Lone Tree DAR
The Lone Tree Chapter DAR was held Monday, March 24, 2014 at the home of Lois Laskowski with seven members present.
Refreshments of angel food cake with delicious strawberries and blueberries topped with whipped cream were served by the hostesses Betsy Moll and Linda Volk.
The meeting was called to order by Regent Linda Volk and opened with the DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, American Creed and the singing of the National Anthem.
Secretaries and Treasurer’s Report was read and approved.
President General’s Message was given by Betsy Moll on the “Early American Women of Distinction”.
National Defense was given by Linda Volk. This was a very moving story titled, The Navy’s Baby: A True Display of the American Spirit.
New Business - The 113th Indiana DAR State Conference will be held May 16 to 18 at the Indianapolis Marriott East. Contact Regent Linda Volk if you are interested in attending.
There was some discussion on the May Tour. Ideas were The Miller House and Garden in Columbus, or The Lily House and Garden in Indy. There will be more discussion at the April meeting.
Lois Laskowski gave a very interesting program on one of the first biographies of the Revolutionary War’s most remarkable women, a beautiful Philadelphia society girl named Peggy Shippen. While the war was raging, Peggy befriended a suave British officer named Major John Andre and then married a disabled revolutionary general named Benedict Arnold, who was twice her age.
She brought the two men together in a treasonous plot that nearly turned George Washington into a prisoner and changed the course of the war. To read more, be sure to check out “Treacherous Beauty,” by Mark Jacob and Stephen H. Case. Thanks for a great program, Lois.
Meeting was adjourned. Next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday April 28, at the Greensburg home of Stephanie McDaniel. Program will be by Carol Bonnett on Paul Revere. Committee is Stephanie McDaniel and Barbara Barnett.