAPTER - CRYSTAL SPRINGS
Organized March 18, 1909
Organizing Regent Mrs. Elizabeth Jones Parsons
…Membership: 41 members. MEETINGS: Chapter meetings are held on the first Saturday of
selected months at the historic Tomato Museum at Chautauqua Park Visitors Center. Each
meeting includes social time, DAR ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to theFlag of the United States of
America, the American's Creed, singing the National Anthem, the President General's message,
flag minute, Rosalie minute, National Defense report, Constitution sidelights, and program.
Membership records are kept on computer and updated regularly.
PRESIDENT GENERAL'S PROJECT: Required contribution sent. CHILDREN OF THE
AMERICAN REVOLUTION: The Daniel Johnson Society C.A.R. is sponsored by the Copiah
Chapter and members participate in many activities of both societies. All of the senior officers in
the Daniel Johnson Society are Copiah Chapter members. The Daniel Johnson Society provided
helpers for the Copiah Chapter's centennial in March 2009. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS:
The Copiah Chapter celebrated its chapter centennial in March 2009 with a morning tea at the
home of member Nan Lou McCluney. McCluney's home was originally the home of our
founding regent Elizabeth McKey Jones, who is the ancestor of McCluney's late husband. Over
two dozen attended the centennial. Special guests included state DAR officers, officers of the
Cherokee Rose Chapter, and the Mayor of Crystal Springs. State Regent Polly Hunter Grimes
spoke on the place of the Copiah Chapter in the early history of the Mississippi State Society
DAR. Several chapter members dressed in historical costume for the occasion.
CONSTITUTION WEEK: In September the Ringing of the Bells was celebrated. The Regent
obtained a proclamation from the Copiah County Board of Supervisors. DAR GOOD CITIZEN:
One school participated, one Good Citizen named. NATIONAL DEFENSE: The chapter voted
to sponsor local servicemen currently deployed overseas who are not receiving much mail from
home. PUBLIC RELATIONS: Chairman Melody Worrell and Joyce Carney assisted with
publishing in The Meteor 155 inches newspaper and in the Copiah County Courier 97 inches
Melody Anne Worrell, Regent
COTTON GIN PORT - AMORY
Organized June 21, 1921
Organizing Regent Mrs. Harriet Moses Flynn
MEMBERSHIP: MEETINGS: Third Thursday, October, November, March and April.
Meetings include Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America,
American's Creed, Preamble to the Constitution, Star Spangled Banner, Constitution Sidelight,
Flag Fact, Treasurer's report, minutes, committee and officer's reports, business, program, and
social time. Contributions met National and State Achievement Award requirements.
AMERICAN HERITAGE: 1 program. AMERICAN HISTORY: 1 program. AMERICAN
INDIANS: 1 program. NATIONAL DEFENSE: 1 program, 5 minutes each meeting.
Verna Mae Parish Carroll, Regent
DANCING RABBIT CHAPTER - MACON
Organized April 14, 1956
Organizing Regent Mrs. W.W. Whitten
MEMBERSHIP: 42. Meetings: Four per year, third Saturday, September, October, March,
April. Agenda includes lunch, Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, Preamble, American’s Creed,
National Anthem, President General’s Message, National Defense Report, Constitution
Sidelight, Business, and Program. CONTRIBUTIONS: Met all NSDAR Chapter Achievement
requirements. AMERICAN HISTORY: Historical programs presented at two meetings.
CONSTITUTION WEEK: 1 church rang its bells, Constitution Minute at all meeting, 1 library
decorated, a total of 98 5th Grade students at one cooperating school memorized the Preamble,
studied the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Patriots, presented a program to
24 veterans on Veterans' Day; 96 5th grade students at another cooperating school learned the
same patriotic material and presented a program at their PTO meeting to honor veterans. FLAG
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: 1 flag presented to school , 1 presented to a local
public library, and 2 presented to the city cemetery. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: Good Citizen and
her mother entertained at one of our meetings. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: MSSDAR
Chairman presented an informative program to a large attendance of members and guests.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: 5 members use computers for DAR projects
Margaret E. Koostra, Regent
DAVID HOLMES CHAPTER - INDIANOLA
Organized November 20, 1958
Organizing Regent Dorothy Baird Allen
MEMBERSHIP: 92, including 14 Past Regents, 6 junior members, 1 member serving National
Society, and 3 members serving State Society. MEETINGS: Second Friday at 9:30 a.m.,
September through May, except no meeting in December. Meetings include DAR Ritual, Pledge
of Allegiance, American’s Creed, Flag Facts, Constitution Highlights, Indian Minutes, National
Defense Report, Rosalie Report, Officer and Chairman Reports, Business Session, Program and
social time. Contributions to DAR funds met State and National Chapter Achievement
requirements. AMERICAN INDIANS: An Indian minute read at each meeting. CHAPLAIN:
Memorial services and grave markers were placed for 1 deceased member. CONSTITUTION
WEEK: Posters were displayed in business store windows. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: Medal and
pin given to Good Citizen winner. DAR GOOD CITIZENSHIP: Certificates a warded to a
student in each of the Six Grade classes in 6 schools in the area. DAR MAGAZINE: 13
subscriptions—including 2 to local libraries. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: Assisted with
reception honoring veterans and their families following the Veterans Da y Assembly Program at
local high school. Placed flags on 358 graves of veterans. Brought valentines to be mailed to
veterans at VA Home in Kosciusko. LINEAGE RESEARCH: 1 member is a lookup volunteer
for Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK). 3 members are volunteers to assist
prospective members. NATIONAL DEFENSE: 1 program. Report given at each meeting. 1
ROTC bronze medal presented. PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA: All meetings and
special events are submitted to local newspaper. ROSALIE: $125 donated to the Gutters Fund.
2 members made cash contributions on Rosalie Day. FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA: Chapter members placed flags on 358 veterans’ graves. VOLUNTEER
INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: Chapter Regent, Chapter Treasurer, and Chap ter Registrar use
e-Membership. 33 members use their computer for DAR activities. INSIGNIA: The chapter
owns banners and a Chapter Regent’s Pin. PRESIDENT GENERALS PROJECT: $546 is
required for the project and the amount for the third year has been sent. VOLUNTEER
GENEALOGISTS: 1 workshop. 3 members assist prospective members with their papers. 1
Outstanding Volunteer Genealogist.
Emily DuBose Shafer, Regent
DAVID REESE CHAPTER - OXFORD
Organized October 9, 1899
Organizing Regent Minerva Helen Conkey
MEMBERSHIP: 56. MEETINGS: First Friday of each month, September through May.
David Reese Chapter began the year with the same slate of officers as the previous year. We
have a good team. Last year no member would agree to be a Regent so I, Mara lyn Bullion, and
Betty Brandon agreed that we would share the responsibility. It has worked well.
Our big goal has been to become more active as doers and less social. We do enjoy a brief
social hour with simple refreshments before meetings, but we are trying to be more active in
community needs such as the LITERACY effort. Our members are exploring ways they can
make a difference, and our chapter made a generous donation to the local Literacy Council.
We are growing and adding younger members. We now have a prospective list of around 10
with papers pending for 3. Last year two of our members died. We are planning to mark the
gravestones of these along with several others in the spring.
One of our members is very actively involved with PRESERVATION of old Oxford and is on
the board of the Heritage Foundation. She led a project to raise funds for a memorial window in
the restored Burns Belfry Church building for our deceased member, Patricia Brown Young.
The fund will also provide for a second memorial window in honor of Susie Marshall, a 95 year
old African American who has been a mainstay in Oxford for Civil Rights. Several of our
members are involved in the preservation of Cedar Oaks, a pre Civil War home in Oxford and
one member is on a racial reconciliation committee that works with an African American
Our Vice-Regent, Betty Brandon, arranged for the presentation of flags and copies of the
Constitution to new citizens at NATURALIZATION Ceremonies. There were two ceremonies
and more than 100 flags were distributed. At Christmas each year we donate white socks, one
pair wrapped in pretty paper for each of the residents at the VETERANS home in Oxford.
Several members organized monthly birthday parties at the home and served cake and ice
cream. We save pennies and they are collected at meetings to be sent to an AMERICAN
INDIAN school. We also save stamps, box tops and empty ink cartridges. This year we have
added WOMEN ISSUES to our program schedule. We had two excellent entries in the DAR
GOOD CITIZEN essay contest and sent one for state competition. We gave pins and certificates
to good citizens in four high schools. We also gave medals to outstanding cadets in ROTC
programs at Ole Miss and two local high schools. We have made memorial contributions to
ROSALIE and our former Regent and current District President attended the October Rosalie
celebrations and presented a heritage dress donated by another former regent, Sara Smith.
PUBLIC RELATIONS: We have a good relationship with local media and have announcements
of meetings each month. There was also news of other activities and a picture of new members.
We send a newsletter to all members twice a year.
Our Regent and Dana Moore, Hills District Director and Past Chapter Regent, attended State
Conference, and Dana Moore also attended Continental Congress.
Maralyn Howell Bullion, Regent
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE CHAPTER - LUCEDALE
Organized May 28, 1963
Organizing Regent Carol Nelson Murphy
TOTAL MEMBERSHIP: 21, one death, with an average attendance of twelve. Prospective
members are invited to attend. Three new members were admitted July 2009. Six prospective
members involved in research. MEETINGS: First Tuesday, October through April, except
January. Agenda includes DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of
America, American’s Creed, President General’s Message, National Defense Report, Sunshine
Report, American Indian minute, business, program and social hour. The Mizpah is recited at
the close of each meeting. Chapter Regent attended State Conference, 2009, and four members
attended Coastal Plains District Meeting, 2009. Chapter contributions to DAR funds met Chapter
Achievement Requirements. AWARDS: Level II NSDAR Chapter Achievement 2008-2009,
President General’s Project requirement met, numerous awards of excellence in various
categories. AMERICAN HERITAGE: Continuation of project to improve genealogy section of
the local library. December program entitled ―American Heritage Remembered‖ featured each
member sharing memories of Christmases from the past (show and tell). AMERICAN
INDIANS: Contribution made to American Indian fund and American Indian minute given at
each meeting. AMERICANISM: Pictorial History P rogram at elementary school where 150
flags were presented. Chapter served refreshments at Veterans Hwy. dedication. American’s
Creed recited at each meeting. CHAPLAIN: Cards were sent to 90+ year old and ill and
bereaved members. Sunshine Report is given each month. Impressive Memorial Service
conducted in honor of ten deceased members, eight graves marked. Memorial gifts made to
Rosalie. COMMUNITY SERVICE: Gave Town/City reception and presented award for
Community Service recipient - great publicity for DAR! CONSTITUTION WEEK:
Proclamation by Mayor, Flag Flying, Radio Spots, four displays in public places, and newspaper
articles enhanced the week. DAR GOOD CITIZENS AWARD: Chapter gave Good Citizens
Award this year after a few years of non participation. DAR MAGAZINE: 29% of the
membership subscribes to the magazine and a subscription was donated to the Veterans Center.
DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: Phone cards and 405 Christmas cards signed with personal
handwritten notes were sent to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. DAR SCHOOLS: Sent
required and extra donations, 229 labels and box tops. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS:
Subscription to American Spirit Magazine, 6 oz stamps to VA hospital. $207.00 of beautifully
gift wrapped packages delivered to VA Home in Collins, MS. Emphasis on Veterans work
brought at each meeting. FLAG OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Participation in Flag
retirement service with local Boy Scout Troop where Good Citizenship Award (elementary)
presentation was made. Pictorial History program presented at elementary school where Chapter
supplied 150 flags for each 5th grade child at the time of the study. GENEALOGICAL
RECORDS: Members currently involved in research and cataloging of documents recovered
from deceased members personal affects. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: Chapter continues its
monetary and verbal support to local renovation and restoration project of the old County Line
School. MEMBERSHIP: Currently six prospective members are engaged in research. These
prospective members are invited to meetings and used as much as possible in the overall
program of our Society. Members assisted prospective members with various levels of research
including library and computer. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Chapter honored local Boy Scouts
with Good Citizenship award and presented medals at Flag Retirement Service. ROTC award
presented. PUBLIC RELATIONS: 11 newspaper articles; 10 radio spots. Chapter Newsletters
mailed to members and prospective members. ROSALIE: Hostesses were unable to attend
Pilgrimage, but monetary gifts were sent to Hostess Fund. Mansion Market items were
generously contributed. VIS: Members use computer and email for society business, chapter
correspondence, preparation of chapter newsletter, genealogical research, yearbook submission
and receipt of State Newsletter. The Chapter filed its 2009-2010 reports via electronic Master
Questionnaire (eMQ). WOMEN’S ISSUES: Four members who are retired medical personnel
routinely share information on health issues, solutions and wellness data. Members participated
in March of Dimes, Cancer Walk, as Hospital and Red Cross Volunteers, and women’s work in
their Churches. March 2009 program entitled ―Care and Compassion‖ addressing issues of
extended care and care giver.
Paula W. McClure, Regent
DEER CREEK - LELAND
Organized June 3, 1949
Organizing Regent Mrs. Dean Hebron
MEMBERSHIP: 39 which includes 8 non-resident members, 4 fifty- year members, 10 past
chapter regents, 2 new members, and 2 deaths. MEETINGS: Held the second Wednesday of
each month, October through May, except January. Each meeting includes DAR Ritual, Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, the American's Creed, President
General's Message, National Defense Report, business and p rograms which meet Chapter
Achievement Award requirements. AMERICAN HERITAGE: 2 programs. American Heritage
Luncheon in December. AMERICAN HISTORY: 3 programs at chapter meetings. Member
presented 7 programs to other organizations. AMERICAN INDIANS: 1 program and required
donations. AMERICANISM: Chapter participated in Naturalization Ceremony. Distributed 100
copies of DAR Flag Brochure, Pledge of Allegiance bookmarks and helped fill "ditty
bags" which we distributed to new American Citizens. CHAPLAIN: All members informed of
DAR events. Sunshine reports at each meeting, get well and sympathy cards sent. Memorial
Service for deceased members. 1 program on Grave Marking... Chapter is making plans to
begin grave marking this spring. CONSERVATION: Conservation tips given at meetings.
Members feed birds, plant trees and plants in yards and recycle cans. CONSTITUTION WEEK:
Chapter donated book We The People: The Story Of Our Constitution by Lynne Cheney to
Leland Public Library. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: 1 student honored at luncheon in April,
awarded certificate, pin and wallet card. Regent attended Awards Day at school and recognized
student. DAR MAGAZINE: 1 member subscribes. Contributed $40.00 to co-op ad with Delta
District. DAR SCHOOLS: Sent required donations and 400 labels. FLAG of the UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA: 100 copies of DAR Flag Brochures and Pledge of Allegiance
bookmarks to new American Citizens. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: 2 programs.
INSIGNIA: Chapter owns DAR Flag and Chapter Regent' s Pin. NATIONAL DEFENSE:
National Defense Report given at each meeting. PUBLIC RELATIONS and MEDIA: Pictures
were taken at events and picture with small caption published in local newspaper. ROSALIE:
Donated and purchased items at Mansion Market. VIS: 2 members use computers for DAR
projects and communications. WOMEN'S ISSUES: 2 members participate in activities related
to women's issues. Deer Creek Chapter was represented at State Conference and at Delta District
Nancy Walker Bell, Regent
DOAK'S TREATY CHAPTER - CANTON
Organized May 28, 1949
Organizing Regent Mrs. John B. Howell
MEMBERSHIP: 28 members, 1 prospective member. MEETING: Held on the fourth Thursday
of each month, September-May. The order of Business includes the Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance,
Preamble to the Constitution, the American's Creed, the President General's Message, Silent Roll
Call and Minutes, National Defense Message, Reports of Officers and Executive Board,
Standing Committees, Unfinished business, New business, PROGRAM, adjournment with DAR
Creed, social hour. Chapter contributions to DAR funds and Chapter Achievement Requirements
Three DAR GOOD CITIZENS and two JROTC bronze medal winners were honored by our
chapter. For each of our speakers, a donation to Rosalie is made on their behalf. Doak's Treaty
has a NATIONAL DEFENSE report each meeting. A report is given by our DAR SERVICE
FOR VETERANS committee chairman regarding the needs of those in our Veterans Nursing
Home. Stamps, Christmas cards, magazines, toiletries, socks and other items are given on
request. HERITAGE: A program on our Native Americans was presented. The Madison County
Board of Supervisors issued a resolution observing September 17-23 as "CONSTITUTION
WEEK." A Constitution Week window display was placed in the entrance of the Madison
County Chancery Building. This was done in conjunction with the Annandale Chapter.
EDUCATION: Soup labels were collected. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: 1) Program
presented by Russell Archer, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, on the historic
resources in Canton and Madison County; 2) Program on the history of Kirkwood, in northeast
Madison County, home of Governor McWillie; 3) Program on the history of the Stained Glass
Windows in the Methodist Church; 4) Program on the history of Madison County, particularly
north Madison County. DAR MAGAZINE: $40 co-op ad with Heartland District. PUBLIC
RELATIONS: Radio spot for Constitution Week.
Members attended the State Conference and District Meeting.
Maureen S. Simpson, Regent
DUCHESS DE CHAUMOUNT CHAPTER – PASCAGOULA
Organized January 11, 1956
Organizing Regent Mrs. Clifford Schwalb
TOTAL MEMBERSHIP: 50 members: 1 new member: 2 prospective members: 2 members
withdrawn: 2 deceased. Meetings include Ritual, Pledge, American’s Creed, Business Report,
Program, and lunch. We end each meeting by holding hands and reciting the Mizpah and a
January was the beginning of a new year and our Chapter started it by welcoming in a new
member. Our Chapter was informed that we had a finalist in the State DAR GOOD CITIZENS
contest. February was a very good month for our Chapter. Our Good Citizen finalist and family
attended the State Conference and was picked as the State winner. We also had a program on
Abraham Lincoln’s birth and a few of his accomplishments. A miniature log cabin built by a
member was on display for everyone to see. March was a good month to celebrate Women’s
History, by having a talk on several of our Patriotic women in history. Our Chapter presented
our Good Citizen winner, Tanner Reid, a large book titled ―1776.‖
In April we had a special guest speaker, Else Martin. Else is a member of the Pascagoula
Genealogy Society. Else told us about the new book they compiled and printed, called ―Jackson
County Mississippi Cemeteries 2008 Edition.‖ May was our last meeting before adjourning for
the summer. We went to the G.I. Museum in a nearby city. We met and all traveled together.
The tour was very interesting and informative. We took a lot of pictures. We also had lunch.
September was our first meeting after summer break. We discussed who went to District and
what we learned. Our Chapter decided to buy the Jackson County Cemetery book and present it
to Rosalie Library on Rosalie Day. We discussed National Constitution Week and who would
approach the surrounding cities for Proclamations. October we celebrated Indian Heritage by
having a member bring and talk about her Indian baskets. November we had our Good Citizens
Program and (6) six schools were represented. We bought lunch for 25 parents and counselors.
We also voted to send a Cemetery Book to National. In December National accepted our book,
and it was mailed to them. We also had our annual Christmas party at a member’s home.
Instead of a gift each member was asked to bring a commercial can of a vegetable to be given to
the local homeless soup kitchen.
Deloris Williams Blacklidge, Regent
FELIX LABAUVE CHAPTER – WALLS
Organized September 27, 1975
Organizing Regent Mrs. John Gardner
Total membership is 59. Meetings were 5 per year in October, November, January, March,
and May. Meetings include a Board Meeting, Ritual, and Pledge of allegiance to the Flag of the
United States of America, National Anthem, American Creed, President General’s Message,
National Defense Message, Rosalie Moment, Woman’s Issues, Treasurer’s Report, Minutes,
Business Committee Reports, Program, Blessings and Lunch. Contribution to DAR Funds: Met
State and National Chapter Achievement Requirements. Our Programs included: Mrs. Karen
Gibbs discussed patriotism and the love of country in a motivational spirit. Mrs. Pat Hamilton,
Alderman Olive Branch, Mississippi discussed historical Lewis and Clark exhibit
commemorating their 200th Expedition held at Whispering Woods. Tim Durham, owner of
Durham’s Bee Farm, discussed conservation of the planet by raising and harvesting honey. Pat
Hamilton presented an informative program on the local election process including the division
of six wards, city( 1 alderman at large), seven code charter city, 7 aldermen and mayor. She
emphasized the importance of voting and DAR Good Citizen Awards were presented. C.A.R.:
Our chapter continues to sponsor the Isaac Morgan Society in Hernando, Mississ ippi. There are
currently twelve members. C.A.R. members presented 300 American Flags with the ―Flag
Folding Ceremony‖ attached at the Olive Branch, Mississippi Christmas Parade winning a
plaque for 2nd Place. Constitution Week: C.A.R. members presented at the opening of two new
schools in the DeSoto County School System new American Flags, copies of The Declaration of
Independence, copies of The United States Constitution, and new flags of The State of
Mississippi to Center Hill Middle School and Lewisburg Middle School. Public Relations: We
placed 91/2 x 81/2 inches and 4x 6 in the local newspaper. Our chapter hosted a luncheon for
five local students who created wonderful essays on what constitutes a Good United States
Citizen. Pins and Certificates were awarded at the May meeting. DAR Magazine: 20% of our
members currently subscribe to ―American Spirit.‖ Literacy Promotion: Members who are
teachers tutored approximately 300 hours to promote literacy in children. Rosalie: Met
requirements for monetary donations and read ―Rosalie Moment‖ at each meeting. DAR Service
Veterans: Sent several ―Care‖ boxes to grandsons of members who are currently serving our
country abroad. Insignia: Chapter owns a Regent Pin. Members have also purchased vario us
pins from J. E. Caldwell this year. Members were present at the Summer District Meeting and
February State Conference.
Charlene Wicker (Mrs. Van Ford), Regent
FORT ROSALIE CHAPTER - JACKSON
Organized April 16, 1965
Organizing Regent Eleanor Day Hughes
MEMBERSHIP: 89 Members. We gained 2 new members, lost 1 member to death, 2 members
resigned, 1 member transferred. 1 member serves as a National Chairman, 2 members serve as
National Vice-Chairman, 1 member is o n the Rosalie Governing Board, 1 membe r is a personal
page to the State Regent and 2 members have State Level chairmanships. MEETINGS: Held first
Saturday of each month October through May at the Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson. All
meetings include the Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, American's Creed, Preamble to the
Constitution, National Anthem, President General's Message, National Defense Report,
American Indian Minute, Registrar's Report, Flag Fact, Sunshine Report, Committee Reports,
Business and Social Hour. Programs include a speaker each month except in December which is
a Christmas Tea and in May which is a luncheon. All contributions and CHAPTER
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD requirements were met for State and National. AMERICAN
INDIANS: 1 program, American Indian Minute given at all meetings. AMERICANISM: 75
flags distributed, 100 copies of the Pledge of Allegiance, 100 copies of the American's Creed and
100 flag bookmarks were given to teachers for their students. AMERICAN HISTORY: 18
students from 1 private school participated in the American History Essay Contest. All
participants received certificates. Chapter winners received a bronze medal and were invited to
the National Defense Luncheon at State Conference. 1 Certificate along with a silver medal was
presented for Outstanding Work in American History. COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD:
Presented award to chapter member. CONSTITUTION WEEK: 5 posters measuring 10 sq. ft.
were displayed in classrooms, 1 school principal issued a proclamation. DAR GOOD CITIZEN:
1 school contacted, 1 school participated. A certificate, pin and wallet card was presented to the
winner who was also invited to the National Defense Luncheon during State Conference. DAR
LIBRARY: 1 program showing DVD "The DAR Library: One of America's Premier
Genealogical Research Centers" presented at meeting. DAR SCHOOLS: 117 pounds of
clothing to Crossnore, A total of 1000 box tops and labels were sent to 4 schools. One member
donated $100 to KDS to their "Angel Snowflake" program in honor of Jean Vaughan and $100
to Tamassee in memory of Linda Chastain. Chapter represented at KDS Dedication Day.
Ladybug pins purchased. DAR MAGAZINE: 25% of members subscribe. DAR SERVICE TO
VETERANS: Participated in fundraiser for State Veterans' Home and Veterans' Day program.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION: 2 programs. JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: 8 junior members, 1
member is a committee chairman; NATIONAL DEFENSE: Report on National Defense at every
meeting, 2 Junior ROTC Medals and 4 Good Citizenship medals awarded. PRESIDENT
GENERAL'S PROJECT: Chapter had 100% participation. PROJECT PATRIOT: Chapter signed
Christmas cards, sent articles and phone cards to Landstuhl. ROSALIE: Hostesses were provided
for Spring and Fall Pilgrimages, monetary gifts were given to several Rosalie funds, items were
contributed to the Mansion Market and 3 members attended Rosalie Day. VOLUNTEER
INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: 15 members use a computer and the internet to perform tasks
related to DAR responsibilities. Certificates were awarded to members who had been in DAR for
25, 50 and 65 years. The chapter was represented at Continental Congress, State Conference and
all 4 District Meetings.
Anne Marie Mendell Hewitt, Regent
FRIENDSHIP OAK CHAPTER - LONG BEACH
Organized March 31, 1983
Organizing Regent Mrs. John C. Elkins
This has been a challenging year for our chapter. Our wonderful and capable past Regent Betty
Arbo has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Our goal for the year has been to maintain
her program of work.
MEMBERSHIP: 52 including 4 Junior Members. One new member by application.
MEETINGS: Our monthly luncheon meetings are held alternately on the second Wednesday or
Saturday, September – May. All meetings begin with the NSDAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance
to the Flag of the United States of America, The American’s Creed, and the Preamble to the
Constitution. Programs include speakers, except for the annual meeting in January.
AMERICAN HERITAGE: We donated several quilts made for our chapter to the Mississippi
National Guard to be used in transporting wounded troops from overseas bases to the United
States. Regent is a member of ―Women in the Arts.‖ Also, attended other Art Education
programs. AMERICAN HISTORY: Program on Colonial Cooking. AMERICANISM: Chapter
Chairman attended two Naturalization Ceremonies and presented American Flags and Flag Code
booklets to the new American citizens. CONSERVATION: Very active Chairman involved in
several community activities to preserve our natural environment. CONSTITUTION WEEK:
Proclamations were made by two mayors. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: Members active
in volunteering at Biloxi VA hospital. DAR MAGAZINE: Contributed to American Spirit
magazine ad. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Our members are very devoted to patriotism. A report
is given at each meeting as well as a full program given by Major General Harold Cross (Ret.).
ROTC medals presented to Gulfport High School Marine Unit. ROSALIE: Friendship Oak is a
charter member of Friends of Rosalie and contributes $300 per year. Other contributions are
made by members.
Bobbie Shows Thomas, Regent
GRENADA CHAPTER – GRENADA
Organized October 7, 1907; Disbanded April 14, 1917
Organizing Regent Mrs. T. E. Moody
Reactivated: December 3, 1951
Organizing Regent Miss Lida Lake Owens
MEMBERSHIP: 48; 12 new members, which includes 2 junior members; 2 resignations; 1
death. A DAR Genealogy workshop conducted by Dr. Billie Breedlove and Sheila Fondren,
members of LRLV Board, generated interest in DAR. MEETINGS: Third Friday, September
through May, with the exception of January. The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America, the American’s Creed, National Defense Message, Flag Minute,
program, business, and social time. Our chapter was represented at the district meeting and at
State Conference. AMERICAN HERTIAGE: One literary program presented by Jimmie Pinnix,
a local author. AMERICAN HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST: 4 schools and 33 children
participated. 12 certificates of award and 5 bronze medals were presented. CHRISTOPHER
COLUMBUS ESSAY CONTEST: 1 school and 3 students participated. 3 certificates were
given for participating in the contest. CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Chapter
donations to the DAR funds met requirements. CONSERVATION: Members continue to feed
wildlife, have vegetable gardens, compost, plant trees.1 member participated in Natural Lands
Day-helped clean up the Lost Bluff, 1 member educated the students at Homes Junior College
(Grenada) the importance of recycling. 2 members participated in beautification projects. 1
program ―Bear Education and Restoration‖ presented by David Nelms, Wildlife Biologist for the
USDA, NRCS, MS Delta. This group is devoted to restoring and protecting the black bear.
CONSTITUTION WEEK: Proclamation signed by our Mayor, 2 schools took part in a ceremony
declaring and honoring Constitution Week. We had 22 inches of newspaper coverage in our local
newspaper, The Daily Star. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: 2 schools contacted, 2 medals to be
awarded during the Honors Day program at each school. DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: We co-
sponsored a drive to collect items for Care packages to be sent to our local troops serving
overseas. Approximately $400.00 contributed to this effort. 3 members also helped with an
appreciation dinner for the family members of this troop. We participated in a coupon drive for
servicemen and their families. Our total contribution was $424.85. DAR SCHOOLS: Sent soup
labels and contributions. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: For Veterans Day treat bags and
flags were presented to the veterans in our local nursing ho mes. DAR members gave $138.00 to
be used by this committee. THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: The flag is
displayed at each meeting. 1 member raises and lowers the flag daily (except on rainy days) at
the visitors’ center at Grenada Lake Corps of Engineers. HISTORIC PRESERVATION
COMMITTEE: 1 member submitted 812 memorials and 1110 photos to Find a Grave. 1 program
on the ―Yellow Fever Cemetery.‖ JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: Gained 2 new junior members. 1
junior member is responsible for our scrapbook. LINEAGE RESEARCH: 2 members are
LRLVs. NATIONAL DEFENSE: 1 program A Salute to the Military. PUBLIC RELATIONS
AND MEDIA: 363 inches, 18 pictures in our local newspaper. ROSALIE: $60.00 was given to
the hostess fund and fabric and pattern were given for antebellu m hostess dress. SEIMES
TECHNOLOGY: Made contribution. VOLUNTEER GENEALOGISTS: 1 workshop which
included the public. Approx. 20 people attended. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
SPECIALISTS: 10 members use computers for DAR activities. 4 officers use e-membership.
WOMEN’S ISSUES: 1 member worked 290 hours in the youth program at her church. 1
member worked 156 hours as a volunteer at local hospital, 5 members spent 267 hours teaching
Bible study. 4 members spent 208 hours making banners and drapes for their church. 2 members
spent 150 hours teaching Sunday School. 7 members spent 133 hours preparing and delivering
food to the sick and bereaved families. 1 member served on the following: Pastor Search
Committee-120 hours, Griefshare 20 hours, the Benevolence Committe e 15 hours, Properties
Committee 8 hours, Farm Bureau Board 50 hours, Fine Arts 15 hours, Holmes Community
College Board 50 hours. 2 members bought and delivered gifts to the needy in their community.
1 member spent 208 hours driving people to doctors’ appointments and therapy,
Wanda Jean Willis, Regent
GULF COAST CHAPTER - GULFPORT
Organized February 9, 1916
Organizing Regent Mrs. Eaton J. Bowers
TOTAL MEMBERSHIP: 26 members. 5 new applications pending.. MEETINGS: Third
Wednesday of each month September thru May. Regular meetings include Pledge of Allegiance
to the United States Flag; pledge to the Daughters of the American Revolution Flag; The
American Creed. Both of these flags are displayed at every meeting. The DAR Ritual is used to
open every meeting. Also, our chaplain offers an opening prayer. Then the meeting proceeds
with Reading of Minutes; Treasurer Report; National Defense Report; A Rosalie minute; an
Indian minute; and announcements of upcoming events. We mention best wishes to all members
who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries during the month. We then ask everyone to
remember our home bound members and prayer for their well being. We include any prayer
request from members who have family or friends who need remembering. Next, old business is
reviewed and either finalized or put on hold for later investigation. New business is discussed
and votes taken on issues of importance. Here we give everyone the opportunity to take part in
the events already planned, as well as ask them to brainstorm ideas for future projects in
community service, schools, and/or special speakers we might invite to give a program, etc.
HISTORY: Early in the season we go to schools in the area to invite them to join in the
American History Essay Contests, the Christopher Columbus Essays, and ask them to nominate a
History Teacher for the History Teacher awards given each spring by the DAR. During the
09/10 year we had two entries in the Christopher Columbus Essays. We had two young ladies
who applied for Good Citizen Awards and two young ladies who offered Scholarship essays on
American History. Our chapter is pleased to have one History Teacher, Mr. Orin Eleuterus, who,
even though he did not win a state award, will be honored at our May meeting with a certificate
for History Teacher chosen by local students to be one of their favorites. NATIONAL
DEFENSE: In April each year our chapter presents a program in conjunction with the local
JROTC where cadets are honored for outstanding achievement and service with medals and
certificates. This is included as a part of a Flag Retirement Ceremony where ROTC and DAR
members invite the public to a display of How to Retire Old and Tattered Flags. At the end of
the ceremony the school is awarded a new flag which has flown over the capitol building. We
rotate this event between high schools---Gulfport High, Harrison Central, and this year will add
West Harrison Central to our rotation. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: The chapter has two
ladies who offer help sewing clothing for local VA hospital patients. Another member is
collecting stamps to send for occupational therapy projects for Vets. These ladies also give
instruction on adapting clothing for use by injured soldiers. We send money offerings to the
local VA for veterans’ coupon books for them to use in the local canteen on things they might
desire. CONSERVATION: This year in March our chapter purchased two live oak trees. We
planted the trees at the new West Harrison Central High School. It is an ongoing effor t to
rebuild, re beautify, and restore our coast landscape to the beauty of its history. A program was
offered by our local home extension office on how to prepare and plant for healthy eating. SAR
and DAR shared at least two local meetings. Our regent, vice regent, their spouses and one new
DAR prospect attended a function with our SAR brothers to discuss local events and projects
that we can all do together. We also enjoyed in November attending luncheon with SAR to meet
with their State President. ROSALIE was sent monetary donations in lieu of hostesses. DAR
MAGAZINE: 30 % of our members subscribe. DAR Donations: All required donations were
sent on time to DAR schools, projects, etc. HOSPITALITY: Our chapter set up a display at the
local Community Expo in Gulfport where we passed out flag brochures, DAR information
brochures, and letters inviting prospective members to join us for a meeting. We played the DVD
about Today’s DAR. We helped guests look up names in our Mississippi Daughters Book and
answered the main question of the day: What does DAR do? Out of this expo we gained 5 new
applicants whose paperwork is now complete and pending approval. One other applicant is still
working on papers. Our genealogy and lineage research helper is always willing to help new
prospects and has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help new applicants with genealogy
research. GENEALOGY AND LINEAGE: A webinar on genealogy and lineage research, civil
war records look ups, and how to record family history was pre sented by our neighboring county
Home Extension Office. It was attended by 3 members and 1 prospective member. REGENT’S
PROJECTS FOR 2009/2010: To research the particulars of replacing a historical marker on
Highway 90 near the site of the cemetery at Episcopal Church Graveyard and a smaller marker to
note the site of the actual grave where the niece of Martha Curtis Washington is buried, to
maintain and update the Memorial Marker at the Biloxi National Cemetery, to research and put
into effect more community planting projects, and to strive to reinstate past members as well as
recruit new members to the DAR.
Margaret Shehorn Marasco, Regent
HARMON RUNNELS CHAPTER – MONTICELLO
Organized Jan. 12, 1980
Organizing Regent Mrs. Martha G. Tynes (Mrs. C. W.)
MEMBERSHIP: 16. MEETINGS: Five meetings. 4 th Tuesday in September, November,
January, March and May. Meetings include DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the
United States of America, American’s Creed, President General’s Message, National Defense
Report, Constitution Sidelight, Flag Fact, Indian Minute, Rosalie Minute, Treasurer’s Report,
Minutes, business meeting, program, and social time. Chapter Contributions to DAR met
National and State Chapter Achievement Award requirements. Chapter was represented at State
Conference and District Meeting. AMERICAN HERITAGE: Members participated as docents
in local ―Longino House‖ Tours. AMERICAN INDIANS: Had one program on Native
Americans with displays of native jewelry. AMERICANISM: Distributed U.S. Flag Codes and
copies of Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America. CHAPLAIN: Contacted
members who were Unable to attend and informed them of DAR events and projects. Observed
NSDAR Day of Prayer, National Day of Prayer. CONSERVATION: One program on
conservation. CONSTITUTION WEEK: One Proclamation in newspaper, two inches of press
coverage. DAR MAGAZINE: Regent and four members subscribe to American Spirit/
Daughter’s Newsletter. President General’s message read at each meeting. DAR MUSEUM:
One program. DAR SCHOOL: $10.00 donated. DAR SERVICE TO VETERANS: Two adults
volunteered at local nursing homes to assist veterans for two hours each. FLAG OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Fifty copies of flag codes distributed. FRIENDS OF THE
LIBRARY: 1 chapter donation. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: Assisted in maintaining home
of Gov. Andrew Houston Longino, built in 1884 and owned by Lawrence County Historic
Society. LINEAGE RESEARCH: Two members are Lineage Research Lookup Volunt eers
(LRLVs). LITERACY PROMOTION: One member volunteers in literacy program. At least
two hours per week for adults and children. MEMBERSHIP: Chapter Uses prospective member
list at each meeting. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Devoted three minutes to National Defense
Report at five meetings. PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA: Constitution Week
Proclamation published and notice concerning Constitution Week published in ―Lawrence
County Press.‖ SEIMES TECHNOLOGY CENTER: Required amount donated.
VOLUNTEERGENEALOGISTS: Four members attended Genealogy Program held at County
Extension Office with specialists online. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS:
Chapter Regent and Registrar use e-Membership. WOMEN’S ISSUES: Program on available
emergency aid given by local Sheriff.
Martha G. Tynes, Regent
HIC-A-SHA-BA-HA – STARKVILLE
Organized October 8, 1910
Organizing Regent Mrs. Eric Nash Hand
MEMBERSHIP: 56 members (4 new members by application, 2 new Junior members by
application, 2 by transfer). Lost 6 due to 4 deaths, 2 resignations. Net gain 2. MEETINGS: First
Thursday, September – May. Includes Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, American’s Creed, National
Anthem, Salute to MS Flag, President General’s Message, National Defense Report, Indian
Minute, Business, Program. CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Requirements met for state
and national. AMERICAN HISTORY: 50 students participated in essay contest, 3 certificates
and 3 bronze medals awarded. AMERICAN INDIANS: Indian Minute read at meetings.
CHAPLAIN: Sent cards to members with illnesses or deaths in their families, held memorial
service for deceased chapter members. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Chapter
commemorated the founding and renaming of the city of Starkville by sponsoring a new marker
through the MS Department of Archives and History, erected in the middle of town.
CONSERVATION: Members fed birds; planted trees, shrubs, bulbs, and flowers; recycled
newspapers, magazines, plastic, aluminum, and glass. 1 butterfly garden maintained at local
school by chapter regent with elementary students. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Letter to editor
appeared in local newspaper. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: 1 certificate awarded and 1 article about
students appeared in local newspaper. DAR MAGAZINE: 16 subscriptions including 1 to local
library, 28% member subscriptions. Contribution made for co-op ad. DAR SCHOOLS: Soup
labels and box tops donated. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: Personal hygiene gifts, money,
and stamps donated. Members attended Veterans Day program at local VFW. THE FLAG OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Flag Fact presented at meetings. Members encouraged
to fly the flag regularly. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: Chapter donated funds to have historical
marker replaced in Starkville through MS Department of Archives and History. INSIGNIA:
Chapter owns Chapter Regent’s Pin and banners. LIBRARIAN: 1 book donated to NSDAR
library. LITERACY PROMOTION: 2 members tutor students with reading disabilities.
NATIONAL DEFENSE: Report presented at meetings. PRESIDENT GENERAL’S PROJECT:
Paid yearly quota. PROGRAM: Excellent program by Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart
recipient. PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA: Announcements of chapter meetings listed in
activities calendar of local newspaper. Front page article on chapter purchasing a new marker
for the city. ROSALIE: Contribution sent for pilgrimages in the absence of chapter
representation as hostesses. Rosalie Minute presented at meetings. VOLUNTEER
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Members active in church, hospital and nursing home volunteer
programs, as well as Oktibbeha County Historical and Genealogical Society. VOLUNTEER
INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: Chapter regent, treasurer, and registrar use e- membership. 6
members use computers for local, state, and national DAR business. Yearbook produced via
computer by chapter regent.
The chapter was represented at the Hills District Meeting and State Conference.
Hellen Hicks Polk, Regent
HONTOKALO CHAPTER – FOREST
Organized May 20, 1976
Organizing Regent Etoile Loper Hopkins
MEMBERSHIP: Hontokalo Chapter currently has 35 members having started 2008 with 37
members. None of our members are currently serving in state or national positions. We meet 8
times per year on the first Tuesday of the month at various places in Forest, Mississippi.
Meetings consist of the Ritual, the Pledge to the United States flag, the President General's
Report, the National Defense Report, business, a program, and refreshments.
Our programs over the past year have been in the categories of American Heritage, National
Defense, Health, DAR History, Genealogy, and Identity Theft. We are especially proud of our
annual community program which is open to the public. This year’s well-attended program was
on Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias and was held in October. Each year we customarily try to
offer a program of general interest to the community yearly, and we provide a meal following the
program. Local churches provide the space for these programs.
We were also pleased to present DAR bookmarks printed with the Preamble to the Constitution
of the United States of America to each 5th grade public school student in our county this year as
our way of observing CONSTITUTION WEEK. Each school that we visited also received a
DAR Constitution Week poster for display in the schools.
Sarah Peebles Strohm, Regent
HORSESHOE ROBERTSON CHAPTER - WEST POINT
Organized April 8, 1905
Organizing Regent Alma Robertson Waymar
MEMBERSHIP 21: Three working on papers: MEETINGS: Held the second Wednesday of
each month from October - May at the Bryan Public Library. Meetings include the DAR Ritual,
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, The Star Spangled Banner, The
American's Creed, The President General's Message, Flag Minute, Program, and Social time.
Chapter contributions to DAR funds met Chapter Achievement Requirements. AMERICAN
HISTORY: Esther Pippen reviewed, Andrew Jackson: AMERICAN INDIANS: A three minute
report is given at each meeting: CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Two were given, one
to Esther Pippen and one to Carolyn Cooper. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Five articles were
written by Lucille South. An article and a picture of Lucille South appeared in the Daily Times
Leader each day during Constitution Week. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: Awards were presented to
three seniors in our West Point Schools by Patricia Cantrell. Parents were present and a picture
appeared in the Daily Times Leader of Students and Parents. SERVICE FOR VETERANS:
Money was mailed to Home for Veterans. LINEAGE RESEARCH: Esther Pippen gives three
days each week working in our local library in the History Room doing research. NATIONAL
DEFENSE: We have a three minute report at each meeting by Marie Lowther. We had two
members to attend the Hills District Meeting. Eleanor Dalton showed the film DAR Library.
Roger Pryor explained the Restoration of our Ritz Theater. Margaret DeMoville gave a
talk"Treaty of 1873." Joanna Westbrook gave a memorial for a deceased member. One grave
was marked. Billie Breelove, Guest Speaker, gave, "Roots and Revival."
Jeanette Ming Unger, Regent
HUSH-PUCK-A-HAW - DODDSVILLE
Organized July 14, 1976
Organizing Regent: Mrs. A.E. Staggs
MEMBERSHIP: 21, including 3 Junior Members. Member Ann Lamon Maxwell (Mrs.
Robert R.) is DAR Schools State Chairman. MEETINGS: Second Wednesday of each month,
September through May, includes Ritual, President General's Message, National Defense Report,
Flag Fact, Rosalie Moment and Monetary Donation, Committee Reports, Business, and
Program. CAMEO SOCIETY: Three Members. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: 170 flags
were placed on Veteran's graves in Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville, MS, in honor of Veterans’
Day. Constitution Week was celebrated with bell ringing over the town of Ruleville, MS, from
the Ruleville Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. on September 17th commemorating the signing of the
Constitution. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: A North Sunflower Academy senior was chosen as our
Good Citizen, but she died suddenly before we were to present her pen and certificate, so they
were presented to her parents. DAR SCHOOLS: 1200 soup labels were presented to 6 DAR
Schools - each receiving 200 labels. ROSALIE: Memorials and honorariums have been made to
Rosalie. Donations for Rosalie are accepted at each monthly meeting. DAR MAGAZINE:
Three members subscribe. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: At Christmas the Chapter
presented 160 Christmas gifts and $103 cash gifts to Veterans’ Home in Kosciusko, MS. THE
FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Flag is displayed at each chapter meeting.
Kathryn Carver Arant, Regent
IKLANNA CHAPTER – BELZONI
Organized December 1, 1964
Organizing Regent Grace Aust Brown
Total membership: 35; meetings: second Tuesday of each month September-May. Meetings
include DAR Ritual, American’s creed, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States, a
Patriotic Minute, American Indian Minute, Rosalie Minute, President General’s Message,
National Defense Report, roll call and minutes, Treasurer’s report, old and new business,
program, prayer for our nation, and social time. Members attended State Conference, District
Meeting, State C.A.R. Conference and Rosalie Day. Iklanna contributed to all Mansion Markets.
All contributions and Chapter Achievement Award requirements were met for State and
National. President General’s Project paid by yearly quota. DAR Project Patriot: donated DVD
and wheelchair afghan to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.
AMERICAN INDIANS: Members visited Oakville Indian Mounds near Moulton, AL;
Members visited The Little Big Horn Battle Site; Members serve as docents at local Indian
Museum. CONSTITUTION WEEK: a member who is a retired history teacher with 30 years
experience taught classes on the Constitution; posters were put up at school and in stores in the
community. PATRIOTISM: Members attended a naturalization program at Delta State and
presented goodie bags to the new citizens. On Memorial Day a wreath was laid at the war
memorial statue. Iklanna had a special Veterans’ Day program where veterans from WWII and
Vietnam told of their experiences. On Veterans’ Day program honoring veterans was held at the
war memorial statue and a wreath was laid; and members attended a program including veterans,
flags, and music that honored veterans. As an on- going project, the chapter has started a project
to list all the men and women from Humphreys County who have served their country from 1941
to present. July 4, a wreath was laid at the War Memorial at the local courthouse. And a July 4 th
celebration was held at the Regent’s home. Visitation and ―goodies‖ were taken to veterans in
local nursing home. Hand-knitted caps and lap afghans were taken to the MS Veterans Home in
Kosciusko. Patriotic notices have been placed in the local paper and church bulletins. Flags are
flown-city wide. Members traveled many miles on the Lewis and Clark Expedition Trail through
areas including Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. Members visited Mt. Rushmore. DAR GOOD
CITIZEN: 1 Good Citizen pin awarded along with $100.00 scholarship. Article and picture in
paper. Winner and family attended State Conference. CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN
REVOLUTION: Iklanna sponsors Jaketown Society. 3 chapter members are Senior Leaders.
CHAPLAIN: Members attended National Day of Prayer. 2 members do Sunday devotionals at
the local nursing home. The Regent is teaching a Bible study on Tuesdays. CONSERVATION:
In January, Iklanna will have a program on conservation programs in MS. Members recycle,
families subscribe to wildlife magazines, discuss with children the need to preserve wildlife,
habitats, and our responsibility for our environment. Membe rs joined Friends of Wister Gardens
to maintain a beautiful garden left to the community. DAR MAGAZINE: About 50% of
members subscribe. Iklanna uses both the DAR Newsletter and the American Spirit for material
for programs and articles for discussion. DAR SCHOOLS: Iklanna sends labels, clothing,
boxtops and ink cartridges to the schools. ROSALIE: Members have served as hostesses at both
the Spring and Fall Pilgrimages including the special day when the Lewis and Clark historical
group came through. In March a program was given on the ladies whose home was Rosalie.
MEMBERSHIP: two new members have been added, and there are prospects for at least 2 more.
We invite prospective members to meetings.
ISH-TE-HO-TO-PAH CHAPTER - NEW ALBANY
Organized February 25, 1929
Organizing Regent Mrs. Anabel Stephens
Membership 21: Meeting third Thursday of months September, October, November, January,
February, March, April, and May. Includes Rituals, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the
United States of America, Flag hints, The American’s Creed, President General’s Message,
National Defense Report, Minutes, Business, Program. Social time is before beginning of
meeting. Contributions met for State and National.
AMERICAN INDIANS: Contributions made for all Indian Schools plus other schools.
CHAPLAIN-Get well and sympathy cards sent along with visits to hospital and personal care
homes. CHILDREN of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Contribution made to MSSDAR
fund. CONSTITUTION WEEK CHAIRMAN : Presented program. Posters displayed in
businesses and schools. New Albany High School student selected for DAR GOOD CITIZEN
and winner and mother invited to attend February luncheon and awarded pin, certificate and
cash. DAR SCHOOLS: Chapter chairman sent soup labels and contributions made. FLAG of
UNITED STATES and DAR FLAG displayed at all meetings. One program devoted to FLAG of
UNITED STATES of AMERICA. AMERICAN HERITAGE: Program on American history
moments. HISTORIAN: Contributed funds. Program given on ―The Star Spangled Banner.‖
LITERACY: Two members tutor at the literacy counsel. NATIONAL DEFENSE: One full
program presented on ―Continuing Our Military Support.‖ PUBLIC RELATIONS: Chapter
hosts luncheon for local Friends of the Library November meeting. Good coverage by local
Sheri Hall Smith, Regent
ITAWAMBA CHAPTER – FULTON
Organized February 26, 1969
Organizing Regent Odell Nanney
Membership: 18. Meetings: 1 st Monday in October through December and February through
April. Meetings include DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of
America, the American’s Creed, President General’s Message, a National Defense Report,
treasurer’s report, minutes, business, program, and fellowship. AMERICAN HISTORY: 1
school participated and the students will be honored with certificates of participation in February.
CHAPLAIN: All members were informed of DAR events. Sunshine reports were given at our
meetings and cards sent when appropriate. CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:
Requirements were met for State and National. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Publicity in local
newspaper. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: 3 schools were contacted, 2 schools participated and the
students will be honored with certificates and pins at our February meeting and their essays a nd
pictures will be published in the local newspaper. DAR MAGAZINE: 6 members subscribe and
$40.00 was sent in for advertisement. DAR SCHOOLS: Christmas gifts were sent to the
children at the Tamassee DAR School; box tops for education were sent to Kate Duncan Smith
School. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: 1 member donates her time to our local veterans.
INSIGNIA: Chapter owns 1 ribbon, regents pin, 2 pins purchased. NATIONAL DEFENSE:
National Defense reports were given at each meeting. PRESIDENT GENERAL’S PROJECT:
The required contributions were sent. LINEAGE RESEARCH: 1 member’s compilation of
Salem Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi is updated yearly on findagrave.com. PUBLIC
RELATIONS: 6 pictures, 7 newspaper articles. ROSALIE: $60 contributed for Pilgrimage
Periods. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALIST: Our Regent, Vice-Regent, and
Treasurer use the computer for corresponding within the chapter as well as State officers, the
Patriot lookup service. Our Regent used the computer to prepare and print the chapter yearbook.
The chapter was represented at the State Conference and the District Meeting.
Donna L. Abbott, Regent
JACKSON MILITARY ROAD – PURVIS
Organized April 21, 2007
Organizing Regent: Rebekah Ray, PhD
MEMBERSHIP: 28 members (19 charter members including a junior) 4 new, 1 by application
and 3 by transfer; 17 associate members. MEETINGS: Second Saturday, Sept. through May and
a summer planning meeting. Meeting agenda: Light refreshments served prior to the meetings,
DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, American’s Creed, preamble to the Constitution, devotional,
President General’s Message, Flag Fact, National Defense Report, Rosalie Report, business
session, and program. Our programs this past year— The U.S. Flag and it’s Proper Disposal,
U.S. Constitution, Preserving your Family Heritage, Hometown Heroes, Biloxi Light House -
focused on historic Preservation, patriotism, and education.
Members include MSSDAR State Officer (Laurie Crowson, State Librarian). All of JMR
members are involved in other local historic, genealogical, and patriotic organizations. It has one
member who is employed by the Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby, and two members also
serve there as volunteers. One member is active in the MS ESGR (Employers Support of the
Guard and Reserve). She has traveled many miles doing the work of this group.
CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD requirements were met for State and National.
AMERICAN HERITAGE: Three chapter members are on the board of Hattiesburg Area
Historical Society (HAHS) Museum; they worked on an exhibit ―Hometown Heroes’‖ which
includes mannequins dressed in actual heroes’ clothing/uniforms and memorabilia.
AMERICAN HISTORY: 7 programs were given by chapter members to other organizations.
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: The Regent gave a program on Lincoln to a group; the chapter
newsletter has a Commemorative Event column. CONSERVATION: One member planted a
tree on Arbor Day; 15 members purchased birdseed. CONSTITUTION WEEK: The Preamble
of the Constitution was read at every meeting. Bookmarks (500) of the Preamble of the
Constitution were distributed to 5th and 11th graders at 4 schools and placed in 2 libraries. Posters
(6) were placed in 2 museums, 3 school libraries. A display was set up at the Hattiesburg Area
Historical Society Museum. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: 3 schools participated; 1 submitted her
essay for state judging. PROJECT PATRIOT: Chapter members collected comfort items and
sent to a local serviceman in Iraq. One member also supports Pizza4Patriots ($50.00). DAR
MAGAZINE: 35% of members subscribe (including the Chapter Regent); the Chapter provides
American Spirit subscription to local library. DAR SCHOOL: Donated 100 Campbell’s soup
labels to 3 DAR school and gave 100 box tops to 4 DAR School. SERVICE FOR VETERANS:
Magazines, books, CDs, videotapes, socks etc. were delivered to the State Veterans’ Home in
Collins. In February 2010, chapter members made Valentines to place on the lunch tray of every
veteran at veteran’s home in Collins. One member interviewed 3 veterans for the Veteran’s
History Project. FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES: 2 programs were held on US Flag, six
members fly flags year-round; HISTORIC PRESERVATION: Chapter members, in conjunction
with HAHS membership, worked to cover mannequins with proper materials to make sure that
all criteria was met to ensure proper preservation of display clothing. 5 members have been
involved in sorting and cataloging records at the Marion County MS courthouse. PUBLIC
RELATIONS: Chapter produces a monthly newsletter and has a chapter fact sheet used for
recruiting. SEIMES TECHNOLOGY CENTER: Members continue to donate to the chapter’s
―Dimes for Seimes‖ campaign. WOMEN’S ISSUES: Chapter collected pink Yoplait Yogurt lids
for breast cancer awareness and highlight the ―Go Red for Women‖ campaign in February.
The Chapter was represented at 2009 district meetings, Rosalie Day, and the 2009 State
Paula T Harvey, Regent
JAMES FOSTER CHAPTER - JACKSON
Organized December 18, 1967
Organizing Regent Berry Regan Farr
MEMBERSHIP: 41 on Jan. 1, 2009. From March 1, 2009, our chapter has had 1 death, 1
transfer, 1 resignation and 1 new Junior member. Current membership as of Jan., 2010 is 38.
MEETINGS: Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May with
no Dec. meeting. Meetings begin with the DAR Ritual, contain the Chapter minutes, reports,
business, and recognition of guests. Programs are presented and have included one field trip to
Belzoni, MS. AMERICAN HERITAGE: Trip to Belzoni included the tour of the Ethel Wright
Mohammed Museum of Needlework. One of our Chapter members continues to write columns
for the ―Hinds Co. Gazette‖ spotlighting happenings in the past in the Raymond, MS area.
AMERICAN HISTORY: Packets are sent to ―our‖ schools to encourage participation in the
American History and Christopher Columbus essay contests. AMERICAN INDIANS: An
American Indian minute is presented at each meeting and the tour of the Jaketown Mounds
Museum during the Belzoni trip garnered much information. CHAPTER ACHEIVEMENT
AWARDS: Chapter met and exceeded requirements. COMMENORATIVE EVENTS: Chapter
took part in the Memorial Day presentation of the large screen TV to the Miss. Veterans Home
on Lindberg Dr. in Jackson, MS. Funds for this and other needed items were donated by the
Jackson area chapters. We also donated funds toward an outdoor tent for Father’s Day activities
there and a sum to be used in the ―store‖ on site for the patients. Chapter took part in the
Veterans Day program at the War Memorial Bldg. with donation of cookies and 2 attendees from
chapter. CONSTITUTION WEEK: A color Guard of Boy Scouts, a proclamation from the
Raymond, MS mayor, Bell Ringing all over town, much publicity about Constitution Week and
other events were headed up by Raymond chapter members. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: 3 High
Schools took part in the selection of each school’s Good Citizen and 2 of the students chosen
submitted an essay for the state competition. Their selection will be celebrated at the regular Jan.
chapter meeting. DAR MAGAZINE: 36% of the chapter membership subscribes. DAR
PROJECT PATRIOT: a major emphasis in packing boxes for Landstuhl Regional Medical
Center in Germany took place before Christmas with 7 boxes being sent. DAR SCHOOLS:
Chapter continues to save labels and box tops and other needed items for our DAR Schools. We
will have a Program Highlight from our DAR School chairman in Jan. DAR SERVICE TO
VETERANS: Chapter membership under the leadership of our chairman provides items and
funds for the needs of Veterans. LINEAGE RESEARCH: This area translates into help from
our chairman with new applications, supplements, and all things needed. LITERACY
PROMOTION: 1 chapter member has given 22 hours in the tutoring of children and the chapter
members will be involved in the Literacy Bookmarks aimed at children and produced by a
chapter member for chapter distribution. NATIONAL DEFENSE: National Defense minutes
continue to be a feature of our meetings and the awarding of ROTC medals and Good
Citizenship awards help teach and encourage. PRESIDENT GENERAL’S PROJECT: Again,
the chapter took part in this. PROGRAM: Chapter programs have been delightful, informative,
never dull, and have inspired the chapter members. PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA
COMMITTEE: Photos and write- ups are sent in to area newspapers and communication for the
membership consists of a chapter newsletter along with the phone calls and written notes.
ROSALIE: Chapter members serve as hostesses when they can and updates on Rosalie are given
several times during the year. THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES: Flag minutes are given
at each meeting and packets of flag code booklets have been given to chapter members for
distribution. VOLUNTEER GENEALOGIS TS: Chapter is fortunate to have a Registrar who is
able to help with research and applications. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS:
Many of our members use the DAR sites for information, and e- membership is very helpful. E-
mails are sent to our 24 e- mailers for chapter communication. WOMAN’S ISSUES: Matters
pertaining to women are presented in our meetings, resulting in lively discussions.
Lourene Bolton Stebbins, Regent
JAMES GILLIAM CHAPTER - MARKS
Organized February 2, 1942
Organizing Regent Eva Belle Welsh Malone
MEMBERSHIP: 104. Changes during the year include 10 new members by application, including 1
junior, l reinstatement, 5 resignations, and 5 deaths. Two of the most effective methods used to attract
and recruit prospective members were to radiate enthusiasm about chapter activities among friends and
to invite prospective members to chapter meetings as guests of an active member. MEETINGS: Six
regular meetings are held. Meetings were held on the fourth Wednesday of September, October,
January and April. In Nov and May the meetings were held on the third Wednesday. Meetings were
rotated between locations in Batesville, Oakland, Como and Senatobia. Each regular meeting included
DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, Patriotic Exercises,
President General’s Message, a National Defense Report, an Indian Minute, a Rosalie Minute, U. S.
Flag Minute, Commemorative Events, a Sunshine Report, program, business, and a luncheon. Thirty
committees were active. The chapter was represented at NSDAR Continental Congress, District
Meeting, and State Society Conference. Chapter Chaplain led members in a Memorial Service during
the May meeting, kept members who were unable to attend meeting updated of chapter events and
projects, and cards were sent to chapter members who are ill and/or 90+. AMERICAN HERITAGE: A
display of heritage crafts was displayed at a meeting. AMERICAN HISTORY: The Story of the Pledge
of Allegiance to ―Old Glory‖ was read to 26 third-grade classrooms. Two schools participated in the
American History Essay Contest, 20 certificates of participation, 3 certificates of award, 3 bronze
medals were presented to essay students. American History medals and certificates were presented to
students during End-of-Year Honors Assembly in 10 area high schools. AMERICAN INDIANS:
American Indian Scholarship and the Summer Camp Project were included in budget.
AMERICANISM: Flags, flag pins, and bookmarkers were distributed to a school. Several daughters
participated in Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Fourth of July events. CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT
AWARDS: Chapter met required points for Level 1 award. CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN
REVOLUTION: C.A.R was included in budget. COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: Certificates
were presented to two deserving organizations from the chapter area. CONSERVATION: Martha Land
Goodwin, a chapter member, continued to supervise the Adopt-a-Stream environmental group of high-
school seniors. This group does water quality analysis tests on Senatobia Creek once a month. Each
session is two hours. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Members rang bells on Independence Day and on
September 17th with 6 youth groups participating in the event, remembering the signing of the
Constitution in 1787. Ten displays were exhibited. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: An award was presented
to a student from one accredited high school. DAR MAGAZINE: Contributed to the DAR Newsletter
ad fund and subscriptions through the chapter totaled 35% of membership. DAR MUSEUM: NSDAR
Museum Exhibition Fund was included in budget. One chapter member contributed to Friends of the
DAR Museum. DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: Two projects were supported, $100 dollars were
contributed. DAR SCHOLARSHIP: NSDAR National Scholarship Funds was included in chapter
budget. DAR SCHOOL: Members donated $204, 777 qualifying labels were equally divided between
KDS, Tamassee, and Crossnore Schools and 130 ink cartridges were sent to KDS School. DAR
SERVICE FOR VETERANS: Members did 40 hours of volunteer service, traveled 105 miles,
contributed $50 in cash and non-cash items, and donated 10 ounces of stamps. 150 VHS tapes and 125
music tapes were donated to the library of a Veterans’ Home. Members participated in activities
including bingo, visitation, and community events on Memorial Day, Veteran Day and VFW Parade.
FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Flag minute was given at each meeting, youth were
involved in four Flag events. 48 flags were distributed, 2 Flag certificates presented, and 250 Flag C ode
brochures distributed. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Members donated $202 and chapter member,
Sara A Smallwood Henley, served as State Chairman. GENEALOGICAL RECORDS: One member
abstracted eight miscellaneous pages and is participating in the NSDAR Master Every-Name Index
Project. Members gave $300.00 to Friends of Genealogy. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: Chapter
marked the historic Tate County Courthouse. Begin a project of identifying Patriots’ Real Daughters
and Daughters buried in the four-county area of the chapter. The chapter plans to mark graves identified
JUNIOR AMERICAN CITIZENS: Chapter included National JAC in budget. JUNIOR
MEMBERSHIP: Jennifer Pardoe was named and presented an Outstanding Junior certificate. Chapter
contributed to the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund. LINEAGE RESEARCH: Two members did Lineage
Research Lookups. Ten requests were made for assistance through the Lineage Research Lookup
Volunteer Board and 5 requests were made of the State Lineage Research Chairman. Ten Lineage
Research workshops were conducted. Twenty-six prospective members were identified from these
workshops. Chapter member, Billie Foutch Breedlove, served as Southeastern, National Division Vice
Chairman. LITERACY PROMOTION: Members contributed 356 hours promoting literacy in adults
and children. Thirty books were donated to promote literacy. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Two Jr. ROTC
metals and certificates were presented to outstanding seniors participating in Jr. ROTC programs and 10
Good Citizenship medals and certificates in local area high schools. The NSDAR ROTC Award
Program was included in budget. PROGRAM: Chapter programs focused on the MSSDAR theme:
Celebrate our Heritage in the Spirit of Faith, Harmony and Hospitality. The area of emphasis was
celebrating Historic Preservation. Chapter programs were designed to educate members, celebrate the
meaning of historic preservation and its impact on individual citizens. PUBLIC RELATIONS AND
MEDIA: The chapter published a newsletter and sent it to all members. Announcement of each chapter
meeting was listed in the activities calendar of three newspapers. Articles with pictures were sent to
three local newspapers following each chapter meeting. ROSALIE: Items were donated for the
Mansion Market. Rosalie Day activities were attended by the Regent. Contributions were made to the
Friends of Rosalie and Hostesses Projects. SEIMES TECHNOLOGY CENTER: The center was
included in budget. VOLUNTEER GENEALOGISTS: Members continue to mentor and give support to
prospective members who are working on applications, complete and print applications and conduct
workshops. Thirty-two prospective members were mentored from six other MSSDAR chapters.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: Fifty-six members used the computer for chapter
activities including e- mail, producing nametags, program leaflets, yearbook, web sites, compiling
chapter minutes, reading MSSDAR newsletter, and doing volunteer work on state and/or national
projects. Martha Land Goodwin continues to develop and improve the chapter’s website. WOMEN’S
ISSUES: A discussion program included issues of identity theft, personal theft, and personal safety.
Literature was passed out to members in attendance. Literature concerning health issues was made
available at each meeting. DAR GENEALOGY PRESERVATION: Members contributed $300 to
Friends of Genealogy. Two members participated in the project contributing 368 volunteer hours.
INSIGNIA: Members ordered 32 pins from J. E. Caldwell, including: 3 MS State, 1 SC State, 2 VA
State, 1 MD State, 1 NC State, 1 Friends of Genealogy, 1 Past Regent, 9 Ancestor bars, 3 chapter
officer, 1 Best Friend, 3 chapter bars, 1 Friends of Library, 2 Benefactor and 3 Insignia. The chapter
owns a Chapter Regent’s Pin. PRESIDENT GENERAL’S PROJECT: Members contributed over
$3,000 to President General’s project.
Billie Foutch Breedlove, Regent
JOHN ROLFE CHAPTER – HATTIESBURG
Organized September 4, 1936
Organizing Regent Mrs. D. P. Cameron (Mary Pierce Folkes)
MEMBERSHIP: 58 Members, 1 death, 7 new applicants. MEETINGS: 1st Friday of every
other month, September through May, including Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the
United States of America, Preamble to the Constitution, American’s Creed, Constitution
AMERICAN HERITAGE: 1 program. AMERICAN HISTORY: 1 program. AMERICAN
INDIANS: 1 program and monetary support. CHAPLAIN: Sunshine report at each meeting,
birthday and get well cards sent. DAR MAGAZINE/ADVERTISING: 4 subscriptions given
annually to 2 local libraries and 2 universities. DAR SCHOOLS: Exeeded monetary
requirements. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: 2 chapter members are veterans. THE FLAG
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Members are encouraged to fly their flags.
American flags were passed out at the Coastal Plains District Workshop. SUNSHINE REPORT:
The Chaplain reports at each meeting on those sick and sends cards. NATIONAL DEFENSE:
Report given at meetings, monetary support for the National Defense luncheon. ROSALIE:
Report at each meeting, donations to Hostess Fund, State Regent’s Project, honoraria,
Members present at State Conference and Regional Workshops. 4 members, 2 men, and 1
proposed member served as guides on Rosalie Day.
Debbie Pollitz, Regent
JUDITH ROBINSON CHAPTER – MCCOMB
Organized June 13, 1913
Organizing Regent Madge Quin Fugler
Belinda Kay Allred, Regent
LASALLE CHAPTER – CORINTH
Organized January 22, 1907
Organizing Regent Mrs. Russell Dance
Honorary Organizing Regent Mrs. W. T. Young
MEMBERSHIP: 25. We had no resignations, transfers out, nor deaths. MEETINGS: We
met six times this year, the 2nd Thursday of the month. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: Four young
people from the local high schools were chosen to receive the Good Citizen Awards based on
their character, scholarship, good citizenship in school and community, and an essay on good
citizenship. We honored these students and their parents at our November meeting. They were
presented with a DAR Good Citizen pin and had their pictures in the local newspaper, the Daily
Corinthian. LITERACY PROMOTION: Our member Dorothy
Hopkins is the Director of the Literacy Program in Alcorn County. PUBLIC RELATIONS AND
MEDIA: The local paper reports our meetings each month. We had well over 100 inches,
including the DAR Good Citizens pictures.
Programs this year included a talk on citizenship by one of our city aldermen. Another
program was given by the owner of one of the oldest jewelry stores in Mississippi, Wait's
Jewelry in Corinth. Her program was on estate silver, of which she had many pieces, some from
her store and some from her own collection.
Prior to time for planting for the spring and summer, we had a program on successfully growing
various plants in our gardens.
We have had a hard year, as our Regent, Bobbie Anthony, has been quite ill and was
hospitalized several times. The Vice-Regent, Frances Ramer, has taken over the position of
Regent, although her dear son is critically ill and requires much of her time. We appreciate her
work for DAR under the worst of circumstances.
Edith Bland, Registrar
for Frances Ramer, Regent
LEFLEUR’S BLUFF CHAPTER - BRANDON
Organized February 3, 2007
Organizing Regent Gloria Bright Oswalt
MEMBERSHIP: 47 members plus 3 associate members; 3 juniors; applications submitted for
4 prospective members and 5 supplemental applications; working on papers for 8 prospective
members. MEETINGS: The Chapter meets every third Saturday of the month from September
to May. Chapter contributions to DAR funds met Chapter Achievement Requirements.
CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: National Requirement met for Level 1 Chapter
Achievement Award and Silver Award for State. CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN
REVOLUTION: Sponsored the Gerard C. Brandon Society, C.A.R. They presented a program
for our Chapter in April 2009. CONSERVATION: One member is on the Executive Board of a
Community Beautification Group. DAR MAGAZINE: 30% of members subscribe to the
American Spirit Magazine. DAR SERVICE TO VETERANS: In November 2009 Regent
conducted a Veteran’s Program at a local Elementary School in order to educate students and
honor men and women currently serving & retired veterans. Chapter members spent 9 months
making over 150 Christmas wreaths. These wreaths were personally hung over each veteran’s
bed by 13 members. The extra wreaths were then taken to a local Nursing Home and given to
patients who received no visitors or family members. DAR SCHOOLS: Soup labels, box tops,
and clothing sent to both the Crossnore and Kate Duncan Smith DAR schools. FLAG OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Three flags are displayed at every meeting: the Mississippi
State Flag, the 1777 Betsy Ross Flag, and the current U.S. Flag. Flag Minute presented at every
meeting. Regent held the flag at the lead of community 4th of July Parade. In February 2009,
Regent and 9 members held a Flag Dedication Ceremony at a newly built Elementary School.
Also in February 2009, Regent and 4 members taught 4 third grade classes on the Flag Code and
Patriotism and distributed 173 Flags and Pledge of Allegiance to the U. S. Flag. LINEAGE
RESEARCH: Assisted 10 prospective members. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Devoted three
minutes to National Defense at each meeting with information from the ―National Defender.‖
PUBLIC RELATIONS and MEDIA: Multiple publications with photos have been presented in
numerous local newspapers accounting for an increasing number of prospective members.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: 2 members are participating in the Genealogy
Preservation Committee’s Descendants Project and completed 240 applications and 100.25
volunteer hours. 43 members use their computers for DAR. ROSALIE: Chapter was
represented by 3 members at Rosalie Day. We also had 4 members attend State Conference
and 2 members attend the District Meeting.
Virginia Dare Watts Webb, Regent
LOOSA SCHOONA - BRUCE
Organized November 21, 1968
Organizing Regent Mrs. Clara Cook Davis (Mrs. W. J.)
MEMBERSHIP: 46 as of 1/1/2009. MEETINGS: Second Monday, September through May.
Each meeting includes DAR Ritual; President General’s Message; National Defense Report;
Flag, Indian, Constitution, Conservation, Women’s Issues, and Rosalie Minutes; business; and
program. Chapter contributions to DAR National and State Funds met Chapter Achie vement
requirements. AMERICAN HERITAGE: One program: ―Christmas Memories.‖ AMERICAN
HISTORY: Seven programs total given at meetings and to other groups, ten displays in four
schools and six public places. AMERICAN INDIANS: Chapter project: Over $300 in
contributions of money, clothing, school supplies sent to Northern Cheyenne Tribal School.
AMERICANISM: Seventy- five copies each of the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag
and the American’s Creed distributed. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Program on Abraham
Lincoln. CONSERVATION: Chapter project: Helping maintain grounds of the headquarters of
the Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. One member is a master gardener
who contributed over 50 hours in 5 completed community conservation projects. Several
members provide food and habitat for wildlife and recycle aluminum cans, ink cartridges, cell
phones. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Four programs, one to chapter on delegates to the
Constitutional Convention, three to other organizations, five newspaper articles and ads, nine
displays totaling 240 square feet, ten TV spot announcements. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: Four
medals presented to school children. DAR MAGAZINE: Chapter participated in Hills District
co-op ad. DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: Chapter project: One of sponsors of county-wide
Appreciation Day activities and send-off for local National Guard unit being deployed overseas.
Some members sent Christmas gifts to families of deployed troops and also sent cards and care
packages to soldiers. DAR SCHOOLS: 218 labels to KDS. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS:
Chapter members gave over 691 hours, over 3,915 miles, and $2319.95 in gifts and volunteer
service to veterans. Chapter members also gave Christmas gifts to all veterans in local nursing
homes and to Calhoun County veterans in the Oxford Veterans Home, 18 veterans total. Several
members attended both Memorial Day and Veterans Day services, and participated in two parties
at a local nursing home at which resident veterans were present. Numerous Valentine and
Christmas cards sent to veterans. THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Fifty
copies of DAR Flag Code brochures distributed. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: One program:
―Ferry Farm: George Washington’s Boyhood Home.‖ Chapter project: historic preser vation of
old photographs, documents, and genealogy in conjunction with the Calhoun County Historical
and Genealogical Society, Inc. Project also involves transcribing historic cemetery inscriptions.
Members gave at least $3,050 in donations for historic preservation projects and over 1022
volunteer hours and traveled at least 3,534 miles. LITERACY PROMOTION: sixty-seven books
donated by chapter members to children to promote literacy. Two chapter members actively
worked with and made donations to the Calhoun City library summer reading program.
MEMBERSHIP: One program. PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA: Monthly chapter
meeting events reported in local paper, pictures, and ads in three local papers total over 260
newspaper inches. Ten spot TV announcements. WOMEN’S ISSUES: Information and
handouts at meetings on health and safely issues. Community volunteer work includes helping
at the Bruce Sawmill Festival, the Calhoun City Ace Cannon Arts and Crafts Festival, Relay for
Life, local food pantries, nursing home parties and other events, schools, and churches. One
member goes to homes to give shots and aid to shut- ins. Chapter donations of $50 to a local
food pantry and of $50 to Christmas food baskets. Other contributions of food, money, and
items by members to local food pantries, schools, nursing homes, and organizations such as the
American Lung Association.
Sarah Margaret Few Hallum, Regent
MADAME HODNETT CHAPTER – CLEVELAND
Organized October 10, 1916
Organizing Regent Mrs. Lewis S. Johnson
MEMBERSHIP: 36 with one Junior Member. MEETINGS: Bi- monthly, second
Saturday, September-May at Robinson Carpenter Memorial Library and include:
Devotional, Ritual & Pledges, National Defense, Business and State & National Treasurer
Reports. AMERICAN HERITAGE: Penny and Gordon Fikes presented a colorful power
point ―Quilts Old and New‖ and shared their beautiful quilt collection. Penny’s program
was both interesting and entertaining and she welcomed members’ questions and
comments. AMERICAN HISTORY: Essay Contest Medal was presented to 1st place
winner and certificates to honorable mentions. Pictorial History of the American
Revolution book was donated to a local school library. AMERCANISM: Joined other
Delta DAR chapters in participating in the May 10, 2009 Naturalization Ceremony at Delta
State University and welcomed new U.S. citizens with Americana gift bags.
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Members attended Memorial and Veterans Day
Ceremonies at the Bolivar County Courthouse and a moving Veterans Day program at a
local school. CONSERVATION: Sponsored 2 school art contests and planted memorial
trees in a Bolivar County cemetery. CONSTITUTION WEEK: United States Constitution
poster printed by DAR was presented to a local school where it remains in the foyer.
Constitution Week was recognized at another school by patriotic displays created by a
chapter member. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: Three high school seniors received Good Citizen
medals. DAR GOOD CITIZENSHIP: Two elementary students received Good Citizenship
Medals. DAR MAGAZINE: Members subscribe to American Spirit and our chapter
contributes two library subscriptions and $40 for magazine advertising. EDUCATION:
Trisha Walker, Nashville songwriter, played guitar and sang original songs about the Delta
and the South at Hush-Puck-A-Haw, Mississippi Delta, and Madame Hodnett’s annual
joint May meeting at the Cleveland Country Club. HISTORIC PRESERVATION:
Princella Nowell, Mississippi Historical Society Vice President, presented ―Historical
Delta Homes‖ and provided information regarding the guarded status of these historic
houses and what can be done to save them. Members enjoyed Princella’s vintage
photograph power point and learning about original Delta settlers and the histories of their
families and homes. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Daniel Glenn, Chair-Prof-History Delta
State University, presented ―Changes in Constitution and Bill of Rights.‖ THE FLAG OF
THE UNITED STATES: American Flag books and a pictorial history of the Pledge of
Allegiance were presented to a school library.
Susie M. Thomas, Regent
MAGNOLIA STATE CHAPTER - JACKSON
Organized November 8, 1929
Organizing Regent Miss Frances McNair (Mrs. J.W. Bell)
MEMBERSHIP: 41; 2 dropped, 4 resignations, 1 transferred out and 12
prospective members. MEETINGS: 8 meetings per year on the first Saturday of
every month, October thru May. Each meeting includes The Ritual, Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, The American’s Creed, the
Star Spangled Banner, Flag Fact, American Indian Minute, President General’s
Message and Reports on National Defense, Rosalie, Minutes, Chaplain, Registrar,
and Treasurer along with any new and old business and social time. PROGRAMS:
Programs include a speaker each month on topics such as American Heritage, DAR
Good Citizen and Good Citizenship Awards, Historic Preservation, Project Patriot,
Conservation, Genealogy and Women’s Issues. AMERICAN HISTORY
SCHOLARSHIP: We sponsor an American History Scholarship to Mississippi
Colleges in the amount of $1,000 per year and presently have a recipient.
ROSALIE: We support Rosalie by contributing memorials for deceased members
each year and to the Hostess Funds as well as donating items to Mansion Market. In
addition, we provided Hostesses at Spring and Fall Pilgrimages as well as a
donation of a dress presented to Rosalie through the CAR program. We had 2
members and 3 guests in attendance at Rosalie Day. DAR SCHOOLS: We provide
monetary support along with UPC/soup labels, box-educational tops and ink
cartridges. VETERANS: We participate in the Veteran’s Day Memorial Service
held at the War Memorial Building as well as participating/donating at the State
Veteran’s Home. PROJECT PATRIOT: Over 30 Holiday cards and 2 boxes of gifts
were shipped to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and 8 school kits were sent to
the 155th for their Iraq school children program. Member Lori Godwin serves State
Society as DAR Project Patriot Chairman. CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT
AWARDS: Chapter donations to the DAR funds met requirements for State and
National. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Our Chapter provides and participates in Honor
Day at 3 schools for our ROTC (1), Good Citizen (1), and Good Citizenship (7)
recipients along with having an Awards Ceremony meeting and reception for
recipients and their families. DAR MAGAZINE: 22% members subscribe.
PRESIDENT GENERAL’S PROJECT: 100% chapter participation. LITERACY:
Several members tutor children and adults in reading and over 150 books were
donated to Medicap Christmas Adoption Program. VOLUNTEER
INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: 9 members use a computer and the internet to
perform tasks related to DAR responsibilities. All NSDAR and MSDAR
Contributions and Deadlines were met. Certificates were given to members who
had been in the DAR for 25 and 50 years. The chapter was represented at State
Conference and all 4 District Meetings. Member Berkeley Ostrander serves State
Society as Second Vice Regent and as Hostess Chairman, Rosalie Governing
Martha F. Denny, Regent
MAJOR MATTHEW MCCONNELL CHAPTER – HOLLY SPRINGS
Organized January 13, 1903
Organizing Regent Mrs. Egbert Jones
MEMBERSHIP: We started the year with 20 members. During the year we lost one member,
the death of long time member, Dorothy Seale. We met six times in 20009.
…One project for the year was to finish collecting enough money to finish our goal to the Open
Door of Hospitality effort in Washington. We collected our goal of $250.00. We also collected
books and magazines for the elderly at Christopher’s Personal Care Home in Holly Springs.
Chapter contributions to DAR funds met Chapter Achievement Requirements.
Public Relations: 30 inches of newspaper, and 1 radio spot.
Jennifer Bone, Regent
MARY STUART CHAPTER - TUPELO
Organized May 1, 1912
Organizing Regent Mrs. J.R. Jones
MEMBERSHIP: 87 plus 4 associates. MEETINGS: Third Fridays September through May,
with 2 exceptions. Meetings include the DAR Ritual, Pledge to the U.S. Flag, The Star Spangled
Banner, The American’s Creed, and the DAR Creed. AMERICAN HERITAGE: A program on
―Historical Preservation,‖ with members bringing items which they can ―Show and Tell‖ about.
AMERICAN HISTORY: For Student Awards Day in April, chairman Sarah Harris had 18
entries in the American History Contest; and 14 entries in the Christopher Columbus Essay
Contest. Three winners in the 5th , 6th , and 7th grades; and one winner in the 12th grade.
AMERICAN INDIANS: Indian minutes given at meetings. Highlight of Indian Recognition was
the celebration of the life of Chickasaw Chief Tishomingo; and the unveiling of a marker in his
honor by tribesmen from Ada, Oklahoma. This special observation was held on land where
Tishomingo lived. CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Two of our chapter
members are leaders of our C.A.R. and hold regular meetings and programs. Joy Hubbard,
chairman, gave us an excellent report on their work, and has compiled a beautiful C.A.R.
scrapbook. C.A.R. included in our budget. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: noted monthly in
our yearbook of programs. CONSERVATION: Newspapers and plastic recycled, and trees
planted. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Mayor signed Proclamation; posters placed in 8 schools and
the Lee County Library; radio spots given throughout week; and the First Presbyterian Church of
Tupelo rang their great bells (on the 17 th ) 39 times-once for each of the 39 men who signed our
Constitution. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: With chapter member Amelia Morris as chairman on
Student Awards Day 20 students received certificates and pins. 132 people attended this
program. DAR SCHOOLS: coupons and used ink cartridges collected. LINEAGE RESEARCH:
two members involved in regular genealogical study. MEMBERSHIP RECOGNITION: 8 new
members recognized during a special program. Received leather DAR bookmarks. ―Know the
DAR‖ booklets passed out to all members present. Registrar Alice Jennings contacts prospective
members on a regular basis. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Report given at each meeting. A special
program presented Colonel ―Smitty‖ Harris, POW in Vietnam for 8 years. He stressed the great
need for upholding our Constitution. PROGRAMS: one on DAR work in Mexico given by our
Associate member Margaret Curtis, a Regent in Mexico. Our programs carried out our national
intent. A program given on the Life of Mary Stuart. A program on the Life of Noah Webster. A
program on several presidents, and the importance of History. PUBLIC RELATIONS: we
received regular write- ups in our local newspaper; with 5 pictures (about 3‖x4‖), plus a full page
of pictures about Student Awards Day. ROSALIE: Required contributions made. Also, $105
collected in our teapot during our Christmas ―Tea for Rosalie‖. SERVICE TO VETERANS: our
four committee members carried a large number of personal items to the Veterans’ Home in
Oxford. $131 sent to Project Patriot. Good used clothing and household items collected for
Paralyzed Veterans. VIS: former regent Betsy Berry is our VIS chairman; and a majority of our
members use computers.
Mary Troy Hurt, Regent
MISSISSIPPI DELTA CHAPTER – ROSEDALE
Organized February 16, 1916
Organizing Regent Mrs. Walter Sillers, Sr.
MEMBERSHIP: 66, 1 transfer, 1 reinstatement, 2 deaths, net loss 2. MEETINGS:: 3rd
Thursday September - May except December and February include DAR Ritual, President
General's Message, National Defense Report, business, program, and social time. Hosted joint
May meeting with Madame Hodnett and Hush-Puck-A-Haw Chapters. Contributions to DAR
funds met State and National Honor Roll. Scrapbook submitted. Chapter represented at Cameo
Society Luncheon, District meeting, and State Conference. AMERICAN INDIANS: Indian
minute given at each meeting. Special Display of Indian Artifacts at November
meeting. CHAPLAIN: Sunshine Reports at each meeting and cards sent when appropriate. 2
Graves Marked. CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: National level 2, State honorable
mention. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Trivia Fact Sheets created and displayed in Library.
CONSERVATION: Encouraged ―green‖ meetings. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Bells rung,
display in library and preamble read. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: Award given at Rosedale High
School. DAR MAGAZINE: 29% Participation 2 subscriptions for libraries one public and one
school. Co-op ad. DAR PROJECT PATROIT: Emailed active duty airman and include on
prayer list. DAR SCHOOLS: Monetary contributions. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS:
Stamps and toilet articles donated. FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES: Flag flown at every
meeting and pledge given. Attended Flag retirement program conducted by Boy Scouts.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION: 3 Programs. January and April Meetings held in Rosedale’s
Historical District. September meeting held at home in Cleveland’s Historical District.
INSIGNIA: Chapter owns Chapter Regent’s Pin and is worn by Regent. Regent purchased note
cards with insignia for chapter use. JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: 2 members. Purchased Junior
Red Shoe at State Conference. NATIONAL DEFENSE: 3 minute report at each meeting and 1
program. PROGRAM PRESIDENT GENERAL’S PROJECT: 100% PARTICIPATION and
received certificate of participation. ROSALIE: Silver Tea at September Meeting collected
$240 to present at Rosalie Day; Donated to and purchased items at Mansion Market. Worked at
Mansion Market. Purchased White Rosalie Fob at State Conference. Paid fall and spring
Hostess Fee. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALIST: Use computers for yearbooks,
chapter correspondence, genealogical research, National and State information.
Rachel Cuming Tate (Mrs. William F.) Regent
NAHOULA CHAPTER - LAUREL
Organized October 6, 1909
Organizing Regent Mrs. Mabel Sanders
MEMBERSHIP - 73. Changes include 2 new juniors, 3 associate members, 1 transfer out, 1
transfer in, 3 deaths, 6 reinstatements, 1 resignation, 2 new applications. MEETINGS: Held 8
chapter meetings, including 2 luncheon meetings, and several planning, officer and scrapbook
meetings. Each chapter meeting included DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the
United States of America, President General's Message, National Defense Report, business,
program and refreshments. The chapter was represented by 3 members at NSDAR Congress, 8
members at State Society Conference and 4 members at District Meeting. AMERICAN
HERITAGE: Program on restoration of Beauvoir, historic home of Jefferson Davis, by the
home's curator. Chapter donated to restoration project. AMERICAN HISTORY: Margaret
MacKenzie, NSDAR Historian General, presented a program at a luncheon meeting on the work
of her office. 7 members and 1 associate attended the marking of Dunn's Falls as a MSSDAR
historic site. 1 area school participated on the American History Essay Contest. CHAPLAIN:
Gave report at each meeting and sent cards to members with illness or death in their families.
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Held Centennial Celebration at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
celebrating 100th anniversary of Nahoula chapter. Past regents recognized. Many state and
district officers attended. Mayor of Laurel signed a proclamation commemorating the event.
George Bassi, LRMA director, spoke and noted the shared histories of the founding members of
Nahoula and the founders of the museum. CONSERVATION: Chapter bought trees and bulbs to
plant at the Veteran's Museum in Laurel. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Luncheon meeting held
and Preamble to the Constitution was read in unison. All members received copies of the
Preamble. Facts about the Constitution were presented. Mayor of Laurel signed a Constitution
Week Proclamation. At members' request, bells were rung at noon at 4 downtown churches, to
join in the Bells Across America. Displays were placed at 4 high schools and materials on the
Constitution were given to government teachers at those schools. Displayed copy of the
Constitution at local public library. Letter to the editor was written and published in 2 local
newspapers. 1 members presented a program on the Constitution to local Rotary Club. DAR
GOOD CITIZENS: Certificates, pins and checks were presented to student winners from 4 local
high schools. All 4 participated in the essay contest and were recognized at the National Defense
Luncheon at the Laurel Country Club. DAR MAGAZINE: 12 magazine subscriptions were
renewed. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: Members made cookies which were taken to the
Veterans' Home in Collins by the chairman. 4 members assisted at a reception for veterans and
guests at the Veterans' Museum on Nov. 11. INSIGNIA: Members ordered 17 pins from J.E.
Caldwell. LINEAGE RESEARCH: Several workshops were held resulting in 3 applications
being prepared. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Luncheon held at Laurel Country Club. Special
guests were DAR Good Citizens and the guest speaker, a military chaplain who spoke on
America's mission in the Middle East. At another meeting, a local pharmacist and captain in the
U.S. Army Reserve, spoke to the chapter about his recent one- year mission in Iraq. PUBLIC
RELATIONS: Chapter printed a newsletter and sent to all members twice a year. We had 9
newpaper articles in 1 daily and 2 weekly newspapers; 15 photos with captions, 2 letters to the
editor and 1 television story/interview at the Centennial Celebration. ROSALIE: 8 members
and 1 guest attended Rosalie Day. Members chair and co-chair Mansion Market. We had 1
program on Rosalie presented by Betty Bradley, a member of the advisory board. One Nahoula
member in on theRosalie Advisory Board. Chapter collects money for Rosalie at each meeting.
Marilyn B. Biglane, Regent
NANIH WAIYA CHAPTER – LOUISVILLE
Organized November 27, 1956
Organizing Regent Nancy Randolph Parkes
MEMBERSHIP: 56 as of Jan 01 2010. Fall 2009: 3 deaths. MEETINGS: Fourth Thursday,
2:30 p.m., September through May. Each meeting includes Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance,
American’s Creed, National Defense Report, President General’s Message, Indian Minutes,
Rosalie Minute, Constitution Minute, Flag Minute, program, business meeting and social time.
AMERICAN HISTORY: Had programs on Rosalie, First Thanksgiving, history of two sites in
our area. AMERICAN INDIANS: Had an Indian Minute at our chapter meetings.
AMERICANISM: In December held a reception for spouses and children of our deployed
National Guard unit. CHAPLAIN: Has a Sunshine report at each meeting, held memorial
service for three deceased members. CONSERVATION: 2 members belong to the Master
Gardeners of Winston County and work on several beautification projects in the county. They
also participate in Arbor Day activities. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Constitution minute read at
monthly meetings. CONTRIBUTIONS: Met Chapter Achievement Requirements for State and
National. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: 4 students were chosen as winners from 4 area schools. A
tea was held in their honor. DAR MAGAZINE: 6 member renewals. 6 gift subscriptions to the
local and school libraries. DAR SCHOOLS: Empty ink cartridges were carried to MS State
Conference, labels sent to schools. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: Collected Christmas
gifts for veterans from members. Gifts were delivered to Kosciusko VA Hospital. HISTORIC
PRESERVATION: Cindy Phillips brought a program on Rosalie, 1 member serves on the
Louisville Historic Preservation Committee. INSIGNIA: State Chairman and member, Junie
Fuller, presented a program on our DAR Insignia. LIBRARIAN: 2 books donated to local
library. LITERACY: 2 members very involved in teaching not only adults but children with 520
total hours. PUBLIC RELATIONS: Report of meetings printed in local newsletter and photos
with captions, radio spots, chapter newsletter printed twice a year with a ―round up page‖ printed
at the year’s final meeting in May. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Had a program given by son of one
member. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: 32 members use computer for DAR
activities. WOMEN’S ISSUES: 1 member is the chairman of the Cancer Survivor Luncheon.
MSSDAR: 1 member serves on the State Lineage Committee, 1 is Insignia Chairman of Special
National Committees, 1 is chairman of State Courtesy/Hospitality of Special State Committees.
Frances King Woodruff, Regent
NATCHEZ CHAPTER – NATCHEZ
Organized May 5, 1896
Organizing Regent Miss Alice Quitman Lovell
MEMBERSHIP: 87; 2 new members, 1 transfer member; 4 deceased, 3 working on papers.
Meetings are held third Tuesday of each month. Chapter meets eight times each year. Meetings
include Ritual, Pledge, Americans’ Creed, President General’s Report, National Defense Report,
Indian Moment, Business, Program and refreshments. AMERICAN HERITAGE: 1 program.
May meeting program is given by the performers from the Natchez Festival of Music.
AMERICAN HISTORY: 6 history programs, 2 area schools participated in American history
essay contest. A joint meeting with the William Dunbar Chapter in April with the area winners
reading their essays and a surprise visit by President Abraham Lincoln (Mr. Sam Jones) who
delivered his Gettysburg Address. AMERICAN INDIANS: Meeting held at the Grand Village of
the Natchez Program entitled ―Indigenous People of the Mississippi Territory‖ was given by Dr.
Rebecca Ray. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Members attended the placing of the DAR
marker at historic Dunn’s Falsl, the Veterans Day Program at Co-Lin Community College on
Veterans Day and the Tribute to composer William Grant Still given by the Mississippi
Symphony Orchestra in the Natchez City Auditorium. CONSTITUTION WEEK: September
meeting was held with a tour of the newly preserved Federal Court House in Natchez.
Constitution Week displays prepared and shown in the public library. DAR SCHOOLS:
Monetary donations given along with 220 Campbell Soup labels, 516 Box tops for Education
and 30 empty ink cartridges. DAR SERVICE TO VETERANS: 12 Veterans’ Day cards sent to
local veterans; placed 15 flags on grave sites of veterans buried in Kingston Cemetery; delivered
$600.00 worth of personal items for use in the Sonny Montgomery VA Hospital in Jackson;
two members served as docents at Camp Van Dorn Museum, volunteers traveled 2,813 and
served 1,160 hours in service to our veterans. LINEAGE RESEARCH: Assisted 2 members with
information for supplement papers and 2 prospective members with ancestor papers.
NATIONAL DEFENSE: Luncheon meeting held jointly with the William Dunbar Chapter in
February. Speaker was Tommy Ferrell, long time Sheriff of Adams County, who now serves
with the Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Ferrell’s speech was entitled ―Our Homeland,
Our Nation’s First Line of Defense‖. PUBLIC RELATIONS: Stressed publicity by submitting
pictures and articles about meetings and programs to the local newspaper. Visitors were invited
by letters and phone calls. 7 chapter members attended the district meeting and 3 attended the
state convention. ROSALIE: Chapter furnished refreshments on Rosalie Day. 3 chapter members
serve on the permanent staff, 5 members served as hostesses during Fall and Spring Pilgrimage
and other occasions as needed. Items were donated to mansion market, two books given to the
genealogical library, and chapter donated $25.00 to the tree fund.
Mary Francis Willard, Regent
NATCHEZ TRACE CHAPTER – BOONEVILLE
Organized April 1, 1926
Organizing Regent Mrs. W. L. Newhouse
MEMBERSHIP: 46, with one deceased member and 1 resignation. MEETINGS: First
Thursday of each month from September through May. PROGRAMS: 3 Patriotic programs, 2
educational programs, 5 historical programs. Each meeting includes the Ritual, the Pledge of
Allegiance, Salute to the Mississippi Flag, the Americans’ Creed, the National Defense Report,
the President General’s Message, the Chapter’s business, a program, refreshments and social
time. Contributions met Chapter Achievement Award Requirements. COMMEMORATIVE
EVENTS: Assisted in honoring veterans. Honored Barbara O. McCoy for reaching her 40 Year
Membership milestone in October 2009. Her Forty Year Membership Certificate was presented
by State Regent Polly Grimes. Nominated a candidate for the Outstanding DAR History
Teacher. $80.00 in memorial contributions in honor of deceased members and/or the death of a
member’s parent to the George E. Allen Library to be used for genealogy materials.
CONSTITUTION WEEK : Mayoral Proclamation, one picture and accompanying article in local
newspaper and placed eight displays in local schools. DAR School: Collected 250 soup labels.
DAR GOOD CITIZENS: Five schools participated in the 2009 DAR Good Citizenship Essay
Contest. The individual school winners and their parents were to be honored at the January 2010
meeting, which was cancelled due to the weather. They will be honored at the April 2010
meeting. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: Presented $42 to the Administrator of the
Veterans’ Home in Oxford, Mississippi. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Five minutes at each meeting
and the program for the February meeting. PUBLIC RELATIONS: 12 pictures and 12 articles in
the local newspaper, 50".
Laura C. McElroy, Regent
NORVELL ROBERTSON CHAPTER - HATTIESBURG
Organized April 17, 1961
Organizing Regent Mrs. Kathleen Ross Vardaman
MEMBERSHIP: 56. Two new members gained by application. MEETINGS: Chapter meets
third Monday morning, September through May, except January. Light refreshments are served
prior to meetings which include DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, American’s Creed, President
General’s Message, National Defense Report, Sunshine Report, various ―minutes,‖ business,
and program. Meeting ends ―on time‖ and, except for May Luncheon and December Christmas
Party, is held at Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Museum. AMERICAN HERITAGE: 6
programs including video of D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA; review of Rediscovering God in
America with map of walking tour indicating religious images and inscriptions on buildings and
monuments in Washington, DC; preservation of south Mississippi logging history on Longleaf
Trace; 50th Anniversary of Hawaiian statehood; Marker Dedication at Dunn’s Falls; and
preservation programs in downtown Hattiesburg. AMERICAN HISTORY: Members helped
create 6 displays including ―Hometown Heroes‖ and presented 18 programs including one on
world-wide history of bottle trees. AMERICAN INDIANS: ―Minute‖ at each meeting.
AMERICANISM: Welcome card and flag pins presented to 16 new citizens at naturalization
ceremony. CHAPLAIN: Sunshine reports at meetings, cards sent to ill, bereaved, and 90- year
old members. CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Satisfied requirements for MSSDAR
Gold and NSDAR Level 1. C.A.R.: Member is Senior President of John Dodd Society.
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Participated in Memorial Day, July 4 th , and Veterans Day
activities. CONSERVATION: ―Minute‖ at each meeting. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Mini-
program on history extended to brief quiz at each meeting, materials distributed to 12 schools.
DAR MAGAZINE: 37% participation, used as program resource. DAR GOOD CITIZENS:
Award presented to student at Presbyterian Christian School. PROJECT PATRIOT: Member
made 4 quilts for returning veterans. Magazines, snacks, personal care items, phone cards, etc.
sent. DAR SCHOOL: Minute at each meeting, donated to all schools. DAR SERVICE FOR
VETERANS: Member ―sponsors‖ female veteran, 164 hours, 250 miles, non-cash items valued
at $540, assisted with WWII reunion. FLAG OF USA: Pledge and fact at each meeting,
members fly flags daily, 1 flag and 16 flag pins distributed. HISTORIC PRESERVATION:
Member made 16 undergarments for manikins to protect historic clothing on display. JUNIOR
MEMBERSHIP: One new member. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Report at each meeting, gold
ROTC medal presented at University of Southern Mississippi, Good Citizenship certificate
presented to student at Presbyterian Christian High School. PRESIDENT GENERAL’S
PROJECT: Fulfilled financial requirements. PROGRAM: Included DAR Library DVD,
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA: Chapter Newsletter. ROSALIE: ―Minute‖ read at each
meeting; ball gown, microfilm, 4 books, $583 donated, member is Promotion Chairman of
Governing Board, 154+ items contributed to Mansion Market. STATE PRESIDENT’S
PROJECT: Fulfilled financial requirement. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS:
Chapter web site approved, 12 members regularly use computers for DAR activities.
WOMEN’S ISSUES: Local activities announced. Solutions shared for ―caring for the
caregiver.‖ PARTICIPATION: Chapter represented at Continental Congress, State Conference,
District Meeting, Rosalie Day, and Dunn’s Falls Marker Dedication. Member is State Protocol
Chairman, National Committee Chairman for DAR Speakers Staff, and member of Continental
Congress Platform Committee.
Lynn J. Meador, Regent
OLD CHOCTAW COUNTY CHAPTER – EUPORA
Organized May 29, 2004
Organizing Regent Jocleta Cain Cartledge
MEMBERSHIP: 55 members, 10 juniors, 62 Associate Members. MEETINGS: Second
Saturday October-April, excluding December, Ritual, President General’s Report, National
Defense Report, Pledge of Allegiance, American’s Creed at each meeting. CONTRIBUTIONS:
State and National requirements met. AMERICAN HERITAGE: 3 members working on
Choctaw County Pioneer Families Project, 1 member writes articles concerning memories of the
past, and has been published in the Oxford So and So. AMERICAN HISTORY: 1 program.
CHAPLAIN: Sunshine Report at each meeting, cards mailed as needed. DAR GOOD CITIZEN:
Contacted 5 schools, and all participated with 4 submitting essays. Certificates and pins
presented to each student at their school’s awards ceremony. DAR SERVICE TO VETERANS:
$260.00 was donated and used to purchase Christmas gifts for 5 veterans at the State Veterans
Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi. DAR SCHOOLS: Required donations met, ink cartridges
donated to KDS. INSIGNIA: 1 Genealogy Preservation, 2 Ancestor Bars, 2 South Carolina State
pins. JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: 10 junior members, 5 hold chapter chairmanships, 1 chapter
officer, 1 state page co-chairman. LIBRARY: Cash donated to Rosalie Library in honor of each
guest speaker. LINEAGE RESEARCH: 5 workshops, 8 papers prepared, 2 members serve on
State Lineage Research Committee. STATE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: 1 member serves
on State Membership Committee. VIS: Members network. PARTICIPATION: 11 members
attended the Hills District Meeting. Members plan to attend the organizing meeting of Chief
Mussacunna Chapter in Southaven on January 30, 2010. PUBLICITY: Pictures of speakers
published in local newspapers. VOLUNTEER FIELD GENEALOGIST: 1 member serves as
chairman of Volunteer Field Genealogist Committee. WOMEN’S ISSUES: 1 member spoke at
local Relay for Life as a survivor, speaking about knowing your body and being aware of the
things it is telling you, and having regular check-ups. THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA: Member set up a flag display on July 4 th , lining the driveway with American
Flags. Flag leaflets and Flag Codes were distributed to the local Home School Association.
Mary Sue Watson Boatman, Regent
OLD ROBINSON ROAD CHAPTER - CARTHAGE
Organized February 8, 1977
Organizing Regent Nadine W. Cooper (Mrs. Sam)
MEMBERSHIP: 17members (2 Juniors). MEETINGS: Third Tuesday night-March, April,
May, September, Rosalie Day in October, November/December Luncheon-Meeting, January,
February-State Conference. Each meeting opened with Dar Ritual and Prayer, Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, The Americans Creed, Dar Creed,
President General’s Message, National Defense Report (5-10 mins.), Reports of Officers,
Reading of the Minutes, and Reports of Chairmen. 2attended State Conference, 2 attended
Heartland District Meeting, 1 to Continental Congress 2009. AMERICAN HERITAGE: Lyn
Johnson presented program on the ―Founding Fathers of the Constitution. AMERICAN
INDIANS: Luncheon with State Regent Polly Hunter Grimes in November.
CONSERVATION: Amelia K. Langford planted trees and bulbs in the Lena Park.
CHAPLAIN: reported deaths, sent cards, and acknowledged birthdays of members unable to
attend. CONSTITUTION WEEK AND COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Lyn Johnson gave
program on ―History of the Constitution‖: Chapter promoted constitution week and
Independence Day events, 3 square feet display in library; Mrs. Francine Horn obtained
proclamations from both Mayor of Carthage and the Leake County Board of Supervisors, flags
flown around courthouse. DAR MAGAZINE: 5 renewed, 1 co-op ad with Heartland District.
DAR SCHOOLS: Chapter Achievement Award requirements met. INSIGNIA: own Chapter
Regent’s pin, purchased President General’s Project pin. Mansion Market: 2 Junior members,
items donated to the Mansion Market. DAR GOOD CITIZENSHIP: 5 schools contacted, 2
schools participated, each winner received pin, wallet card and certificate; winner received $25
and certificate from Pam Tucker, Chairman. FLAG: 25 flags were given to individuals at the
Lena 4th of July Celebration, flags flown on the 4 th of July, Flag Day, Memorial Day and during
Constitution Week. PUBLIC RELATIONS: print media. ROSALIE: $100 honorarium for
Program Speakers, 1 attended Rosalie Reunion Day. PROGRAM: 18 donated, 6 regula r
programs. NATIONAL DEFENSE: program on‖ Preservation of American Treasures.‖
AMERICAN HISTORY: 1 Bronze Medal awarded COMPUTERS: 3 with e-mail, 2 with DAR
Application. Old Robinson Road is honored and graciously privileged to have the following
members serve on the State Level and National Levels: Amelia K. Langford-Heartland District
Director, 2009 National Vice Chairman Historic Preservation Southeastern Division and State
Chorus Director; Sarah M. Langford-State Pianist for DAR CHORUS. Also, Amelia has been
nominated to serve as State Historian, MSSDAR. Elections will be held at the State Conference.
Amelia K. Langford, Regent
OLE BROOK CHAPTER - BROOKHAVEN
Organized June 1958
Organizing Regent Mrs. R. L. Therrell
MEMBERSHIP: 33. Our Annual Christmas Coffee was hosted at the home of James and
Elizabeth Maskasky. MEETINGS: Second Saturday, September through May, at the Lincoln
County Library. Meetings include: Call Meeting to Order, Prayer (Chaplain), DAR Ritual, The
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, The American’s Creed,
National Anthem, President General’s Message, Flag Fact, National Defense Report, Program,
Minutes, Reports of Officers and Committee Chairmen, Rosalie Report, Unfinished Business,
New Business, and DAR Creed before adjourning. All contributions and CHAPTER
ACHEIVEMENT AWARD requirements were met for State and National. CONSTITUTION
WEEK: A display was set up at the Lincoln County courthouse for the entire week. DAR
SCHOOLS: 100 labels were donated. JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: Juniors are being recruited
vigorously. NATIONAL DEFENSE: National defense report at each meeting. PRESIDENT
GENERAL’S PROJECT: 100% participation. ROSALIE: Members attended Rosalie Day.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALIST: 11 members use computers and internet. A
chapter website is up and running at olebrookdar.com. VOLUNTEER GENEALOGISTS: 1
member, Mary Ann Smith, Registrar. The chapter was represented at District Meeting in
Natalie Herndon Howard, M.S., Regent
PATHFINDER CHAPTER - PORT GIBSON
Organized January 16, 1914
Organizing Regent Harriette A. Person
MEMBERSHIP: 21. MEETINGS are held every second Saturday along with the Claiborne-
Jefferson Genealogy Society with whom we share programs including a visit to Rocky Springs
Methodist Church just off the Natchez Trace, attending the 125th anniversary of Hermanville
Baptist Church, learning about the many families who have lived along historic Church Street in
Port Gibson, and attending a genealogical workshop led by Terri Tillman in Natchez. Each
regular meeting includes the DAR Ritual, Preamble to the Constitution, Pledge of Allegiance to
the Flag, American’s Creed, Rosalie Minute, National Defense report from The National
Defender, and the President General’s Message from American Spirit Magazine when it is
available. All required contributions to the NSDAR and MSSDAR were given as well as $50 in
honor of longtime member, Martha Lum, to Rosalie. DAR Good Citizen pins and certificates
were given to seniors at both Port Gibson High School and Chamberlain Hunt Academy; a
bronze JROTC Medal was presented to an outstanding JROTC student at Port Gibson High; and
a Good Citizenship Medal was given to a 6th grade student at Claiborne Education Foundation
School in Port Gibson. The chapter donates a subscription to American Spirit Magazine to the
Harriette A. Person Library where we meet (named for our organizing regent). During
Constitution Week children rang the three bells at St. James Episcopal Church and the Mayor
signed a proclamation to be printed in the local paper. The chapter members keep an eye on
worn flags and insist; they come down with the promise that Pathfinder Chapter will provide a
replacement. This year we have presented flags to Port Gibson Middle School and the Claiborne
County Multipurpose Building as well as the Claiborne County Courthouse. Three members
attended State Conference in February, and two members were at both the Heartland District
Meeting in Vicksburg and Rosalie Day in Natchez in October.
Emma Flautt Crisler, Regent
PICAYUNE CHAPTER – PICAYUNE
Organized October 15, 1966
Organizing Regent Mrs. William R. Burke
MEMBERSHIP as of January 1, 2009: 54. One member by application, 2 members by
transfer, 1 member deceased. Meetings 2nd or 3rd Saturdays from September to May. Meetings
include Devotional, Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, American’s Creed, Preamble
to the Constitution and 5-10 minute National Defense presentation. Minutes of previous meeting
and President General’s message are printed for distribution. Chapter contributions to DAR
funds met Chapter Achievement requirements.
AMERICAN HISTORY: 1 program on American history, sponsored American History Essay
contest in 5th , 6th , 7th , and 8th grades in 7 schools, 218 certificates of participation awarded. From
the 7 schools participating, one overall 1 st place winner was chosen for each grade. Winners
received medals and read essays at chapter meeting with family, teachers, and principals present;
6 medals for Outstanding Work in American History. CHAPLAIN: Conducted devotional at
each meeting, and sent cards to ill and bereaved, participated in three Welcoming Ceremonies for
new members. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Mayor’s proclamations issued in both Pica yune and
Poplarville, posters in 6 schools, 2 libraries, and 2 city halls. Spot announcements on local
radio stations 45 minutes. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: 3 awards presented, recipients honored at
chapter meeting and on awards day at high schools. DAR MAGAZINE: 11% of members
subscribe. DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: 200 signed Christmas cards sent to Landstuhl Regional
Medical Center. DAR SERVICE TO VETERANS: March meeting honoring veterans of the
138th Engineers Pontoon Bridge Company National Guard group from Picayune in 1950 and
served in Korea. Certificates and plaques were presented. FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA: Flag code booklets distributed to all Fifth grade students in Pearl River County
NATIONAL DEFENSE: 2 bronze ROTC medals presented, 5 Good Citizenship medals
presented. PUBLIC RELATIONS: Newspaper publicity for 6 of 8 meetings, 41‖ in pictures and
128‖ in text. Chapter was represented at Continental Congress, State Conference, District
Meeting, and Rosalie Day.
Judy Mitchell Seal, Regent
PONTOTOC HILLS CHAPTER - PONTOTOC
Organized September 6, 1960
Organizing Regent Beulah Ferguson
MEMBERSHIP: 51. 2 new members, 2 deaths.. MEETINGS: First Tuesday of September -
May. Includes rituals, President General’s Report, Indian Minute, Nationa l Defense Report. All
required donations met. Chapter represented at State Conference and District Meeting.
AMERICAN HERITAGE: Members attended 2 presentations of Dr. Boswell’s Lewis and Clark
Expedition. AMERICAN HISTORY: 3 American History Displays in schools, 3 schools
participating in American History Essay Contest, 50 students participating. 3 schools and 15
students participating in Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. AMERICAN INDIANS: Chapter
joined city officials and Historical Society in honoring Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma with a
dinner and program. AMERICANISM: 40 flags distributed. Members participated in Memorial,
Independence, and Veterans Day Programs. Had speaker on citizenship and patriotism.
CHAPLAIN: Sympathy cards sent to bereaved, get-well cards to sick, and plants or flowers to
hospitalized. Placed two grave markers. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Chapter members
participated in Memorial, Independence, Veterans Day Programs and Constitution Week.
CONSERVATION: Members buy recycled products and recycle aluminum and paper products,
are involved with Garden Club in beautification projects. CONSTITUTION WEEK: One
proclamation and two displays. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: 6 medals given. Awards ceremony
given inviting families and teachers. Guest speaker and refreshments followed. DAR
MAGAZINE: One fourth of members subscribe. DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: $100 donated.
DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: 137 hours volunteered. $470 donated in money and items.
Held Christmas Party for VA Home in Oxford with refreshments, program, and gift bags. Placed
a wreath at Monument during Veterans’ Day Program. One member produced a musical and
verse tribute to veterans by fifth graders and presented it at VA Day Program. Placed 75
Christmas wreaths on veterans’ graves. THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA: 40 flags presented to students. Individual flags waved at Patriotic holidays. Most
members fly flags in their yards. HISTORIAN: $202 donated to Americana Collection and
NSDAR Archives. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: A member had a permanent structure built to
house town’s oldest church bell. Members volunteer at and donate to Pontotoc County Museum.
One member has her own museum filled. One meeting held at oldest church in county. Chapter
represented at Dunn’s Fall Dedication. Involved in removing very old county records from damp
basement of courthouse to third floor. LITERACY: 224 hours volunteered in tutoring.
NATIONAL DEFENSE: One full program devoted to National Defense. Discussed at every
meeting. Participated in activities supporting deployed troops. PROGRAM: Programs were
planned to meet the goals of DAR. One from national office. PUBLIC RELATIONS AND
MEDIA: 8 articles and 5 pictures in local paper. Frequently mentioned in two members weekly
columns. SEIMES TECHNOLOGY CENTER: $102 donated. VOLUNTEER
INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: 8 members use internet for DAR information. WOMEN’S
ISSUES: Five members volunteer childcare services. Members donate to breast care awareness
and Heart Association.
Thelma Saxon, Regent
PUSHMATAHA CHAPTER - MERIDIAN
Organized November 14, 1907
Organizing Regent Virginia Gibson Owsley
The Pushmataha Chapter had another good year. MEMBERSHIP: 60. Four new members were
added. Three prospective members. One resignation and one transfer. MEETINGS: Second
Thursday of each month except October, December and April at Northwood Country Club. The
February meeting is a Patriotic Luncheon held with the Samuel Dale Chapter. Each meeting
includes Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, Salute to the Mississippi Flag, American’s Creed and
Indian Minute and National Defense report from the National Defender and the President
General’s Message from the current DAR message. A Rosalie minute and Flag facts were given.
Sunshine reports were given at some meetings.
PROGRAMS: Service, Heritage, Patriotic and Women’s Issues. AMERICAN INDIANS:
Display at the Local Library. AMERICAN LITERACY: One member spent several hours
reading to children at a local Elementary school. PROJECT PATRIOT: Sent greetings cards and
gift boxes to troops. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: Dar members attend the Veteran’s Day
Parade. One member attended a play that recognized our veteran’s contributions to our country.
CONSTITUTION WEEK: Display at the local library and an article in the local newspaper.
PUBLIC RELATIONS: Six newspaper articles and two photos published. VOLUNTEER
INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: E- mail used to keep chapter members and officers informed.
THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: The flag was displayed at every
meeting and by members on Flag Day. Small flags were given at one meeting. A flag fact was
given at some meetings. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Report given at each meeting. ROSALIE:
―Rosalie, A Time Remembered‖ DVD was presented at one meeting.
Three members served as hostesses at the presentation of the DAR marker to Dunn’s Falls.
One member attended the Cameo Luncheon held in Jackson. The Pushmataha Chapter was
represented at the State Conference and the District Meeting.
Angela Howington, Regent
RALPH HUMPHREYS CHAPTER - JACKSON
Organized January 8, 1902
Organizing Regent Mary Thompson Howe
MEMBERSHIP: 65. MEETINGS: Third Wednesday, September through April (no meetings in
November and February). A luncheon in May, with a special speaker. Meetings are opened with
the DAR Ritual, President General's message, National Defense Report, Business and Program.
CONTRIBUTIONS: Contributions to DAR funds met Chapter Achievement Requirements.
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Participated with other Jackson area chapters for Veterans’
Day Ceremonies at the Mississippi Memorial Building. CONSERVATION: Chapter Chairman
won First Place at Continental Congress July 2009. CONSTITUTION WEEK: The Mayor of
Jackson signed the Constitution Week Proclamation and the Regent presented it at the September
meeting. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: Sponsored a Good Citizen from Jackson Academy. DAR
MAGAZINE: Chapter participated in a joint ad in the "American Spirit" magazine. DAR
MUSEUM: One Correspondent Docent. DAR SCHOOLS: KDS: $6.00, 300 box tops, UPC
labels, and Betty Crocker labels. TAMASSEE: $30.00, and 20 lbs. clothing. HINDMAN: 340
box tops, UPC labels, and Betty Crocker labels. CROSSNORE 15 lbs. clothing. FLAG OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Chapter participated in two NATURALIZATION
CEREMONIES, July 1, 2009 and December 2, 2009. Small Flags and DAR Manual for
Citizenship were presented to 27, and 31 new citizens. Chapter Regent presented a 4' X 6' U.S.
Flag to Rosalie for the Flag Pole at Rosalie. LITERACY PROGRAM: 1 member spent 50 hours
tutoring and assisting adults. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Bronze Medals and Certificates were
presented to students of Lanier High School and Jim Hill High School in Jackson. DAR
SERVICE TO VETERANS: Participated with 8 other DAR chapters in the Jackson, MS area in
collecting over $2,000 for a 60‖ television presented to the Mississippi State Veterans’ Nursing
Home on Memorial Day. PROGRAMS: Mrs. James Tohill presented an interesting program on
her collection of hats and a history of hats; Mary Current and her assistant, at the Jackson
Convention and Visitors Bureau gave a program on "What's Going On In Jackson." Mr. Paul
Breazeale presented a program on the Constitution "Know Your Rights." Mrs. Erwin Ward had a
program on "Queen of Natchez And Her Knight." Mrs. Brister Ware gave a program on
Christmas Carols, "A Song In Our Hearts." Mrs. C. Ray Phillips presented "Constitution Hall
Chapter member Bettie Horrell Johnson, Honorary Vice-President General, NSDAR, serves
MSSDAR as Parliamentarian and is a member of Rosalie's Permanent Advisory Board. This
Chapter Regent is presenting her 9th report, spanning a 50 year period.
Bettie Horrell Johnson, Regent
REBECCA CRAVAT CHAPTER – JACKSON
Organized September 3, 1963
Organizing Regent Mrs. T. L. Carraway, Sr.
Membership: 86 plus four associates. Members serving State and/or National Society: Cindy
S. Phillips, Honorary State Regent, Past Historian General NSDAR, advisor to the NSDAR
American History Committee, and Chairman of the Rosalie Governing Board. Dot B. Ward,
Honorary State Regent, Past Vice President General, NSDAR, MSSDAR Speaker’s Staff and
President of the Natchez Trace Parkway Assn. Cynthia C. McNamara, Advisor to the NSDAR
Continental Congress Platform Committee, Chairman MSSDAR Bylaws Committee, and
MSSDAR Speaker’s Staff.
MEETINGS: Meetings are held the third Thursday in September, November, January and
March and include DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of
America, American’s Creed, President General’s Message, National Defense Report,
Constitution Sidelight, Flag Fact, Rosalie Report, program, business and social time.
CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT: Reports filed and contributions made to meet requirements.
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Several members attended and five members helped provide
refreshments for Veteran’s Day observance at the War Memorial in Jackson. Several members
attended the Lewis & Clark commemoration of the death of Meriwether Lewis at Grinder’s
Stand on the Natchez Trace in October. CONSERVATION: Most members have curbside
recycling available and participate. Several members had their addresses removed from
catalogue mailing lists via the internet. One member has 280 acres set aside as a wildlife habitat.
Several members recycled cell phones and use their own cloth bags when grocery shopping.
CONSTITUTION WEEK: Luncheon at the Jackson Country Club with Paul Breazeale speaking
on the constitution. Our State Regent, Polly Hunter Grimes attended the meeting along with
several members from other Jackson DAR chapters. Pamphlets on the constitution were
distributed to all present. Constitution posters were placed in three schools. DAR MAGAZINE:
Subscription and ad requirements met. DAR SCHOOLS: 212 labels collected and monetary
donations sent. DAR SERVICE TO VETERANS: Donated $210 to help replace the large screen
television at the VA Home. The chapter donated items at each meeting for the VA Home
country store to help raise money for movies, bingo, etc. Also donated were books, magazines
and personal items to the VA Home. FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES: Distributed pamphlets
on the flag to membership. MEMBERSHIP: 2 deaths, 2 transfers; 5 new members and 6 junior
members. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Requirements met. 4 Good Citizenship medals awarded.
Program on National Defense: ―Islam and Terrorism‖ by Dr. J. Stephen Phillips, Associate
Professor of History and Political Science, Belhaven College. PROGRAMS: Historic, Patriotic,
Constitution and National Defense. ROSALIE: Contributions made. The chapter donated 1
uniform, 3 dresses and 4 hoops to the costume closet. 8 members attended Rosalie Day.
PRESIDENT GENERAL’S PROJECT: 100% Participation.
Chapter represented at State Conference, Continental Congress, Rosalie Day, District Meeting
and Jackson Area Regent’s Council Meeting.
Patricia Cassedy Futvoye, Regent
ROSANNAH WATERS CHAPTER – CLARKSDALE
Organized November 30, 1923
Organizing Regent Sallie West Herrin (Mrs. W. K. Herrin, Sr.)
MEMBERS: 44, 2 junior members, and 2 prospective members. We meet monthly on the
second Tuesday from September to May, except in December and January. We usually meet in
members’ homes. In February we meet at Flowers Manor for our patriotic luncheon. Meetings
include the opening ritual, pledge of allegiance to the flag, American’s Creed, minutes of the
previous meeting, treasurer’s report, National Defense Report, highlights of the President
General’s Report, report of committees, old and new business, program, adjournment, and social
time with refreshments. Chapter Achievement Awards: We got several awards and a level 2
award. DAR SERVICE TO VETERANS: A member spoke on the needs of veterans. We
collected money, which was sent to a Veterans Home. ROSALIE: We have a Rosalie minute at
each meeting. We sent money for the Rosalie Hostess Fund in the fall and spring.
AMERICANISM: A Sgt. who has been to Iraq twice spoke at our luncheon. We also had a
program on the Great Seal of the USA, a program on the signers of the Declaration of
Independence and a book review about John Adams. CONSTITUTION WEEK: The regent was
photographed with the mayor signing a proclamation proclaiming Constitution Week. We also
had a display in the library and spot announcements on the radio several times a day during that
week. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: A student from each of the 4 high schools was selected by the
faculty of that school. Each student was given an award certificate and a pin presented by the
Regent and their picture was in the paper receiving the award. DAR SCHOOLS: Labels were
brought to each meeting. DAR MAGAZINE: Seven members subscribe to the magazine and a
subscription is given to the local library.
Sally Hampton Powell, Regent
SAMUEL DALE CHAPTER - MERIDIAN
Organized November 15, 1926
Organizing Regent Mrs. Ruth Gowdy
MEMBERSHIP: 58, 1 deceased member. MEETING: First Wednesday of each month,
September through May, excluding December. Patriotic Luncheon held with Pushmataha
Chapter in February every year. Each meeting includes the Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag of the United States of America, Salute to the Mississippi Flag, the American’s Creed,
President General’s Message, three to five- minute National Defense Report, American Indian
Minute, Rosalie Minute Constitution Minute, and Flag Fact. AMERICAN HERITAGE: Member
volunteered at Merrehope, a local historic site. 1 programs given. 6 members helped with Dunn’s
Fall Marking. AMERICAN INDIANS: Contributed to eight schools and sent labels. Indian
Minutes given at 5 meetings. AMERICANISM: Gave 9 flags, 1 Bronze Meda l. Recognized
Outstanding Leaders at Awards Tea. CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Chapter
contributions to DAR funds met Chapter Achievement Requirements. CHAPLAIN: Contacted
30 members who had been unable to come to meetings. 6 Sunshine Reports given at meetings.
CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT AND REVITALIZATION: Regent, committee members and
officers held a summer meeting for this purpose. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Members
attended Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day Events. COMMUNITY
SERVICE AWARD: 1 given at Awards Tea. DAR GENEALOGY PRESERVATION: Members
volunteered at Lauderdale County Archives. DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: Members sent 2 boxes
containing items valued at $40 to soldiers in Iraq. Members also donated $23 for postage.
Donated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. DAR SPEAKER’S STAFF: One member
appointed to staff. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Donation made. INSIGNA: Chapter uses
Banner Flags at every meeting. Regent wears Regent Pin at every meeting. LITERACY
PROGRAM: Two members worked with Wesley House in Meridian. One workshop held and
books donated. CONSERVATION: Members planted trees, shrubs, bulbs, fed wildlife, birds.
One member was active in a self- help community project to plant flowers and bulbs in the new
park in South Stonewall and in the area around the walking track at Town Hall for the second
year. Thousands of flowers and bulbs were planted. All were donated. 1 Historic Preservation
Medal awarded. CONSTITUTION WEEK: 3 Constitution Minutes given at meetings. DAR
GOOD CITIZEN: 2 DAR Good C itizens selected and presented at our annual Awards Tea. Each
was given $50 cash scholarship, certificate, flag, bookmark, and flag pin. DAR MAGAZINE:
Less than 20% of our members subscribe. DAR MUSEUM: Donation requirement met. DAR
SCHOOLS: Sent 300 UPC labels. Donated to schools. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: 180
miles traveled, $280 and 9 ounces of stamp donated. 3 members took active part in veteran’s
activities. GENEALOGICAL RECORDS: 3 members assisted with genealogical records and 2
members served on the Genealogical Committee at the Meridian Library. HISTORIAN:
Contribution made. LINEAGE RESEARCH: Chairman and 5 members served on committee.
Assisted 1 prospective member. LIBRARIAN: Chapter donated to the DAR Library and to
Friends of The Library. NATIONAL DEFENSE: 3-minute report at meetings. 1 program given
on National Defense. PROGRAM: Guidelines from National DAR used to prepare programs.
We have 26 active committees helping with programs. PRESIDENT GENERAL’S PROJECT:
Donation made. PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA COMMITTEE: Report of meetings sent
to local newspaper. ROSALIE: Rosalie ―minute spot‖ at 5 meetings. SEIMES TECHNOLOGY
CENTER: Donation requirement met. THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
Flag displayed at each meeting and pledge recited. F lag fact at meetings. Presented 9 flags. 8
youth and 1 adult received flags during our Awards Day Program. VOLUNTEER
INFORMATION SPECIALIST: 3 members served. Assisted 1 prospective member.
VOLUNTEER GENEALOGISTS: 6 members assist in this capacity. WOMEN’S ISSUES:
Members are active in community volunteer work. SPECIAL COMMITTEES: Awards Day Tea
Committee worked to plan the program and decorate, and they also worked to have the awards
ready to present.
Ethel McHenry (Mrs. Jackie E.), Regent
SAMUEL HAMMOND CHAPTER - KOSCIUSKO
Organized December 2, 1952
Organizing Regent Alice Hammond Potts (Mrs. Houston)
MEMBERSHIP: 106—3 deaths, 3 resignations, 12 juniors, 3 associates. Two members serve
on the State Level: B. J. Odom Swafford, Corresponding Secretary o n the State Board of
Management, and Annis Guess Dickerson, Corresponding Secretary on the Rosalie Governing
Board. The Chapter was represented at Continental Congress, State Conference, District Meeting
and Rosalie Day. MEETINGS: Second Thursday at 2:30 September–May. Opening Ritual used
at each meeting, followed by President General’s Message, National Defense Report, Flag
Minute, Indian Minute, Museum Minute and Rosalie Report. AMERICAN HERITAGE:
Outstanding program by Dr. Bryant Boswell on Lewis and Clark Expedition. CHAPLAIN: 103
year-old Daughter honored with ad in DAR Magazine. Sunshine Report given at meetings.
CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Allison JoAnne Porter, C.A.R./DAR
member presented during C.A.R Debutante Presentation. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Outstanding
program My Life as a Woman in the Military by Brigadier General Catherine Lutz; also displays,
newspaper, radio and TV coverage. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: Two high schools participated,
winners honored at tea. DAR MAGAZINE: 21% subscribe. DAR GENEALOGICAL
PRESERVATION PROJECT: 1 Daughter volunteered 15 hours. DAR SERVICE FOR
VETERANS: Volunteers (youth) 80, (adults) 10—hours 320 and 40, adopted Veteran at
Christmas at VA Nursing Home in Kosciusko—bought several articles of clothing for him,
presented magazines to local VA Nursing Home, several Daughters serve as pianist for church
services, 360 burial flags fly at Aisle of Honor in Parkway Cemetery on Memorial and Veteran’s
Days--Chapter serves sausage biscuits to Veterans and KHZ Beta Club Members e recting flags,
then when dismantling serves refreshments. THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA: Participated in 2 events at Parkway Cemetery, collected 7 tattered flags in area for
Retirement Ceremony at Parkway Cemetery where retirement pit and granite marker had been
erected, Chairman attend Ceremony at local VA Nursing Home where flag was presented that
had flown in Iraq, Chairman gave each Daughter in attendance a flag to be placed on a Veteran’s
grave in honor of Veteran’s Day, article in newspaper encouraging ones to ―fly flag.‖
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY/LIBRARIAN: Chapter has book account and interest is used
annually to purchase book/books for Attala County Genealogical Collection. HISTORIC
PRESERVATION: Daughters visited beautiful historic Woodbine Plantation Home (1841),
home of Dr. and Mrs. Curtis Whittington. JUNIOR AMERICAN CITIZENS: 3 schools
sponsored, 62 students honored along with parents at a tea. MEMBERSHIP: papers pending in
Washington. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Presented 4 Good Citizenship medals, outstanding
program by Colonel (Retired) Preston Hughes on the Foreign Policy of the New Administration.
PUBLIC RELATIONS and MEDIA: Excellent coverage by local newspaper—15 articles, 14
pictures, radio station and TV cable. VOLUNTEER GENEALOGISTS: Outs tanding and
informative program by Daughter on Genealogy. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
SPECIALISTS: 50 members use computers, timely e- mails sent--others have telephone
Anne Hughes Porter, Regent
SHADRACK ROGERS CHAPTER – COLLINS
Organized August 16, 1946
Organizing Regent Onolia Williamson McRaney
MEMBERS: 57. MEETINGS: Held each month, September through May. Each meeting
includes the DAR Ritual, National Defense Report, Indian Minute, Rosalie Minute, business,
program, and social time. Chapter contributions to DAR funds met Chapter Achievement
requirements. AMERICAN HERITAGE: 5 programs. AMERICAN HISTORY: 5 programs.
AMERICANISM: Members participated in 4th of July parade and Memorial Day and Veterans
Day ceremonies and placed 42 flags on veterans' graves. CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT
AWARD: National level 2, State level gold. CHAPLAIN: Marked one deceased member's
grave. Gave sunshine reports at meetings and maintained contact with members through cards
and telephone calls. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Members participated in Memorial Day
and Veterans Day ceremonies and in 4th of July parade. CONSERVATION: 3 members
planted 28 trees. Members put out 350 lbs of bird seed and 100 lbs of cracked corn for birds and
wildlife. They also recycled 600 lbs of paper, 100 lbs of aluminum and metal cans, 75 lbs of
glass, 50 lbs. of plastics, and 100 lbs of cardboard. CONSTITUTION WEEK: 1 proclamation
by mayor, 3 articles and proclamation published in local paper, and 1 program on the
Constitution at September meeting. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: 3 schools contacted, 3 good
citizens chosen. Winners recognized at February meeting with pin, certificate, and reception.
DAR MAGAZINE: Participated in a co-op ad for the district and state. Members have a 12%
subscription rate. DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: Contributed $30.00 to National for Project
Patriot activities. DAR SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded art scholarship to second year student at
Jones County Junior College in honor of deceased member Gertrude Smith. DAR SCHOOLS:
Three hundred twenty-one soup labels and box tops sent to Kate Duncan Smith School. DAR
SERVICE TO VETERANS: $175.00 in gifts to Veterans Nursing Home in Collins. Members
make donations to veterans' service organizations. JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: 3 junior me mbers
serve as chapter chairmen. LITERACY PROMOTION: 1 member works full time in the
Barksdale Reading Program at a school in Forrest County. 1 member volunteers at local public
library to assist with library projects. NATIONAL DEFENSE: 1 program. PROGRAM:
Outstanding topics were: Fanny Crosby, Covington Countians serving in the World War II,
HeirloomNeedlework, and the DAR Library. PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA: 9
newspaper articles, 9 announcement spots, 4 pictures. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
SPECIALIST: 8 members use computer. WOMEN'S ISSUES: Handed out leaflets, bracelets
and pins on breast cancer. Assisted with Simpson and Covington County Relay for Life events
and provided financial support for Covington County Relay for Life event.
Sandra E. Boyd, Regent
SHUK-HO-TA TOM-A-HA CHAPTER – COLUMBUS
Organized June, 1908
Organizing Regent Mrs. Lilla Y. Franklin
MEMBERSHIP: 32: 6 new members (1 transfer, 1 reinstated and 4 new applicants). 1 became
a member-at-large, 6 members live out of town, 1 application approved at National but too late
for this year’s report. MEETINGS: At 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month –
September through May-except December. Meetings include the DAR Ritual, Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag, the American’s Creed, President General’s Message, a National Defense
Report, a Program, Business Reports, and Refreshments. THE FLAG OF THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA: The flag is displayed at all meetings. Continue to collect old and
unattractive flags from public displays and properly dispose of them. LINEAGE RESEARCH:
Assisted two other chapters to conduct the Golden Triangle Lineage Workshop. NATIONAL
DEFENSE: Report given at each meeting and a program given by retired Staff Sergeant &
WW11 Vet Phil McGuire. DAR SERVICE TO VETERANS: Members attended the ―send-off‖
of our local troops and current magazines are delivered to our local VA Clinic for the waiting
rooms. The chapter sent cards to one of our members serving in Iraq. PRESIDENT
GENERAL’S PROJECT: Required contribution sent. WOMEN’S ISSUES: Members
participated in Relay for Life and distributed magazines to Safe Haven homes and Recovery
Centers. ROSALIE: Requirements met. PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Numerous members volunteered
valuable hours to the Humane Society and the Columbus Arts Center. CONSERVATION:
Members participate in recycling in all areas and a monthly meeting was held on the cultivation
of antique roses. AMERICAN INDIAN minute read at each meeting.
Margaret Ellis Webb, Regent
TALLAHALA CHAPTER - ELLISVILLE
Organized November 4, 1983
Organizing Regent – Mrs. Dozier D. Long
MEMBERSHIP: 105. MEETINGS: 8 yearly, third Saturday each month (except December),
9:45 a.m. at our Amos Deason Home, unless specified. The ongoing restoration of the Amos
Deason Home has been our number one priority this year. There are several of the rooms that
are almost finished and the others are beginning to take shape. Our main fundraiser this year has
been Birdies for Charity and our annual Halloween Historica l Ghost Tour of the House. Both
were successful. Tallahala Chapter gave all required amounts as listed on the Chapter
The January meeting was very informative. A representative from the Department of History
and Archives talked to the chapter about land grants. Our February meeting was our annual
National Defense Luncheon. It was held at Challenge Country in Ellisville. Kevin West,
Commander of the local DAV Chapter was our speaker. His wife is a U.S. Navy veteran, having
served aboard the USS Holland. He stressed ―for God and Country‖ as his topic. The March
meeting honored Women in History. This year our own Tommie Jean Overstreet Brown was
chosen as our Woman in History. She celebrated her 90 th birthday last year. Her biography was
read and she was in complete shock when she realized that she was the one being talked about.
She is a worthy recipient of this honor. In April the Regent gave a ―Tribute to the Flag of the
United States of America.‖ Many interesting flag facts were given to the chapter. May’s meeting
was a joint meeting with Shadrack Rogers Chapter from Collins. The speaker was our State
Regent, Polly Hunter Grimes. The chapters enjoyed a salad luncheon and lots of good words
from Mrs. Grimes.
Some of our members participated in the Memorial Day Service at the West Ellisville Baptist
Church. Flags were handed out to each person that had a soldier in one of the wars or served in
the war. The pastor (Chaplain Major David Allen) served on the island of Die go Garcia and
also in Iraq. The Regent presented a Tribute to the Flag of the United States of America at West
Ellisville Baptist Church’s Flag Day service. Many interesting ―flag facts‖ were noted. The
program was also presented at the ―Celebrate America‖ annual event at the YWCO in Laurel and
the Ora Baptist Church in Collins for their 4 th of July service.
The Regent took part in the Fourth of July celebration at the West Ellisville Baptist Church.
Wreaths were laid at the altar for each of the wars throughout our history. Flags and pins were
also distributed. The September meeting featured Lilly Willis from the American Cancer
Society on the subject of Women’s Health. She is the facilitator for the Look Good Feel Better
Program at the hospital for cancer patients. Our own Paula Picou of Tallahala Chapter is now
the Mississippi Area Trainer for this program. In October our speaker was Jim Kelly, Vice
President of Instructional Affairs at Jones County Junior College. He teaches American Histor y
and is very informative on Revolutionary War and Civil War history. He spoke to us about a
movie that is going to be made in Mississippi, and they are looking at our Deason Home as one
of the filming sites. This could be a great opportunity to get our restoration of the house
finished. In November the Chapter had its regular meeting. The Christmas parade was
discussed and also the possibility of having an open-house. Because of the renovations at the
Deason Home, it was decided to wait until next year and have our open house.
We had several members serve at Rosalie in the Spring. Donations for the Mansion Market
were delivered. We are looking forward to the excitement that 2010 will bring.
Lynell Harvey Holland, Regent
TALLAHATCHIE RIVER CHAPTER – CHARLESTON
Organized December 6, 1997
Organizing Regent Margaret Brokaw
Sherryl Speir Schultz, Regent
THIRD ARROW CHAPTER – CARROLLTON
Organized February 1, 2003
Organizing Regent Mary Bankston Morgan
MEMBERSHIP: 49. Chapter has suffered two member deaths this year. Added new and
junior members. MEETINGS: Held on the second Saturday, of each month from October to
May. One member serves as Rosalie Hospitality Chairman, one member serves as State Chapter
Achievement Awards Chairman, one member serves as State Scrapbook Chairman, and one
member serves as Chairman of Women's Issues. One member serves as Senior
Society Treasurer, C.A.R. Associate member serves as Senior Society President, C.A.R.
AMERICANISM: Chapter member worked with students in local school by encouraging
American History Art students to design and mail Christmas Cards to wounded soldiers at
Regional Hospital at Landstuhl, Germany. Chapter adopted the four children of a local soldier
stationed in Iraq. Chapter donated money for Christmas presents as a way of saying thanks to
our soldier, Mark Beck. CHAPLAIN: Sends cards to members who are sick and their family
members who might be hospitalized. Sends sympathy cards to family of deceased members.
C.A.R.: Chapter members participated in all society and state meetings and workshops. One
C.A.R. member was chaperoned to the "Final Journey of Meriweather Lewis," sponsored by the
Foundation. Sponsored C.A.R. Society with financial support by donating at least $200 to the
Captain Moses Guess Society. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Members pinned red, white,
and blue ribbons to honorees at a community wide July 4th celebration. CONSERVATION:
Members cleared trash from culverts and roadsides to help prevent soil erosion in low areas on
their farms. One Chapter member delivered 1200 pounds of recyclable material to a recycle
facility. 92 pounds of drink tabs were delivered to the Ronald McDonald house in Jackson.
CONSTITUTION WEEK: Posters were placed in two libraries and mayors from each city
proclaimed the week as Constitution week. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: 4 awards were given
to students. DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: Items were sent to Landstuhl hospital for a total value
of $400. DAR SCHOOLS: Soup labels, ink cartridges, were mailed to schools as well as
providing required donations. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: Visits were made to patients
on different wings and assisted in getting patients to Chapel Services $200 + was given to
purchase needed supplies for entertainment equipment. One member drove 9,600 miles to assist
veterans in Nursing home, spending 480 hours assisting the Veterans. FLAG OF THE UNITED
STATES: Flag Chairman involved 150 students in flag education. Students now say the Pledge
every morning. They have also made sure every classroom had a flag in their room.
GENELOGICAL RECORDS: Three members were involved in 2 cemetery cleanups by cutting
trees, applying weed killer, removing old flowers, and mowing grass. Time spent this year was
approximately 9 hours. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: Three members are members of the
Historic Preservation Committee. One member is involved in the restoration and preservation of
Immanuel Church, a church bought by a group of shareholders to preserve and maintain an
interdenominational church service. This member has served as the Finance Committee
Chairman for the last 10 years. Several members are involved in the restoration of old homes in
Carrollton. JUNIOR AMERICAN CITIZENS: Two members were involved in the CHIP'S
program. The Child Identification Program prepared for parents a card and CD to release to
Police in the event of an abduction or loss. LINEAGE RESEARCH: 4 members were involved
in the Lookup Volunteers. LITERACY PROMOTION: Chapter Members serve as tutors in the
literacy project. 83 hours were spent this year tutoring one student. NATIONAL DEFENSE:
Chairman gives a National Defense report at each meeting. ROSALIE: Items were donated to
the Mansion Market for a sum of $275. A period rug was donated to Rosalie for Miss Annie's
room by this chapter. All table decorations for the picnic for the last three years were provided
by a member of our chapter. A Rosalie minute is given at each meeting. VIS: VIS Chairman
sends out all chapter notices, changes, or general information to membership. WOMEN'S
ISSUES: One member participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
All required donations were submitted to State and National prior to deadline. Chapter was
represented at all 4 District Meetings, State Conference, and Rosalie Day.
Martina Palmertree Mayfield
THOMAS RODNEY CHAPTER - WINONA
Organized February 6, 1915
Organizing Regent Mrs. Vivian Harris Talley
Membership: 60, 3 new members; 3 approved prospective members; 1 membership
reinstatement requested. MEETINGS: Held the first Saturday of each month, except September
and January. Chapter meets 9 times each year, September through May. Meetings include
Ritual, Pledge, American’s Creed, President General’s Report, National Defense Report, Rosalie
Report, Indian Minute, Constitution Minute, Program, Committee Reports, Business, and
Refreshments. One member serves as a C.A.R. Senior Mentor/Advisor on the Chapter level.
Regent and Vice-Regent attended State Conference. Regent and 3 members attended District
Meeting. AMERICAN HERITAGE: Chapter member gave program on marking her ancestor
graves. AMERICANISM: Members reminded to vote in local special election. AMERICAN
HISTORY: Interesting facts about the Constitution shared with members. CHAPLAIN: Sends
cards for birthday, illness, and death. Members send ―buddy‖ cards to ill and shut- ins.
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: One member on committee for Memorial Day and Veterans’
Day programs at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Other members participate in and attend
these events. CONSERVATION: A conservation highlight is given at meetings.
CONSTITUTION: Copies of Constitution given to chapter members and an Article highlighted
at each meeting. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: Two students from local schools participated in the
essay contest. Two students were selected, awarded certificates and pins, and honored at a
luncheon during the May chapter meeting. DAR MAGAZINE: Twenty seven percent of
members subscribe. DAR SCHOOLS: Ink cartridges and labels collected and sent. DAR
SERVICE TO VETERANS: 100 pairs of socks, 22 caps, and 35 t-shirts valued at $292 were
gift-wrapped along with wish- list gifts for 2 residents purchased with member donations of $274.
These were delivered to a nearby State Veteran’s Home before Christmas. THE FLAG OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Pledge given at each meeting, flag bookmarker given to
each member. A small flag and flag information are given to new members. INSIGNIA:
Updated insignia etiquette and purchase information is provided to members. LINEAGE
RESEARCH: Three members assist with new applications and supplementals. NATIONAL
DEFENSE: A national defense report is given at each meeting. PUBLIC RELATIONS:
Coverage in the local newspaper including meetings and special events. Radio spots during
Constitution Week. ROSALIE: Updated information provided to members. VIS: VIS
chairman relays all pertinent information to members by email. WOMEN’S ISSUES: Breast
cancer awareness month information shared with members. Outstanding Woman of the Year
selected from within the county and recognized at the March meeting.
Chapter contributions to DAR funds met Chapter Achievement Requirements.
Rose Ann Heath Miller, Regent
TOMBIGBEE CHAPTER - ABERDEEN
Organized November 1, 1975
Organizing Regent Mrs. W. Emerson Jones
MEMBERSHIP: 28. 1 associate member, 2 new members by application, 1 death, 3 members
by application pending, 2 prospective members. MEETINGS: 4 th Monday in September,
October, January, March and April. Meetings include Ritual, Pledge, American’s Creed,
Preamble, President General’s Message, National Defense Report, Flag Fact, Indian Minute,
Women’s Issue, Officer and Committee Reports, Program, and Social Time. AMERICAN
HISTORY: A program was presented to the Hamilton Elementary 5 th grade on the American
Revolution, how to fold the American flag, and some history about the DAR. AMERICAN
INDIANS: Margaret Jock DeMoville, Honorary State Regent, MSSDAR gave a program on
―Chickasaws in North Mississippi.‖ A check was sent to the State Regent’s Project in honor of
Margaret Jock DeMoville. CHAPLAIN: Chaplain sent the names of 2 members 90 years old to
NSDAR. One meeting was devoted to a Memorial Service for member Helen Mattox Crawford.
3 of her children were present for the service. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Programs were
given on The Anniversaries of the Births of Francis Lightfoot Lee, Daniel Boone and Paul
Revere. CONSERVATION: Tombigbee continues to sponsor and maintain the Historic Old
Cemetery and support the ongoing Eagle Scout Project of Cody Herndon for making new flower
beds to plant heirloom daffodils he salvaged from abandoned Aberdeen flower gardens.
CONSTITUTION WEEK: Pledge of Allegiance bookmarks, flags and Flag Codes were
distributed to 5th grade classes. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: 3 students, Sherita McGee, Mason
Welch and Allie Williams were honored with pins and certificates. DAR MAGAZINE: Met
Chapter Achievement Requirements. FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Flag
Chairman gives the history of a different flag at each meeting and passes out information on how
and when to fly the American flags. NATIONAL DEFENSE: Chief Master Sergeant Barbara J.
Steffen, spokesperson from the Public Relations Department from the Columbus Air Force Base,
gave a program on National Defense. The NSDAR ROTC Leadership Award was given to
Charlene Mims, the best cadet from the Aberdeen High School ROTC. PATRIOTISM: A short
program on the constitution was given by the regent. A program on Henry Lee of Virginia was
given by David Howell. WOMEN’S ISSUES: A brief program was presented by the regent on
―Caring for the Caregiver‖ from the notes of National Chairman, Mary Morgan. No essays from
Tombigbee were written. OTHER: 1 member, Betty Lane Akin Hudson se rves as MSSDAR
Commemorative Events Chairman. Member Emma Jean Howell volunteers one Saturday a
month at the Natchez Trace Tourist Center demonstrating the arts of knitting, crocheting, and
quilting. Regent writes a newsletter. Cotton Gin Port and Tombigbee hosted a Genealogy
Workshop given by Billie Breedlove, Sheila Fondren and Margie Gilmer. 21 members and
guests attended resulting in 6 potential members. 4 members attended the Dunn’s Falls Marker
Ceremony, 2 members attended Rosalie Day, 6 members attended the Hills District Meeting, 4
members attended the State Conference and 1 member attended the Continental Conference.
Tombigbee Chapter is extremely proud of member Polly Hunter Grimes, Mississippi State
Regent, and of the work she has done on behalf of MSSDAR. Tombigbee supports Polly Hunter
Grimes in her campaign for Vice President General.
Martha Josephine Allen Uptain, Regent
TWENTIETH STAR CHAPTER - HATTIESBURG
Organized October 18, 1967
Organizing Regent Mrs. G. A. Chancellor
MEMBERSHIP: 33, plus 1 associate member. 2 new members, and 1 reinstatement. The
Chapter has 1 State Chairman. MEETINGS: The second Saturday of each month September
through May excluding October and March. DAR ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, the
American’s Creed, President General’s Message and National Defense Report are given at each
meeting. DAR funds met requirements for Chapter Achievement awards. AMERICAN
HERITAGE: Jenny Thames entered a painting in the contest. AMERICAN HISTORY: 3
programs, 40 American History Essays entered in the American History Essay Contest from 1
school. 2 displays. 20 Christopher Columbus essays from 1 school. Award certificates given.
CHAPLAIN: Members unable to attend meetings are called and updated on chapter events.
Sympathy and get well cards are sent as needed to chapter members. Members 90 years or older
are sent birthday greetings from the State Chaplain and the chapter. The chapter gives a donation
to Rosalie in the event of a death. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: 1 program given on
Abraham Lincoln and Meriwether Lewis. 7 members participated in a 4 th of July event.
CONSERVATION: Members recycle aluminum and paper. CONSTITUTION WEEK: 1
display of 26 Sq. Feet at 1 school and spot announcements given. 1 church participated in Bell
Ringing. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: The chapter sponsored 3 schools and had 3 Good Citizens. 2
students entered the scholarship contest. Pins and certificates are given at the school award
ceremony. Good Citizens are invited to a chapter meeting. DAR MAGAZIN E: President
General’s message is read at each meeting. 30% of members receive the magazine including the
Regent. DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: Chapter collected items to help supply Iraqi school
children with school supplies. DAR SCHOOLS: 1 program. 300 Campbell soup labels sent.
DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: 2 members visited with patients and delivered 200
valentines made by local school children to a veteran’s home. THE FLAG OF THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA: 1 flag code was distributed. HISTORIAN: Members attended the
dedication of the historic marker placed at Dunn’s Falls in Enterprise, MS. HISTORIC
PRESERVATION: 1 Program. LITERACY PROMOTION: 13 books given to the public
library. Members spent 100 hours reading to children. MEMBERSHIP: 3 new members. A
newsletter is sent 3 times a year to keep those who cannot attend meetings up-to-date on chapter
happenings. NATIONAL DEFENSE: National Defense report is given at each meeting.
PUBLIC RELATIONS and MEDIA: Chapter Newsletter sent to all members. 40 Sq. Inches in
the local newspaper for student awards and American History displays.VIS: Members with
internet access use the computer to communicate with each other. 3 members have access to E-
membership and use it for reports. The chapter newsletter is sent electronically to members with
email. WOMEN’S ISSUES: Member Carol Lindley was honored by the community as ―Strong
Woman of the Year.‖ She is a breast cancer survivor is active in breast cancer awareness.
INSIGNIA: 9 pins purchased. ROSALIE: Rosalie minute given a t each meeting. Contributions to
Mansion Market valued at $100. $200 given to the window reglazing project. 2 members
attended Rosalie Day. OTHER: Chapter Regent and members attended the State Conference and
Harriet (Hattie) G. Phalen, Regent
UNOBEE CHAPTER – TAYLORSVILLE
Organized February 1, 1960
Organizing Regent, Hanna Eaton Jackson
Total membership 56. Eight official meetings per year. Meetings include Invocation, Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, DAR Ritual, American’s Creed,
President General’s Message, Sunshine Report, National Defense Report, Rosalie Fact,
American Indian Minute, Devotion, Business Session, Program and Social Time.
AMERICAN HERITAGE: Mrs. Jan Henderson’s 3 rd grade choir from Taylorsville presented a
Christmas musical with songs from our history. AMERICAN INDIANS: Sent 490 soup labels
Indian Schools. AMERICANISM: Flag etiquette sent to 3 papers. CHAPLAIN: Leads Patriotic
Exercises at each meeting. Helped at memorial candle light service for deceased member.
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS/CONSTITUTION WEEK: Proclamations were obtained from
local mayors for Constitution Week. Regent attended Dunn’s Fall Commemoration.
CONSERVATION: Mary M. Herrington and daughter Janet H. Kelly helped clean up a
cemetery and repair headstones. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: Six high schools participated. Six
DAR Good Citizens chosen. Winners and guests honored at December DAR meeting. Winners
were presented with certificates, pins and a poster. Pictures and reports put in three newspapers.
Contributed to DAR Good Citizens and National Scholarship Fund. DAR
MAGAZINE/ADVERTISING: One advertisement and 40% membership subscribed. One gift
subscription to library. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: Two special events for Veterans, 5
DAR members and one SAR State V.P., Gifts for Christmas for 9 veterans at Collins V.A.
Hospital and Watermelons for approx. er21 patients at G.V. Sonny Montgomery Medical Center
patients in Jackson . Donated 2 lbs. 12 oz. stamps, Contributed to Veteran-Patient fund. Regent
represented Chapter and participated in Wreaths Across America in Ocean Springs at the Viet
Nam Veterans’ Memorial, covered on WLOX TV. FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA : Flag dates included in our program book. Use o f the Flag and Flag Holidays sent to
three local papers covering two counties. 250 small flags placed in Fellowship Cemetery in
Taylorsville. INSIGNIA: Chapter owns one ribbon, Regents pin, and two small flags.
LITERACY: Regent participated in 3 summer reading programs in Revolutionary period
costume. JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: Purchased items from and took items to Mansion Market at
State Conference. Contributed to Helen Pouch Fund. MEMBERSHIP: 30-35% of membership
attends meetings. Members encouraged regularly to recruit new members. Parents encouraged to
attend programs involving their children. Write- ups of meetings are put in three local papers to
encourage interest. NATIONAL DEFENSE: National Defense report given at each meeting.
PUBLIC RELATIONS/MOTION PICTURE, RADIO & TELEVISION: Web site moved,
revised and is up and running, linked to State DAR page, write- ups placed in three newspapers
about our projects, meetings, proclamations and events and others. ROSALIE: Rosalie Fact at
meetings. Donated items for Mansion Market. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALIST:
Members use computers for program book, chapter correspondence, projects and genealogical
Chapter was represented at 2009 District Meeting and State Conference.
Jill R. Taylor, Regent
WALTER LEAKE CHAPTER – CLINTON
Organized December 3, 1976
Organizing Regent Mrs. C. L. Deevers
MEMBERSHIP: 62. We had 1 new junior member, 1 reinstatement, 1 transfer in, and 3
deaths. Members are currently serving as State Chaplain, State Treasurer, National Chairman of
Literacy Promotion, State Chairman of National Defense, State Chairman of Sales MS Daughters
& Their Patriotic Ancestors Book, and 2 members of the Rosalie Governing Board.
MEETINGS: September – May, on 2nd Thursday and 2nd Saturday. Meetings include Ritual,
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, the American’s Creed,
President General’s Message, National Defense Report, Business and Program. CHAPTER
CONTRIBUTIONS: Met Chapter Achievement requirements. AMERICAN HERITAGE: 2
programs given on ―Preserving Our Past‖ and ―American Indians, Their Culture and Arts‖.
AMERICAN HISTORY: 2 programs given, 8 displays in schools and libraries. A $50 Savings
Bond and certificate given for American History Essay Contest and he was invited to attend the
State National Defense Awards luncheon. AMERICANISM: 25 U. S. Flag bookmarks and 50
copies of American’s Creed distributed. AMERICAN INDIANS: 1 program on Native
Americans. Jewelry and labels sent to Bacone College and Chemawa Indian School. One
member gave 4 programs to DAR Chapters on ―American Indian Culture and Arts. This is a
hands-on program with jewelry and artifacts shown during the program on Indian Arts and
Culture. CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: We sponsor and promote Cowles
Mead Society. Our chapter collected clothes, fishing equipment, personal items and $135 and
with members of the C.A.R. delivered items to the State Veterans Home. CHAPLAIN:
Contacts were made and cards sent to ill members and deaths for family members. 2 memorial
services were given for deceased daughters. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: We participated
in the 4th of July celebration in Clinton and attended a service for National Day of Prayer.
CONSERVATION: 1,535 pounds of bird seed, 89 trees and shrubs, 100 bulbs planted 5
members participated in Earth Day and 6 in Arbor Day. Chapter members volunteer at the
Clinton Nature Center. CONSTITUTION WEEK: 100 Constitution Week minutes handed out.
9 posters displayed at schools and businesses and 1 display at local library. 125 Preamble to the
Constitution Bookmark and 100 Flag Codes given to schools. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: 2
schools participated. Winner given a $250, Good Citizen pin and certificate. DAR
MAGAZINE: 19 subscriptions - 2 magazine subscriptions given to schools and libraries... DAR
PROJECT PATRIOT: $120. DAR SCHOOLS: 270 UPC labels and 235 box tops. SERVICE
FOR VETERANS: Members and Cowles Mead C.A.R. delivered to the State Veterans Home:
32 new DVD videos, large dominos, large chess set, wooden puzzles, 11 rod & reels, corks,
hooks, beetle spinners, personal items and clothes, $135. FLAGS OF THE UNITED STATES:
100 DAR Flag Codes distributed to schools. Members fly their flags every day. 1 member has
21 American flags and displays them all each day. GENEALOGICAL RECORDS: $100
donated to the Friends of Genealogy. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: 3 programs given.
JUNIOR AMERICAN CITIZENS: $100 given to Friends of JAC. JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP:
We sponsor Cowles Mead Society and sent 1 member to state conference as page.
LIBRARIAN: 214 books and 65 magazines donated to local libraries. LITERACY: 6
members participated. 9 hours donated to adults and 61 hours to children. 96 books were
donated to promote literacy, 1 computer and accessories, 1 CD writer, desk and chair to the Boys
and Girls Club. 1 member is National Literacy Chairman. MEMBERSHIP: Program -
workshop on ―Expanding our Membership‖. Assisted prospects on their papers. Articles in the
Clinton News, brochures in our library and visitors center. Gave 3 Certificate of Membership for
25 years and 1 for 40 years of membership. NATIONAL DEFENSE: 1 bronze ROTC medal.
PROGRAMS: ―Celebrating Patriotism & Expanding Membership‖, ―Preserving Our Past‖,
―Indians, Culture & Art‖, ―Christmas Postcards‖, ―Wills of Our Presidents‖, ―Friends of
Alcoholics Program‖. PUBLICITY: Articles and pictures in the Clinton News. ROSALIE:
Chapter is a member of Friends of Rosalie and sell voices at each meeting for Rosalie.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: Members used computers to share DAR
information, download forms, update membership data, work on genealogy, working together on
projects. Chapter participated in Rosalie Day, District Meeting and State Conference.
Mary Lou Biggers, Regent
WILLIAM DUNBAR - NATCHEZ
Organized April 13, 1968
Organizing Regent Lucianne A. Wood (Mrs. Bernard P.)
MEMBERSHIP: 88, including 17 Charter and 3 Junior. MEETINGS: Second Monday
September through May (except March). AMERICAN HERITAGE: 1 member entered craft
contest, a heritage craft-- caning. Program on patriotic songs by American women. AMERICAN
HISTORY: 42 students (2 schools) entered essay contest. 3 chapter awards (3 grades). 4 state
winners in February 2009. 5 awards (2 schools) for Outstanding Work in American History.
AMERICAN INDIAN: Important program on Poverty Point and Jaketown. CHILDREN OF
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: 1 senior leader. 1 C.A.R. State Society 2nd Vice President.
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Christmas participatory program "History on the Nines-Events
for All Times." CONSERVATION: Celebrated 100th anniversary of committee with outstanding
program by Ducks Unlimited Past President and its Development Director. Historic trees
identified and reported, particularly Compton Oak (named after a DAR member). Program on
Compton, an early Natchez preservationist. CONSTITUTION WEEK: Poster with Constitution
at well- trafficked store. DAR GOOD CITIZEN: 2 seniors (2 schools), each winner receives $100
savings bond, A Century of Service, pin, certificate, and are luncheon guests. Value: 335. DAR
MAGAZINE: $40 for co-op advertising. American Spirit and Daughters Newsletter information
used. $100 qualifying donation. "Letter to the Editor" by chapter regent published. DAR
MUSEUM: 1 mini-program. DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: 45 items to Landsthul. $7,042
Overseas Coupon Project. DAR SCHOOL: 468 Boxtops for Education. 114 Campbell's labels.
20+ lbs. clothing. 10+ lbs. school and art supplies. DAR SERVICE FOR VETERANS: Over
$1,776 value and 86 hours of volunteer service. Large November Veterans party. Braille flag
made. Participated in "Wreaths Across America." $100 qualifying donation. THE FLAG OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: 119 flags. Flag Fact, "First U. S. Flag Over Natchez."
HISTORIC PRESERVATION: Program "Fort Rosalie: New Developments at an Old Fort"
given by Part Superintendent. INSIGNIA: 9 pins purchased. LIBRARIAN: 5 books, $50 binding.
LINEAGE RESEARCH: Copy of DAR genealogical research book donated to local public
library. MEMBERSHIP: 1 50- year pin and certificate given to Organizing Regent. NATIONAL
DEFENSE: National Defense Luncheon speaker talked about homeland security. 1 Good
Citizenship Medal. PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA: 204 inches newspaper. 22 articles.
ROSALIE: $250 given. 1 dress given. Mansion Mart items given/bought. Fall and Spring
Pilgrimage docents. MSSDAR Library: 5 books. SEIMES TECHNOLOGY CENTER: $100
qualifying donation. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SPECIALISTS: Computers used for
information, forms, membership data, minutes, newsletters, and sending articles to the press.
WOMEN'S ISSUES: Program on proto-feminist Julia Ward Howe. PRESIDENT GENERAL'S
PROJECT: $50 donation. STATE REGENT'S PROJECT: $1 per member. Chapter regent is
charter member of 2010 Club. Chapter contributions to DAR funds met Chapter Achievement
Awards Requirement. Chapter was Gold (MS) and Level Two (National). Chapter represented at
State Conference, District Meeting, and Rosalie Day.
Leslie Davidson Bruning, Regent
YAZOO CHAPTER – YAZOO CITY
Organized January 31, 1953
Organizing Regent Kathryn Talley West
MEMBERSHIP: 50, 1 Junior Member, 1 Reinstated Member. Distinguished members include:
MSSDAR 1st Vice Regent, MSSDAR and NSDAR Correspondent Docents – 1, NSDAR Speaker
Staff – 2, NSDAR State Chairmen of National Committees – 2, MSSDAR Special Committees –
2. Chapter was well represented at NSDAR Continental Congress, MSSDAR State Conference
and Delta District Meetings. CONTRIBUTIONS: Chapter met requirements for State and
National. President General’s Project – met requirements. State Regent’s Project – met
requirements. Members made contributions and donated numerous items to Rosalie and Rosalie
Library. MEETINGS: Held on Third Thursday in September, October, November, December,
January, April and May. Meetings include the DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of
the United States of America, American’s Creed, President General’s Message, Treasurer’s
Report, Sunshine Report, Indian Minute, Rosalie Minute, Conservation Minute, Women’s Issues
Minute, Business, Program and Social Time. AMERICAN HERITAGE: Program on Abraham
Lincoln Our 16th President, Display at Ricks Memorial Library honoring Abraham Lincoln’s
200th Birthday. Three books on Abraham Lincoln were donated to Ricks Memorial Library.
Program on ―America the Beautiful‖ written by Katharine Lee Bates. AMERICAN HISTORY:
Program on Abraham Lincoln Our 16th President, Display at Ricks Memorial Library honoring
Abraham Lincoln’s 200th Birthday. Three books on Abraham Lincoln were donated to Ricks
Memorial Library. Program on ―America the Beautiful‖ written by Katharine Lee Bates.
AMERICAN INDIANS: American Indian Minute presented at each Chapter meeting.
Proclamation signed by Mayor of Yazoo City in honor of Native American Heritage Month with
article and picture in Yazoo Herald. CHAPLAIN: Members unable to attend meetings were
contacted. Sunshine Reports are given at each meeting and Necrology Reports are given when
necessary. COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS: Members p articipated in July 4th Celebrations.
Members attended Rosalie Day. A Veterans Day Program and Event was held. A wreath was
placed at the War Memorial. Membership Tea and Memorial held at the May meeting. The DAR
Medal of Honor was presented to Sam B. O lden in recognition of his contributions to the Nation,
State and Yazoo City at a program and reception in his honor. CONSERVATION: Members
planted and maintained flowers and shrubs in Historic Downtown Yazoo City and Ricks
Memorial Library. At Martha Coker Greenhouses, Natchez White Crepe Myrtles were planted
in honor of and memory of DAR members who are or have been residents there.
CONSTITUTION WEEK: Proclamation was signed by Mayor of Yazoo City in honor of
Constitution Week. Outstanding display at Ricks Memorial Library in honor of our Constitution.
Local newspaper provided reports, articles and photo coverage. Local radio station carried spots
recorded by Constitution Week Committee Chairman. DAR GOOD CITIZENS: 5 schools in the
area were contacted, 5 schools participated, 3 students submitted essays, 1 winner was honored
this year. Local winning essay was submitted to State Level Contest. DAR MUSEUM: 1
member is DAR Museum Correspondent Docent. DAR PROJECT PATRIOT: Past and Active
Service Men are remembered at meetings. Ongoing Regent’s Project – members send
appropriate cards and notes to show appreciation to wounded at Landstuhl Medical Center and
Walter Reed Medical Center. Yazoo Chapter sponsored a package drive – packed and mailed 15
boxes to 3 Servicemen in Afghanistan who have connections to Yazoo Chapter. DAR
SCHOOLS: Members collected and mailed 190 soup labels and 30 box tops for education to
Kate Duncan Smith School. THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Flag
minute is presented at each meeting. Chapter member places Flags on Veterans graves on
Memorial Day and Veterans Day. In a program for the entire school, a Flag was presented to
Yazoo Junior High School which had been flown over our Nation’s Capitol to replace their worn
out Flag. Old Flag was disposed of properly. INSIGNIA: Chapter owns the Regent’s Pin. Past
Regent’s pin is presented to each outgoing Regent at the end of her term. Members ordered pins.
JUNIOR AMERICAN CITIZEN: Committee Chairman contacted 5 schools. One essay was
submitted and forwarded to the State Contest. Briana Riley was awarded First Place in Creative
Expression for her Essay, ―The Christmas Dress.‖ Winner was honored at our May meeting.
MEMBERSHIP: 10 Prospects were contacted and invited to attend meetings, our Christmas
Luncheon and Membership Tea. NATIONAL DEFENSE: National Defense report is given at
each meeting from the National Defender. Outstanding Yazoo JROTC Cadets were presented
medals in a program in their honor at Yazoo High School. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
SPECIALISTS: 15 members use computers for local, State and National activities. 15 members
will use E-Membership from NSDAR. PUBLICITY: Local Newspaper and Radio carry
meeting and Chapter announcements and information. Co mprehensive articles and photographs
appear after each meeting and for each project and activity reported. ROSALIE: Monetary gifts
are sent and presented. Members received in the Spring and Fall. 4 Members attended Rosalie
Day and Candlelight tour. 1 member serves on Rosalie Board, 1 member serves as Rosalie
Librarian. Books, Dresses, Costumes, China, and Crocks were donated by Wendy Davis
Cartwright. WOMEN’S ISSUES: Women’s Issues minutes are given at each meeting. A
program was given concerning Women’s Issues. Medical information handouts, safety
information handouts and various tips on health and safety were given during the year.
Priscilla Allen Harper, Regent