The Rushville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at Main Street Christian Church for a luncheon meeting on Oct. 12. There were 18 members and guests present. Nancy Badger led the prayer before the meal which was prepared and served by the officers.
Following lunch, Vice-Regent Kathy Wright, opened the meeting with the DAR ritual. The President-General’s letter was read by Margaret McQuinley and the National Defense report was given by Patricia Carrigan. Phyllis Fecher read the minutes of the September meeting and Libby Smith gave the treasurer’s report. She reminded members to pay their dues if they had not done so. Kathy Wright gave the Flag Minute and noted that many changes had been made to the flag of the United States since the first flag of 1777. She also gave an Indian Minute.
Members Patty Caudill, Karen Smith and Nelda Wheeldon brought nine lovely knitted afghans to the meeting, and they will be presented to the Veteran’s Hospital.
Members were reminded to finish the felt Christmas trees and take them to the November meeting. The Fall Forum will be held on Oct. 26 at the Jonathan Byrd Restaurant. Reservations must be made for the meeting.
Priscilla Winkler gave the program on Rush County resident, Henry Clay, who was a black man and formerly a slave. He bought 40 acres of land one mile east of Arlington and lived there for 16 years in a log cabin. He died in 1901 and was buried in the Arlington Cemetery. Priscilla read an article that was written about Henry Clay many years ago. She also discussed the Underground Railroad and how some parts of Rush County helped with it.
The next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the residence of Julie Newhouse. Kay Pike from the Connersville DAR Chapter will be the speaker.