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Thomas to host May DAR meeting

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The Cynthiana Chapter of the DAR met at Wilshires Restaurant, Georgetown, on March 9.
Regent Melinda Rawlings called the meeting to order and welcomed guest speaker, State Rep. Tom McKee.
The DAR Ritual, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the American’s Creed were recited.
Judith Rawlings discussed the Cold Closed Project and informed members that the oldest of closed DAR lines would be reopened to see if proper documentation could be found.
Melinda Rawlings read the National Defense message and the Conservation Minute.
McKee explained the different legislative sessions and informed members of what was going on with the various bills in the Kentucky State Legislature. He also related several good things going on for Kentucky farmers.
Minutes of the Dec. 8 meeting were read and approved.
A student has been selected for the Good Citizenship Award. Devon Mitchell has won the American History Essay Contest and will be presented with his award at the May meeting.
Judith Rawlings will check with the KSDAR on the rules for making a DAR template to mark the grave monument of Anna Meyers McKee.
Mary Mac Barnett will be representing the Cynthiana Chapter at the NSDAR Continental Congress June 24-July 1.
Election of Chapter officers were: Gail Kesterson-Regent, Janie Whitehead-vice Regent, Dixie Solomon-chaplain, Wilma Bonar-recording secretary, Betsy Clyde-corresponding secretary, Marilyn Elfers-treasurer, Jane Newman-registrar, Virginia Bradley and Dixie Soloman-librarian and historian. Officers will be installed at the May meeting.
The next meeting will be held May 11 at the home of Kay Thomas near Paris.