POMEROY — David Mowery, author of “Morgan’s Great Raid” presented the program at the April 15 Return Jonathan Meigs DAR meeting.
Mowery’s mastery of the era of John Hunt Morgan and his raid into Ohio is astounding. The Daughters were greatly impressed with the facts that Mowery has found and preserved. Mowery has spent 10-plus years searching for and recording in detail a part of Meigs County’s history. This piece of our history was brought to life on this day and we are grateful for the preservation of this part of our history. Several Daughters’ had ancestors that were involved in Morgan’s Raid of Meigs County and Ohio which added even more relevance to the program.
After Mowery’s program the regular meeting was conducted. The meeting was opened by Regent Werry. The Treasurer’s report was presented. School report by Mary Rose. Conservation and Women’s Health by Opal Grueser. Everyone was reminded about Earth Day and the need to plant pollinators and flowers needed by the butterflies. Oath of membership was given to Sandra Patterson, a welcome new member who is a descendant of Daniel Smith. Grueser presented NSDAR proposed bylaw changes affecting the length of time an applicant has to complete needed ancestor information and a new required form. The changes will be voted on by the National Conference attendees in June.
Information was presented about the OSDAR September school tour. Forms and information are available online. Members were encouraged to participate by Rose who has enjoyed two tours. The DAR schools are “amazing” in what they do for the students and community. Registrar Grueser attended part of the Ohio State Conference in March. The Chapter received Certificates for Attending the 2016 Ohio Registrar’s Workshop, Most New Members for 2016 by Percentage Third Place, 15 percent and The Certificate of Merit Award for Outstanding Support for Conservation 2016-2017. Registrar Grueser received from the Volunteer Genealogists Committee the ”You Make a Difference Award.”
The next meeting will be May 20 at 1 p.m. at the Pomeroy Library. Program by Gina Tillis with refreshments by Patty Cook and June Ashley.
Information submitted by Return Jonathan Meigs DAR.