D.A.R. Major Hugh Dinwiddie Chapter discusses citizenship medal
March 19, 2013
GREENFIELD — The D.A.R. Youth Citizenship Medal was among the topics of discussion at the recent regular meeting of the D.A.R. Major Hugh Dinwiddie Chapter of Knightstown. The meeting was held at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Greenfield with Carolyn Engleking as hostess.
Two guests were in attendance: Rhonda (Taylor) Brown, daughter of Regent Dianne Taylor, and Marianne Marshall from the New Bethel Chapter.
The meeting opened in ritual form led by Taylor and assisted by Amelia Wyatt, registrar.
Sherrell Rigney read the President General’s message. The topic was the upcoming Continental Congress events in Washington, D.C.
The club discussed National Essays, American Essay and the Christopher Columbus essays. Vikkie Whitham, Darlene Petry and Mary Ann Sitler are on these committees. Amelia Wyatt is doing D.A.R. Good Citizen award. These will be announced next month.
The chapter also discussed ordering grave markers. Dianne Taylor will buy three markers for members lost last year. Marker dedication will be scheduled later.
It was announced that Denise Akers had successfully completed all three courses provided by the D.A.R. for online Genealogical Education. She is considered a Genealogy Consultant and can conduct local volunteer Field Genealogy workshops.
March is Women’s History Month. Dianne Taylor gave the program on Martha Washington’s early years.
The April meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. April 12 at Shirley Christian Church, 202 Meridian St. in Shirley. Amelia Wyatt will be the hostess. The program will be the Good Citizen winners and any essay winners.