New DAR leaders installed
On Saturday, May 4, Anna Lee, a member of the Mary Tyler DAR Chapter and District VI chairperson of the Texas Society, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, installed new officers of the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter in Mineola.
Charlene Rapp, a resident of Hide-a- Way in Lindale, was installed for a twoyear term as the new regent. A DAR member for three years, Rapp is a resident of Hideaway and a retired school teacher. She has worked as bookkeeper and office assistant for her husband’s podiatry practice.
She and her husband, Dr. James Rapp, have three daughters and two sons, seven grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.
Before retiring from Nebraska she worked as campaign manager for one of Nebraska’s attorneys general, was president of the Lincoln Community Playhouse Guild, held offices in Symphony Guild, and was first vice president of Nebraska State Republican Women. She has also been a member of PEO for over 25 years.
Other officers installed were Shana Kovic, Lynda Stanley, Lucille Gilbreath, Mary Sockwell, Georgia McLain, Kathy Dunlap, Sharon Logan, Kelly Lindsey, Susan Few, Angela Wylie, Connie Dollins. Mineola residents Nancy Kirkpatrick and Andrea Suddreth were installed as new members bringing the total chapter membership to 62.
Alice Buckley of Mineola has been approved by national but will not be installed until August.
Guests at the meeting were the chapter scholarship winner, Olivia Heard and her mother, Julie. Also present were the Good Citizens essay contest winner, Brittany Witt and her mother, Susan and second place winner Madelyn Wood, her parents, Walt and Judy Wood and her grandparents, Chuck and Lucy Mitchell and Becky Wood.
Third place winner, Chelsea Harris of Quitman was not able to attend.
Good Citizens winner Brittany Witt read her winning essay of “Our America and our Responsibility for Preserving it.”
The next chapter meeting will be held in late August.