The David O. Dodd Chapter 212 UDC met on Sunday, May 21, at the home of Dorothy Wilks at Stuttgart.
The meeting was called to order by President Lela R. Murray, who led the members in the ritual and pledges to the flags. Secretary Sharon Wyatt read the minutes of the March meeting, and the April Confederate Memorial Service, which were approved as read. Wyatt also gave the treasurer’s report.
Murray read highlights from the President General Pat Bryson’s report, emphasizing the importance of education new members. Murray also shared an invitation to attend the “McConnell’s Iron Cross Dedication,” to be held Saturday, June 17, in Van Buren and Clarksville.
Sandy Poore reminded the members of the Memorial Day Service May 28 and suggested that the UDC place a wreath in honor of veterans.
Murray appointed a committee to research ways to fund the maintenance of the White Sulphur Springs Cemetery, and asked that they prepare a report with a recommendation to the membership at the September meeting. The committee includes Sandy Poore, chairwoman, Glennda Fread and Sharon Wyatt.
Jerry Lawrence, a guest, announced that Glenn Railsback had donated a 43-volume set of books, “The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865,” by the Broadfoot Publishing Company to the David O. Dodd Chapter. These books are being held in the library of Jerry and DeeLois Lawrence.
The program was presented by Marilyn Sickel, who told of her month-long visit in Quartzite, Arizona. The highlight of her trip was the Hi Jolly Cemetery where an early pioneer of Quartzite is buried.
Members present were Murray, Lawrence, Fread, Sickel, Jerrie Townsend, Jean Pollard, MarJo Dill, Poore, Wilks, and Wyatt. Jerry Lawrence was a guest.
The meeting was adjourned and a dessert was served by the hostess.