The St. Joseph Bay Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution elected officers for the coming year at their regular March meeting.
They are Regent Carolyn Forehand; Vice Regent Beverly Elder; Secretary Linda Shepherd; Chaplain Mazie Stone; Historian Mabel Hodges; Registrar Buena Brown; and Parliamentarian Patricia Hardman.
Members brought Easter candies and goodies to take to our veterans at the Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans Nursing Home in Panama City. Supporting the veterans is a major year-round project for our St. Joseph Bay Chapter.
Since it is Woman’s History month and the 101st anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the regent decided to hold a Suffragette Rally. Many DAR members dressed in suffragette costumes and presented a script, “Failure is Impossible,” by Rosemary Knower, which is based on eyewitness accounts and original documents about the women’s long struggle to obtain the right to vote in the US.
The rest of the DAR members were involved in the rally, booing those against women’s right to vote and cheering on those who were for the right to vote as they spoke.
The DAR meets monthly at the United Methodist Church in Port St Joe. Members can trace their ancestry back to the Revolutionary War. The chapter promotes our American heritage and supports many civic activities in Gulf and Franklin counties.
If you are a member of DAR and have moved here, please contact us. We would like to invite you to join our chapter. Contact Regent Carolyn Forehand 850-625-3466 for more information.
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