Saturday, May 25, 2013

Society Saturday- DFPA General Court

The National Society, Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America had their General Court (annual meeting) in April.  This event lasts almost 3 days. 

Wednesday morning begins with an Executive Board meeting.  This is followed by the luncheon of the National Officers Club.  General Court itself begins Wednesday evening with a banquet.

The banquet is in the elegant Mayflower hotel and is always a nice start to the meeting.  After everyone met the National Officers in the recieving line, they were treated to an excellent meal.  Our banquet entertainment this year was a group of ladies who sang selections from the 1940's, in the style of the Andrews sisters.

The business meeting of General Court was held on Thursday.  A memorial service was conducted to remember 42 ladies who had died over the previous year.  We were grateful for our pages Frances and Donna who helped with the memorial wreath.

On Friday, there was a brief Executive Board meeting followed by a group tour of the State Department (more on that next week).  After the tour, some of us took the memorial wreath to the Women in Military Service Memorial (WIMSA) for a brief wreath-laying ceremony.

Betsy Gauld, Peggy Christie, Frances Lowe and Kimberly Nagy at the entrance to WIMSA

The ladies in the Hall of Honor.

Conducting the ceremony.

Placing the Wreath.

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