On Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, the Urbana chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Urbana Presbyterian Church for the annual planning session.
Members and guests present for the meeting were: Judy Brooks, Janice Coates, Margaret Denzer, Pat Detwiler, Betty Driever, Janet Ebert, Susan Fornof-Lippencott, Judith Henson, Alta Kay Holmes, Gayle Petty, Mary Pollock, Lana Seeberg, Becky Shultz, Kim Snyder, Carol Tong, Ina Mae Wagner, Cheryl Walter, Barbara Ward, and guest Dona Tullis.
The session began with important dates in August.
A review of the Fall Fun Fair held on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, was given by Regent Judi Henson. Seven members of the Urbana Chapter along with Former Army Platoon Sgt. and Vietnam Veteran Bob Max and guest Jess Henson attended the event. Bob Max was the guest of the Urbana Chapter DAR and represented the Vietnam Veterans of Champaign County and the 10 Vietnam Veterans who did not come home. Bob was one of 52 Vietnam Veterans introduced by name, rank and chapter. They each received a certificate, a beautiful bronze lapel pin and a “ribbon wrapped” stack of 50 thank you for your service notes written by the Ohio Daughters. These were presented to him by the President General NSDAR Lynn Forney Young and Kate Lamb, State Chairman for the Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration.
Margaret Denzer was invited to an afternoon tea with President General Lynn Forney Young for Founders Club and Heritage Club members. The Urbana Chapter donated to the Bazaar Table a beautiful table runner handmade by Margaret Denzer. The Urbana Chapter received two certificates: one for Outstanding Accomplishments in Attaining Chapter Achievement and two, for Serving Its Community.
Programs for 2015-16 were given to members in attendance. The program book will be sent electronically to State Vice Regent Nancy Wright. Program committee members Margaret Denzer, Pat Detwiler, Judy Brooks and Judi Henson were thanked for their work in developing the programs. A motion to approve the program meetings and program booklet was given by Margaret Denzer and seconded by Janet Ebert. A motion to approve the cost of printing to Main Graphics was made by Pat Detwiler with a second by Lana Seeberg. Regent Henson reviewed the monthly programs emphasizing the Sept. 17 “Constitution Day” meeting, as well as Oct. 11 “DAR National Day of Service,” and the Nov. 14 “4 Paws for Veterans” Military Service Dogs. The May 23, 2016, meeting will celebrate the Urbana Chapter’s 120th anniversary.
Committee chairs were given forms describing their committee duties and were encouraged to study what can be done to benefit the Urbana Chapter. The Chapter Master Report is currently unavailable for the 2015 year, therefore it will be distributed at a later date. Changes from the National Information Packet and State Information Packet were also distributed.
Members were encouraged to bookmark the national and state websites on their computers. Those websites are www.ohiodar.org and www.members.dar.org. The secretary’s report was approved. The treasurer’s report was approved and will be filed for audit. The audit report, performed by Janice Coates and Jamie Hackworth, and budget report will be presented at the September meeting. A financial statement has been sent to Kathy Dixon, State Treasurer. Betty Driever presented the registrar’s report.
Susan Fornof-Lippencott presented a report on the upcoming Constitution Day to be held Sept. 17. Becky Shultz created posters for the event which were given to members to distribute. Members were encouraged to subscribe to the American Spirit Magazine. Hostesses for the event were Gayle Petty, Deborah Ruchty and Cheryl Walter.