New DAR Officers

By Rebecca Hold
Okemah DAR Chapter Regent
and Publicity Chairman
Members Gene Meredith, Carol Musick, and Judith Drennan were the hostesses for the May 15 meeting of the Okemah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at Pepino’s Restaurant in Okemah. The tables were patriotically decorated to commemorate Memorial Day with Uncle Sam hats and a musical centerpiece that played the National Anthem.
After Regent Velda Jo Bradley led the opening ritual, flag salute, and the National Anthem, member June Yahola gave a most interesting program about the writing of the American Creed by William Tyler Page.
The creed reads:
"I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the people by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a Republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my Country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies."
More about this wonderful American document is described on this web page,
Regent Bradley welcomed guests, Kiamichi District Director Ruth Ann Taylor of the Chimney Hill Chapter in Ada, Tommie Beddow also of the Chimney Hill Chapter, Donna Barnes, and prospective member Carla Schooling.
The installation of officers for 2018- 2020 was held, and the following new officers were installed by Kiamichi District Director Ruth Ann Taylor of the Chimney Hill Chapter in Ada: Regent, Rebecca Hold; Vice Regent, Sheldon Starr; Secretary, Thelma Shields; Treasurer, Ann Jackson; Registrar, Velda Bradley; and Chaplain, Susan Barnett.
PinningPast Regent Velda Jo Bradley pinned the Regent’s pin on Rebecca Hold and presented her with the gavel. Gifts were presented to the outgoing Regent, Velda Bradley, and District Director, Ruth Ann Taylor.
The next meeting will be in September at Pepino’s Restaurant in Okemah. Okemah DAR welcomes prospective members. If anyone is interested and think they may have an ancestor who would qualify as a revolutionary patriot, please contact Regent Rebecca Hold at 918-650-5466 or Registrar Velda Bradley at 918-623-1550 for information and help in finding a patriot.
Members present were Susan Barnett, Geneva Bertges, Velda Jo Bradley, Dorothy Burden, Sherrie Case, Jenny Cody-Knopp, Carol Musick, Lucretia Harkey, Rebecca Hold, Ann Jackson, Gene Meredith, Margaret Parks, Sheldon Starr, Angela Polk, Dorothy Haynes, June Yahola, Judy Williams, guests Ruth Ann Taylor, Tommie Beddow and Donna Barnes, and prospective member, Carla Schooling.