Elizabeth Denton DAR chapter holds first meeting of the year

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The Elizabeth Denton English Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its first meeting of the year on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Harvest Acres Baptist Church in Mineola, publicity officials said.

The program was presented by Tyler Assistant Police Chief Billy Yates, who spoke to 29 members as well as six visitors.

Yates spoke about the various ways credit card and debit card abuse occurs and what can be done to prevent them.

He also discussed person safety issues such as parking in well lit areas, making sure you hold on to your cell phone and never leaving valuables in your car.

Yates also answered questions from those in attendance.

In other business:

-- Chapter member Donna Lattin spoke about the upcoming Constitution Week in September and the chapter’s involvement in celebrating this important historical date.

-- New Year Books were given out and various committee reports read. It was announced that the chapter had won First Place in Division for its Commemorative Events program related to the 75th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor in 2016.

-- New business items were voted on by the chapter for the coming year.

The next meeting will be held at Hogg Park in Quitman at 11 a.m., Oct. 7.

The NSDAR is a non-profit women’s service organization that honors and preserves the legacy of our patriot ancestors.

More than 200 years ago, American Patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.

DAR members continue this legacy by actively promoting patriotism, preserving American history, helping both veterans and active duty soldiers and securing America’s future through better education for children.

Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership.

If you are interested in joining the other 185,000 members of the DAR, call or e-mail the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter’s Registrar, Joelene Yates at 903-520-1626 or joeleneyates@yahoo.com .

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