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DAR meeting minutes

PRINCETON — The Princeton-Illinois chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met June 15 at the Bureau County Historical Society Museum for the program. Director Pam Lange showed the DAR Chapter’s artifact housed there and on display. Of special interest was the 1896 chapter charter. Members also were given information on the 175 years of Bureau County History.

Regent Sharon Bittner called the meeting to order later at the Prouty Community Building. Barbara Welch-Robison read the President General’s message. The National Defense Report was given by Marie Roth. Chaplain Lois Peterson led a memorial service for deceased member Barbara Eichenseer. Family members and guests were welcomed.

Janice Edgerlay conducted an installation service for 2013-2015 chapter officers: Sharon Bittner, regent; Lois Peterson, chaplain; Beverly Larson, corresponding secretary; Dolores Dace, treasurer; and Patricia Palson, registrar. Unable to attend were elected officers: Evalynn Blanco, vice regent; Nancy Gillfillan, recording secretary; Sue May, historian; and Yvonne Johnson, librarian.

Flag of the U.S.A. chairman, Juanita Farrence, made a Flag Day display to commemorate the occasion and held a drawing for a plant.

Bittner reported on DAR District II Mini Four hosted by the chapter June 6. State Constitution chairman Bittner presented a “Pockets of Inspiration” speech to the assemble to prepare for Chapter Constitution Week chairmen for the celebration in September.

The chapter received the Bronze award from “DAR American Spirit magazine” subscriptions chaired by Sharon Wilson. The DAR outstanding work in American history award was presented to Kate Morrow, a Princeton High School graduate. The DAR Good Citizenship Awards were presented to three 8th grade students: Rebecca Prushinski, St. Louis Catholic School; Jenna Grimmer, Princeton Christian Academy; and Rachel Jensen, Logan Junior High School.

Commemorative Events chairman Beverly Larson presented Bittner with an Illinois 200th Anniversary War of 1812 pin. Bittner is a member of the Daughter of the War of 1812 organization. District II Regents’ Club luncheon will be today, Saturday, in Lanark and DAR Days Sept. 11 in Galesburg. Hostesses for the day were Sharon Dyer, chairman, Gayle Little and Jennifer Jaques.

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