NOVEMBER MEETING SEES HOLIDAY PLANS
President Joy Bland called the meeting to order just after 11:00 with a welcome to those attending. In the absense of our chaplain, Joy gave the invocation and blessing. Following the ritual, Secretary Suzanne Richter read the minutes of the last meeting which were approved with one correction. Treasurer Geraldine Sykes gave her report and then presented her National Defense message which warned of the new security threat posed by digital appliances and security systems in our homes. Identity thieves have begun to access these household units, which can be controlled by your smart phone, and use them as a portal to enter into your computer or other data storage in the house where you may have sensitive information. It is probably better not to use these devices until security on them can be better set up than it is now.
In business Joy noted that she did get the Colonial Heritage month proclamation done in October and had the proclamation and her picture with County Mayor Brent Greer with her for us to see. (Picture at right).
In other business, the chapter voted to use club funds to supplement, if necessary, in shopping for gifts for the Veterans at the Veterans Home in Humboldt; members can give Suzanne the money for their gift and she will do the shopping.
Further business concerned appointing delegates to the state convention in March. Three members already have a vote as state officers as does Joy as chapter president. It was decided that Joy would determine what names to turn in based on who else might be going.
Joy reminded everyone to get their officer and committee reports in because they will have to be sent on to state and then to national.
Last order of business was an invitation from John Babb Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution to attend the Christmas tea. The tea will be at the Heritage Center on December 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 with setup at 12:00. We may bring finger foods (nothing sweet) if we want to.
As the business meeting was closing, First Vice President Pat Boals told us that if we wanted to get a Coat of Arms or a supplemental for any of our ancestors we should do it before the end of April as prices will go up on May 1.
Following the business meeting, Second Vice President Mary Ann Claxton presented the program, "Maps, Cemeteries, and a Little Mystery." The first segment was the "mystery" which was a discussion about a recent genealogy search Mary Ann and her husband Tommy had done for a friend. There were some humorous twists and turns as the story took them through census mistakes and a variety of surprises in trying to validate a family story and locate the friend's grandfather.
The second part of the program was an explanation of the Henry County Cemetery Committee's Adopt-a-Cemetery program which is just getting underway. The committee wants to put a sign on every cemetery in the county which doesn't already have one and is looking for people to volunteer to pay for the signs and then to take care of the cemetery they adopt - by mowing, taking down problem trees and undergrowth, and other steps to keeping the cemeteries so that they will not be lost to future generations.
The final part of the program was a presentation (WITHOUT internet unfortunately due to problems connecting to the restaurant's WIFI) of the Henry County 911 map program which is now online and has a large database of information including land plat outlines, cemetery locations, and information from the tax assessor's office. The database is used by the E911 system to help emergency responders to find the correct location, but it has applications which will be helpful to genealogists as well due to the deed information recorded from the tax records. Members were encouraged to use the handout - which had been sent by e-mail prior to the meeting - to check out the system.
Following the program, the meeting was adjourned. (See additional pictures below)
And don't forget our February, 2017 meeting will be the 15th at Tom's Pizza and Steak House on highway 79 east of Paris.
meetings at Tom's Pizza & Steak
Paris, Tennessee, 11:00 a.m on 3rd Wednesday of:
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Captain Charles Barham Chapter was organized by Mrs. H. Ansil
Boals on 8 December, 1979 at the Paris Elks Lodge in Paris,
Tennessee. Mrs. William Osceola Gordon, Tennessee State
President, installed the new officers.
Congratulations Captain Charles Barham Chapter!!! Recognitions and Awards, 2016 State Conference:
Library Committee - $100 donation
Electronic Imaging - $50.00 donation
Historical Marker Project - Placed 1
Outstanding Contribution to
Gravestone Preservation Program
Outstanding Contribution to the
National Defense Committee
Preservation of Graves - Replaced 9
Stones and $1000 spent
Maintaining a Chapter website
Submitting Articles to all three issues
of the Tennessee Dame
Appreciation for reporting to
Pocahontas Projects and
Appreciation for Early Bird Reporting
to State Chairman Pocahontas
Projects and Scholarship
Donation to the Tennessee State Room - $150 (tie)
Number of Pictures in the Tennessee Dame
newsletter - 14
Best Colonial Heritage Month Publicity from the
Colonial Heritage, Research and Records
AWARDS - SECOND PLACE
Society's Public Relations - Number of Pictures - 21
Society's Public Relations - Number of Square Inches
AWARDS - THIRD PLACEVeteran Hours Donated - 20 hours
AWARDS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Two certificates from Gravestone Preservation Committee:
For Oustanding Contributions to replacing 9 gravestones
For Outstanding Contributions to creating a database of cemeteries in Henry County
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