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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
107th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy®

Holiday Inn Select - Tyler, Texas
2-5 October 2003

Mrs. Bernice Dowden Elgar, President
Margaret G. Charlesworth, Recording Secretary

Oran M. Roberts Chapter, No. 440, Houston
Chartered 19 February 1901


Number of members: 15


Officers

Mrs. Carolyn Farmer - President
Mrs. Minalee Ferguson - Recording Secretary
Mrs. Connie Surrency - Treasurer
Mrs. Carolyn Farmer - Registrar
Mrs. Lee Etta Sloan - Historian
Mrs. Patsy Silva - Recorder of Military Service Awards
Mrs. Gem Smith - Chaplain


HISTORICAL: Chapter members devoted 60 hours toward preservation of Confederate History; $15 honoraria for preservation of designated Confederate Flag; $15 contributed to preservation of Confederate Museums; 5 meetings with 3 Historian General programs; 1 article submitted to Magazine; 1 submitted to Battle Cry; presented 1 50-year and 2 25-year membership insignias at Annual luncheon.

EDUCATIONAL: Contributed $20 to District I and Division Scholarship Funds; purchased 1 Minutes Book, 1 magazine subscription; 1 Battle Cry subscription; 2 attended District I Workshop with annual District I Memorial Service conducted by member; 1 attended Division Forum; 1 attended Confederate Heroes Day furnishing refreshments; 1 attended Division massing of Flags; 3 members attended 3 Division Workshops.

BENEVOLENT: Contributed $30 to Division and District I Randolph Relief Funds; 5 cards mailed to Randolph Relief Recipients; 1 card sent to Real Daughter.

MEMORIAL: $30 contributed to Confederate Memorial Service at Houston's Washington Cemetery with 3 members attending with 1 committee member and participant; donated $10 to Monitor Exhibit Project in Virginia; 1 member visited 5 cemeteries; 3 Confederate Monuments placed 24 Confederate flags.

PATRIOTIC: 6 U.S. Flags placed on 3 occasions; 8 flags flower on 5 holidays, 3 flags flown 365 days.

MISCELLANEOUS: 1 Confederate history review; 3 attended Division Convention; 1 serves on Executive Board and Committee Chairman; Chapter maintains Yearbook and Scrapbook; 3 newsletters mailed to members

BONUS ITEMS: Per capita taxes and most reports submitted timely.

Carolyn Farmer, President


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