Fort Steuben hosts regent

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Sept. 14 at Old Fort Steuben with Regent Nancy Valles calling the meeting to order.

JoAnn Morrison led the Pledge of Allegiance; Second Vice Regent Denese White led the American’s Creed; and Carol Skerbetz led the national anthem and gave the invocation and blessing.

Following lunch, Ohio State Regent Sandra McCann was introduced and presented the program “Founding Mothers,” based on Cokie Roberts’ book. She spoke about Debra Franklin, Eliza Lucas Pinkley and Katherine Littlefield Green, all of whom aided their husbands in the Revolutionary War effort.

During the business session, Vickie Joseph read the minutes and Beverly Livingston gave the treasurer’s report.

Chair Carol Skerbetz, JoAnn Morrison, Clare Vosteen and Phyllis Kuhns volunteered to be on the Nominating Committee.

Morrison was given a past regent pin. She was regent 2010-2013.

Prospective members Jeannie Vega, Tammy Kotyk, Janet Patterson and Nicole Balakos were in attendance.

Sandy McCann reported on the Celebrate America Committee. President General Lynn Young asked DAR members to do one million hours of community service, averaging out to six hours per member, each year. Each chapter will report the number of hours members have volunteered.

Opal Kleineke gave the National Defense Report about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and tribute. She asked members to take the time to thank a Vietnam veteran.

Vickie Joseph gave the Women’s Issues Report about helpful sleep hints.

The Waldschmidt Homestead trustees are selling tickets for a quilt. The tickets are one for $1 and six for $5. Carol Skerbetz volunteered to chair the sales.

Livingston is collecting dues.

Joseph read thank you notes from the scholarship winners Harry Olenick and Brandon Llewellyn. She also requested help with the names of schools that would be interested in taking part in the Junior American Citizens contest.

Denese White introduced the Calling Committee and thanked them for contacting the members about meetings.

Valles thanked McCann for giving the program, Denese White and the calling committee, greeter Loretta Slovekosky and the members for providing the luncheon.

Carol Skerbetz gave the invocation.

The next meeting will be held Oct. 12 at the University Boulevard Best Western Inn.