Meetings

 

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, "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

SEPTEMBER

Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday. September 10

Time: 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

OCTOBER

Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday. October 1

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Presenter: Valerie Martini

NOVEMBER

Chapter EVENING Meeting

Date: Friday, November 1

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Program: Women in The Military/Her Experiences

Presenter: Caroline Olinger, Captain retired
 

DECEMBER

Social - Holiday Gathering

Date: Saturday, December 3

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program: Silent Auction - Attendees should bring an unwrapped "NEW" item for auctioning, to raise funds for the chapter.

JANUARY

Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday, January 14

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program:  The Harp Twins - Musical Performance

Presenter: Camille & Kennerly Kitt, Performers & EKK members

FEBRUARY

Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday, February 4

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program: Women's Health - Chair Seated Yoga

Presenter: DeeAnn Carlson, Yoga Instructor & EKK member

MARCH

Chapter Evening Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 7

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Program:  Care Packages for active female service members

Presenter: Interactive membership activity - in person

APRIL

Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday, April 1

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program:  Preservation Workshop - Behind-the-scenes tour of archives

Presenter: Museum Staff

MAY

Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday, May 6

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program:  Museum & Garden Tour

Presenter: Preservation Staff

JUNE

Chapter Annual Meeting

Date: Saturday, June 2

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Program: New Officer & New Member Installments

Speaker: Kara Marselle, Regent

2022-2023 Dates to Know Calendar

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Program Key:

**DAR National Event

#Volunteer/Service Opportunity

  

SEPTEMBER

September 17-23

Significance: Constitution Week

OCTOBER

October 1 - mail membership dues to chapter Treasurer

 

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


** #October 11
Significance: 2020 NSDAR Day of Prayer
 

DELIVER MEMBERSHIP DUES BY OCTOBER 15

credit card payments accepted, contact Treasurer

NOVEMBER

National American Indian Heritage Month

 

November 11

National Veteran's Day

 

MARCH
Benchmark Date in American History

March 5

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