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The Urbana Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Paris Library in St. Paris, Ohio.

In attendance were members: Judy Brooks, Dixie Burdick, Margaret Denzer, Pat Detwiler, Theisa Dohner, Betty Driever, Fonda Lou Eaton, Janet Ebert, Janet Evans, Jeanne Evans, Susan Fornof Lippencott, Judi Henson, Peg Neiswander, Kay Petty, Alexi Pollock, Mary Pollock, Freda Roesser, Lana Seeberg, Becky Shultz, Kim Snyder, Carol Tong, Dona Tullis, and Cheryl Walter. Also attending were associate member Linda Katon, prospective member Linda Fullerton, and guests Harmony Arendt, Lorie Arendt, Catherine Harris, Linda Sears, and Megan Snyder.

Regent Judi Henson welcomed everyone by remembering that April 18, 2016 is the 241st anniversary of the famous midnight ride of Paul Revere.

DAR Ritual – Regent Henson and Chaplain Lana Seeberg led those present in the opening ritual.

Jeanne Evans read the Preamble to the Constitution.

Linda Katon, member of the Lagonda Chapter of the DAR and also an associate member of the Urbana Chapter, spoke regarding her ancestor Daniel Drake. Daniel Drake was a pioneer doctor from Plainfield, New Jersey. The Drake House Museum may be viewed in Plainfield. Dr. Drake later traveled by flatboat to Washington, Kentucky. His influence was felt by the University of Cincinnati through the development of the Medical College there. Today his name is still prominent in Cincinnati with The Daniel Drake Center. There are five members of the Drake family buried in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio. Several items relating to the medical profession of the time were on display, brought in by member Kay Petty.

Dave Brandeberry spoke regarding the Vietnam Traveling Wall Exhibit which will be on display in Urbana, June 9-12. Members were asked to assist in helping at an information tent at the event.

Reports were given by Pat Detwiler, Margaret Denzer, Lana Seeberg, Judy Brooks, and Betty Driever.

Regent’s Report – Regent Henson reported on the 117th OSDAR Conference. Megan Snyder daughter of member Kim Snyder served as a Junior Page. Member Rachel Ebert, grand-daughter of member Janet Ebert, was a debutante. Urbana Chapter member Janet Ebert received the award for DAR Outstanding Woman in American History for the State of Ohio. There are 101 DAR chapters in Ohio with the largest having 212 members and the smallest having 12. Our chapter delivered 26 letters to help with the Guinness World Record attempt. Ohio had collected 2700 letters at the Conference. Our chapter received 14 awards during the Conference.

Committee reports were given by Carol Tong (American Indians) and Kim Snyder (C.A.R.)

Report of the Nominating Committee

Cheryl Walter presented the slate of officers for the term of 2016-2018. The slate of officers for the Urbana Chapter NSDAR for 2016-2018 is as follows:

Regent, Pat Detwiler; First Vice Regent, Kim Snyder; Second Vice Regent, Janice Coates;

Chaplain, Carol Tong; Treasurer, Judy Brooks; Registrar, Dona Tullis;

Historian, Janet Ebert; Librarian, Lana Seeberg. The office of Secretary is yet to be filled.

Looking ahead:

Friday, May 20 – Presbyterian Church, 1:00 p.m. for advance preparation for 120th anniversary.

Sun., May 22 – 1:00 p.m. Presbyterian Church for set-up for anniversary.

Mon., May 23, 2016 – 11:30 a.m. will be the Urbana Chapters 120th Anniversary at First Presbyterian Church.

Sat., May 28 — 11:00 a.m., Clara Preston grave marking at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Mon., May 30 – Memorial Day services at Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana.

Fri., June 10 – 11:30 a.m. will be the Flag Day potluck with the C.A.R. at the Champaign County Historical Society. Officers will be installed. Members are reminded to bring VA items to this meeting. Also, annual dues for members and associate members can be paid for 2016-2017.

Hostesses for the April meeting were Freda Roesser, Kay Petty, Fonda Lou Eaton, Mary Pollock and Janet Evans.

Megan Snyder, junior page Snyder, junior page

Submitted Story

Submitted by Urbana Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

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