Whitehill entertains DAR

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Fort Steuben Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution met Dec. 8 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant, with Chapter Regent Jo Ann Morrison calling the meeting to order, Pat Taliani leading the Pledge of Allegiance, Karen Blanc leading the American’s Creed and Bonnie Slemmer leading members in singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Chaplain Diane Bowers gave the invocation and blessing.

Alice Ann Whitehill of Georgetown, Pa., presented a program on Civil War-era music, accompanying herself on the dulcimer. She is a historian and frequently participates in living history programs on Civil War-era life at Gettysburg National Park.

Morrison introduced prospective member Carol Dulaney.

Secretary Carol Skerbetz read the November meeting minutes, and Treasurer Beverly Livingston gave her report.

Carol Skerbetz gave the Indian Minute, speaking about Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, who attempted to unite the Native American tribes in a confederation. Bonnie Slemmer gave the National Defender Minute, speaking about the Betty Martin Chapter, near Fort Hood, which started a project to recognize deceased veterans and active duty personnel.

Denise White reported Cameo Society dues should be paid. Service for Veterans Chair Wadeanne Nardo reported the group is still collecting white T-shirts and canceled stamps for the Veterans Administration hospitals. Sandy Briggs reported scholarship letters will be sent out.

Morrison thanked Karen Blanc and the Calling Committee and Greeters Nancy Valles and Carol Skerbetz. Diane Bowers gave the benediction, and the meeting was adjourned.

The next meeting will be held at noon Feb. 9 at Scaffidi’s. Vickie Joseph will give a presentation on women’s issues, and Lorna Young and Wadeanne Nardo will be greeters.