The Chautauqua County Federation of Rural Cemeteries members met for the 101st annual meeting in the Watts Flats United Methodist Church on June 12 with eight cemeteries attending. Roe-Anne Faulkner welcomed those attending. The meeting opened with a flag salute and devotions. Delores Bragg, president, presided. Reports by Theresa Ecker, secretary, and Debbie Field, treasurer, were approved as read. Reports were given for each cemetery.
Discussion was on the Chautauqua County Expo held in August; the 2013 annual meeting, hosted by Maple Grove, Kiantone; who provides the flags for veterans buried in the cemeteries; and asking for help with the cemeteries by school service projects in government classes and honor societies and the sheriff's department inmate program.
Nominating committee members will not change. They are Ms. Bragg, president; Mary Himes, vice president; Ms. Fields, treasurer; and Ms. Ecker, secretary.
Also discussed was updating rules and regulations; maintenance of solar lighting and shepherd hooks; and snow removal for winter burials.
A motion was made to close the meeting. Lunch followed, served by the Watts Flats U.M.C. women. Ricky Eggleston led table grace. A program was conducted by Dan Schall.