Division president presents report on UDC General Spring Board

The David O. Dodd Chapter 212, United Daughters of the Confederacy met in the home of Lela Murray of Pine Bluff with a special guest, Jennie Stone, president of Arkansas Division Daughters of the Confederacy.

There were 12 members present. Those attending were Glennda Fread, Jerrie Townsend, Jean Pollard, Dorothy Wilkes, Sandra Poore, Marjo Dill, Sharon Wyatt, DeeLois Lawrence, Susan Railsback, Denise Gray, Norma Caldwell and Murray.

Fread, chapter president, called the meeting to order and led in the UDC ritual. Dill, chaplain, opened the meeting with prayer. Wyatt, secretary/treasurer, read the minutes from the previous meeting, which were approved. She then gave the treasurer’s report.

Fread introduced Stone, who gave a report on the UDC General Spring Board, which was held in Richmond, Va. She told of plans for the next year and opportunities available for members to participate on the national level. She encouraged members to make plans to attend the upcoming General Convention to be held in Richmond this fall.

Lawrence, chairman of the nominating committee, presented a slate of nominees for officers for the years 2014-2016: president, Fread; vice president, Pollard; second vice president, Gray; third vice president, Railsback; secretary/treasurer, Wyatt; recorder of military service awards, Poore; registrar, Dill; historian, Jerrie Townsend; chaplain, Murray. The slate was elected by acclamation.

Fread reminded the group of the Jenkins Ferry celebration in Sheridan, which is a commemoration of the battle of Jenkins Ferry, one of the largest battles fought in Arkansas.

Murray served coffee and dessert and the meeting was closed.