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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
108th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy®

Hilton Midland & Towers - Midland, Texas
8-10 October 2004

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

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

Number of members: 12


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 12 hours toward preservation of Confederate History; $12 to Confederate Museum Fund.

EDUCATIONAL: Contributed $27 to District I and Division Scholarship Funds; attended District I Workshop with Annual District I Memorial Service conducted by member; 1 attended Division Massing of flags; 2 Division Minute Books purchased; $12 contributed to UDC magazine.

BENEVOLENT: $12 contributed to General Building Furnishing Fund; contributed $15 to 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 1 member attending as committee member and participant; donated $5 to Monitor Exhibit Project in Virginia; 1 member visited 4 cemeteries; 3 Confederate Monument placed; 12 Confederate flags.

PATRIOTIC: 6 U.S. Flags placed on 3 occasions; 4 flags flower on 5 holidays, 1 flag flow half-staff 30 days for deceased President; 1 flag flown 365 days.

MISCELLANEOUS: 1 serves on Executive Board and Committee Chairman; Chapter maintains Yearbook and Scrapbook; 2 newsletters mailed to members.

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

Carolyn Farmer, President


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