STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Fort Steuben Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met Sept. 15 at Fort Steuben with Regent Jo Ann Morrison calling the meeting to order.
Vickie Joseph led the Pledge of Allegiance; Karen Blanc the American Creed; and Carol Skerbetz the National Anthem.
Linda McNeil, Hancock County Museum curator, presented a program on the museum, which is located in the former Marshall Home in New Cumberland, a Victorian home, and holds a large collection of area memorabilia.
New member Dee Ann Green Marzalak, far left, was welcomed into Fort Steuben Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. Welcoming Green Marzalak were, from left, Regent Jo Ann Morrison, Chaplain Diane Bowers and Registrar Mary Webster. -- Contributed
Linda McNeil, Hancock County Museum curator, was the speaker at the meeting. -- Contributed
New member DeeAnn Green Marzalak was welcomed and inducted into the chapter by Registrar Mary Webster and Chaplain Diane Bowers. Morrison introduced perspective members Carol Dulaney, Charlotte Hutchinson, Mary Ann Jesse, Mary Wood, Nita Resler and McNeil.
The May minutes were read and approved, and Treasurer Beverly Livingston gave her report.
Lorna Young gave the Indian Minute, speaking about the Shawnee, who moved into the upper Ohio Valley around 1720 and were well established in southern and central Ohio by 1750. Well-known chiefs included Cornstalk, Blue Jacket and Tecumseh. Young will be speaking about all five major Ohio tribes in future meetings.
Susan Brown gave the National Defender Minute, reporting CIA Chief David H. Petraeus was the special guest speaker, thanking the DAR for continued support of servicemen, at the Continental Congress in July.
Schools Chair Nancy Valles reported on the death of Dr. Phyllis Crain, Crossnore executive director, and noted the Junior American Citizens contest materials have been sent to local schools. Women's Issues Chair Vickie Joseph reported on the importance of protecting personal information. Treasurer Beverly Livingston reported chapter dues should be paid immediately.
A workshop for prospective members will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at First Christian Church in Weirton.
Members were asked to remember Ornell Meador and Carol Cramer of Jane Trace Chapter in their prayers. Morrison thanked Karen Blanc and the Calling Committee and greeters Jane Toothman and Mary Webster. Bowers gave the benediction.
The next meeting will be held at Scaffidi's Restaurant in Steubenville with guest Gary Timmons of the Sons of the American Revolution speaking about the project Wreaths Across America. Cheryl Kelly and Diane Bowers will be greeters.