Nov. 9 Community Brief

November 9, 2012 

Mary Sibley Chapter NSDAR

The regular meeting of Mary Sibley Chapter NSDAR was called to order by Regent Marilyn Moreland on Oct. 20 in the conference room of Cass Regional Medical Center. Moreland led in the opening ritual, Phyllis Travers read the President General’s Message and Amy Ledgerwood gave the national defense report.

Chaplain Barbara Gaulding reported that she had sent two condolence cards and three birthday cards. Happy birthday was sung to Travers. The registrar Tricia Hazelrigg reported Margaret Fox had requested that she be a national member only.

Standing committee reports were given: Lorene Wilson, Indians, History of buffalo nickel; Hazelrigg, Conservation, Seek out recycling for electronics; Phyllis Jones, Women’s Issues, Mammograms; Travers, Repost on collection of coupons.

Moreland reported on the Midwest District Meeting and announced that the chapter had received a Level 1 State Honor Roll and Level 2 National Chapter Achievement Award. Seven members attended the district meeting and added to Moreland’s report.

Moreland announced Good Citizens packets have been sent to eight Cass County high schools. Other scholarship information is available online and information was passed out.

Treasurer Wilson requested two volunteers to audit her books in January so that she may file the necessary tax report. Hazelrigg and Travers volunteered.

Moreland announced the state genealogist is going to publish a memorial book of special “Stars” in our lives. She encouraged each of us to include a Star in the book.

Moreland announced several veterans projects we could become involved with. Travers moved and Hazelrigg seconded to take $30 from our treasury to send to the state, MSDAR, to help in buying phone cards, etc., for veterans. Other projects include nominating a Patriot of the Month, sponsoring a Stars of Patriotism to be placed on the Christmas tree at Roslyn Heights, gathering stories and interviews for the Veterans History Project and visiting the veterans home in Warrensburg.

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