DAR members brave the snow to hold meeting
A small group of ladies from the James Harlan Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, met Saturday morning, Dec. 14, at the Fellowship Cup in Mt. Pleasant. Nine members braved the snowy, wintry weather to attend.
Treasurer Pam Schinstock led the opening rituals and presided at the short business meeting, acting on behalf of Regent Sylvia Blaesing, Muscatine. Maria Whetsler sent notification that the program on “DAR Memorial Markers” will be sent electronically in the coming weeks.
It was announced that the chapter currently has 43 members. A round table discussion was then held, with each member sharing news of their volunteer activities. Co-hostesses, Waunita Gibbons and Jane Neil served muffins, Christmas cookies and candies.
Additional donations of toiletries, books, magazines and socks were accepted for the Iowa City VA Hospital.
The next meeting will be 10 a.m., Feb. 22, at the Swedish American Museum in Swedesburg.
All members of DAR descend from a patriot who fought in the American Revolution. The objectives of DAR are historical preservation and the promotion of education and patriotic endeavors. For information on joining DAR, contact Carol Klopfenstein, 319-257-6987