I presented the commission to South Dakota last night (February 5th) at Juanita Chapter to Mary Beth Short. I read a poem as I walked around the chapter room, describing South Dakota, asking the members to guess the state. As I rounded the corner I displayed a sign with Mary Beth's name on it to those on the south. The room erupted but Mary Beth didn't know her name was on the paper. I turned around and showed it to her and gave her a big hug, congratulated her, escorted her to the east, and presented her with the rest of her paperwork. It was a wonderful evening.
Claudianne Jones, Grand Electa