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 2016 Convention Call




From the Alabama Division President, Linda Edwards

May 2016


Our Chapters are electing new officers to serve the 2016-2018 terms during the next few months. Thank you to all who agree to serve, being a Chapter officer is a great way to learn how our wonderful organization works, plus it helps members get to know each other better.  Please remember to send a list of your Chapter officers, even if you have no changes, to your District Director, Division Yearbook Chair Pat Richter, and myself. 

Hopefully, the Heritage Bill (SB13) will be passed by the Alabama Senate in the next few days.  If you haven't called your senator, please call him in the next few days and ask him to support this bill.  Marion Sloan, President of the Captain Truss Chapter, sent me a timely newspaper clipping recently from a newspaper when Fob James was Governor, I am not sure which of his terms it is from, but it is very interesting, the bill was dealing with making the National Memorial Day an official state holiday "The original bill also proposed to do away with Confederate Memorial Day and Jefferson Davis' birthday as state holidays, but the United Daughters of the Confederacy reacted so fiercely to that suggestion that sponsors quickly changed their minds.  It's an old rule in Alabama politics - you don't mess with Mother Nature and you most certainly don't mess with the UDC."  As you can see many years ago we made a big difference, let's do it again!  

Many Chapters are having Teas and special events during May.  I attended the General William H. Forney Chapter tea on May 1st. President Pro Tem Rene Greene, and the Chapter ladies did an outstanding job.  I have several more scheduled in the coming weeks, and I look forward to attending and visiting with the members.  The most rewarding part of being your Division President, has been visiting and getting to know members, we have a great group of ladies in our Division! As always, if you need to talk to me, please email or call! 

Yours in UDC,
Linda Edwards
Alabama Division President

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