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The Fort Cooper Chapter celebrated our sixth year anniversary this past April. The Chapter continues to work towards the three objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution: Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism. We are continuing to increase our Chapter membership with new sisters and now have over 110 members. Among our membership, we have two sisters with over 60 years of membership, two with 50 years, two with 40 years and three with over 25 years of DAR membership. Sadly we lost one of our organizing members this year. We have several third generation members of which we are proud. The Chapter has won awards and recognition at both National and State levels. The Chapter School Committee was awarded 1st Place for collection of Labels and Box Tops For Education. Several of our members have received individual awards. The Chapter acknowledged the outstanding JROTC Cadets from the three local high schools: Citrus, Crystal River and Lecanto and awarded a ROTC Metal to the Sea Cadet Program for outstanding Cadet. Each student was awarded a DAR certificate, JROTC Medal and a check. The Chapter recognized a local resident for her work in establishing a permanent Veterans Memorial in Old Homosassa. The Chapter presented an educational scholarship to a deserving high school senior. We celebrate Flag Day, Constitution Week, and we are very active in Veterans recognition. As you can see, we are a busy and active chapter, thanks to the efforts of our membership.

Gone but not forgotten
Marjorie Muir
Louise Pushee
Elizabeth Lazar
Virginia Grimm
Betty Gunderson
Velma Shelling
Gloria Bruce
Betty Strumpfler
Gloria Horning
Mae Glasco
June Rogers
Armin Marvin
Sondra Shinn
Priscilla Wellington
Priscilla was a member of DAR for over 65 years.
She will be missed by all who knew her and learned from her.



September 3
Theme: Constitution Week
Speaker: Mayor Plaisted and Shirley Miketinac

October 1
Theme: Founding of DAR and the History of Memorial Continental Hall
Speaker: Beverly Gentry and Carolyn Ohlmeyer

November 2
Theme: Veterans-Honoring Our Korean War Veterans
Speaker: TBA

December 3
Theme: Paws for Patriots
Speaker: Michael Jernigan Ret. USMC

January 7
Theme: Conservation
Speaker: Steven K. Davis UF

February 1
Theme: "Guess Who Is Coming For Dinner"
Speaker: Kay Yarbourgh

March 4
Theme: Women in American History
Speaker: Cecylia Ziobro Thibault, Holocaust Survivor

April 1
Theme: American Indians
Speaker: Jodi Holder

May 3
Theme: Memorial Service
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