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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Eureka, Illinois

Regent: Kenda Bond

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 by donating items and gift cards and, we also donate items to he Danville Veteran's Home. We maintain the Lincoln marker on the blacktop road between Metamora and Washington. We have donated books to dentist offices and to schools, we presented a program on Memorial Day to an assisted living facility and participate in a local Memorial Day parade and laying of the Memorial Wreath. A Vietnam Commemorative Event was held in 2016 including official/registered Commemoration, public program and luncheon. Another Vietnam Commemorative Event is being planned for November 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)   
John Hair (PA) (CT)    Absalom Humphrey (SC)
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) Luke Wilson
Peter Whitmore (PA) Robert Wilson (PA)
Gidion Woodmansee George Rowe, Sr (VA)

Honoring Vietnam Veterans
We held an event Nov. 7, 2016 to honor wives, sisters, and mothers of our Vietnam Veterans.

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

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.

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 Kenda Bond Vice Regent Nancy Bullard
Chaplain Nancy Bullard Secretary Karen Ghighi
Treasurer Alice Fritch Registrar Debra Lammers
Historian Valerie Horton Librarian Charlene Kimpler

Serving Illinois State Organization

Kenda Bond, State JAC Chairman and Dist. I American History Chairman
Nancy Bullard, Dist. I Scholarship Chairman

Program Calendar

9/12/2016 "Jewish Contributions to the Revolutionary War"
10/10/2016 "Seed Libraries"
11/14/2016 "The Buzz About DAR"
Sharon Frizzell, State Regent
1/9/2017 "Our National Parks"
2/13/2017 Awards Ceremony
Crossroads United Methodist Church
3/13/2017 "DAR Headquarters"
4/10/2017 "Washington's Homefront and the POW's"
5/8/2017 "WWI 100th Anniversary Quilt"
6/12/2017 "State Conference Report"

Regent Kenda Bond
Regent Kenda Bond 2016-2018

Past Regent Carolyn Pasquini
Past Regent Carolyn Pasquini 2014-2016

State Regent Visit 2016
State Regent Sharon Frizzell visited our chapter on Nov. 14th, 2016.

Vietnam Vets Honored   Vietnam Vets Honored
One Vietnam War event honored Veterans on May 3, 2016 2016.
Captain Jeffrey Kretlow was the speaker followed by a soup luncheon. The second event is planned for November 2016.

New Members
New members recently joining Black Partridge Chapter were Mary Kay Harms, Jari Lynn Oncken,
Paulette Holler, and absent from the picture is Nicole Reifman and Melissa Friedlund.

100% Participation Award
Nancy Bullard accepting the award for the Black Partridge Chapter for 100% Participation
in the President General's Project from National Regent Lynn Young at the Illinois State Conference in 2016.

New Members
Our 2016 JAC third place National winners for their Community Service Project.
They are pictured with their grandmother, great aunt, and JAC State Chairman.

Constitution Week
Constitution Week display at the Morton Library.

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



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