Local DAR chapter holds meeting

WESTFIELD — A regular business meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was recently held at the Patterson Library in Westfield with 15 members present.

The meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m. with the opening ritual performed by Regent Brenda Johnson.

The DAR President’s Message was read by Kari Wendel relaying NSDAR President General Ann Turner Dillion’s admiration of the flowers in Washington, D.C. and the Gallery at Constitution Hall opening to the public. Bonnie Larkin read the National Defense article about cyber hacking in the Navy where several breaches and vulnerabilities were noted and now planning is being done for a response.

The slate of officers is set with; Brenda Johnson, regent; Bonnie Larkin, treasurer; Barbara Pietro, registar; Lisa Sedlmayer, chaplin: Linda Kuzara, secretary; Myra Johnston, historian; and Roxanne Wood, vice regent. The group will induct its slate of officers at the next meeting.

April 27 is coming fast as work continues on the 120th Anniversary Celebration at Chautauqua. The group will be stepping back in time to 1899 and re-creating the very first meeting of the Chapter.

On May 11, District VIII Meeting at the Lancaster Country Club, hosted by the Polly Gillet Hull Chapter.

The next regular meeting is June 14 at the Clarion in Dunkirk, at 5 p.m. for a dinner meeting. A program on Normandy will be shown. Anyone who had an ancestor who fought for freedom in the Revolutionary War and would like to join, call Barbara Pietro at 366-4600 or email jbpietro@gmail.com.