The Julius Dugger Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Sept. 8 at the Carter County-Elizabethton Public Library from 10 a.m. until noon.
Regent Sue Peters led the Rituals and gave the President General’s message about the need to repair the lay lights in the library at the National. The State Regent had reported that Tennessee had paid $160,000 for one light.
Mary Lou Wetzel gave the National Defense report, taking an article from the American Spirit magazine about national symbols, including the Bald Eagle and American Flag.
Susan James gave the Indian’s Moment, giving interesting information about the Indians and passing copies of material about the Indians, especially information regarding the Trail of Tears.
Rebecca Plumer gave a very well-written concise report from the June 2 meeting, which was approved.
Lois Shults gave the treasurer’s report, which was approved. She also handed out new booklets for the term from 2012-2013. Members expressed thanks to her for all that work.
Shults and James are to respond to a woman from New York who wants to become an associate member of the Dugger Chapter because she descended from William Dugger’s family.
Susan James is to get an application for a new prospect by the name of Shirley Harrison, who also is descended from the Dugger-Bunten line. She will prove connection to the members already in the DAR and come join the group.
Jana Hicks organized the food items needed by the chapter for the Overmountain Men’s dinner Sept. 25. Martha B. Query contributed $40 toward the ham; others volunteered other items.
A motion was made and accepted to transfer the Sunshine Fund for this month to Jana Hicks.
The DAR dues of $40 are to be sent to Lois Shults, treasurer.
Susan James gave a very theatrical and informative program about how the Constitution of the United States was written and in 1789 adopted. If people think politics today is bad, it was informative to listen to James discuss the way the nation’s first leaders arrived at the Constitution!
Regent Peters announced that the Veteran’s Administration thanked the chapter very much for all the items it had sent to the Mountain Home VA. That probably will be the chapter’s project for 2013.
The next chapter meeting will be Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Joe Penza, archivist for the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library, will give a tour of the Archives Room. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn all about it.
The meeting adjourned.
— Submitted by Martha B. Query,
Secretary of Julius Dugger Chapter of NSDAR