From staff reports

The Rebecca Boyce Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Ellis County Woman’s Building on Monday, Jan. 14.  

Regent Beverly McCullough welcomed the 20 members and guests and led them in the DAR rituals.  

Recording secretary Elizabeth Tull read the minutes and treasurer Nana Lou Dudley gave the treasurer’s report.  

Registrar Glinda Felty reported that Annette Cooper and Sharon Cooper have been approved by national and are our newest members.  

National Defense Chair Casey Schoolfield gave an update on the donations collected by members and guests at the November meeting.  

Three boxes were mailed to two soldiers serving in Afghanistan.  

The decorative paper quilt that was completed by the students from Felty Elementary was donated to the VA Hospital in Dallas.

Chaplain Beverly Robinson provided a health update on several members.  

DAR Schools Chair Cindy Jacobson reported that the Rebecca Boyce chapter collected 242 soup labels and 389 educational box tops for the Crossnore School in North Carolina.  

DAR Magazine and Advertising Chair Patricia Terry encouraged each member to subscribe to the American Spirit Magazine.  

Felty reported on an article in this month’s magazine about Thomas Jefferson’s vast book collection and the legacy of his donation of the collection to the Library of Congress.  

Vice Regent Ellen Hays was elected as the Rebecca Boyce Chapter’s honoree for the City Federation Outstanding Club Woman in 2013. Beverly Robinson and Beverly McCullough were elected as voting delegates to the State Convention being held in Houston, March 13-16.

Robinson and Felty gave a report about the upcoming DAR Good Citizen’s Tea that is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Ellis County Woman’s Building.  

Hays introduced the program, “Heirlooms from the Past.”  

Members brought family heirlooms to the meeting and displayed their finds and described each treasure’s significance to their family.  Among the heirlooms displayed was a gavel left to the Rebecca Boyce Chapter by Charter Member Virginia Duff.  This gavel was crafted at the Mexia State School while Representative Duff was serving in the State Legislature and then given to the chapter in 2006.

Hostesses for the meeting were Casey Schoolfield and Letitia Rutan.