The Carl Neiman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on April 12, in the basement of the Ava General Baptist Church. The meeting was called to order at 7:21 p.m. by Regent Sandra Walker. The meeting was opened with prayer by Chaplain Sherry Beasley. There were 10 members and three visitors in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance and American’s Creed were both recited.
The regular meeting was suspended so that the organization could welcome Carolyn Mott and her husband Paul to the meeting. Carolyn is a sister from the Matilda Polk Campbell Chapter in Bolivar. Carolyn presented a wonderful program called “Martha Washington.” Carolyn was dressed in a replica of a gown that Martha was known to have worn. The program is presented in first-person so that the audience actually feels like Martha herself is giving the talk. It was a wonderful and informative program. Everyone loved it and appreciate Carolyn, and her husband, Paul, for taking the time and trouble to visit the local Chapter.
The meeting was once again called to order. The Chapter was invited to the ROTC Awards Banquet in Mountain Grove. Nina Carter and Judy Ross will be attending and will presenting the Chapter’s award. The banquet is on April 22. The State Meeting is May 4-6.
On Sunday morning, Laura Findley will be remembered during the Memorial Service.
The local chapter now has six applicants for the Chapter’s scholarship. Rosalee Hamilton and Cinita Brown have reviewed the applicants and two have been chosen to receive the scholarship. Zachery Hamilton from Gainesville and Riley Jenkins from Norwood are this year’s scholarship winners. Congratulations Zachery and Riley.
Carl Neiman DAR would also like to thank all of the others that applied for our scholarship. A scholarship certificate will be presented to Zachery and Riley at their respective awards banquets. They will also be invited to the May meeting so that they can be recognized by the Chapter.
Judy Ross received a letter from the Tamessaee School thanking the chapter for the Christmas gift sent to them.
Anyone who would like to attend the memorial service for Laura Findley at the State Meeting is welcome to attend.
The meeting was adjourned by Sandra and closed with prayer by Sherry. They then enjoyed snacks provided by Sandra and Nina. The next meeting will be on May 10, at 7 p.m. They would love to have anyone that is interested in the chapter to join them.