LUMBERTON — The Colonel Thomas Robeson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its April and May meetings at the Pine Crest Country Club in Lumberton.
During the April meeting, Eleanor Ebert received a 40-year membership certificate from Registrar Faye Floyd. Members heard a program in the category of Historic Preservation about the efforts of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association to save from ruin and decay the home of President George Washington. Today, Mount Vernon is a much-visited historic site.
During the May meeting, members commemorated the 100th anniversary of Mothers Day by hearing the history of the holiday. The idea was conceived by Anna Jarvis. The holiday was launched by the signing of a Proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914.
At the end of the May meeting, the following officers were installed for two-year terms: Regent Mayme Tubbs; Vice Regent Elinor Newberry; Chaplain Mary Ann Masters; Recording Secretary Jo Tudor; Corresponding Secretary June Nygaard; Treasurer Betty Fisher; Registrar Faye Floyd; Historian Jonnie Flowers; and Librarian Eleanor Ebert.
The story was submitted by Mayme Tubbs, regent of the Colonel Thomas Robeson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution