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Today’s Chapter

We might be one of the oldest chapters in the nation, but the  Philadelphia DAR continues to be one of the most vivacious and active!

February 11, 2017 – Chapter Meeting

February Meeting

Our first Annual Book Club featured Valley Forge Chapter Daughter Dr. Rebecca Price Janney, an accomplished historian, author, and speaker who answered questions about genealogy and her latest book “Easton at the Forks.”


 January 21, 2017 – Community Service Event 
Community Service

Members of our Philadelphia Chapter joined other community organizations at The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown of Philadelphia for their Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. volunteer service project, in support of Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief non-profit organization that provides food donations and other life-saving aids to persons in developing nations.

As part of this service project, we helped to package 25,000 food donations in less than three hours! Volunteers had to measure the various portions of food, double-check for appropriate measurements by weight, and seal each package shut. This food is part of a larger donation that will be shipped to help those in need in 47 different countries. The Philadelphia Chapter is very enthusiastic about displaying our commitment to DAR Service to America!


December 10, 2016 – Holiday Party & Yankee Swap

yankee swap

The Philadelphia Chapter celebrated the holiday with several new members and other family members (not pictured) for a most joyous occasion.  We had a wonderful time keeping up with our traditional Yankee Swap and were thrilled to be joined by our PSSDAR Southeastern District Director, SaraJane McCurdy.


 November 19, 2016 – Joint Chapter Meeting
Joint Meeting
 This year’s joint Chapter Meeting was held at the All Saints Episcopal Torresdale Church & Graveyard, where Patriots and Veterans of almost every American war have been buried. The Philadelphia Chapter were among many chapters that contributed to funds donated for historic preservation.  This noble effort was led by the Flag House Chapter.

November 12, 2016 – Fall Annual Fundraiser

Fall Fundraiser

November 5, 2016 – Eastern Junior Luncheon at the Corinthian Yacht Club

Eastern Junior Luncheon

October 9, 2016 – Visit to the Betsy Ross House
Group at the Betsy Ross House

 

October 8, 2016 – Chapter Meeting

October Chapter Meeting

 

A warm welcome to the Philadelphia Chapter for members Mary Ann & Emily Sheridan!

Dr. Marion Lane

 At our October Chapter Meeting, Dr. Marion Lane, author, educator, and fellow daughter of the Bucks County Chapter spoke with our Chapter about African-American Patriots in the Revolutionary War.

Summer 2016
Summer Meeting
The 2016-2017 Philadelphia Chapter Officers met with Liz Campbell, Past Regent, in July to prepare for the upcoming year of DAR service and fellowship.  A wonderful time was had by all.  Special thanks to Liz, our new Pennsylvania State Chairman of National Committee DAR Service for Veterans, and fine hostess of our meeting.  We are proud of you, Liz!

Summer 2016
Vice President General & Honorary State Regent Bobbi McMullen is pictured with the Philadelphia Chapter Regent, Taryn Edmonds, who accepted certificates of achievement from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution on behalf of the Chapter.  Our chapter was recognized for several accomplishments, including our support of over twenty schools in the Philadelphia area.

Pennsylvania State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution  
119th State Conference
April 21st – 23rd, 2016
Joanne Harris reads from her book at the 119th State Conference
The Pennsylvania State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held the 119th State Conference on April 21st – 23rd, 2016.  Joanne Harris (Philadelphia Chapter Corresponding Secretary), presented a copy of her book, 112 Years of Service, to Pennsylvania State Regent, Bobbi McMullen at the State Banquet. Joanne’s book covers 112 years of history of Daughters of the American Revolution and the Philadelphia Chapter.  She dedicated this book in memory of Bobbi’s sister.  In what was a heartfelt moment, our State Regent read the dedication aloud and expressed her gratitude.

April Meeting
Old York Road Country Club
April Philadelphia DAR Chapter Meeting

March Meeting

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Mike Jesberger gave a fascinating presentation entitled “The British and Hessian Prisoners in Lancaster PA During the Revolutionary War” at Gwynedd Estates, Ambler PA.

 


February Meeting
Saturday, February 12, 2016
The Philadelphia DAR Chapter met at the Gwynedd Estates in Ambler, PA, on Saturday, February 12, 2016, and thoroughly enjoyed a remarkable presentation on American Revolution and Women’s Roles, as presented by Dr. Rebecca Price Janney, a theologically trained historian and author.
Members of the Philadelphia Chapter and guests from the Gwynedd Chapter listen to Dr. Janney's engaging presentation.

Members of the Philadelphia Chapter and guests from the Gwynedd Chapter listen to Dr. Janney’s engaging presentation.

Philadelphia Chapter welcomes new members! Pictured left to right - Christyn Olmstead (Southeast District Director), new members Jen Thorpe and Marsha Staub, and Elizabeth Campbell, Regent). Jen Thorpe's mother, Sue Brown (not pictured), has also joined our Chapter as a new member!

Philadelphia Chapter welcomes new members! Pictured left to right – Christyn Olmstead (Southeast District Director), new members Jen Thorpe and Marsha Staub, and Elizabeth Campbell, Regent). Jen Thorpe’s mother, Sue Brown (not pictured), has also joined our Chapter as a new member!


Holiday Luncheon
 Saturday, December 12, 2015
DAR Philadelphia Chapter at Holiday Luncheon 12.12.15
On Saturday, December 12th, 2015, the Philadelphia Chapter met for their annual Holiday Luncheon which took place at the William Penn Inn in Gwynedd, PA.
Pictured are (left to right): Teri Raineri, Kevin Kennedy and wife, Taryn Edmonds (Philadelphia Chapter Recording Secretary), Ken Campbell and wife, Elizabeth Campbell (Philadelphia Chapter Regent), and Marge Kraekel.

November 28, 2015
Regent Liz Campbell at Monticello
Regent Liz Campbell tours Monticello, the home of  Founding Father Thomas Jefferson.

Joint Meeting
November 21, 2015
Phildadelphia DAR chapter members attended a joint meeting hosted by the Lansdowne Chapter, and included members from the Gwynedd, Independence Hall, Flag House, and Robert Morris – Quaker City Chapters.  The meeting took place at the Paper Mill House in Newtown Square, PA, where meeting attendees were treated to a  presentation regarding the history of Newtown and important events that occurred there during the Revolutionary War.  The presenter was a member of the Newtown Square Historical Society and the descendant of a cousin of Benjamin Rush, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Historic Paper Mill House. Photo courtesy of http://www.historicnewtownsquare.org/

Historic Paper Mill House. Photo courtesy of http://www.historicnewtownsquare.org/

Several chapters received certificates for their accomplishments.  The Philadelphia chapter received recognition from the National Society for Chapter Achievement (Level 2) and for the Celebrate America service to the community.
Philadelphia DAR Recording Secretary Taryn Edmonds accepts award from Christyn Olmstead, South Eastern District Director of PSSDAR

Philadelphia DAR Recording Secretary Taryn Edmonds accepts award from Christyn Olmstead, South Eastern District Director of PSSDAR


123rd Continental Congress, Washington DC
June 25-29, 2014
Philadelphia Chapter Regent Elizabeth Campbell, Corresponding Secretary Joanne Harris, and Chapter Manager Maureen Sabia attended the 123rd Continental Congress in Washington DC, where Maureen served as a Page.
Maureen Sabia taking a break from paging to visit the White House.

Maureen Sabia taking a break from her paging duties to pose in front of the White House.

Constitution Hall

Constitution Hall

These beautiful Lay Lights are found in the library of Constitution Hall. Pennsylvania was recognized for paying for one of the lights.

These beautiful Lay Lights are found in the library of Constitution Hall. Pennsylvania was recognized for paying for one of the lights.

The Pennsylvania Foyer in Constitution Hall.

The Pennsylvania Foyer in Constitution Hall.


117th Pennsylvania State Conference

April 24-27, 2014

Philadelphia Chapter Regent Elizabeth Campbell, Corresponding Secretary Joanne Harris, and Chapter Manager Maureen Sabia attended the 117 Annual Pennsylvania State Society DAR Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. They joined over 300 women from all corners of the commonwealth.

At the Saturday business meeting, Elizabeth Campbell read the chapter regent’s report. Also, Joanne Harris attended the State Officers Dinner and a private meeting with the President General. Maureen Sabia was Personal Page to the Alabama State Regent Connie Grund. Maureen Sabia will be paging at the 123rd NSDAR Continental Congress in Washington, DC in June 2014.

Also in attendance were: Lynn Forney Young (DAR President General), Jennie Rehnberg (Curator General), Martha Hilton (Washington, DC Honorary State Regent and Past Vice-President General), Connie Grund (Alabama State Regent), Martha Crapser (New York State Regent), and Sandra McCann (Ohio State Regent).

Pictured below are (left to right): Joanne Harris (Philadelphia Chapter Corresponding Secretary), Elizabeth Campbell (Philadelphia Chapter Regent), and Maureen Sabia (Philadelphia Chapter Chapter Manager).

Pictured are (left to right): Joanne Harris (Philadelphia Chapter Corresponding Secretary), Elizabeth Campbell (Philadelphia Chapter Regent), and Maureen Sabia (Philadelphia Chapter Chapter Manager).

Pictured below are (left to right): Lynn Forney Young (DAR President General) and Joanne Harris.

Pictured are (left to right): Lynn Forney Young (DAR President General) and Joanne Harris.

Pictured below are (left to right): Connie Grund (Alabama State Regent) and Maureen Sabia.

Pictured are (left to right): Connie Grund (Alabama State Regent) and Maureen Sabia.


April Chapter Meeting

April 12, 2014

Carole Bishop presented the program “Female Army Uniforms 1973-2004” at the April meeting of the Philadelphia chapter, which was held at Gwynedd Estates in Ambler, PA. Ms. Bishop, who is retired from the United States Army, is a member of the Bux-Mont Women Veterans Association. Additionally, the chapter gave a $50 donation to Ms. Bishop for her veterans organization.

Pictured are (left to right): Carole Bishop (Towamencin Chapter Librarian) and Eva Molnar (Philadelphia Chapter Chaplain).

Pictured are (left to right): Carole Bishop (Towamencin Chapter Librarian) and Eva Molnar (Philadelphia Chapter Chaplain).


Valley Forge Spring Luncheon 

March 22, 2014

Chapter regent Liz Campbell attended Valley Forge Chapter’s Spring Luncheon at Copperfield Inn in Limerick, PA. Over fifty Daughters and prospectives raised more than $1,000 for the State Regent’s project. Entertainment was provided by The Dogs of Faulkner Swamp.

Pictured are (left to right): SJ McCurdy (Valley Forge Chapter Regent), Christyn Olmstead (Southeast District Director and Valley Forge Chapter Registrar), Liz Campbell, and Judy Parrish (Valley Forge Chapter Recording Secretary).

Pictured are (left to right): SJ McCurdy (Valley Forge Chapter Regent), Christyn Olmstead (Southeast District Director and Valley Forge Chapter Registrar), Liz Campbell, and Judy Parrish (Valley Forge Chapter Recording Secretary).


DE/PA Sunday Prayer Service 

September 15, 2013

 A prayer service was held by the state societies of Delaware and Pennsylvania At Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge.

Pictured (left to right) are Elizabeth Campbell (Regent of the Philadelphia Chapter) and Maureen Sabia (Page from the Philadelphia Chapter).

Pictured (left to right) are Elizabeth Campbell (Regent of the Philadelphia Chapter) and Maureen Sabia (Page from the Philadelphia Chapter).


SAR/DAR Constitution Week Luncheon

September 14, 2013

The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) held a joint luncheon with DAR celebrating Constitution Week. This 44th annual luncheon was held at the Doubletree Hilton in Valley Forge, PA.

Pictured below (left to right) are Elizabeth Campbell (Regent of the Philadelphia Chapter) and Bobbi McMullen (State Regent of Pennsylvania).

Pictured (left to right) are Elizabeth Campbell (Regent of the Philadelphia Chapter) and Bobbi McMullen (State Regent of Pennsylvania).


New Officer Installation

June 1, 2013

At the chapter’s annual meeting, our chapter swore in its officers for the next three-year term. The ceremony was conducted by Patricia Coyne (Southeastern District Director), who also lauded the chapter’s activity and innovation, and welcomed our chapter’s newest crop of prospective members.


PA State Annual Meeting

April 25-27, 2013

The Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) held its annual meeting at the Doubletree Hilton in King of Prussia, PA from April 25th to April 27th. In attendance at the meeting was Philadelphia Chapter Regent Elizabeth Campbell and Maureen Sabia, who paged at the event.

Southeastern District regents of PSSDAR

Southeastern District Regents of PSSDAR

Philadelphia Chapter regent Elizabeth Campbell (left) and her daughter Philadelphia Chapter member and PSSDAR page Maureen Sabia (right).

Philadelphia Chapter regent Elizabeth Campbell (left) and her daughter Philadelphia Chapter member and PSSDAR page Maureen Sabia (right).


Plaque Dedication 

November 10, 2011

Our chapter met At Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia for the dedication of a plaque at the grave of former chapter member and Real Daughter Catherine Flournoy. Real Daughters are those whose fathers personally participated in the Revolutionary War.

Pictured at the dedication are Roberta Patton McMullen (State Vice Regent) who organized and orchestrated the event, Patricia G. Coyne (Southeastern District Director), Joan E. Cossman (State Registrar), Alice Brown (Chapter Regent), Liz Campbell (Chapter 1st Vice Regent), and members of various chapters throughout the region.

Pictured at the dedication are Roberta Patton McMullen (State Vice Regent) who organized and orchestrated the event, Patricia G. Coyne (Southeastern District Director), Joan E. Cossman (State Registrar), Alice Brown (Chapter Regent), Liz Campbell (Chapter 1st Vice Regent), and members of various chapters throughout the region.


National Defense Month

February 9, 2011

In observance of National Defense Month, speakers at our February 9 meeting brought an inspirational message on Building Better Citizens through the work of the United States Army’s Junior Officer Training Corps (JROTC). The program includes both male and female high school students in the school district of Philadelphia. The meeting was held at Wyndham Alumnae House in Bryn Mawr.

Left to right: Marge Kraekel (Vice Regent), LTC Keith M. Cianfrani, Dorothy Althouse (Budget Committee), 1SG Robert F. Blum, 1SG Howard Worley, and Elaine White (Chaplain).

Left to right: Marge Kraekel (Vice Regent), LTC Keith M. Cianfrani, Dorothy Althouse (Budget Committee), 1SG Robert F. Blum, 1SG Howard Worley, and Elaine White (Chaplain).


Annual Christmas Meeting and Party 

December 8, 2010

Philadelphia Chapter held its Christmas meeting and party on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at Wyndham Alumnae House on Bryn Mawr College campus. Members enjoyed an exceptionally beautiful Christmas concert by the Madrigals and Madriguys, a singing group consisting of students of the Shipley School. Their conductor, Robert Rowland, selected Christmas music spanning four centuries, including popular carols sung during the era of the American Revolution. Following the concert, members enjoyed a delicious luncheon.

The Madrigals and Madriguys, with conductor Robert Rowland.

The Madrigals and Madriguys, with conductor Robert Rowland.


The Veterans Day Celebration

November 10, 2010

This event was our chapter’s annual benefit for scholarships and educational projects. The luncheon and bazaar was held at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, featuring music from American wars performed by the Fiddlesticks.

Top row (left to right): Elizabeth Sabia, chapter Corresponding Secretary; Stephanie Stiles, Freedom's Foundation Medal of Honor Grove at Valley Forge; Alice Brown, Chapter Regent; Connie Baranzano, Benefit Committee Bottom row (left to right): Rachel Stiles and Sarah Stiles (holding the American Flag, and who paricipated in the DAR ritual by leading the singing of our National Anthem)

Top row (left to right): Elizabeth Sabia, chapter Corresponding Secretary; Stephanie Stiles, Freedom’s Foundation Medal of Honor Grove at Valley Forge; Alice Brown, Chapter Regent; Connie Baranzano, Benefit Committee
Bottom row (left to right): Rachel Stiles and Sarah Stiles (holding the American Flag, and who paricipated in the DAR ritual by leading the singing of our National Anthem)


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