Club News

Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution

CASSADAGA — The Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), along with several members of the DAR Prescott Chapter, recently met at the Cassadaga Library to review the DVD titled “The Story of America’s Female Patriots: Unsung Heroes.”

This patriotic DVD narrates the history of the women who served in America’s military from the time of the American Revolution to the present time, from the time of Molly Pitcher of the Revolutionary War to modern-day veterans of the US Navy, the US Air Force, US Coast Guard leaders, pilots, sailors, the infantry and more. Some of them were POWs in very difficult situations during WWII. Some served during the time of Iraq. Some lost their lives during several wars. One was the first 4-star general, Ann E. Dunwoody, native of Randolph, New York. Some noble accomplishments of these women have been largely ignored.

The SAR is a fraternal organization whose members trace back to a Revolutionary War soldier, militiaman or other ancestor who served the cause of liberty. The group typically meets once a month.

The next meeting is set for Saturday, March 2, noon at the Cassadaga Country Club, 55 Frisbee Road, Cassadaga, for a time of fellowship. Guests are welcome to attend. Lunch will be ordered off the menu. For more information, contact the president, Steve Boothe at 574-7995 or the vice president, Jeff Crossley at 969-4066.

Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

BROCTON — The ladies of the Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Tuesday evening, Feb. 19 at the home of Lois Smith. She also served as co-hostess. Eight members were present, with three excused. Guest Laura Goulding, daughter of Janice Hipwell, also attended.

Members discussed their annual fundraiser “Towel Bingo,” which will be held on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, at the John Dill American Legion in Brocton. Doors open at noon and the event is from 1 to 4 p.m. Members have a beautiful array of bath towels, there will be the popular Chinese auction, exciting 50-50 drawings and refreshments. The admission price is $4. Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun.

Margie Boltz presented the program for the evening entitled “Interesting Facts.” These facts ranged from the flowers on an Oreo cookie, the size of the Ball Drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Wine in Mythology to Brain Trivia.

The next meeting was set to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m., at the Hipwell home. Josie Lantz was to present the program for the evening.