Dear Sisters of Tent 22,
I am glad that we are now in 2017! I am looking forward to a wonderful year working with all of you wonderful
ladies! It is an honor to serve as President this year for this great group of women. We have a great group of elected
officers and appointed positions and we will keep you busy! I am looking forward to lots of great programs and
some fun activities. Thank you, Pat Dickens, for a great 2016. It was a fun year!
This year’s plans include choosing a new Civil War site to mark, which should be exciting! We are researching
potential sites now and hope to decide on the perfect one in a few months. We also look forward to at least one field
trip, exciting speakers, and a virtual cemetery for our Union ancestors! We continue sales of our newest book,
“Union True: Stores and Photos of the Ancestors of Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861 – 1865” as
well as our previous two books, “Marking Civil War History in the Ozarks: A Guide to Civil War Markers and
Monuments in Twenty-Four Southwest Missouri Counties” and “Mary, Mary Quite . . . The Life and Times of Mary
Whitney Phelps 1812-1878. Several members will be participating in our National Convention in July in Grand
Rapids, Michigan and our State Convention in Macon, Missouri in June. It is going to be an exciting year!
Don’t forget to visit our Missouri Department website where the current GO is located, as well as our National
Website. If you need the password, please check with our guard or with me. In the meantime, don’t forget our
objects of our mission – Civil War History, Library, Preservation, Education, Patriotism, Celebrating, Volunteering,
I look forward to a great 2017 “keeping green the memory” with my DUV Sisters!
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty to all,
Carmen Boyd, President
Mary Whitney Phelps Tent 22