2017-09-20 / School News

Ye Towne of Bath Chapter NSDAR attend District Meeting


The Study family gave a program on “Camp Life” during the Revolutionary War. The Study family gave a program on “Camp Life” during the Revolutionary War. Twelve members of Ye Towne of Bath Chapter NSDAR attended the Eastern District meeting held at the Education Room of Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville on Saturday, September 9.

The meeting was opened by Eastern District Director Judith A. Bowyer. Members of Ye Towne of Bath Chapter who participated in the program were Gail Potter, Vice- Regent of Ye Towne of Bath Chapter, who serves as the Eastern District Secretary- Treasurer; Linda McGraw, Regent of Ye Towne of Bath Chapter, who gave the devotions and Julia Linaweaver, Past Regent, who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

The chapters in the Eastern District are Bee Line, Pack Horse Ford, Shenandoah Valley, South Branch Valley, William Henshaw and Ye Towne of Bath; all were represented.

Ye Towne of Bath Chapter received an award for achieving a Chapter Achievement Level 2 Award for 2016. The Eastern District will host the 2019 WV State DAR conference in Martinsburg.

All members received information about the many projects of DAR to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism for the country.

One project of the Regent of the West Virginia State Society, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is to raise funds for a Gold Star Mothers Statue. The statue is to be placed on the grounds of the West Virginia State Capitol overlooking the West Virginia

Veterans Memorial. Part of this project is the creation of a Book of Remembrance in which the names of Gold Star Mothers and their children who died in service will be listed. The book will be given to the West Virginia State Archives for posterity. Each chapter will be collecting names of Gold Star mothers for this project.

The Study family gave the program on “Camp Life” during the Revolutionary War. Dressed in period attire, they shared with members not only the issues the men faced at the time, but also what the women and children did during the period. Some women and children remained on their lands and did not only their own work but that of the men as well. They learned to make many products that had once been imported from England. Those who lost their homes and land often became camp followers of the military in part for safety.

Those members attending from Ye Towne of Bath Chapter were Kathy Arbogast, Nancy Edwards, Eleanor Effland, Mary Lynne Herald, Karen Krause, Mary Ellen Largent, Nancy Largent, Linaweaver, Mc- Graw, Potter, Lula Belle Robertson, and Jane Van Ooyen.

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