Special to the Bulletin
The National Society of DAR, Mary Garland Chapter, met on April 5. The meeting was called to order by Regent Bobbie Hubbard, and patriotic rituals were led by Betty Bell. Numerous issues were discussed in the business meeting, including plans for Betty Bell to attend the Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., on June 25; Mary Garland’s Chapter participation in the Williamsburg Festival at HPU on April 21; acknowledgment of numerous certificates awarded to the chapter for various activities presented at the State Convention; and the new location of the DAR library located in the Brownwood Public Library Genealogy Branch across the street from the Brown County Courthouse.
DAR is an avid promoter of education through historical preservation and patriotic endeavor. Flag pins were presented to fifth grade students in the Brown County Schools during March along with information regarding patriotism regarding the flag.
Representatives of DAR who were actively involved in this project were Betty Bell, Nancy Byler, Mary Jo Underwood, Thresa Black and Carol Lewis.
Nancy Bylar presented the program entitled “DAR Supported Schools.” In her program, she discussed the seven schools and explained how they all had their own agenda, curriculum and purpose based on the needs in their particular area. One school that the Mary Garland Chapter helps support on a regular basis is the Chemawa School, specifically helping Indian students.
Thresa Black and Elaine Wilson served as hostesses for the occasion.
For more information about the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution contact Beth Everett at 646-9463 or Patsy Oehrlein at 646-5808.