General Macomb Chapter

Macomb, Illinois


National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Women in the Arts Award Photo1

Mrs. Mildred Sorrells, a member of the General Macomb chapter, was presented the "Women in the Arts Award" by Regent E. Betty Kaspar; she is nationally known for the hundreds of awards that she has received for her gorgeous quilts and wall hangings.

Women in the Arts Award Photo2

Illinois State Rep. Hammond also presented Millie with a certificate of recognition from the state and Mayor Michael Inman presented her with an award from the city. An officer of the Prairie Quilters Guild told of Mildred Sorrell's many quilting awards from all over the nation and the most pretentious award, the Swiss Bernina quilt prize of $12,000, plus that a new color of thread has been named for A photo also of one of her quilts was on the cake.

State Regent Candace Fryburger Visit

Dr. State Regent, Candace Fryburger was welcomed by the General Macomb Chapter at a recent meeting. Chapter officers: (L. to R.): Secretary Sarah Curtis. Treasurer Barbara Stein, Vice Regent Sharon Caldwell, Registrar Joan Mapes, State Regent Candace Fryburger, Chapter Regent Elizabeth (Betty) Kaspar and Chaplain Nancy Stanley.

Historic Preservation Medal presentation

Dr. Gilbert Belles received the NSDAR Historic Preservation Medal on June 3, 2012 from General Macomb Chapter Regent, Dr. Elizabeth Kaspar. Dr. Belles, a retired W.I.U. history professor, has been the leader in locating, marking, and restoring approximately ninety seven cemeteries in McDonough County over the past eight years. After locating the cemeteries, many in corn and soy bean fields, he enlists the aid of businesses, civic organizations, and even the Boy Scouts, to provide both the physical labor and the funds for the restoration.

General Macomb Chapter regent and vice regent participated in the Heritage Days Parade, the theme for which was
'Honoring Women Community Activists."



September 2, 2014 1:30 p.m.

Distrcit I Director, Kenda Bond

Hostesses: Barbara Stein and Sharon Walter


September 11, 2014



September 17-23, 2014

Constitution Week


October 07, 2014 1:30 p.m.

Gender & Policymaking in Congress: Women Leading the Way, Presented by Janna Deitz

Hostesses: Jane Stratton and Lou Melvin

October 8, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Past Regent & Regent Lunch


October 17, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Naturalization Ceremony


November 1, 2014 8:30 a.m.

District I Fall Meeting


November 4, 2014 1:30 p.m.

Origins of the Special Relationship with Britian, Presented by: Dr. Simon Cordery

Hostesses: Martha Norcross and Judy Witten


December 2, 2014 1:30 p.m.

A Year in China, Presented by: The Roberts Family

Hostesses: Sarah Curtis and Millie Sorrells


March 1, 2015 2:00 p.m.

DAR Youth Awards and DAR American History Essays Awards, Presented by: Judy Witten and Barbara Stein

Hostesses: Joan Mapes, Sharon Caldwell, and Marna Hodges


March 6, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Naturalization Ceremony


April 7, 2015 11:30 a.m.

105th General Macomb Chapter Birthday Celebration

Reservations by March 24, 2015.

Hostesses: Barbara Stein and Elizabeth Cook


APRIL 24-26, 2015

119th Illinois State Conference


MAY 05, 2015 1:30 p.m.

Training Service Dogs "Raising Miracles", Presented by: Nancy Chu

Hostesses: Carol Kersting and Jane Lohr


MAY 13, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Past Regents and Regents Lunch


JUNE 02, 2015 1:30 p.m.

Memorial and Installation of Officers

Hostesses: Nan Hall and Connie Mohr


June 03, 2015 8:30 a.m.

District I Spring Mini Tour and Lunch

Reservations by May 29, 2015


JUNE 13, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Flag Day

Hosted By: Chief Schaubena Chapter - Roseville, IL


JUNE 25-29, 2015



July 17, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Naturalization Ceremony


August 04, 2015 1:30 p.m.

Native Americans "Where the Extraordinary is Merely the Ordinary" Presented by: Rev. Paula Englehorn
Donations Collected for DAR Schools & Veterans

Hostesses: Carol Kersting and Jane Lohr




          Beth June Rochefort  April 28, 2012

Past Chapter Regent   1991-93, 1999-2001, 2006

Past District I Director

Dr. Elizabeth Kaspar, Regent



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