Coleman, Mrs. Earl - UDC announcement, 27 Oct 1963
UDC One of Oldest Qtoups The Robert E. Lee Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Confederacy, is one of the oldest organizations organizations in Lake Charles and was granted a charter in May, 1199, by the Louisiana Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Confederacy. The chapter meets the first Wednesday of each month. Mrs. Alton Jackson is president. The objectives are memorial, historical, educational, benevol- tiiry of the ttonfederaw and to honor those men ana women vl'ho served that catise. in th« war Between the States. The members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy ire known as monument builders builders and the statute of the Con- 'ederate soldier on the court- louse lawn was placed there in :909 by the chapter. In the field of education, scholarships are offered on a - ,- . ** • I *'*-* IV*«» Hilit/kJ «*** \yi **-« «^w 'if* — cnt and social. An sffort is | ocal state and nationa i i cve |. made to. collect and preserve all material for a truthful his- Auxiliary in 1939 n the early days, the organiza- ion concerned itself with caring or Confederate veterans and ;heir widows. All veterans are now deceased Jut a fund known as Mrs. Nor- 'nan V. Randolph Memorial Re- ief Fund for Needy Confederate Women is carried on by the General Organization. On the state level, the Longmire Longmire Fund, serving the same (purpose, is a project of the ! Muisiana Division, United j Daughters of the Confederacy. In both World War I and II, the women of the UDC served in war work and purchased war i bonds amounting to thousands I of dollars in both wars. ] The Robert E. Lee Chapter ! gives an award each year to a | high school student for the best j essay on a southern subject. I Money is raised to help out with (the national and stale projects land the members engage in helping other clubs and organizations organizations in carrying on civic work for the betterment of the community. The officers serving with Mrs. Jackson are: Mrs. Lydia Sweeney, Sweeney, first vice president; Mrs. T. G. Mitchell, second vice president; president; Mrs. J. M. Nutter, third vice president; Mrs. Wilhelmina Lyles, Secretary and Treasurer; Mrs. Frank Potter, historian; Mrs. Earl Coleman, recorder of 1 MRS. EWELL L. STEVENS „ . „. n ., ; Ewc " L Mevcns - President: Lynn I. Daughenbaugh, president-elect; Mrs. Milton L. crosses; Miss Katherine Tuten, Carleton, secretary; Mrs. James ° f flafis ' and Mrs ' C ' H . Zinck. treasurer. Committee C. Windham, chaplain.