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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Kishwaukee Trail Chapter

Woodstock Illinois




The Daughters of the American Revolution is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America's future through better education.

Ready to discover your story? We’re here to help.

Volunteer genealogists from the Kishwaukee Trail Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will offer assistance to those wishing to trace their American ancestors or Revolutionary War patriots.


Beth Hoover, Regent



Woodstock Public Library

414 Judd St.

Woodstock, IL

1st Saturday of month

 10 am – Noon


Sep 6, 2014

Oct 4, 2014

Nov1, 2014

Dec 6 2014

Jan 3, 2015

Feb 7, 2015

Mar7, 2015

Apr4, 2015

May2, 2015

Jun 6, 2015




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Prospective members are welcome to attend our meetings.

Please contact Beth Hoover, Regent.

Chapter Meeting Agenda

9:40 - 10:00 Social Time

10:00 - 11:00 Chapter Meeting

11:00 - 11:30 Program


Each Regular meeting includes devotions, patriotic exercises, President General’s Message (current DAR Magazine) and a three-minute National Defense report.


Aug 23, 2014, Saturday @ 10:00 a.m. – Membership

Program: DAR 101

Location: Woodstock Public Library 

414 W. Judd St., Woodstock

New, Pending, Prospective or Active members are invited.  This is a DAR orientation and educational program about our society.


Sep 15, 2014, Monday @ 10:00 a.m. - Chapter Meeting

Program: Brothers’ War

Speaker: Dave Oberg, Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum’s Executive Director

Location: Crystal Lake Bank & Trust

Hostesses: Barb Pagano, Joan Longmire

TO BRING: Box Top$ for Education, Printer cartridges (DAR Schools)

Constitution Week Posters and Proclamation Exhibit;

Remembrance of Patriot Day (9/11), 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner


Sep 17-23, 2014 Constitution Week


Sep 18, 2014, Thursday @ 11:00 a.m. - Special Event

Program: Dedication of the Solar-Lighted Flagpole

Speaker: Pam Bork, Illinois State Regent

Location: Starved Rock State Park

Luncheon: $25 payable to ISODAR


Oct 25, 2014, Saturday @ 10 a.m.  - Chapter Meeting

Program: Who Do You Think You Are

Speaker: Gloria Flathom, District IV Director

Location: Crystal Lake Bank & Trust

Hostesses: Dawn Williams, Pat French

Collection: Soda Pop Collection for USO (Project Patriot)


Nov 17, 2014, Monday @ 10:00 a.m.  - Chapter Meeting

Program: Pocahontas and Her Chicago Connections

Speaker: Jan Price

Location: Crystal Lake Bank & Trust

Luncheon: Pot Luck Luncheon

Hostesses: Jennifer Zange, Sandra Re

Presentation:  Cate Williams, President, Crystal Lake Food Pantry - Collection: Food Pantry Items

Election of Nomination Committee, New Member Welcome


Dec 14, 2014, Sunday @ 3:00 p.m. - Holiday Event

Program: Victorian Christmas Tea

Speaker: Crystal Lake Historical Society

Location: Colonel Palmer House

Cost: Limited seating - $23 ($15 for Crystal Lake residents) Children welcome.

RSVP Jean Muscat ASAP       

Come enjoy the magic of the season!


Jan 19, 2015, Monday @ 10:00 a.m.   - Chapter Meeting

Program: History of the Woodstock Opera House

Speaker: John Scharres, Director

Location: Crystal Lake Bank & Trust

Hostesses: Clara Barnett, Caroline Sobolak

TO BRING: Costume Jewelry for Hindemann School

Master Questionnaire reports DUE


Feb 28, 2015, Saturday @ 10:00 p.m.   - DAR & CAR Meeting

Program: Slaying the Bag Monster

Speaker: McHenry County Environmental Defenders

Location: Crystal Lake Bank & Trust

Hostesses: Kathy Boyle, Joy Martin

TO BRING: An old Tshirt and a pair of fabric scissors.

Junior Shoppe visit by Gail Balsamello, Nomination of Chapter Officers and Delegates to State Conference and Continental Congress


Mar 1, 2015, Sunday @ 2 p.m.  - Education Event

Program: DAR Good Citizens and Student Awards

Speakers: Illinois Senator Pamela Althoff  and Teri-Ellen Rogers, State DAR Chairman

Location: McHenry County College Auditorium

Rte. 14, Crystal Lake

Presentation of DAR Good Citizens Awards (gr 12), DAR Scholarships, American History Essay Awards (gr 5-8),

Christopher Columbus Essay (gr 9-12), JAC Awards (gr k-12)


Mar 16, 2014, Monday @ 10:00 a.m.  - Chapter Meeting

Program: Outstanding American Women

Location: Crystal Lake Bank & Trust

Hostesses: Mary Jo Darlington, Roma Simons

TO BRING: Turning Point donations

Community Service Award Presentation; Women in American History Award. Election of Chapter Officers


Apr 20, 2015, Monday @ 10:00 a.m.   - Chapter Meeting

Program: Living With Wildlife in Illinois

Speaker: Deb Silker, Master Naturalist and

Master Gardener, U of I Extension

Location: Crystal Lake Bank & Trust

Hostesses: June DuCharme


May 16, 2015, Saturday @ 11:00 a.m.   Chapter Annual Meeting & FUNraiser

Program: Show and Tell: Share a Family Treasure

Members – PLEASE put together a themed gift basket. 

Tickets will be available at the luncheon and winners will be picked that day.

Location: McHenry Country Club

820 N John St, McHenry

Luncheon: For reservations, contact June DoCharme

Cost: $30 RSVP by May 9

Regent’s Annual Report, Installation of Chapter Officers, Memorial Service, New Member Welcome


For more information

Please contact us.




Planting of trees in McHenry County



2009_workshop.bmp Genealogy Workshops


Dedication of Revolutionary War Patriot Plaque at Linn-Hebron Cemetery


Spring Grove parade





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