Pictured left to right: Suzanne Mulvee, registrar; Sarah Conner, program chairman; Elvis Presley (likeness), special guest; Jack Morgan, CEO American Red Cross and Sharon Oxford, Regent. Photo: Special to The Star
The January meeting of the Ponte Vedra Chapter was diverse with educational presentations and humor. To honor the 72nd anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" Speech, Registrar Suzanne Mulvee presented a mini-program on the freedoms secured in 1941. She reminded the chapter that the speech was important because WWII was raging and the president wanted to assure the populace that our freedoms were secure. Each attending daughter was given a copy of the commemorating illustrations entitled "Rockwell's Four Freedoms "by Norman Rockwell that are housed in the Library of Congress.
Regent Sharon Oxford reminded members that the meeting date coincided with the King of Rock, Elvis's birthday. She presented a brief overview of his life reminding the chapter that he was a proud army veteran and enjoyed paying taxes because of the benefits of being an American.
The official program of the day was Jack Morgan, CEO of the American Red Cross. Mr. Morgan described the history of the Red Cross noting the importance of Clara Barton and other women establishing and maintaining the organization.