Club notes: Bess Neil talks about Hair Conrad cabin at DAR meeting
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Ocoee Chapter Daughters
Regent Linda Foster led the February meeting of the Ocoee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. From left are hostesses Jane Lucchei, Laura Hixson and Ina Kageln; speaker Judy Baker, storyteller; Vice Regent Mariann Dietrich; and Foster. Baker shared the story of her ancestors’ involvement in the Battle of Kings Mountain.
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The February meeting of the Ocoee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was opened by Regent Linda Foster with the DAR Ritual.

Harriet Caldwell gave the invocation. Pledges were made to the American, Tennessee and Daughters’ flags, provided by Rhinehart Lackey.

Bess Neil was asked by Joy Hardin to present the Indian Report which included the history of the Hair Conrad cabin, which still sits on the Neil property due to the family conservation of this historic landmark.

Jeannine Scott, in presenting her national defense report, shared the story of the most recent Medal of Honor winner who put his life in harm’s way while serving as section leader.

Mildred Maupin read the minutes of the January meeting which was held prior to the annual tea honoring the American History and Good Citizens award presentations.

Ellen McReynolds, treasurer, gave the treasurer’s report. A list of new and prospective members was presented by Registrar Helen Riden. New members attending included Nancy Guinn, Susan Humberd and Gussie Ridgeway.

Jane Lucchesi shared with the group the most recent information concerning the Future Veterans Home.

Mariann Dietrich, vice regent, introduced speaker Judy Baker, a well-known storyteller, who shared her ancestors’ involvement in the Battle of Kings Mountain.

Ann Cherry gave the report of conservation which ended with encouraging members to put up bird houses.

Foster shared the information that the DAR lectern was used for the presidential inauguration program. She also announced the Tennessee Conference, to be held April 18-21 in Franklin.

A note of thanks for recent donations was read from the Tamassee School.