Before this visit, the chapter met at 1 p.m. at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop, Olathe. The club toured the museum, which covered the history of the Mahaffie family, the city of Olathe as well as the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails. Members also toured the Mahaffie home and blacksmith shop and took a ride in a real stagecoach. After touring the Stagecoach Stop, the group then met at Uncle Buck’s Grill in Bass Pro Shop to eat lunch and have a business meeting in a small private dining room.
Chaplain Pro-Tem Harma McKenzie presented a spiritual moment with a message to share with others — to live, love and give. Harma also gave a blessing before lunch. The meeting was called to order as those present recited the DAR Ritual led by Regent Elaine Oakleaf and the Pledge of Allegiance, the American’s Creed and the Preamble to the Constitution, led by Librarian Nancy Machnicki.
Registrar Clarice Knight read the president general’s message. Elaine distributed forms for keeping track of volunteer hours performed by members and also proposed membership support for the KSDAR State Regent Project. The previous meeting’s minutes were approved as read. The treasurer’s report was approved as presented.
At the Kansas Fall Workshop Meeting Sept. 20-21 in Junction City, the chapter was recognized for Level One Achievement, Outstanding Report to the National American Indian Committee, Outstanding Chapter Report to South Central Division, Commemorative Events and Best Publicity. Members present who attended the fall meeting were Elaine, Barbara, Nancy and Lorene.
A proposal was passed to extend an invitation to Donna Beardsley and Etta Eubanks to join the chapter. They were guests at the last meeting. Betty Wittmeyer read a report on the country’s national parks, which was provided by Emily Kirkpatrick. Phyllis Krebs gave a report on a commemorative event of 1813 — the Battle of Erie and its noted commander, Admiral Oliver H. Perry. Phyllis also reported that the NSDAR Genealogy Preservation Committee advised her Oct. 6 that all supporting documents had been processed; however, on Oct. 7, more documents were uploaded so the project continues.
Elaine requested reservations for the Southeast District Luncheon Meeting, which was be Oct. 26 in Iola. She announced the Nov. 2 meeting would be at Vintage Park.