CHAPTER MEETINGS

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Meetings are held September through May on the second Tuesday of each month at the Red Lion Bellevue Inn. The meeting is followed by brunch, lunch or dinner and an interesting program.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQURED. 

For more information about attending a meeting, please email Lanabeth Horgen, Cascade Chapter Treasurer.

For more information about Cascade Chapter or DAR, please email Bronwen Maxwell, Cascade Chapter Regent.

 

 

CASCADE CHAPTER PROGRAM SCHEDULE

2016-2017

Red Lion Hotel Bellevue

11211 Main Street

Bellevue, WA  98004

 

September 13, 2016 (Evening)

Social hour: 5:15 p.m.  Meeting: 6:00p.m.

Soldiers Home Cemetery Restoration

Presented by Graham Hunt, Founder of Restore America Club

The Washington State Soldiers Home Cemetery in Orting is the first state soldiers cemetery.  Established in 1891 and relocated in 1909, this historical landmark sits on 4.75 acres and is the final resting place of veterans from all over the United States--veterans who served in the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.  Among the veterans buried here are 4 Medal of Honor recipients.  A history of mismanagement and lack of funding have left the cemetery in bad shape.  Things like placing a building over a veteran’s grave, not replacing worn or broken headstones, and all sorts of landscaping issues.  The Restore America Club is determined to restore this final resting place to one that is fitting for the sacrifices made by the men and women who are buried here, ensuring their commitments and sacrifices are remembered for years to come.

 

October 11, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

A Tale of Two Flags

Presented by Patty Russell, Chairman of the "State Flag Replication Committee," Immediate Past Regent of the Sacajawea Chapter.

During the early years of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington State, DAR Daughters designed and made a Washington State Flag to hang at Continental Congress in 1914, and in 1924 a Washington State Banner that was adopted by the Washington State Legislature as the official Banner for the State of Washington.  Learn the history behind these two flags...how they came to be and the women behind them as well as the replication process of a new Banner to take the place of the original Banner in our Legislative Building.

 

November 8, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Honoring and Remembering Women Who Serve; Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow

Julie Pittmann, Washington State Regent

Cascade is honored to welcome our State Regent, Julie Pittmann, as our guest and speaker.  Come and join us for an informative program as Julie tells us about her State Regent Project, the first (and long overdue) memorial in Washington State to honor and remember women who serve.  In addition, we are celebrating Cascade’s 55th Anniversary!

 

December 13, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Cascade Annual Holiday Silent Auction

Our Holiday Silent Auction is held each year to raise funds for Scholarships, ROTC, and Veterans.

To do:  1.) Bake and bring cookies for the USO.  2.) Bring new and gently used items for the auction.

 

January 10, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Cascade’s Revolutionary War Ancestors

Cascade members will tell the stories of their Patriots at this meeting which has become a member favorite.  “Speed Patriots,” a Cascade tradition, features membership participation.

 

February 14, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

All Aboard for the DAR Schools Bus Tour!

Lanabeth Horgen, President General’s Advisor to Kate Duncan Smith DAR School

In October, DAR leadership set out on a week-long multi-city bus tour of the DAR supported schools and met face-to-face with many of the students touched by the Friends of DAR Schools Fund.  While each of the DAR supported schools has a different focus and method for educating its students, all of the schools are given financial assistance through DAR member contributions, such as scholarships, volunteer hours and material donations.   More than $1 million is given annually by DAR to support these schools, embracing the DAR Schools Committee Theme, “Targeting Education; Planting the seeds of tomorrow!”  Join our very own Lanabeth Horgen as she shares highlights from this trip.

 

March 14, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

The Scots-Irish:  Settlers in the Wilderness

Presented by Janet O’Conor Camarata, Stepstone Genealogy

The American descendants of Presbyterian and other Protestant dissenters from the Irish province of Ulster who migrated to North America during the 18th and 19th century, the Scots-Irish are found on the rolls of Revolutionary War patriots, were early settlers of the American frontiers, and were the ancestors of several American presidents.  As a group they forever changed the face of America.

 

April 11, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

The White House Gardens and Grounds

Presented by Carol Whipple, Member of Cascade DAR

Carol spent over 7 years working at the White House under several Presidents and the First Families.

She has received numerous presidential and national awards for her work, and in 2002 was bestowed the honor of being elected a "Fellow" in the American Society of Landscape Architects.  For over 2 centuries, the White House Gardens and Grounds have evolved and have hosted international and political events and celebrated holidays and family gatherings.  Carol will cover the historical development and background of the White House Gardens and Grounds and share how the Presidents and their families have used their "backyard."

 

May 9, 2017 (Evening)

Social hour: 5:15 p.m.  Meeting: 6:00p.m.

Flags in the Revolutionary War – How America got its First Official Flag

Presented by Bob O'Neal, Commander, SAR Washington Color Guard

Bob displays and describes the many Revolutionary War banners and how our Flag evolved to become “Old Glory”.  He tells how these flags were involved in the important events and battles of the Revolution and how they merged to become the first official Flag of the United States. Includes the British Red Ensign, Sons of Liberty, Bedford Flag, Bennington, Gadsden, First Navy Jack, Grand Union, Yorktown, Easton and Betsy Ross flags. He demonstrates how Betsy Ross showed George Washington that she could make a perfect five-pointed star with “One cut of the scissors!”

 

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