Meetings

 

New this year, we will be hosting electronic meetings to safely socially distance.

Each regular meeting is usually held on the first Saturday of the month with few exceptions while working around holidays, and the occasional weeknights meetings.  We encourage all members to bring a guest to every meeting, these guests may be members that need assistance in getting to meetings, friends, colleagues or family members.  The purpose is to educate the public about our service-driven National Society and for us to learn of ways to help within our communities better.

We often include very interesting programs, some of our past programs have included conservation, historic preservation, "Boosting our Chapter Presence on Social Media", Genealogy/DNA Discovery, "Herstory", "Preserving Our Stories", "Romance of the Handkerchief", D-Day Anniversary, Poppy Party making activity for the Veteran Center, women's issues, and local history museum tours. We also have wonderful guest speakers.

Our meetings include scripture and prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, The American's Creed, and presentation of the program.

 

There is a complimentary refreshments break/social time; made possible by our volunteer hostesses which alternate for every meeting.  Enjoy an ever-changing selection of hot and cold beverages, fresh fruits, pastries, cookies some of which are homemade by our members, and on occasion even candies.

 

The business portion of our meetings consist of the President General’s Message, National Defense Report, approval of prior meeting's minutes, Reports of Officers, Reports of Committees and new any new business to discuss.

 

If you would like more information about one of our events,

please contact our Regent or Program Chair by clicking on them below.

2020-2021 Program Calendar

For venue information please contact us.

Program Key:

 Chapter Meeting

 Social Gathering

AUGUST

Chapter Meeting - Electronic

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program: Welcome Back & Zoom Tips & Tricks

Speaker:  Chris Harmon, Regent

SEPTEMBER

Chapter Meeting - Electronic

Date: Tuesday. September 15, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Program: Install New Officers

Speaker:  Chris Harmon, Regent

OCTOBER

Chapter Meeting - Electronic

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program: Debbie Duay's Finding your Patriot in under 90 minutes

Presenter: Dana Vassos

NOVEMBER

Chapter Meeting - Electronic

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program: Using Google for Genealogical Research

Presenter: Dana Vassos
 

DECEMBER

Social - Holiday Virtual Gathering

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program: Holiday Trivia​ & Games

JANUARY

Chapter Meeting - Electronic

Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program:  DNA and Genealogy

Presenter: Dana Vassos

FEBRUARY

Chapter Meeting - Electronic

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program: The Medal with a Heart

Presenter: Karen Kulinski

MARCH

Chapter Meeting - Electronic

Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program:  Honor and Respect All Illinois Veterans, Susan Lawrence Dana Cottage Restoration, and Lincoln Markers Restoration Projects

Presenter: Illinois State Regent Sharla Luken

APRIL

Chapter Meeting - Electronic

Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program:  Honoring Our Veterans

Presenter: District IV Director Denise Burja

MAY

Chapter Meeting - Electronic

Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program:  Kane County Milk Train

Presenter: Julie Thavong

JUNE

Chapter Annual Meeting - Electronic

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program: New Installments / College Scholarship Award

Speaker: Regent Chris Harmon

2020-2020 Dates to Know Calendar

For venue information please contact us.

 

Program Key:

**DAR National Event

#Volunteer/Service Opportunity

  

SEPTEMBER

Benchmark Date in American History

400th Anniversary of the Mayflower

September 17-23, 2020

Significance: Constitution Week

 

#Date: Friday-Sunday, September 26-27, 2020

ONLINE 6th Annual National Gathering Veterans

Location: www.tricksterculturalcenter.org

Contact our American Indian Chair for more information.

OCTOBER

**Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Significance: NSDAR Day of Service to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of our DAR organization October 11, 1890


** #Date: Saturday, October 11, 2020
Significance: 2020 NSDAR Day of Prayer
 

NOVEMBER

National American Indian Heritage Month

 

MARCH
Benchmark Date in American History

March 5, 2021

251th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre

 

MAY

Benchmark Date in American History
May 28, 2012, through November 11, 2025

(a 13-year span) Commemoration of the

50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

JULY

Benchmark Date in American History

July 4, 1776

Independence Day