December 27, 2013
The Joseph Spencer Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently held a day of celebration to commemorate their 115th Anniversary. The event was well attended with over 80 members and friends, including nine members of the Ohio State Board of Management; Sandra McCann - Ohio State Regent, Nancy Wright - State Vice Regent, Kathy Dixon - State Treasurer, Joyce Peters - State Librarian, Betsie Goad - State Organizing Secretary, Kathy Bentley - State Registrar, Donna Murdock - SE District Director, Jean Muetzel - SW District Director, Mary Chase - NE District Director and Tracey Coe - State Page Chairman.
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. The Joseph Spencer Chapter was issued a charter on June 30, 1898.
Current officers for the group include: Patricia Lacy - Regent, Belinda Bowman-Schaefer - First Vice Regent, Monica Karasek - Second Vice Regent, Deborah Mersiel - Chaplain, Donita Smith - Recording Secretary, Mollyra Stroud - Corresponding Secretary, Mima Vita - Treasurer, Joan Phillips - Registrar, Gail Swick - Historian, Marilyn Schomburg - Librarian and Carolyn Hilliard - Parliamentarian.