General Macomb Chapter

Macomb, Illinois

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Chapter members with speaker, Dr Simon Cordery, Chair, Dept. of History, Western IL. University

Chapter members with speaker, Dr Simon Cordery, Chair, Dept. of History, Western IL. University


The dedication ceremony of the statue in Chandler Park honoring early Macomb's women leaders, including community and state activist, author, and founder of the General Macomb Chapter, DAR in 1910, Claire Kerns Bayless.     

Pictured: Dr Elizabeth (Betty) Kaspar, Regent, informing the large audience about Mrs. Bayless, who, in addition, was the wife of the president of Western Illinois College.  Also pictured, Tina Belz, DAR member and Co-chair of the Statue Committee for the Macomb Woman's Club.

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 5, 2017
Program: Annette Carper, Lamoine Retirement Center
Hostesses: Karen Schneider and Jane Stratton

September 17-23, 2017
Constitution Week

October 3, 2017
Program: Bobby Rowland - Rescue & Service Dog
Hostesses: Joan Mapes and Ketra Wanamaker

October 20, 2017
Naturalization Ceremony, Rock Island Illinois

November 6, 2017
Program: Kermit Short - Poppies.
Bring 2 can goods for local food pantry.
Hostesses: Donna Thompson and Judy Witten

December 6, 2017
Christmas Tea
Program: Cookie & Candy Exchange
Bring a soft toy to be donated to McDonough County Police or
Fire Department to be used at accident sites.
Hostesses: Phyllis Rowland and Marna Hodges

March 4, 2018
Youth Awards: Good Citizen and American History Essay
Presented by: Judy Witten and Barbara Stein
Hostesses: Sharon Caldwell and Mary Stipanowich

April 2, 2018
Program: Gloria Flathom State Regent
Hostess: Barb Stein, Lena Scrivener and Sharon Walter

May 1, 2018
Program: Dixon Mounds - Indian Presentation
Hostesses: Tina Belz and Martha Norcross

June 5, 2018
Program: Al Ourth - A Civil War Round Table
Hostesses: Barb Myers, Nan Hall and Betty Kasper

June 14, 2018
Flag Day
Lunch at Pizza Hut
Mayor Mike Inman will be speaking about "Flags of Love"

August 7, 2018
Program: History of Ice Cream by George Wanamaker
We will have our collection for Veterans and the Tamassee School.
Hostess: Sarah Curtis, Carol Kersting and Connie Mohr


Jane Lohr

Sarah Curtis, Regent



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