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The Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held its September meeting on Saturday, September 18 at the El Progreso Memorial Library in Uvalde with Regent Billie Franklin presiding.
A total of 19 members and three guests were present. The opening ritual was led by Regent Franklin and a program on the US Constitution followed by Attorney Charles Downing. While acknowledging Constitution Week, he spoke of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Amendments. He was presented with an appreciation gift by the club.
The treasurer’s report was given by Jakelynn Crawford and approved as read while the minutes of the May meeting were read by Sherry Malloy.
Regent Franklin announced the “Service to Americans Program” and provided ideas for participating in doing for others in America. Betty Lawrence provided a helpful printout for members.
Special Events Committee Chair Betty Lawrence provided a status report on the Vietnam War Highway sign which is to be erected and encouraged members to be present for a group photo at the unveiling of the event. Leslie Jones reported on her attendance at the Fall Forum in Austin and an official proclamation on Constitution Week was signed, reported Leslie Jones. She then reported on the Seminole Indian Cemetery which lies west of Brackettville noting that there is much history in the cemetery and she felt it would be a good project for the chapter to help clean up headstones.
Revis Leonard presented information on Wreaths Across America, including how the process works and the cost, noting that placing wreaths on the graves at the Seminole Indian Cemetery could be a chapter goal.
Betty Lawrence gave an update on the chapter’s 70th anniversary and the 26 charter members.
Revis Leonard suggested offering basic genealogy help for prospective members to the chapter as well as to the public.
The group then welcomed member Woodie Hornburg who was present and helped her celebrate her 100th birthday. She was given a certificate by the chapter.
Tina Cline and Rosanne Reyes were sworn in as new members, led by Billie Franklin and Nancy Baker. The door prize was awarded to Jan Chism. The meeting was then adjourned at 12:05 p.m. and closed by Billie Franklin.