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Mrs. Joyce Carney Honored for Ten Years as Chaplin

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NSDAR COPIAH CHAPTER MEETING--- Regent Linda Channell recognizes Chaplain Joyce Carney for 10 years of service as Copiah Chapter, NSDAR chaplain with a crystal cross.

On May 11, 2024 Mrs. Joyce L. Carney hosted the final regular chapter meeting of Copiah Chapter, NSDAR 2023-2024 at her home for the annual business meeting and committee reports. She served a lovely brunch of punch, sausage biscuits, muffins, fruits and pecans before the meeting. Regent Linda Channel welcomed the Prospective Member, Barbara Grillot Gaddy of Crystal Springs.

The regent called the meeting to order then she and Chaplain Joyce Carney led the DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, and the American’s Creed. Suzanne Starkey led the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner.

Regent Linda Channell recognized Mrs. Joyce L. Carney with a crystal cross for her ten years of Service as the Copiah Chapter, NSDAR Chaplain.

Sherrie Carty gave the Reports of Officers, Executive Board, Angie Greer’s Treasurer’s report, this month’s Women’s Issue on The Top Careers for Women, and Conservation Report concerning Composting. She encouraged everyone to start their own composting, which helps the environment and provides good fertilizer for our gardens. The discussion of care and maintenance of home composting benefited all the members.

Old business was Marsha Pickard’s report on the Vietnam Veterans Recognition Ceremony for the Copiah County area Vietnam Era veterans held on March 28, 2024. The program was part of the DAR 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War celebrated on March 29, 2022-2025. The Regent presented the new business regarding continuation of the on-going DAR Project for Literacy Promotion, the fiscal year change to January to December 2024, the new MSSDAR By-Laws, the prospective members now have one year instead of two years to complete and submit their applications for NSDAR membership.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to preserve the memory and spirit of those who contributed to securing American independence. For more than 130 years, the DAR has striven to bring awareness to the honorable sacrifices and enduring legacy of all patriots who fought for America’s freedom. Through the DAR Genealogical Research System (, the public can access a free database of information amassed by the DAR about these patriots. DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s service organization with more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide. 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. DAR members passionately carry out the timeless mission of promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit If you would like more information about DAR membership and genealogy contact: Regent Dr. Linda G. Channell, Cell: (601) 940-7130, Email:

NSDAR COPIAH CHAPTER MEETING--- Regent Linda Channell welcomes prospective member, Barbara Grillot Gaddy to the Copiah Chapter, NSDAR meeting and brunch hosted by Mrs. Joyce Carney.

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