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The Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter National Daughters of the American Revolution met at the El Progreso Memorial Library on Saturday, March 19 for its business meeting and elected officers for the 2022-24 term.
New officers sworn in included Regent Kathryn Wendlandt, Vice Regent Betty Lawrence, Chaplain Jan Chism, Recording Secretary Lesley Jones, Corresponding Secretary Shirley Cabada, Registrar Revis Leonard, Treasurer and Parliamentarian Billie Franklin, Historian Nancy Baker and Librarian and Curator Virginia Davis.
In attendance at the meeting were members Sheryl Burkeen, Jan Chism, Jakelynn Crawford, Virginia Davis, Billie Franklin, Lesley Jones, Betty Lawrence, Revis Leonard, and Yvonne Quigley. Guests in attendance included Kay Erkert and Brenda Postert.
Regent Franklin conducted the meeting and the President General’s message was read by Virginia Davis and the National Defense Report was given by Kay Erkert. The minutes of the February meeting were read by Regent Franklin and were approved as read. Jakelynn Crawford gave the Treasurer’s Report and Revis Leonard gave the Registrar’s Report. Betty Lawrence reported on the September 2022 meeting which will include Constitution Week, the 70th anniversary of the chapter and the 100th birthday of one of the chapter members.
A Chapter application will need to be sent to NSDAR for approval. Lawrence also reported that there will be three good citizens recognized in May. Regent Franklin then reported on information for Wreaths Across America. She also introduced a request for chapter support to have a stamp honoring Bernardo de Galvez, hero of the American Revolution.
Years of service certificates were awarded to Karen Collins, Jakelynn Crawford, Virginia Davis, Revis Leonard, Kristi Powers, ten years each; Frances Britsch and Mary Brooks for 20 years service, Sonja Hightower and Heather King for 25 years service, and Franklin went to the home of Patricia Bishop and presented her 40 years of service to her that evening.
The door prize was won by Jakelynn Crawford.