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Fort Steuben DAR chapter meets, observes National Day of Service

DAR DAY OF SERVICE, PROGRAM — Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate the National DAR Day of Service each year on the anniversary of the founding of the organization, which was Oct. 11, 1890. DAR was founded on the ideals of service, and members have been dedicated to giving back to their communities through service events since then. At the Oct. 10 meeting, DAR Fort Steuben Chapter members made fall craft projects, and Parliamentarian Nancy Valles, center, and National Defense Chair Karen Blanc, left, presented them to Aimee Quattrochi, activities director at the Weirton Geriatric Center, to brighten the residents’ day. -- Contributed

WEIRTON — The Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 10 at Giovanni’s Restaurant in Weirton with Regent Vickie Joseph calling the meeting to order.

Chaplain Nancy Courtney gave the invocation, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Karen Blanc. The American Creed was led by Mary Ann Jesse, second vice regent. Roberta Fedoush led the national anthem.

Prospective members Kim Ashton and Ashley West were introduced and guest Nita Fluman.

The president general’s message was read by Blanc, national defense chair.

Francine Haulden, first vice regent, introduced speaker DeeAnn Green, who presented a fall craft project.

During the business meeting, Janet Rymer, recording secretary, read the minutes of the last meeting, and Patti D’Aurora gave the treasurer’s report. The group voted that excess donations go to the scholarship fund.

Hauldren discussed adopting a female service member.

Under committee reports, Veterans Chair Jeanne Vega presented white ribbons for domestic violence awareness and the White House flag for the chapter.

Greene, centennial chair, announced that the venue and menus have been chosen for the banquet.

Parlimentarian Nancy Valles discussed buying wreaths for Wreaths Across America. The group voted to purchase six.

Carol Mizok presented the Indian Minute on Navaho Codes.

In new business, Joseph requested that some of the crafts be donated to the Weirton Nursing Home for the DAR Day of Service.

Valles spoke about the American Heritage contest.

A sunshine report by Rymer included a thank-you acknowledgment from OSDAR Regent Kathy Dixon.

Courtney gave the benediction.

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