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Edmond, Oklahoma
Organized April 17, 1976

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2002-2003
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HISTORY OF OUR CHAPTER

Samuel King Chapter was organized on April 17, 1976, with 15 members. The first Regent was Jacqueline Mellies. The chapter was named for Samuel King, who was the Revolutionary War ancestor of Mrs. Mellies.  Of the 15 organizing members, one is still active in the chapter. 

In August, 1976, the Stars and Stripes CAR Society was organized, with 11 members.

In June, 1998, the Samuel King Chapter and the Guthrie Chapters merged, retaining the chapter number from Guthrie and the chapter name from Samuel King.
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FACTS ABOUT OUR CHAPTER

Samuel King Chapter's membership includes residents of Edmond, Guthrie, Deer Creek, and Oklahoma City, although geographic location is not a requirement for membership. Our meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month, at 1:00 p.m., in various members' homes or historic locations in our communities. Programs for our meetings cover a wide range of educational, historical, patriotic and national defense topics, featuring speakers from our own chapter as well as guest speakers from our communities.

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CHAPTER OFFICERS

Regent Ms. Patricia Kennedy
Vice-Regent Ms. Norma Hughes
Chaplain Ms. Janet Kem
Recording Secretary Dr. Loree Rice
Treasurer Ms. Ruth Ann Hodges
Registrar Ms. Pauline Blanchard
Historian Ms. Cecile Nichols
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2002-2003
PROGRAM CALENDAR

Meetings are held in member's homes unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please e-mail one of the individuals listed in the CONTACTS section who will provide you with more information about the location.

August 16, 17, & 18, 2002
Oklahoma Society, NSDAR Fall Workshop
Holiday Inn Express, 5000 E. Skelly Dr., Tulsa, Oklahoma  

September 15, 2002, Sundary, 2:00 p.m.
Registration Tea
Program:  “ A New Term with Plenty of Heart and Plenty of Hope”
Speaker:  Ms. Sharron Hughes, OSDAR State Regent
Educational, Patriotic

September 17-23, 2002
CONSTITUTION WEEK

October 17, 2002, Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Program: “Quilts and our American Heritage”
Speaker:  Cecile Nichols
Historical, Patriotic

November 21, 2002, Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Program:  “Harvest-time at Plymouth Colony”
Speaker:  Marquetta Brown, OSDAR Speaker Staff
Historical, Patriotic

December 12, 2002, Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Program: "Christmas in the Colonial Kitchen"
Speaker:  Mary Duffe, OSDAR Honorary State Regent 
Historical, Patriotic

January 16, 2003, Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Program: "Report on the 111th Continental Congress”
Speaker: Joann Winters, OSDAR Honorary State Regent

Educational, Patriotic

February 22, 2003, Saturday, 12:00 noon
Program: George Washington's Birthday Luncheon
Location:  Sellers Special Event Center, 13700 N. Eastern, Edmond, OK
Hostesses: Oklahoma City Regents Council, NSDAR
Patriotic

March 20, 2003, Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Program: "Afghanistan"
Speaker:  Dr. Mitchell Owens
Historic

April 17, 2003, Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Program:  "The Battle of Lexington and Concord--The Rest of the Story"
Speaker:  Cecile Nichols
Historic, Patriotic

April 27-30, 2003
NSDAR STATE CONFERENCE
Location: Tulsa Southern Hills Marriott
1902 E. 71st Street, Tulsa , Oklahoma

May 15, 2003, Thursday, 12:00 p.m.
Annual Guest Luncheon
Program: :  “Lest We Forget – In Honor of Our Veterans"
Chapter silent auction, memorial for our ancestors
University of Central Oklahoma, Cherokee Room
Patriotic

July 2-6, 2003
112th Continental Congress
Constitution Hall
Washington, DC
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OUR CHAPTER'S GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

EDUCATIONAL:

Members of our chapter have been and remain active in our local school system, teaching at all levels from pre-school through college.  We are proud of our five members who have earned their doctorate degrees.  One of our members has served on the school board for Deer Creek Public Schools.  Because of our commitment to education, our chapter supports Junior American Citizen Contests.  Each year, we honor a high school senior from each school with the DAR Good Citizen Award.

HISTORICAL:

Our chapter is also committed to the preservation of our local history.  Several of our members are active volunteers for the Edmond Historical Society and have served on the board of directors. One has served as president, and another is the Collections Manager.  We also have several members who are active in the Edmond Genealogical Society.  Our chapter is proud to claim an author among our membership, who has written several books about historical figures instrumental in our state's history, notably Will Rogers and Wiley Post.

PATRIOTIC:

Each year, our chapter sponsors Constitution Week, requesting a proclamation by the mayors of Edmond and Guthrie, along with creating a display at the library and publishing newspaper articles in the Edmond Sun and Guthrie Leader. We have participated in "Bells Across America."  Our membership makes it a point to fly the flag on each patriotic holiday, to help our communities be more aware of the need to practice our patriotism.  Our chapter has presented an American flag to a community middle school.  

NATIONAL DEFENSE:

Reminding our communities of the never-ending need for National Defense is important to our chapter as well. Each year, we honor a high school ROTC student during their annual awards banquet. Our chapter participates in a supply drive each October for the men and women who are being cared for at our local Veterans' Hospital.  The Samuel King Chapter honors our American veterans and active service persons annually during our May meeting.

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LINKS TO OUR PARENT ORGANIZATIONS

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CONTACTS

Regent:Ms. Patty Kennedy patty10@cox.net
Registrar:Ms. Pauline Blanchardpcblanch@swbell.net
Historian & Public Relations:Ms. Cecile Nichols tmn1985@aol.com
Webmistress:Norma Hughesnmhughes@cox.net

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Last update: March 7, 2003