The Harrison Colony Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met at 9:30 a.m. Seventeen members and two guests were in attendance.

Regent Suzy Kilgore gave a welcome and led the group through the opening ritual, the pledge to the flag, salute to the Arkansas flag, The American’s Creed, “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the Preamble to the Constitution.  The President General’s Message was read by Francis Ogle and The National Defense Message was read by Sally Jo Gibson.

Officer Reports:  

Regent Kilgore passed out copies of the new chapter brochure which was designed by member Janet McMurrin.  Kilgore expressed here appreciation to the chapter members and Cathy Carter, senior leader of the Ozark Society C.A.R., for attending roadside to honor SPC Michael Faulkenberry in the procession of his final trip home.

Treasurer Sandra Hillier gave the finance report which was accepted.

Secretary Kathleen McMurrin presented the secretary’s report which was approved with one correction.  

Registrar Janice Duffy announced 75 members and one new member, Shirley Burnett Kilburn, newly verified.

Librarian Ruth Fisher has received the approved form to submit the book “Remembering Ella” to the National DAR Library.  Author Anita Gould is donating a book for submission. Gould is a member of the Harrison Colony Chapter.

New Business:

A discussion was held on recognizing a new American Citizen, Nikki Fenn. Vive Allen and Cathy Carter will be talking with the Boone County Library to schedule a time to use the conference room for this occasion.

Hillier mentioned an upcoming “Dinner in the Dark” to be held Friday, June 7, at the Lutheran Church to honor those living with vision impairment. The dinner is open to the public and thought the chapter might want to provide some Braille American flags.

Committee Reports:

• American Indian Chairman, Lisa Whitmer, was unable to attend but sent a report on Dartmouth College which was originally established to educate Native Americans.

• C.A.R. Chairman, Cathy Carter announced the Ozark Society has 12 members. Two members, Jace Bardin and Jaidan Duffy served as squire and page, respectively, at the Arkansas State Society Conference.

• Commemorative Events Chairman Allen mentioned she has flags available for use by the C.A.R. or others when presenting a program.

• Conservation Chairman Sally Jo Gibson has received the DAR Conservation Award certificate the chapter will be presenting but is still waiting on the medal. The chapter needs to schedule a date for the presentation.

•Public Relations and Media chairman Hillier stated she had submitted a press release to the Harrison Daily Times for publication.

• Scholarship chairman Laurie Cowling talked about the Arkansas Society and DAR National Scholarships available for students. The information should be delivered to the high schools in August. The scholarships have an early 2020 deadline so is important for counselors to have the information early.

•Service to Veterans chairman Allen requested the committee planning the activities for Veterans’ Day meet in May to start planning the event.

Program:  

Sally Jo Gibson presented the program on the history of Arbor Day.  Marie Wagner, although unable to attend, sent small trees ready for planting to distribute to each attendee.

The meeting was closed with the benediction shortly after noon.

For membership information in Harrison Colony Chapter, contact Janice Duffy, Registrar, at (870) 404-5538. For information regarding the Children of the American Revolution (birth to 21 years), contact Cathy Carter at (870) 577-2560 or ccarter86@hotmail.com.  

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