Chop­tank DAR chap­ter holds or­ga­niz­ing meet­ing Cam­bridge

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CAM­BRIDGE — The Great Chop­tank Parish Chap­ter of the Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion held its or­ga­niz­ing meet­ing and hol­i­day re­cep­tion Dec. 14 in Cam­bridge.

Mary­land State So­ci­ety Re­gent Carol Larkin was on hand to in­stall of­fi­cers for the chap­ter.

“We are so happy to have the new Great Chop­tank Parish Chap­ter of Dorch­ester County in the state so­ci­ety, and we look for­ward to the work of this chap­ter to pro­mote the mis­sion of our so­ci­ety,” Larkin said. “Con­grat­u­la­tions to Or­ga­niz­ing Re­gent Sue Brench­ley, who with the of­fi­cers and char­ter mem­bers of this group will con­tinue to Move For­ward in Ser­vice to Amer­ica.”

Larkin was joined by State Chap­lain Mernie Crane and State Reg­is­trar Anne Meilleur for the event.

The Great Chop­tank Parish Chap­ter is part of the Mary­land State So­ci­ety Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion and the Na­tional So­ci­ety of the Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion, founded in 1890 and head­quar­tered in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. The So­ci­ety is a non-profit, non­po­lit­i­cal vol­un­teer women’s ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing pa­tri­o­tism, pre­serv­ing Amer­i­can his­tory, and se­cur­ing Amer­ica’s fu­ture through bet­ter ed­u­ca­tion for chil­dren.

The chap­ter name was se­lected by the na­tional so­ci­ety, and re­flects the colo­nial his­tory of this area the parish be­ing one of the two orig­i­nal Angli­can Church parishes in Dorch­ester County. Mem­ber­ship in­ter­est is also at an all-time high. Any woman 18 years and older, that may be el­i­gi­ble or in­ter­ested in mem­ber­ship with the Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion is en­cour­aged to visit www. dar.org or to con­tact the Great Chop­tank Parish Chap­ter Reg­is­trar Ann Wis­ner; phone 410-221-0036 or email atwisner@gmail.com.

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The Great Chop­tank Parish Chap­ter of the Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion held its or­ga­niz­ing meet­ing and hol­i­day re­cep­tion Dec. 14 in Cam­bridge. Of­fi­cers front row, from left, Pi­lar Bur­ton; Sue Brench­ley, or­ga­niz­ing re­gent; Carol Larkin, state re­gent; Kathe Scan­lon; and Ann Wis­ner. Back row, Robin Her­man, Nancy Lin­der, Shearer Bai­ley, Mer­ilee Som­mers and Yolanda Threatte.

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