History of Pelican Chapter
Pelican Chapter was organized June 12, 1908, at the home of Mrs. John McCullough. The first officers were Mrs. J.M. Foster, Regent; Mrs. Peter Youree, Vice Regent; Mrs. John Hutchinson, Secretary; Mrs. Mary Field, Treasurer; Mrs. R.L. Mayfield, Registrar; Mrs. Mattie H. Williams, Historian.
At the first regular meeting on October 7, 1908, the name of the chapter, Pelican, was adopted in honor of Louisiana's state emblem, and the magnolia was chosen as the chapter flower. It was decided the chapter motto would be, "I Live and Die for Those I Love."
Pelician Chapter Officers
Kay Temple Stephens - Regent
Belinda Meacham Jones - Vice Regent
Nancy Max Belford - Chaplain
Ann Fitzpatrick Graham - Rec./Corr. Secretary
Diane Cherry Willey - Treasurer
Eleanor Rome Sockrider - Registrar
Karen Caraway - Historian
Sue Morris Lazara - Librarian
Iva Brown Rountree - Parliamentarian