The General Joseph Martin Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated the 95th anniversary of its founding on March 13.
“Honoring Our Own — Past and Present” was the theme of the luncheon meeting.
In keeping with the meeting’s theme, the chapter honored past regents by signing cards to show appreciation for their past and continued service to the chapter. Past Regents Mary Jo Littlefield (1998-2001) and Daphne Stone (2007-2010) were present. Each received a card of appreciation and long-stemmed red rose.
A photo copy the letter which the chapter’s organizing regent received in 1924 from the organizing secretary general, Mrs. William Sherman Walker, was included in a packet given to each chapter member at the luncheon. They also received a handout with a short history of the chapter and the names and dates of service of all past regents.
The chapter’s newest member, Christy Hall, received a membership card and a long-stemmed red rose.
Certificates of membership were given to Daphne Blackwell, 70s; Catherine Cormany, 40 years; Lewis Riddle, Elizabeth DeVault and Julia Elks, 20 years; and Susan Handy, five years.
The table for the luncheon was decorated in red and blue and a notepad with the DAR insignia was placed at each table setting.
The meeting concluded with members discussing how the DAR had been meaningful in their lives and what they hope to see in the chapter as it nears its 100th anniversary.