Daughters of the American Revolutions
The Washington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Joan Johnston. Nine members and one guest attended.
In accordance with Constitution Month, Regent Mangold welcomed special guest Peter Weller, who presented an informative and educational program on the first Continental Congress and the events leading up to the ratification by the states of the Constitution.
Regent Mangold and Rosemary Harris have done a window display in the Washington Senior Center that will represent the organization’s efforts to support September as Constitution Month. The Washington County Historical Site Tour has been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sandy Greiner, Marj Lins and Julie Mangold volunteered to host visitors to the cabin that day. Regent Mangold invited members to accompany her to the district meeting to be held Friday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. at the Bettendorf Presbyterian Church.
On Oct. 12, the Alexander Young cabin will be open at 1 p.m. Regent Mangold has contacted local historian Michael Zahs to present a program regarding the cabin and its importance to Washington County. The program is open to the public. A display will be put in the Washington Public Library in October to further inform the public of the history of the chapter and to promote the program on Oct. 12.
Rosemary Harris spoke about the December fundraiser. The Downton Abbey tea will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. at the Washington Public Library and is open to the public. Rosemary told of several program ideas for this fun afternoon.
The next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the Halcyon House. Rosemary Pacha will present the program on tea. Members may meet at 12:30 p.m. for lunch at the Bistro if they desire.
The Washington chapter of DAR welcomes new members. Anyone interested should contact Julie Mangold at 319-698-2033, or any of the other members.