The following column was submitted by Karen Collins on behalf of the Uvalde de las Encinas chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Regent Billie Franklin called the February meeting of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Uvalde de las Encinas chapter, to order at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, at El Progreso Memorial Library. She welcomed members and guests, and led the DAR ritual.
The President General’s message from Ann Turner Dillon, which provided information about the process of joining DAR, was read by Betty Lawrence. The application form has been simplified to make it easier to complete. People are encouraged to go to the DAR blog and to subscribe to the American Spirit magazine.
Brenda Mireles read the National Defense Report which discussed the Purple Heart, and how one specific soldier, Sgt. Perry Loyd, was awarded this medal 100 years after he served in World War I. It also included a spotlight on Korea, showing current U.S. construction projects.
Franklin discussed correspondence received by the chapter, noting that local member Toni Hull had been named Uvaldean of the Year at a recent Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce banquet; information about District 8 director and Franklin had been featured in the local paper after Saidler attended our October meeting; and Franklin herself had a large colored picture in the local paper after she presented a program about a series of books she is writing. This information will be displayed at the upcoming state conference.
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