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DAR holds monthly meeting

The Sarah Barton Murphy Chapter, NSDAR, held its regular monthly meeting Feb. 4, at Ryan’s Steak House in Farmington. Eighteen members and seven guests attended, with Regent Edwin Alcorn chairing the meeting and Vice-Regent Jan Kemp leading the ritual.

Jon Cozean, retired Mineral Area College history instructor and director of Cozean Memorial Chapel, presented a very interesting program on John Adams, America’s second President. Cozean pointed out that John Adams is noted for being knowledgeable and thoughtful. He was a lawyer, philosopher, founding father, politician, diplomat, and a Child of Enlightenment. At one time he lived in Holland in the first foreign embassy the United States owned. He was the first President to live in the White House and was the father of President John Quincy Adams.

Vice-Regent Jan Kemp gave the President General’s message and also stated that 11,676 new DAR applications were verified in 2011, a thousand more than the year before. Ms. Kemp then presented a slate of new officers to be voted on for the next term. The vote will occur in April.

Upcoming activities for the chapter include the presentation of the DAR ROTC award to an outstanding ROTC student at Farmington High School. This will occur on April 11. It was also decided that the chapter will decorate a Christmas tree at our state headquarters, Roslyn Heights, again in 2012. The state convention will be held in May in Columbia, MO, and the national convention will be in July in Washington, D.C.

The March meeting will be held on Saturday, March 3, at 9 a.m. at Ryan’s Steak House in Farmington. All ladies whose ancestor served our country during the Revolutionary War are invited to attend. For further information, call 756-3469 or 756-2182.

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