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Officer is speaker at club meeting

March 25, 2014

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DARThe Osage Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met recently and heard a presentation from a Whiteman Air Force Base officer concerning the role of women in the armed forces.

Regent Ruthann Alexandeer led the meeting and the DAR ritual, assisted by Susan Anderson.

Officer and committee reports were given by Darla Weatherhold, Dorothy Kirkpatrick, Pat Palmer and Alma Weikal. The minutes and treasurer’s report were presented by Carolyn Miller and Susan Anderson.

Elizabeth Kehl was welcomed as a new member.

The slate of chapter officers for the next term was pressented: regent, Arthea Wasson; vice pregent, Pat Palmer; recording secretary, Terry Brines; registrar, Ruthann Alexander; chaplain, Deborah Olejniczak; treasurer, Susan Anderson; and historian, Darla Weatherholt.

Olejniczak introduced Capt. Jerry Gibson, wing commander’s executive officeer at Whiteman, who described the role of women in today’s military and also provided a report on dedication to Christian principles and patriotic service, including tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was presented a gift by the chapter in appreciation of her suervice.

In other business, a scholarship committee consisting of Susan Toman, Susan Anderson and Waunita Lovercamp was approved, and it was reported that Carolyn Miller would head a committee concerning chapter participation in the city-wide July 4 celebration.

The next meeting, April 19, will feature a conservation program.

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