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DAR chapter inducts new member

December 5, 2012
The Herald-Star

The Fort Steuben Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met Nov. 10 at Scaffidi's Restaurant with Chapter Regent Jo Ann Morrison presiding.

Second Vice Regent Karen Blanc led members in opening ceremonies, and Carol Skerbetz gave the invocation, blessing and benediction.

The chapter welcomed Lisa Carte as a new member. Morrison and First Vice Regent Nancy Valles inducted Carte, who was presented an American flag and NSDAR flag.

A report was given by Beverly Livingston, treasurer.

A thank-you note from a DAR contest winner and a City of Weirton Proclamation for Indian Heritage Month were read.

Morrison introduced prospective members Mary Anne Jesse, Maralyn Ridgeway, Jeannie Vega, Mary Wood, Lauren Costello, Beverly Costello, Kalen Costello, Jesse Ferrari and Alexis Carte.

Skerbetz gave the Indian Minute reporting on Black Hoof, the Shawnee Chief who fought for 40 years to hold lands north of the Ohio River. He was rumored to have lived to be 100 years old. National Defender Chair Bonnie Slemmer reported that on Oct. 20, at the Arlington National Cemetery gateway, hundreds of active-duty women and veterans turned out to celebrate the legacy of more than 2.5 million women who served in the nation's military. The Women in Military Service for America Memorial was dedicated by President Bill Clinton Oct. 18, 1997.

Sandra Briggs announced that letters concerning the scholarship would be sent to area schools the first of the year.

The workshop for prospective members was held Oct. 23 with 11 prospectives in attendance. Chapter members Denese White, Morrison, Valles, Blanc and Mary Webster assisted with the workshop.

Morrison reminded members about dues and the wreath-laying scheduled for noon Dec. 15 at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Members are invited to help.

The next meeting will be held at noon Saturday at Scaffidi's. The annual Christmas menagerie sale will be held, and the program will be "Music from the Civil War on the Dulcimer" by Alice Ann Whitehill.

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