Chapter Meetings & Activities

Chapter Meetings 2009-2010
September 19, 2009 Constitution Day Luncheon
Joint meeting with Col. Zackquill Morgan Chapter
Speaker:  Charla Nutter, WVDAR State Vice-Regent
12:00 noon
Remember to bring soup labels, coupons, and Box Tops for Education for the DAR Schools and stamps for the veterans
October 3, 2009 Genealogy Workshop
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
October 11, 2009 NSDAR National Day of Prayer
10:45 AM
October 31, 2009 American History Program
Benjamin Franklin
Presenter:  Father Leon Alexander
10:00 AM
November 11, 2009 Veteran's Day Observances:
Wreath Laying Ceremony 

Courthouse Square
11:00 AM
Veterans Day Parade--time to be announced
November 14, 2009 100th Anniversary of Col. John Evans Chapter
2:00-4:00 PM
December 12, 2009 Christmas Luncheon
Program: Why We Owe Our Veterans presented by C.D. Renton
12:00 noon
Annual collection for the Veteran's Medical Center in Clarksburg
January 9, 2010 Master Questionnaire Work Day
10:00 AM - ?
February 13, 2010 DAR Library Program
Program:  DVD about DAR Library from NSDAR
10:00 AM
March 13, 2010 Women's History Month
Program:  Presented by Linda Collins
10:00 AM
April 24, 2010 American Indian Program
Program:  Native Americans
Speaker:  Dr. Tyler Boulware
10:00 AM
May 15, 2010 Annual Business Meeting & Memorial Service
12:00 noon
May 30, 2010 Memorial Day Observance and Wreath Laying Ceremony
Courthouse Square
11:00 AM
June 12, 2010 Flag Day Luncheon
Joint meeting with Col. Zackquill Morgan and Woodburn Chapters
Program: I Pledge Allegiance presented by Rita Laishley and Jean Massey
12:00 noon
Spring collection for Tamassee: Underwear, school supplies, gift cards
July 4, 2010 Independence Day Parade
Time TBA
July 7 - 11, 2010 119th Continental Congress, Washington, DC
August 2010 Greatest Garage Sale on Earth
Parking Garage at corner of Spruce St. and Walnut St.
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Chapter Fund Raiser and Public Relations Event
August 2010 Central District Meeting
Elizabeth Ludington Hagans-Col. John Evans Chapter, Hostess

For further information about our chapter's programs, please email Jean Wilburn.

Chapter Activities

Our chapter stays busy throughout the year with various activities and projects to support the local area as well as the National Society:

  • We participate in Morgantown's 4th of July parade

  • We participate in Morgantown's Greatest Garage Sale every August, which is a fundraiser for the United Way.  We use the occasion not only as a fundraiser for our chapter, but also to meet and talk to those attending who may be interested in DAR membership.

  • We have endowed a scholarship at West Virginia University for students who are descendants of West Virginia DAR members or who are majoring in History

  • We obtain signed proclamations for Constitution Week and participate in Bells Across America on September 17, Constitution Day

  • We collect Campbell's Soup labels and Box Tops for Education to support DAR Schools

  • We collect cancelled stamps for the veterans' program "Stamps for the Wounded"

  • We participate in Morgantown's Veteran's Day parade and courthouse ceremony

  • We provide comfort items for patients at the Clarksburg Veterans Hospital at Christmas

  • We donate books to the DAR Library and to the Morgantown Public Library

  • We support the DAR's "Project Patriot" through donations and cards

  • We provide genealogy workshops at the Morgantown Public Library

  • We have planted cherry trees at Morgantown's Riverfront Park in honor of George Washington

  • Members fly the American Flag for all national holidays