National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution – Benjamin Prescott Chapter meet
The regular meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the McClug Museum in Westfield on Sept. 7.
The meeting was called to order and the opening ritual performed by Regent Brenda Johnson and Vice-Regent Deborah Cenni, who also read the DAR President’s Message and the DAR National Defense Article. Secretary Myra Johnston read the minutes from the previous meeting and Bonnie Larkin, Treasurer, gave the financial report.
Dawn Ubaney, registrar, was absent but sent word that four applications were in Washington for review.
Brenda Johnson, Regent Benjamin Prescott Chapter NSDAR with Lisa Sedlmayer, Chaplain Benjamin Prescott Chapter NSDAR, performed the official ceremony to induct Kay Richardson into our chapter. We are honored to have Kay Richardson join us in our Mission of Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotic Service. Kay Richards is now an official member of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Welcome Kay Richardson!
John Paul Wolf, Chautauqua County Historical Society, gave a short program on the model ship that is encased in glass decorating the room we meet in. It is a scale model of the SERAPIS, which was a British Warship during the Revolutionary War. As it would be, the McClug Museum has had a cannon from this very ship for many years. Both cannon and model ship are on display at the McClug Museum in Westfield.
Plans are ongoing for our Christmas Party and the next District VIII meeting is on October 21 at the Buffalo Country Club with a theme of World War I. The New York Conference took place Sept. 21-24 in Tarrytown, NY. Several Benjamin Prescott members were planning to attend.
The local chapter will be participating in a Veteran’s Day Service to honor veterans and their families on Nov. 11 at Fredonia Place with the Fredonia American Legion Post 59.
Meeting adjourned at 2:10 p.m. and hostess Phyllis Nobel served homemade berry cheesecake and soft drinks. A small presentation and discussion was held about our recent trip to New Hampshire to mark the grave of our chapter namesake Benjamin Prescott.
Next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m. at the McClug Museum in Westfield. If you had an ancestor that fought for freedom in the Revolutionary War and would like to attend, please call Dawn Ubaney at 679-1218 for more information.