Washoe Zephyr chapter of DAR meets in Genoa
The Washoe Zephyr Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, met at 10 a.m. for the Dec. 19 meeting at the home of Dorothy Maki in Genoa.
The opening ritual was led by Regent Maki. The President General’s message and national defense were given by Joanne Byerly. The National Defenders article was on character education in public schools.
Dorothy Dolan read the minutes of a previous meeting and the treasurer’s report was given by Evelyn Lew.
Thirteen high schools have been contacted for the Good Citizen program, and two students from Fallon and one from Lovelock have been selected as outstanding students.
Members brought gifts for veterans and they were taken to the Veterans Hospital in Reno.
Three guests were introduced as prospective members. They were Jean Perkowski, Hazel Parkins and Martha Fiddyment.
The program followed the meeting. It was a video on “Korea, the Forgotten War, 1950-1953.” Walter Maki, a veteran of the war, told about his involvement. He first went over to Korea as a young officer in 1945. His company strung the barbed-wire fence along the 38th parallel. The 7th Infantry liberated the prisoners from Korea. They were walking skeletons. After his tour was over, Maki returned to the United States and was discharged from service. Five years later, he was recalled when the Korean War started, or as President Truman called it, “The Korean Police Action.” Once again, he was sent to Korea near the area where he was before. He was there when the Chinese drove the United Nation troops south and until the truce was signed.
A potluck dinner was served to members and guests.
Other members attending were Jean Ziebron, Dorothy Dolan, Ruth Harris and Jean Schmidt. Husbands of members were John Perkowski, William Dolan, Charles Larkin, Stanley Ziebron and Walter Maki.
The Jan. 23 meeting will be held at Dixie Judge’s home in Gardnerville. The program will be “The History of Women in the Military.”
Also, Jane Stratton will give a program on her grandmother’s involvement in the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
All members and prospective members are invited. Call Dorothy Maki at 782-2184 or Dixie Judge at 265-7224.
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