James Harlan Chapter of DAR meets in March
James Harlan Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution met Saturday morning, March 23, at The Fellowship Cup in Mt. Pleasant. Sixteen members were able to attend.
Regent Sylvia Blaesing led the short business meeting. Jane Neil presented a display case for the flag of Patriot Charles Shepherd, which was made and donated by her father-in-law, John Neil. Afterwards, Treasurer Pam Schinstock presented the program, “Facts and Folklore of Old Glory.”
Hostesses were Carol Messer, who broght refreshments, and Judy Rawson, who provided the delightful, Easter-themed centerpieces.
Others attending were Registrar Carol Klopfenstein, Chaplain Jo Ann Stout, Helen See, Maria Whetsler, Wilma Lewis-Witham, Margaret Carlson, Mary Savage, Pat White, Martha Allen, Martha Hayes and Secretary Pat Brown.
Active members of James Harlan attend from Muscatine, Danville, Salem, Winfield, Fairfield, Yarmouth, Washington, Rome and Mt. Pleasant.
The next meeting will be at 10 a.m. on April 20 at The Fellowship Cup. Donald Young will be honored with a DAR Community Service Award and the public is welcome to attend. Wilma Lewis-Witham will then present the program, “Iowa’s Female Civil War Major.”
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.