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.

2021-2022 Program Calendar

For venue information please contact us.

Program Key:

 Chapter Meeting

 Social Gathering

SEPTEMBER

Chapter Evening Meeting

Date: Tuesday. September 14, 2021

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

Speaker:  Kara Marselle, Regent

OCTOBER

Chapter Evening Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Program: Be a Hero to a Hero - Charity for Veterans

Presenter: Theresa Phillips

NOVEMBER

Chapter Fieldtrip Meeting

Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program: Indigenous Food Tasting and Culture

Presenter: Jessica Pamonicutt, Executive Indigenous Chef
 

DECEMBER

Social - Holiday Gathering

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021

Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Program: Silent Auction

JANUARY

Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program:  History of American Girl Doll & Pleasant Rowland

Presenter: Joyce Hemphill

FEBRUARY

Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program: Arts & Artists

Presenter: Staff at Geneva History Museum

MARCH

Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program:  State Regent's Program

Presenter: Illinois State Regent Debra Coe

APRIL

Chapter Evening Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

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

Presenter: Interactive membership participation - in-person (families welcome)

MAY

Chapter Meeting

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program:  Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House Tour

Presenter: Staff at Elgin Hostory Museum

JUNE

Chapter Annual Meeting

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Program: New Installments / College Scholarship Award

Speaker: Kara Marselle, Regent

2021-2022 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

OCTOBER

October 1 - mail membership dues to chapter Treasurer

 

October 6, 2021
Operation HerStory

(All-Female Honor Flight)
Midway Airport

**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
 

DELIVER MEMBERSHIP DUES BY 10/15/2021

NOVEMBER

National American Indian Heritage Month

 

November 19, 2021
Winter Standdown

Northwest Armory

 

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