Helen Riden, Chapter regent, led the DAR Ritual with Harriett Caldwell reciting the Chaplain’s response. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, the pledge to the Tennessee flag, the American’s Creed, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Daughters’ Pledge to the Flag and the singing of the National Anthem.
Riden presented a slide show of past regents of the club. She also presented a PowerPoint video titled “Who We Are and What We Do,” which summarizes the activities of the Ocoee Chapter and explains the history of DAR.
Linda Foster read the President General’s message about the continuing repairs at the DAR office in Washington, D.C., and preparations for the Continental Congress meeting in July.
Foster gave the treasurer’s report. Mildred Maupin talked about the historical significance of Memorial Day in her National Defense Report. Mariann Dietrich asked Bess Neil to speak about the cabin located on her property for the American Indian report. Riden thanked Foster and Leigh Ann Boyd for hosting the meeting.
Lori Cook of the Nancy Ward Chapter and Tennessee State DAR corresponding secretary, led the installation of officers. The new officers are: Linda Foster, regent; Mariann Dietrich, vice regent; Harriett Caldwell, chaplain; Mildred Maupin, recording secretary; Katy Tippens, corresponding secretary; Ellen McReynolds, treasurer; Helen Riden, registrar; Mary Nelle Thomason, historian; and Joy Harden, librarian.
The next meeting will be held at the Elks Lodge on Sept. 2.