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La Grange - Le Portage Chapter

LaGrange, Illinois


To honor our Revolutionary War ancestors, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution promote patriotism, education, community service, and preservation of our nation's history and historic sites.

Our chapter name commemorates the historic expedition of Father Louis Joliet and Canadian-born fur trader Jacques Marquette. In 1673, these two men and their party of five others left the banks of the Des Plaines River to portage to Lake Michigan. In doing so, they traversed the area in which our chapter is located: La Grange, Illinois, and neighboring communities.

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Regent Marianne Yates
Vice Regent Laura Westcott
Chaplain Jeanne Christoff
Recording Secretary Janet Auriemma
Corresponding Secretary Karen Walton
Treasurer Georgia Joyce
Registrar Becky Thames-Simmons
Historian Wendy Herder
Librarian Judy Gutzwiller


September 9, 2015
Chapter Meeting & Annual Potluck Supper

October 10, 2015
National Day of Volunteering Service Project

November 11, 2015
Chapter Meeting & Program
Program: Janet Smith-Patterson, “The Four Questions: What Everyone Wants to Know About Native Americans”

December 5, 2015
Chapter Meeting & Christmas Celebration

February 13, 2016
Chapter Meeting & Sharing Meeting
Sharing Meeting: Bring a piece of jewelry and a story about it

March 12, 2016
Program: State Regent, Sharon Frizzell “The Buzz About DAR”

April 9, 2016
Chapter Meeting & Annual Luncheon

May 7, 2016
Mystery Tour