The Mary Wade Strother Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met Sept. 16 at the Minneapolis United Methodist Church.
Twelve members were present. Sharon Foust gave the National Defense Report. She shared the story of Maj. Mary Ann Bowery of the United States Army. Bowery has served three combat tours and as legal adviser to multiple commanders in combat.
Foust also shared suggestions for emergency preparedness by FEMA, including a list of suggested supplies to include in a basic kit.
Regent Karen Buhler thanked Foust for her informative interview on KSAL about Constitution week.
Cindy Oetting gave a report on Constitution Week. Letters have been sent to local newspapers by Buhler. A display has been done at the library and the Salina mall. Area churches were asked to ring their bells on at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Oetting led the members in a bell ringing. Thirteen chimes ended her talk.
Deb Colle collected box tops for schools. Other items also were collected.
Sharron Hamilton shared a list of items that will be collected for the Colmery-O’Neil Veteran’s Hospital in Topeka.
Members donated school supply items for Haskell Institute in Lawrence. Those items were brought to the Kansas State Board of Management meeting on Sept. 20 and 21 in Junction City.
Colle shared an informative talk about the constitution. She passed out booklets for each member on The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
The next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Mentor Fire Station where Foust will present a program on Thomas Jefferson.