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The Puc Puggy Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is named after
William Bartram, a botanist researching plant life in Florida in the 1770s. He lived with the
Seminole Indians for a period of time, and they called him 'Puc Puggy,' the Seminole words
meaning 'Flower Hunter.' Bartram discovered a tree native to Florida, which he named
Franklinia in honor of his friend, Benjamin Franklin.

Our chapter was chartered on October 15, 1994, in Lady Lake, FL. The Organizing Regent was
Carolyn J. Foster.

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2015-2016 Program Themes

Our chapter meetings are held on the third Friday of every month September through May.
If you would like to attend, please contact us for further information.

September 18, 2015 (Education/Historic Preservation)
Theme: New Beginnings: Moving Ahead to Serve Our Community

Constitution Week Proclamation with Mayor Ruth Kussard
Lady Lake Continental Congress Reports: Brenda Weaver & Karen Carbonneau
Officer/Committee Goals for this coming year (see insert for Meeting)

October 16, 2015 (Historic Preservation & Education)
Theme: Our Past Informs the Future

125 Years of DAR History- Happy Birthday, DAR!
Celebrating our Puc Puggy Members’ 10, 30 & 40 years of service!
Podcast with 125 Year DAR History and Game with prizes
125th Birthday Cake Celebration
Installation of New Members

November 20, 2015 (Patriotism)
Theme: VIETNAM: A LOOK BACK AFTER 50 YEARS

“Winning the Hearts and Minds”
Speaker: John Erskine, Special Forces
Presentation of Vietnam Certificates to Veterans or Puc Puggy Sponsor

December 18, 2015 (Historic Preservation & Education: Literacy)
Theme: Happy Holidays to Our Families

Catered Luncheon & dress in Victorian Dress
Collect Children’s Books for Literacy Project- donate to Castleberry Group for distribution

January 15, 2016 ( Education- Literacy)
Theme: Supporting Children in Literacy (Reading Pals Program) & Volunteer Opportunities

Speaker: Jan Hathaway, Literacy Manager of United Way Literacy Program
Installation of New Members

February 19, 2016 (Historic Preservation & History -Civil War FL) Fieldtrip
Theme: President Lincoln’s 40 Acres and a Mule Proclamation: Birth of the Community of Royal in Florida

Speaker: Beverly Steele, Founder- Young Performing Artists
Tour & Luncheon at the Community of Royal Historic Site
Meeting held at Royal - Car Pool from Saddlebrook
Advance Registration (Limited to 50 people; Cost - $20 tour & Lunch)
Need all monies by January meeting.

March 18, 2016 (Historic Preservation & Women’s Issues)
Theme: “The Chosen Path: Based on the Life of Elizabeth Van Lew”- Spy in the Civil War

Speaker: Don Wyman
March 8 is International Women’s Day

April 15, 2016 (Education & Women’s Issues)
Theme: We’re in Your Corner and We’re in Their Corner: Pet Peace of Mind

Speaker: Kristine A. Murtz, Cornerstone Hospice Pet Program

May 20, 2016 (Education, Patriotism, Historic Preservation)
Theme: Remembering Our Puc Puggy Chapter Service to the Community

Distribution of Awards for Service during the year
Goals or focus for next year
Pot Luck Luncheon
Installation of New Members

Please Contact Program Chairman for additional information or questions.
Events will be posted Monthly for attendance purposes.

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PUC PUGGY CHAPTER OFFICERS 2015-2017

Regent: Joan Hutter
Vice Regent: Dr. Brenda Weaver
2nd Vice Regent: Lucy Dowling
Chaplain: Cindy Evans
Recording Secretary: Margie Steele
Corresponding Secretary: Karen Carbonneau
Treasurer: Eloise Noble
Registrar: Sallie Kautz
Historian: Vivian Semanko
Librarian: Sue Ade
Parliamentarian (Appointed): Gayle Erskin

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