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Oran M. Roberts

Oran M. Roberts

Chapter 440

United Daughters of the Confederacy®


Houston, Harris County, Texas


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Minutes
of the
76th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Austin, Texas
3-5 October 1972


Oran M. Roberts Chapter, No. 440, Houston
Chartered 22 February 1901 (sic)

Mrs. W. H. Mitcheltree, President
Mrs. Dawson Schnittker, Recording Secretary


[Chapter Report - p. ___]

Number of Members: 50


Officers

Mrs. Ben H. Clark - President
Mrs. M. C. Ferguson - Vice President
Mrs. John Howell - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. Preston Boyter - Recording Secretary
Mrs. R. B. Heath - Treasurer
Mrs. Jack Allen - Registrar
Mrs. R. E. Ballanfant - Historian
Mrs. Lola Chambers - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Jesse McDaniels - Recorder of Crosses

Names of Members Who Have Died: None

All dues and assessments sent to General and Division on time.

Contributions made to projects sponsored by General and Division.

Nine historical meetings held following Historian General's program.

Confederate Memorial Day observed with a beautiful program at First Methodist Church Chapel - the four Houston Chapters and the Dick Dowling SCV taking part. A wreath was placed at the Statue of the Spirit of the Confederacy in Sam Houston Park, 80 people attended this memorial service.

Several talks were made and appearances on TV were six times in all.

One interesting article was written by the President and given at the February meeting.

Publicity has been limited here due to the two local papers failing to publish it. Our president is Division news chairman and we have had many articles in the UDC magazine.

No graves marked or flags given, but took part in dedication of several markers for Historical Survey Committee.

Articles written and printed, two essays and a pamphlet written by President/

one Ancestral bar purchased.

Prizes given schools for essays written. Confederate widow, age 96, visited and presented with gifts. Real Daughters given testimonial dinner and presented with gifts.

Renewal of magazines 20. There are 6 new members, 1 reinstatement, 1 transfer, 1 paper being processed.

No scrapbook but yearbook.

President representing chapter in four historical programs. District meeting attended by two. Four attended Division meeting in Dallas.

Have scholarship: The Corinne Gant.

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