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  • DAR installs new officers

  • The Col. Wm. Prescott Chapter NSDAR installed the new officers on June 19.

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  • The Col. Wm. Prescott Chapter NSDAR installed the new officers on June 19.
    Chaplin Jane Culver administered the oath of office to the following members for the 2013-2016 term: Regent – Andrea Felker, 1st Vice-Regent - Edith (Edie) Farrington, 2nd Vice-Regent – Patricia (Pat) Petty, Chaplin - Jane Culver, Recording Secretary – Kathryn (Kate) Chamberlin, Treasurer – Margaret (Peg) Cohen, Corresponding/sunshine – Anne Hotchkiss, Registrar - Joyce Johns, Historian – Sylvia Harding, and Librarian – Catherine (Cathie) Blackwell.
    The Col. Wm. Prescott Chapter was organized on Jan. 31, 1917. It is named in honor of Col. Wm. Prescott (1726-1795) for his valor during the American Revolution and Miss Clara Prescott, a founding member and the first Vice-Regent of our chapter.
    In 1774, at the age of 49, Prescott was appointed to command a regiment of Minute Men. In June, 1775 at the Battle of Bunker Hill, the ammunition was nearly exhausted, so, Prescott, reputedly, instructed his men that they should not shoot until they “see the whites of their eyes.”
    The chapter house and grounds, 119 High St., Newark, were willed by charter members Harriet (d.1949) and Anna Miller (d.1952), if maintained for 15 years before being deeded to the chapter.
    Inquiries about the DAR are always welcome. For more information, contact Regent Mrs. Andrea Felker, (315) 594-1390, hafelker@gmail.com or Registrar Mrs. Joyce Johns, (315) 594-2007, jjohns268@rochester.rr.com.
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