We celebrated our Holiday Luncheon at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. Honoring our veterans, our Illinois DAR State Regent, Sharla Luken presented "Serving Those Who Have Served Us".
L to R: State Regent Sharla Luken, Shenandoah Constantino, Donna Alexander, Lisa Davis, Registrar Linda Lyons, and Regent Joyce Wright. New members, not shown, who joined at the same time: Lauren Constantino, Katherine Houston and Ariana Davis. We have 141 members, which includes 18 new members this year!
Recruiting new members is the focus of genealogy workshops currently overseen by Linda Lyons, registrar. She always has assistance from genealogy-loving chapter members. So far this year, we have eighteen new members!
The New Members Genealogy Workshop:
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Do you have a Revolutionary War patriot in your family tree? Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor.
Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.
You do not need to complete an application worksheet before attending a chapter meeting. You do not even need to have identified your patriot ancestor. By attending a local chapter meeting, you will meet DAR members who have the experience to assist you in obtaining your goal of DAR membership.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization with a focus on preserving American history, promoting patriotism and better education for children. In addition to monthly programs, The Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR offers genealogy workshops twice a year, open to anyone interested in tracing their roots and applying for DAR membership.
Eleven chapter members, joined 150 other Daughters, and attended the Debbie Duay, Ph.D. Genealogy Workshop.
Jackie was awarded a certificate for her excellent PR work this year, 50 placements in the media about our chapter.