Barrington, IL-based Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR, completed another unprecedented year by fulfilling its mission to support local non-profits through monetary donations. Due to its fund-raising efforts throughout 2021, the chapter was able to distribute $19,000 to various local charities and organizations, specifically in the areas of historic preservation, education, patriotism, conservation and Native Americans, including:
Encore Music Academy Youth Orchestra of Crystal Lake, IL, Harper College Education Foundation Promise Program, Elgin History Museum, Lake County Forest Preserve Preservation Foundation Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - A marker for Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington, IL, Wreaths Across America, Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, USO of Illinois - Great Lakes, NSDAR - Friends of American Indian Scholarship, Friends of the Fox River, and Green Youth Farm in Lake County, in addition to several other organizations.
The Signal Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded in Barrington, IL in 1972. NSDAR is a volunteer women's service organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Since its founding in 1890 over one million women have joined both nationally and around the world.
Membership in NSDAR is open to any woman aged 18 and over who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. For more information, please visit: https://signalhilldar.com.
Each year, The Community Meal of Barrington and surrounding communities honors Veterans. The chapter usually supplies desserts and works at the event. This year the meal was served via drive by pick up. That didn’t stop the chapter from being involved. Members of the Chapter donated cookies. We made a flyer handout, thanking our veterans and telling the community about Wreaths Across America. The evening of the event, Regent Joyce Wright said the Pledge of Allegiance following a Flag Ceremony by the Cub Scouts. We provided individual small flags to participating community members.
Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR - Day of Service
Members filled 78 Halloween Buckets for Comer's Hospital, 10 Oct 2021
Meeting at the home of 1st Vice Regent Kathy Boyle, thirteen Signal Hill Members contributed and helped create Halloween Buckets for Comer Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL. Boys and girls ages 3 – 11+ years old will enjoy these 78 trick and treat buckets.
July 21, 2020 – Signal Hill Chapter Members, NSDAR, are demonstrating a commitment to service to the Barrington area community by launching a new season of serving in the face of a pandemic. With safety in mind, members are making history by using technology to hold monthly board meetings, conduct chapter meetings, and raise funds that will benefit local non-profit organizations.
“We are moving ahead with our chapter’s plans for 2020-2021, working hard, applying new technology, and being creative in the process. This demonstrates that our members are resilient, dedicated to serving, and have a purpose,” states chapter Regent, Joyce Wright. “Both our State of Illinois and National NSDAR conferences are being conducted as virtual events this year. As a result, we are discovering that even more of our members have an opportunity to participate in these events than ever before.”
In addition, the Signal Hill Chapter is continuing its planned educational programs. The chapter is partnering with the League of Women Voters – Palatine Area to present a virtual event called, “100 Years of Women’s Suffrage,” taking place on Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The content is appropriate for all age groups.
Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., historian and popular presenter, will bring a creative and informative approach to the women’s struggle to obtain their right to vote. Registration is free through the Barrington Area Library’s events calendar at balibrary.org.
The Signal Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded in Barrington, IL in 1972. NSDAR is a volunteer women’s service organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Since its founding in 1890 more than one million women have joined both nationally and around the world. The local Barrington Chapter raises funds throughout the year and distributes them to 501 (c) (3) organizations whose missions support that of NSDAR: historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Membership in NSDAR is open to any woman age 18 and over who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. For more information: https://signalhilldar.com, or contact Ruth Groth at firstname.lastname@example.org.