Cynthiana Chapter DAR holds September meeting in Georgetown

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The Cynthiana Chapter of the DAR met at Wilshire’s Restaurant in Georgetown on Sept. 10.
Melinda Rawlings, Regent, called the meeting to order and welcomed guests and members.
The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance and the American’s Creed were recited, followed by singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
The President General’s message was read by Judith Rawlings. Jane Whitehead read the National Defense message, and Kimberly Brooks read the Conservation Minute.
Minutes of the April 9 meeting were read and approved with the exception of Parker Grob’s name.
Wilma Bonar reported that the exempt organization information return was e-mailed to IRS on April 28.
Melinda Rawlings reported that one DAR supplement was approved and one DAR paper is being compiled.
The Good Citizen award will be reported at the December meeting.
ROTC medals were given to Pendleton County student Katelynn Riley and Harrison County student Alethia Chestnut last May.
Jayne Newman will be conducting a genealogy class at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. Interested persons should see Newman for details.
WCYN radio will host a segment on the U.S. Constitution on Oct. 12.
KSDAR held a ceremony, “We Remember 9/11” on Sept. 11.
The city of Henderson dedicated the family cemetery of Major General Samuel Hopkins Jr. on Sept. 16.
KSDAR’s 5th District Joint meeting was held at the Maysville Country Club on Sept. 24.
A tribute to Mary Desha will be held at the Lexington Cemetery on Oct. 15.
Mary Mac Barnett received a certificate for outstanding service and work on the NSDAR President General’s Project. Cynthiana Chapter DAR received a Chapter Achievement award.
A dedication ceremony will be held at the Frankfort Cemetery for the James Russell monument on Oct. 29.
Judith Rawlings received a Chapter Achievement Certificate for her work in placing old DAR applications on the DAR website.
Surplus baby items were given to other chapters by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for the project of helping women soldiers.
Melinda Rawlings has information and forms for ordering insignia and chapter pins.
The next meeting will be held Dec. 10 at the home of Karol Pinney.
Melinda Rawlings introduced Sharon Withers, past KSDAR Regent. Withers gave her impersonation of Mary Desha, one of the four founders of the DAR, and told many facts about the DAR. All were honored and enjoyed her interpretation of Miss Molly.