Daughters of the American Revolution
The Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Mary 4, 2013, at the home of Julie Mangold. The committee of Julie Mangold, Ruth Ann Stacy and Marj Lins served a delicious Downton Abbey-themed brunch. Many of the members were dressed in appropriate period costumes. Regent Julie Beenblossom conducted the business meeting and welcomed special guest State Regent Barb Halpin and Julie’s daughter Mary Downing.
Plans were finalized for the garden walk to be held later in July. Marj Lins of the Alexander Young cabin committee stated that Jim Wood would soon be repairing the two broken windows at the cabin.
Plans were made to celebrate Flag Day on June 13 preceding the local farmers market.
Officers for 2013-14 were installed by Regent Julie Beenblossom. The officers are Regent, Julie Mangold; Vice Regent, Nancy Anderson; Treasurer, Marj Lins; Recording Secretary, Ruth Ann Stacy; Chaplain, Dorothy Miller; Historian, Irene West; Registrar, Wanda Zuehlke; and Librarian, Joan Waggoner.
Lawrence Zuehlke informed the members of a special service on May 18 in North Carolina to honor patriot George Oliver’s Revolutionary War service. Capt. Oliver was with Nelson’s Company in the North Carolina militia and lived from 1728-1786.
Rosemary Harris presented the program with ideas for the Downton Abbey tea the chapter plans to use as a fundraiser later in the year. Rosemary had many charming ideas for table decorations, invitations and audience participation. She presented brief reviews of several books that gave an overview of the history of the PBS series Downton Abbey.
The Washington Chapter of DAR welcomes new members. Anyone interested should contact Julie Mangold at 319-698-2033 or any of the other members.