James Harlan Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution met Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Veterans? Hall in Mt. Pleasant. Nineteen members were in attendance. Special ISDAR guests were Marla Suter, State Historian of the Henry Knox Chapter; Carla Huebler, Regent and Registrar of the Henry Knox Chapter; and Ethel Hegeman, of the Hannah Caldwell Chapter Regent in Davenport. Hostesses Carol Klopfenstein, Susan Clark, Becky Wright and Cathy Helman provided the delicious and festive variety of refreshments.
Vice-Regent Gayle Olson led the opening rituals. Chapter Historian Martha Allen then welcomed members of the Henry County Pioneer Cemetery Commission and presented them with the chapter?s DAR Community Service Award for 2017. Members of the Commission present were Sharon Walden, David and Mona Gates, Allan Barnes (accompanied by Evy Barnes) and Pat White.
Following a short business meeting, an informative and interesting PowerPoint program on the History of Iowa?s Society Daughters of the American Revolution was presented by Marla Suter.
Other members in attendance were Waunita Gibbons, Judy Rawson, Treasurer Kayleigh Septer, Mary Savage, Sylvia Ridinger, Pat Brown, Margaret Carlson, Janet Mills, Chaplain JoAnn Stout, Sylvia Blaesing, Linda Dorn, Cathie Schreiner and Dianna Klaus.
The next regular meeting will be Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. at the Veterans? Hall. The program will honor Henry County Vietnam War Era Veterans, who are all encouraged to attend.
Members of DAR descend from a patriot who fought in the American Revolution. The objectives of DAR are historical preservation and the promotion of education and patriotic endeavors. For information on joining DAR, contact Carol Klopfenstein at 319-257-6987.