Rebecca Hold
Regent and Publicity Chairman
Okemah Chapter of DAR
The Okemah Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution met November 16 at Pepino’s Restaurant in Okemah. Hosting the meeting was Regent Becky Hold.
Regent Hold opened the meeting and led the opening ritual, the flag salute, The American’s Creed, the Preamble to the Constitution, and the National Anthem.
Members wished Chris Garber, Gayle Sullivan, Stephani Crawley, Emma Joyce Haddox and Lucretia Harkey a happy November birthday. LuCretia Harkins celebrated a very special birthday this month—her 105th birthday. She is an amazing woman having served in WWII with the Air Force 16th Fighter Squadron in Panama. She is the oldest known living registered member of the Creek Nation, a talented painter and loves fishing. Okemah DAR thanks her for her service and wishes her many more happy birthdays. velda
Sheldon Starr presented the President General’s Message, Judith Drennan the National Defense Report, Theo Crawley the Conservation Minute, and June Yahola both the Constitution Minute and Flag Fact.
Regent Hold presented the program in honor of Veteran’s Day, “An Act of Remembrance—Old Soldiers Never Die,” a tribute to veterans, the history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the background of the Buddy Poppy.
For veteran’s day the chapter wrote cards of appreciation to veterans which were delivered to the Veteran’s Hospital in Muskogee along with donated useful gifts for Christmas.
The Christmas Party committee composed of Judith Drennan, Geneva Bertges, and June Yahola reported on the status of their plans, announcing the party will be December 14 at June Yahola’s Shaman Ranch.
The door prize, a beautiful Thanksgiving wall hanging, was won by Velda Jo Bradley.
The next business meeting will be Tuesday, January 18, at 11:30 at Pepino’s Restaurant in Okemah. Edith Warrington will be the hostess, and Judith Drennan will present the program, “Women on the Mayflower.”
Members attending were Theo Crawley, Judith Drennan, Ann Jackson, Sheldon Starr, Velda Jo Bradley, Mary June Cashman, Geneva Bertges, Emma Joyce Haddox, Becky Hold and June Yahola.