The Rebecca Boyce Chapter NSDAR met at the Ellis County Woman’s Building for the annual Christmas Luncheon Monday, Dec. 11 with 42 members and guests in attendance.

Regent Linda Sibley welcomed everyone and, as assisted by Chaplain JoAnn Ranton, led the assembled in the DAR Rituals.

Vice Regent Valeria Duckworth then introduced the musical group Reflections, who are out of Ellis County and love to sing, and play gospel, modern or classical music.

Arthur Sweeney leads the group on piano and is a member and pianist at the Sardis United Methodist Church. He is an engineer and now parttime adjunct professor in the Physics Department at the University of Dallas.

Terri Smith is the alto in the group and is a legal assistant in the field of senior care law. The soprano in the group is Dee Taylor, a retired Ellis County high school teacher. Jarratt Ripley is the tenor and is in real estate. Together, the group entertained members and guests with music from Broadway, Hollywood, and gospel that thrilled and, at times, brought tears to those in attendance.

Regent Linda Sibley adjourned the meeting and invited all to enjoy the annual Christmas Luncheon.

Hostesses for the meeting were Valeria Duckworth, Karen Esberger, Francis Farley, Judy Howard, Lynn Morris and Rita Ray.

The next meeting will be the annual business meeting and memorial for deceased members. The meeting will also include a guest speaker, Bill Covington, who will present a program on Irish in the Revolutionary War.

The meeting held on Monday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Ellis County Woman’s Building.

For more information on the Rebecca Boyce Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, contact Regent, Linda Sibley at lmsibley@sbcglobal.net.