The Joseph Spencer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, held its May meeting at the Scioto County Welcome Center. Officers who were elected in March and installed at this meeting to serve the ensuing three year term included Monica Karasek, Regent; Sharon Karasek, Vice Regent; Deborah Mersiel, Chaplain; Robyn Preston, Recording Secretary; Mollyra Stroud, Corresponding Secretary; Lisa Carver, Treasurer; Belinda Bowman-Schaefer, Registrar; Carolyn Hilliard, Historian; Joan Phillips, Librarian; Beverly Kelley, Parliamentarian. Mrs. June Perry, past regent of the chapter, conducted the installation officers ceremony. These new officers assumed the duties of their offices after the installation ceremony.
A memorial tribute to the former director of Joseph Spencer Chapter, the late Mrs. Ruth Adkins was held. In attendance were her sons, Thomas Adkins and David Adkins.
Leanne Granus was installed as a new member of the chapter. In attendance were all family members who are current Joseph Spencer Chapter members: Linda Smith, Jan Martin, Diane Bragdon, Donita Smith, Lisa Gonzales, Stacee Hans, Sindee Williams, and Shellee Sandlin.
DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for under served children with annual donations.
Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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