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April 21, 2016
Westfield Republican


The Benjamin Prescott Chapter of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met April 7 at 1 p.m. at the McClurg Museum, Moore Park, Westfield. Regent Mercy Warren called the meeting to order. The secretary's report was given by Carol Abell. Treasurer Phyllis Noble gave the treasurer's report. Antoniette Sherman and Roxanne Wood gave the DAR President General's report and other news from the DAR National Chair.

Julina Harris received a warm welcome as a new member, and all shared her joy at successfully completing the process and receiving her certificate from Washington, D.C.

The Nominating Committee reported that they met, and proposed future officers as follows: Regent: Brenda Johnson, Vice Regent: Deborah Cenni, Treasurer: Bonnie Larkin, Correspondence and Recording Secretary: Myra Johnston, Chaplin: Lisa Sedlmayer, Registrar: Dawn Ubaney, Historian: Mercy Warren.

Attendance at several events this summer was discussed. The group is co-hosting the District 8 meeting in October. Two members are attending the 125th Continental Congress in Washington in June and hope to deliver many letters written to our servicemen and women. The group is soliciting letters from the public until June 1.

Roxanne Wood gave a short demonstration on natural gas fracking and John Paul Wolfe gave a presentation and tour of the restoration work being done at the McClurg Museum. Beautifully decorated cupcakes were served by April hostess Antoniette Sherman as the meeting was adjorned.

The next meeting will be May 5 at 1 p.m. at The McClurg Museum, Moore Park, Westfield. If you had an ancestor that fought for freedom in the Revolutionary War and would like to join, please call Dawn Ubaney at 716-679-1218.



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