The Major General Patrick R. Cleburne UDC Chapter met July 15 at the Parish Hall of Heflin First United Methodist Church. Incoming officers for two years include, seated, left to right, Pat Killian, treasurer; Joan Lovvorn, vice-president; Lynda Lowery, president and registrar; standing, left to right, Ann Norton, corresponding secretary; Anne Vaillancourt, recording secretary; Glenda Williams, co-treasurer; Terri Dean, assistant registrar; Carolyn Skinner, chaplain; Gloria Griggs, historian. Faye Yarbrough Aldredge of Newell was honored as the chapter’s newest member. Alice Duckett of Anniston received UDC supplemental certificates for proving her lineage to four more Confederate ancestors.
Annually this chapter holds an informal meeting in July to make plans for the next UDC year. Projects for the coming year were planned with attention paid to meeting all five objectives of the United Daughters of the Confederacy: historical, educational, benevolent, memorial and patriotic.
A silent auction was held at the meeting, with proceeds going to the chapter’s donation for conservation of 26th Alabama Infantry Flag at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Also, chapter delegates were elected for the Alabama Division Convention to be held Sept. 18-20 in Montgomery.