President General’s Message
May 2013 Issue of
Our membership database is being upgraded to accommodate our
expanding membership and supplementals. We have added Amy Howard to
our office staff to be our Documentation Coordinator as she will be
creating an index to our 5 file cabinets containing the diaries,
cemetery lists, ancestors’ biographies, etc. that are donated to our
Library during Spring Board and General Convention. What a treasure
trove of information is contained in these files! When the index is
completed, it will be a valuable searchable database for our
Amy will also be adding all the supplemental information not in our
database from the 20 file cabinets from the active, inactive and
defunct chapter files. We are looking into changing from
microfilming to digitizing our records and to having our second set
of microfilm records stored off-site.
On 27 April, Kate Alexander, Chapter President of the Company A, 1st
Maryland Cavalry 1858, Maryland Division President Kathy Arth and I
welcomed 92 year-old Mrs. Eva Kornegay Boatwright Oliver and her
twin sister, Mrs. Elizabeth H. Boatwright Harnden Harry as members
of our UDC. We traveled to Mars Hill, North Carolina, to make the
official presentation of their Membership Certificates and Official
Insignia. They desired to be members for 75 years, but thought their
records were lost. Thanks to Mrs. Oliver’s son, John, the records
were found in an attic and we are happy to welcome them as members.
Sunday, 28 April, my chapter, General Joseph Eggleston Johnston
2317, held a Grave Marker ceremony at Espanola Cemetery in Flagler
County in honor and memory of our beautiful Beth Higginbotham who
was an asset to our chapter and at the time of her passing was our
Chapter Registrar. My flight back that morning allowed me to arrive
5 minutes before the ceremony began.
Remember that no one is allowed to use our Official Badge without
written permission from the President General. In printed form, it
may be used only on items that are for the use of or to be sold for
the benefit of the UDC and placement of the Official Badge should be
at the top center or top left with nothing printed above it. The ®
symbol must be used on both the Official Badge and our name, “United
Daughters of the Confederacy®”.
Our General Website now has the forms for the Pioneers in Space
Awards and the counter showing the number of people visiting our
site was over 20,000 in the middle of April. We hope the website is
enabling you, as members, to have all the information you need at
your fingertips. Remember, if you are not computer savvy, there will
always be someone in your chapter that can download the information
or forms for you.
“United We Stand”
SPRING BOARD NEWS
At the General Spring Board held in
on March 9, 2013,
President General, Mrs. Jamesene E.
Likins (Jamie) (Roy Weldon) presented
the Jefferson Davis Law Award to Mrs. Megan M. Coker. Mrs. Coker was
presented a beautiful gold watch and certificate.
|Seated: Jamie Likins, President General
Left to right: Pam Trammell, Vice President General,
Megan M. Coker, Award Recipient, Jan Pieroni, Registrar
General, Dolores Smith, Treasurer General and Betty
Arnold, Recording Secretary General.
Mark Your Calendar!
The Massing of the Flags date has been changed to 8 June 2013. The
date was changed to accommodate a three day event, culminating on 3 June
(President Jefferson Davis’ birthday) with the Grand Opening of the
Jefferson Davis Library at Beauvoir in Mississippi.
Mr. Bertram Hayes-Davis, the great-great grandson of President
Davis, will be our guest speaker at our Massing Ceremony and we hope to
see many Daughters at this special event.
(Posted February 2013)
The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the outgrowth of many
local memorial, monument, and Confederate home associations and
auxiliaries to camps of United Confederate Veterans that were
organized after the War Between the States. It is the oldest
patriotic organization in our country because of its connection with
two statewide organizations that came into existence as early as
1890 -- the Daughters of the Confederacy (DOC) in Missouri and the
Ladies' Auxiliary of the Confederate Soldiers Home in Tennessee.
The National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy was
organized in Nashville, Tenn., on September 10, 1894, by founders
Mrs. Caroline Meriwether Goodlett
of Nashville and Mrs. Anna
Davenport Raines of Georgia. At its second meeting in
Atlanta, Ga., in 1895, the Organization changed its name to the
United Daughters of the Confederacy. The United Daughters of the
Confederacy was incorporated under the laws of the District of
Columbia on July 18, 1919.
The objects of
the organization are Historical, Educational, Benevolent,
Memorial and Patriotic:
- To collect and preserve the material necessary for a
truthful history of the War Between the States and to protect, preserve, and
mark the places made historic by Confederate valor
- To assist descendants of worthy Confederates in securing
a proper education
- To fulfill the sacred duty of benevolence toward the
survivor of the War and those dependent upon them
- To honor the memory of those who served and those who
fell in the service of the Confederate States of America
- To record the part played during the War by Southern
women, including their patient endurance of hardship, their
patriotic devotion during the struggle, and their untiring
efforts during the post-War reconstruction of the South
- To cherish the ties of friendship among the members of
Membership is open to
women no less than 16 years of age who are blood descendants, lineal
or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the
Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or
gave Material Aid to the Cause. If you are interested in joining,
please fill out our contact form below.
This updated web page is a
project of the "150 Years of Remembrance Committee"
to commemorate the
Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States.
Meet Your Officers
Left to Right- President General, Jamie
Likins; Vice President General, Pam Trammell, Second Vice
President General, Jamie Davis; Third Vice President
General, Jinny Widowski; Recording Secretary General, Betty
Arnold; and Registrar General, Jan Pieroni. Not pictured,
Historian General, Mary Jackson; Recorder General of MSA,
Jane Hampton; Treasurer General, Ms. Dolores Smith.
Jamesene E. Likins (Jamie) (Mrs. Roy Weldon) ~
Mrs. Harold Jay Trammell,
(Pam) ~Vice President General
Jamie Crump Davis ~Second Vice President General
Mrs. Ralph E. Widowski, (Jinny) ~ Third Vice President General
Ms. Betty Arnold ~ Recording Secretary General
Ms. Dolores Smith ~ Treasurer General
Mrs. Joseph Pieroni, (Jan) ~ Registrar General
Mrs. Jack E. Jackson (Mary)~ Historian General
Mrs. W. Charles Hampton
(Jane) ~ Recorder General of MSA
Mrs. Ernest L. Thompson, Jr., (Charlotte) ~ Corresponding
Secretary of General
Ms. Karen Pieroni ~ Children of the Confederacy Registrar of
Jane Corley ~ Assistant Recording Secretary of General
Mrs. Ronald M. Wells, (Cathy) ~ Assistant Registrar of
Mrs. J. Clifford Hardaway, (Julie) ~ Chaplain of General