Colonial Dames Hold Bi-Annual Tea
On Friday, May 8, the Deep River Chapter of Colonial Dames XVII Century held its biannual Colonial Tea at the home of member Nathalie Scott. This meeting brought to a conclusion the 2007-2009 program seasons.
Anne Ratcliffe opened the meeting with the Colonial Dames rituals and welcomed Bobbie Lou Ray, past state president of the North Carolina Society Colonial Dames XVII Century. Ratcliffe reported on the state meeting held in Raleigh in March and announced that the Deep River Chapter had won four awards of recognition. They included first place for the most new Coats of Arms; second place for outstanding publicity; first place for work supporting veterans' families; and honorable mention for the program "Honor Is Everything" presented by Mae Cooper.
Ratcliffe asked Ray to talk about the national conference, and she reported how well North Carolina was represented there and the role the state played in hosting the final luncheon meeting.
The final order of business was the installation of the officers for the 2009-2011 program season. Ratcliffe began by offering thanks to the members and her board for their support over the past two years of her service as president. With the assistance of Ray, Ratcliffe presented roses to the incoming officers along with their individual charters. Jacquelyn Oakley was installed as president and Lora Buelou as vice president. Bettye Spence was installed as recording secretary and Lynne Frazier as corresponding secretary. Also installed were Barbara Reining as the incoming treasurer and Sue Aceves as registrar. The installation of Agnes Buckley as librarian and Cynthia Buttner as historian rounded out the executive committee for 2009-2011.
Oakley announced committee chairmanships for 2009-2011. They include: Barbara Reining , bylaws; Agnes Buckley, Colonial heritage; Cynthia Buttner, flag custodian; Tish Lunney, grave markers; Marge Schute, insignia; Hallie Oberhofer, junior membership; Eleanor Kilpatrick, historic sites; Sue Aceves, music; Constance Tingley, national defense; Nathalie Scott, Pocahontas Projects; Lynne Frazier, public relations; Mae Cooper, veterans service; and Jackie Oakley, yearbook.
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