Local DAR chapter hears about wreath project, calendar collection

Daughters attending District II meeting from Fort du Rocher, seated, are Betty Baumann, left, and Alice Giberson. Standing, left to right, are Donna Jungnickel, Linda Byrd and Beverly Richardson. (Photo contributed)

MENDOTA – The Fort du Rocher Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 14 at the First United Methodist Church of Mendota. Regent Donna Jungnickel conducted the meeting. Members were reminded to record their volunteer hours on the dar.org website. It is hoped all members volunteer 2½ or more hours per month. They are invited to volunteer at the LaSalle County Veterans’ Home on Mondays from 9-11 a.m.

The deadline to order wreaths for the Wreaths Across America project is Monday, Nov. 20. DAR members can order on the DAR web page. The cost is $17. The local chapter will receive credit for wreaths ordered. Those ordered by the local chapter will be placed at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, on Dec. 16. Non-members can order from wreathsacrossAmerica.com. The wreaths are placed in national cemeteries.

Money for toffee sales must be given to Joni Bratney as soon as possible so she can pay for the two cartons when she picks them up. Members are asked to buy/sell at least five boxes.

Chaplain Alice Giberson led the group in a memorial service. The next meeting will be held at the LaSalle County Veterans’ Home on Nov. 11. The program will be a service project for the veterans.

Five members attended the District II meeting at the Mendota Civic Center on Oct. 20. During the meeting the attendees assembled 1,000 poppies for the veteran’s home.

Members were reminded to collect calendars that will be given to women’s prisons. Note: no wire bound calendars can be used. Bring them to the December meeting.

Any woman over 18 years of age whose lineage traces back to a Revolutionary War patriot, who wishes to learn more about Daughters of the American Revolution is invited to attend the next meeting or go online to dar.org.