DAR?National Continental Congress To Include Jamestown Members

The 122nd National Continental Congress of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolutions in Washington, D.C. will include the following members of the Jamestown Chapter: Gretta Archer, vice president general of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolutions; Linda Cass, newly elected Regent of the Jamestown chapter; Dawn Durow, Jamestown chapter treasurer; Bonnie Larkin, assistant chapter treasurer; Brenda Johnson and Sharon Terwilliger, chapter vice regents; Susan Erickson, director, and Nell Lucas.

The Jamestown Chapter met recently at the chapter house at 70 Prospect St., Jamestown. Regent Sharon Terwilliger called the meeting to order with the DAR opening ritual. The invocation was given by Archer. Cass gave a brief announcement of summer plans, including a gala event of The Chautauqua Circle of DAR, founded in 1904, which will be held Sunday, July 14, at Chautauqua Institution. Besides the Crystal and Silver Tea at the Chautauqua Women’s Club from 1-3 p.m., there will be an exhibit on Bestor Plaza which will include genealogists to assist with lineage research and children’s activities with the Children of the American Revolution.

Terwilliger read a message from President General Merry Ann Wright: “Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the Flag of the United States of America which occurred on June 14, 1777. In 1916, a proclamation was issued by President Woodrow Wilson that officially established June 14 as Flag Day and in 1949, national Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. “

Members were thanked for their donations last month of books, hand knit and crocheted shawls and afghans valued at $950 to the Veterans’ Hospital in Batavia. The hospital and their patients expressed their appreciation.

Farewell wishes were bestowed on Marla Swanberg, house chairman for six years, as she and her husband prepare to move out of the area. Thanks were conveyed to the House Committee for their work parties to plant flowers, clean flower beds and paint the porch in preparation of summer events at the chapter house.

Following the business meeting, members were entertained with a slide presentation of local daughters attending the state DAR Conference along the Hudson River near Manhattan in September and their personal tour of the Soldiers and Sailors monument in New York City.

Dawn Durow, Bonnie Larkin and Marty Karapantso provided refreshments, served by Nancy Restivo and Jane Roos. Archer, acting chaplain, concluded the meeting with the installation of officers for 2013 through 2016.

Any woman who is 18 years or older and can prove linage to a patriot of the American Revolution, may call 664-4144.