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Chapter Meeting (October 2018)
Lt. George Farragut Chapter members brought a wonderful assortment of items for our silent auction hosted by chapter Librarian Kathi J and her team. By the end of our meeting we had raised $1,500 for the NSDAR library in Washington, D.C.
We were privileged to witness five new members take the Oath of Membership: Trisha B., Renee E., Linda L., Donna S. and Kathy S. New member Trisha had family from Alice Whitman Chapter join us along with her sister who had the honor of pinning her.
We are fortunate to have a regent and chapter members who are passionate about DAR's objectives of historic preservation, patriotism and education. Here are a few of our members sharing news with us.
Hutton Settlement (October 2018)
The May Hutton Chapter in Spokane, Washington, invited us to join them for a field trip to Hutton Settlement in Spokane. The Hutton Settlement was established in 1917 by Levi Hutton (widower of May Hutton) to be a "happy home" for children who are orphaned, abandoned or abused. That remains the mission of the facility today. Those attending enjoyed a tour of the facility, an informative program and a potluck brunch. For more information on Hutton Settlement, visit this website.
Constitution Week (September 17-23)
To commemorate Constitution Week, our chapter once again provided displays at three local libraries (Coeur d'Alene, Hayden and Post Falls) and posters at other nearby libraries.
Chapter Meeting (September 2018)
Over 50 ladies turned out for our first meeting of the 2018-2019 DAR year led by Regent Catherine McClintick. Constitution Week Chairman Cindy Lou led the group in ringing bells to celebrate Constitution Week. We learned about a project of the Skitswish Society (Children of the American Revolution) to support Ryan's Case for Smiles, a group founded in 2007 to bring comfort and support to young patients and their families in hospitals around the world. Members were encouraged to get on board by making whimsical pillow cases or donating to the project. Connie A. took the oath of membership and was pinned by Barb N. Kim B, chapter member and also representing Post Falls Museum, introduced Quanah Matheson, Cultural Affairs Director for the Coeur d'Alene Casino, who gave an inspiring talk that wove history of our area with the present.
Anchor Party (September 2018)
Led by Barb N., we gathered at a local fire station to fold flags for distribution to veterans and active service men and women. Personal notes were added to the backs of the cards that were inserted with each flag. We love veterans and military folks!
National Defense Outing (August 2018)
Twenty-four members and 4 HODARS from our chapter and Wild Horse Trail Chapter in Sandpoint converged at Farragut State Park to visit the historical Brig Museum from the World War II Farragut Naval Training Station (FNTS). FNTS was a 4,000 acre land-locked naval training facility built in response to the December 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor. Nearly 300,000 recruits received their basic training at FTNS. Some of our ladies rode in one of two RVs making the trip. Hostesses Jane and Cheryl provided a lovely picnic lunch. After lunch several ladies hiked to the site of the 1965 Girl Scout Roundup and the 1967 Boy Scout World Jamboree.
Officer Installation (August 2018)
Ice Cream Social (August 2018)
Lots of scoops of ice cream were dished up at our 4th Annual Ice Cream Social. We were delighted to see members and prospective members who can't attend our regular Friday meetings. Two new members, Debby G. and Catherine M., took the oath of membership. Jacob, Idaho State President of Children of the American Revolution shared his project
Adopt-A-Highway (July 2018)
What do you get when you add 6 chapter members + 1 HODAR + 1 guest? An Adopt-A-Highway crew that spent several hours picking up trash along a two-mile stretch of I-90. We are proud of the signs that recognize our chapter.
America the Beautiful Parade (July 4, 2018)
The weather was perfect for Coeur d'Alene's Independence parade featuring Susan Nipp of Mudgy and Millie fame as Grand Marshall. Lt. George Farragut members and guests walked and rode in style with some wearing period costumes and others sporting red, white and blue. Regent Catherine McClintick rode in a Jeep driven by her HODAR.
Continental Congress (June 2018)
Daughters from every state and from DAR's overseas chapters gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 127th Continental Congress. Regent Catherine McClintick represented Lt. George Farragut Chapter. She was joined one day by Chapter member Barb Nelson who received an award as Idaho's 2017 Outstanding Daughter for honoring Vietnam Veterans.
Applebee's Fundraiser (June 2018)
Pancakes, anyone? Nearly 100 folks said Yes when Lt. George Farragut Chapter hosted its 7th consecutive all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebee's. Veterans were given a "Thank you for your service" card. The $1,700 earned will go toward projects supporting DAR's objectives of patriotism, historic preservation and education.
Memorial Day (May 2018)
A beautiful day beckoned members of Lt. George Farragut Chapter and members of the Skitswish Society, Children of the American Revolution, to participate in a Memorial Day program at Forest Cemetery to remember and honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Both groups placed a wreath following a few words from their respective chaplain.
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