DAR chapters make plans for upcoming fall events

Published 7:24 pm Saturday, September 21, 2019

The first meeting of the 2019-2020 year for The Julius Dugger – John Carter Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held their first meeting of the 2019-20 year earlier this month at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library with 16 members attending.

New chapter yearbooks were passed out before Chapter Regent Dora Kinzer presented the President General’s message and conducted the opening rituals.

Lois B. Shults-Davis read scripture and offered prayer. Mary Lou Wetzel gave the National Defense Report about military dogs, and Dora Kinzer shared the Native American Report about the Native American’s courage.

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Loretta VanDyke reported the chapter has logged 448 service hours since June. Jean Potter and Lois B. Shults Davis discussed planting trees for a Conservation project and yellow roses at the library in remembrance of Tennessee’s part in the ratification of the 19th amendment.

The chapter made plans to participate in Constitution Week’s bell ringing in Jonesborough, the Naturalization Ceremony on Oct. 10, making Christmas shoe boxes for hospitalized veterans, and hosting the Overmountain Men dinner.

A PowerPoint program was presented by Jean Potter about State Conference and Continental Congress.

Chapter members will assist any woman interested in joining DAR. The next meeting is Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10:15 a.m. at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library. The program will be presented by the Fort Watauga Chapter Children of the American Revolution. The public is invited to attend.