D’Arbonne Chapter DAR meets in Farmerville

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Honoring George Washington, American patriots, women of the American Revolution, DAR membership, and four amazing high school seniors were the highlights of the D’Arbonne Chapter’s Washington Brunch, February 1st, at the Farmerville United Methodist Church.

A summary of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was given. The NSDAR was founded on October 11, 1890 by four women. The

Louisiana Society of the DAR was established in 1895, with the first Chapter in the state, the Spirit of 76 (New Orleans), which is still active today. The D’Arbonne Chapter had its beginnings in October 1983. Thomas K. Doles was the organizing Regent.

Three ladies of the Chapter each read about three women of the American Revolution: Robin Rykaard read about Mary Ludwig Hays (Molly Pitcher); Gwen Richardson read about Nancy Morgan Hart; and Marcia Harrell read about Hannah

White Arnett. Each of these women’s contributions and actions helped to win the Revolution.

Toni Turk, State Registrar and Regent of the Bonn Chasse Chapter, was the keynote speaker for the morning. She spoke of George Washington and how each of the members’ patriots maybe connected somehow to the first President. She further explained that the DAR objectives are historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

The DAR is a service organization, not a political organization. How to become a member of the D’Arbonne Chapter was also addressed.

Four outstanding seniors each received the DAR Good Citizenship Award. They were, Soledad Palomo, Union Parish High School; Carsyn Brasher, Union Christian

Academy; Paige Cross, Downsville Community Charter School; and Dakota Dodd,

D’Arbonne Woods Charter School. Congratulations to each of these students.

Regina Wood, the Chapter’s volunteer genealogist, addressed the genealogy side off becoming a DAR member, and how she can help them with their paperwork.

After the brunch, several inquiries about membership were asked and answered.

Toni Turk and Regina Wood talked with each person interested. The D’Arbonne Chapter added prospective members and an associate member’

We, the members of the D’Arbonne Chapter of the DAR, want to give a special

“Thank you” to Toni Turk and Regina Wood.

Thanks to Mamoo’s Catering.

Members attending were Bridgette Fulton, Marcia Harrell, Robin Rykaard, Gwen Richardson, Ann Miller, Leah Dougan, Beth Ann Dollar, and Lanora Aulds.

Special guests were Toni Turk, Regina Wood, and Rebecca Stenzel, Northeast District lll Director of the LSDAR.

Other honored guests were Patricia King, Rex King, Jerry J. Albritton, Gregorio Paloma, Ariana Palo-mo, Soledad Palomo, Daisy Oliver, Billy Brasher, Carol Brasher, Alexis Cross, Paige Cross, Melanie Cross, Danny Cross, and Diane Green Smith.

Anyone who is interested in DAR or has a question about membership, please email your inquiries to darbonnedar@gmail.com or call Beth Ann Dollar at 318-608-0928.