DAR holds September meeting

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The Elk Horn Prairie Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution met on Sept. 5 at the Aurora Library at 1 p.m. Multiple presentations and correspondence were given to the group. Contributed photo

The Elk Horn Prairie Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution met on Sept. 5 at the Aurora Library at 1 p.m.

Regent Noralee Faulkner and Cheryl Schoen opened the meeting with the Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance and the American’s Creed. Faulkner introduced the speaker, Sherry Meyer (member) with her Historical Program, “Killer of the Flower Moon” by David Gann. Meyer gave a knowledgeable program enhanced by show and tell photos and jewelry, first-hand visits with places from the book and friendly, talkative people, and up-to-date facts. Meyer is a retired teacher, gifted speaker and informative person. She told of the beginning of the FBI, scamming of the Indians in Oklahoma, and gave DAR members the want-to to read this book and visit those places. A new movie will be coming soon.

A memorial service was held for member Carol Ann Pilkenton, with many sharing memories. The group was shown her stone with the DAR symbol and member number.

Faulkner gave the president general’s report, welcome to guests, sunshine report and minutes update; roll call was done by Recording Secretary Cynthia Garrringer; the treasurer’s report was by Janie Allmon; flag facts were offered by Barbara Cohu; Indian minute was presented by Charlotte Cole; the report, constitution, bell ringing announcement, and book markers were provided by Sandy Mason; the correspondence report was offered by Myrna Fischer; and the veterans report, donations for Mt. Vernon Veteran Home, and thank you business cards were presented by Kitty Crider. Hostesses were Cohu and Meyer.

The next meeting will be Oct. 3 at the Aurora Library at 1 p.m. The educational program “Restoring A Lost Cemetery” will be presented.