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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Eureka, Illinois

Regent: Carolyn Pasquini

Eureka is a community of people with strong family values filled with pride and spirit.  Its leaders are committed to growth. The community has a hospital,  a  four-year liberal arts college, a golf course, a 240 acre park that has a 36-acre lake noted for its great fishing, and two retirement complexes.  Eureka is the Woodford County seat of government.  Former President Ronald Raegan graduated from Eureka College.

Black Partridge Chapter was organized on October 12, 1978 by organizing Regent Mrs. H.L. McAdams. Black Partridge is a small chapter with members from Woodford and Tazewell Counties. Each year we honor Good Citizens from seven area high schools. We support the DAR schools and donate items and money to the Veteran Homes in Illinois. We send cancelled stamps for veteran rehabilitation and have collected money for the Honor Flight project. We maintain the Lincoln marker on the blacktop road between Metamora and Washington. 

L-R: Rebecca Weber, Captain Jeffrey Kretlow, and Regent Carolyn Pasquini shown at DAR
Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration event on May 3, 2016.

United States flag
Black Partridge NSDAR is proud to honor all veterans and those still serving our country. 
The following is a list of patriots of our chapters members and the state where they served:

Jacob Bowman (VA) John Carney (VA)  
Constantine Clarkson (VA)    Leonard Corl (PA)
Thomas Eldredge (CT)    Charles Floyd (VA)   
Samuel Hoppin, NJ Nathan Melvin (MA)  
James Mckamy (VA) Thomas Pinnell (VA) 
Levi Newton (MA) Michael Reagan (PA)
James Phillips, RI George Shultz (VA) 
James Pitts (NC)  Joseph Stevens (CT)
Ebenezer Sanford (CT) Moses J. Wilder (NC)
Peter Smith (NJ)
Peter Whitmore (PA) Luke Wilson

Gidion Woodmansee

Community Service
The Black Partridge Chapter presented a DAR Community Service Award to Wendy Parsons (left) from Eureka.

planting oak tree
Daughters and HODARS planting pin oak tree at Minonk Veterans Park in memory and in honor of all Minonk veterans

Chapter Regent
Chapter regent presides at meeting

chapter members
Chapter members enjoy the comraderie and service of being in the Black Partridge Chapter

Stand Down
Each year chapter members participate in Stand Down to donate clothing and other items for veterans.

Mary Kerr
Mary Kerr (on left), American History Chairman of Black Partridge Chapter, NSDAR, co-author of the historical non-fiction book MARY LINCOLN'S JOURNEY, receives a Certificate of Achievement from the Chapter, presented by Chapter American Heritage Chairman, Nancy Bullard (right) (on September 14, 2015).

Black Partridge Chapter, NSDAR, members rode in Washington's 2015 Memorial Day Parade.

memorial day
The mayor of Washington, Illinois, honored our DAR chapter by asking us to lay the wreaths during the town's official annual Memorial Day Services. (The honor had been accorded to Gold Star Mothers in previous years.) Daughters Karen Ghighi and Linda Lee, our representatives, were provided formal escorts from both the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

DAR Good Citizens 2015
The chapter awarded DAR Good Citizens awards to these students in 2015.


Nancy Bullard is a past regent of Black Partridge Chapter.

Good Citizens

Good Citizens award ceremony, February 2013

american history

American History Teacher Award for 2013 was Brian Hipes from Fieldcrest High School.

Members enjoying a monthy meeting. Black Partridge usually meet the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. in the homes of the members.

Lincoln Circuit marker
The Illinois State Organization and the Black Partridge Chapter dedicated the restoration of the Lincoln Circuit
Boundary Markers at the Tazewood-Woodford County Line on September 15, 2010.

Chapter Officers 

Regent Carolyn Pasquini Vice Regent Cynthia Kristich
Chaplain Nancy Bullard Secretary Linda Lee
Treasurer Alice Fritch Registrar Debra Lammers
Historian Karen Ghighi Librarian Charlene Kimpler

Program Calendar

9/14/2015 "Legal Issues: Health Care Power of Attorney, Financial Power of Attorney, and Transference of Property without a Will" presented by Sonya Pasquini, Attorney and Vice-President of Chicago Title
National DAR Day of Service
10/12/2015 "Apples and a Bit of Art!" presented by Kenda Bond
11/9/2015 "Antiques Show and Tell"
1/11/2016 "DAR-OPOLY"
2/8/2016 Awards Ceremony
3/12/2016 District I Director Program By Jennifer Melton
4/11/2016 "Prisoner of War Ships in American Revolution" by Karen Ghighi and Valerie Horton
" Railroads and the Civil War in Illinois" by Linda Lee
"Let's Talk Pins" by Nancy Bullard and "Our Pollinators: Helping the Bees" by Debra Lammers

Community Service

Community Service Award was given to a very special person from Roanoke, IL.

For information about membership or attending a meeting, please contact 
chapter registrar.



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