Cote shares Chamber history with YCREPA
Special to The Herald
The Yazoo County Retired Education Personnel Association met on March 22 in the D. D. Waiver building at the Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Complex.
President Barbara Moore called the meeting to order. The devotional was given by Gala Starling with Walter Moore leading in prayer. Mrs. Starling led the group in singing My Country Tis of Thee. The pledge of allegiance was recited.
The minutes were read and approved, and the treasurer gave her report.
Reports on the state meeting held in Jackson were given.
Henry Cote, director of the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce, presented the program. He talked about the history of the Chamber of Commerce. The U. S. Chamber of Commerce was organized in 1912 at a trade conference by President William Howard Taft. It is an association of businesses which promotes the interests of its members and of businesses in general.
It has helped small businesses, brought new industries to a community and promotes education. His talk was most informative.
Door prizes were awarded, and refreshments were enjoyed.