Daughters chapter installs 2019-20 officers

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At the regular May business meeting, members of the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recognized the new officers for 2019-20.

Joy Hagg, honorary state regent, presided over the installation ceremonies and guidance of using friendship during every activity for the society.

New chapter officers are Karen Pilgrim, regent; Barbara Vogl, second vice regent; Carrie Shough, recording secretary; Terri Bentley, corresponding secretary; Gayna Christian, chaplain; Helen Stipe, treasurer; Joelene Yates, registrar; Linda Haddock, assistant registrar; Cathy Dunlap, assistant treasurer; Angela Wylie, first vice regent; Shelley Hodges, historian; and Ellen Jackson, librarian.

Retiring Chapter Regent Barbara Gillies received the honorary regent pin and donated a Mayflower Crossing pin in honor of late Regent Kelly Lindsey. Incoming Chapter Regent Karen Pilgrim accepted the gavel and title for the second time.

While the business meetings for the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter have stopped for the summer break, the members are continuing their service to America, service to veterans, volunteering, and restoring the Honeymoon Cottage in Quitman.

The Elizabeth Denton English Chapter is charted in Mineola, but members are welcome from all areas. Any woman is eligible for membership if she is at least 18 years old and can prove lineal bloodline descent from a man or woman who aided the cause of American Independence. For more information, contact www.DAR.org, or on Facebook: DAR-Elizabeth Denton English Chapter, www.texasdar.org/chapters/ElizabethDentonEnglish, or contact Chapter Registrar Joelene Yates at email: joeleneyates@yahoo.com.

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