The Alexander McNair Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) met at the First United Methodist Church in Monett on April 21.
Vice-Regent Bonnie Yetter welcomed everyone, and led the group in the recitation of the DAR Ritual, the Pledge of Allegiance, the American's Creed, the Pledge to the State of Missouri, and the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America.
Yetter read the President General's message. She also presented the National Defense Report, entitled "Military Leads in Brain Injury Care, Specialists Say," from the Armed Forces Press Service Release, from March 15.
It reported that the Defense Department is in the lead in making sure the Armed Forces medical specialists learn all they can about the brain and brain injuries. Service members are more susceptible to brain injuries than civilians.
Mary Cowherd presented a program on DAR pins and how to wear them.
She distributed printed material and displayed all of her pins.
Each ancestor that qualifies a woman to belong to the DAR may have a pin, along with a pin representing the state her ancestor came from.
Each State Regent has a theme and a pin to represent their theme. Pins may be purchased by any member and are worn on the auxiliary ribbon.
Any state or national office held by a member has a pin that can be purchased to represent that office. The pins may not be worn in public, except at the funeral of another member.
Those attending were: Mary Cowherd, Dorothea Cox, Sondra Faulkner, Carol Jereczek, Marjorie Ryder, Barbara Ward and Bonnie Yetter.