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Each regular meeting is usually held on the first Saturday of the month with few exceptions while working around holidays, and the occasional weeknight 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 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, Harp Twins Performance, "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 who 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 consists 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.

2022-2023 Program Calendar

For venue information please contact us.

Program Key:

 Chapter Meeting

 Social Gathering


Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday. September 10th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program: "How Do You Connect with the Founding of Our Country"

Speaker:  Susan Snow, District IV Director IL DAR


Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday. October 1st from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Program: Self-Guided Tour - Exploring the Museum & Grounds

Presenter: Valerie Martini


Chapter EVENING Meeting

Date: Friday, November 1st from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Program: Women in The Military/Her Experiences

Presenter: Caroline Olinger, Captain retired


Social - Holiday Gathering

Date: Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program: Silent Auction - bring an unwrapped "NEW" auction item


Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday, January 14th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program:  The Harp Twins -
Private Musical Performance

Presenter: Camille & Kennerly Kitt, Performers & EKK members


Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday, February 4th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program: Women's Health -
Seated Yoga (wear loose clothing & comfortable shoes)

Presenter: DeeAnn Carlson, Yoga Instructor & EKK member

*Nominating Committee presents the new Officer Slate for terms starting June 2023. 

*Collecting Female Veteran Care Package donations for the Tuesday, March 7th meeting.


Chapter EVENING Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 7th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Program:  Care Packages for active female service members

Presenter: Interactive membership activity - in-person assembly

*Voting on the new Officer Slate for terms starting in June 2023

*Packaging Female Veteran Care Package donations


Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program:  Preservation Workshop & Behind-the-scenes tour of archives

Presenter: Museum Staff

*Bring walking shoes


Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday, May 6th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program:  Museum & Japanese Garden Tour

Presenter: Preservation Staff

*Bring walking shoes & umbrella (for Spring weather)


Chapter Annual Year-End Luncheon

Date: Saturday, June 2nd from 1:00 am - 1:00 pm
Program: Installation of New Officers & New Members

Speaker: Kara Marselle, Regent

*Bring Family and Friends $35 per person

2022-2023 Dates to Know Calendar

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Program Key:

**DAR National Event

#Volunteer/Service Opportunity



September 17-23

Significance: Constitution Week

#Decorate local public window


October 1 - mail membership dues to the chapter Treasurer

** #October 8

Significance: 2022 NSDAR Day of Prayer

** #October 9
Significance: NSDAR Day of Service to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of our DAR organization on October 11, 1890.


credit card payments accepted, contact Treasurer


American Indian Heritage Month


November 11

National Veteran's Day


February 14

#write cards to veterans and elderly

Benchmark Date in American History

March 5

Anniversary of the Boston Massacre


March 18 

#Trivia Bee for Literacy 9a-12p

(3-4 members in costume)



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

JUNE 28- JULY 2, 2023

DAR's 132nd Continental Congress

Future Dates

  • June 26 – June 30, 2024

  • June 25 – June 29, 2025

#page opportunities for members


Benchmark Date in American History

July 4, 1776

Independence Day

#walk in a local Independence Day Parade and hand out Flags

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