POMEROY — Return Jonathan Meigs DAR recently met with the meeting called to order by Regent Gina Tillis with DAR rituals, Pledge to American Flag, and Star Spangled Banner sung by members.
The program presenter was Gina Tillis and her program presented was “What Is DAR?” She gave a slide Show along with her program. She noted that any woman eighteen years of age or older may join the Daughters with proper proof of their ancestors that were in the Revolutionary War.
There are 3,000 chapters in the USA with 185,000 members, and 6,100 members in Ohio DAR.
This Season’s Theme is “Moving Forward In Service To America.” DAR sponsors, Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism.
We help Wounded Servicemen in VA hospitals in USA and Germany.Also the DAR has Indian Schools such as Tamassee, Kate Duncan, and Berry College, and Hindeman supporting the education of Indian children.
Our local group Return Jonathan Meigs has been organized for 110 years. For several years, we have given a Good Citizenship Award to an outstanding Student fro local schools on a written essay they have completed.
Why should one join? To teach future generations about patriotism.
How to join: do a family history search to find what ancestors were in the Revelutionary War; Provide the information to DAR Registrar Opal Grueser. Dues are $55 per year.
At the meeting were three prospective new members, Carol Mahr, Wilma Mansfield and Gina Tenoglia.
A business meeting followed, after a refreshment period of food and drink was served.
The business topics were New Business: DAR Day of Service is October 12.There will be a membership Course for new members. Members are encouraged to subscribe to the Magazine American Spirit. On September 15, two members of DAR, Lynne Brinker and Linda Russell were chosen as Greeters at Chester Court House for Genealogy Fair.
Grave marking for deceased members will be on Sept. 29, families of deceased members will be contacted and we will meet at Park and Ride by School and go to cemeteries at 10 a.m. that day.
The next meeting will be Oct. 19 and members will go to George Washington Marker at noon for Cleaning of the marker and site.
Information provided by Linda Russell.