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Prospective members are welcome to attend our meetings.

Beth Hoover, Regent

MEETING LOCATION: (unless noted otherwise)

Crystal Lake Bank & Trust’s Meeting Room (lower level)
5100 Northwest Hwy. (Rt 14), Crystal Lake (NW corner Rt. 14 & Pingree Rd)
Entrance off of Pingree Road next to Culver’s
* Join us for lunch afterward at Colonial Cafe, 5689 Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL
** Join us for lunch at Coleman’s Tavern & Grill, 823 Lake St.,Woodstock, IL 60098

Remember — We have gone GREEN, bring your cup and we’ll fill it up!

Regular Chapter Meeting Agenda — Note changes in time
9:45 - 10:00 Social Time, 10:00 - 10:45 Program, Break, Meeting 11:00 – 12:00

Each Regular Chapter Meeting includes Opening Ritual, The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, American’s Creed, President General’s Message, a three-minute National Defense report, Conservation Minute, Flag Minute, and American Indian Minute.

Monthly Genealogy Workshops
1st Saturday of each month 10 AM - 12 PM
Location: Woodstock Library, 414 Judd St, Woodstock
Volunteer Genies will help with New Applications and Supplement Applications

Saturday, 10/3/2015, 2:00 PM — Outing to Sycamore Chapter
Program: The Beginnings of a People, a Society, and a Nation
Speaker: David Jahntz, Founding Era Lecturer and American Revolutionary War Reenactor
Location: Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, Illinois
Cost: Free will offering by our members, RSVP Beth Hoover to attend.

Monday, 10/12/2015, 11:30 AM – Chapter Meeting
Program: Barnswallow, a raptor rehabilitation and public education center, situated in a peaceful, country setting next to an Illinois nature preserve. We will present Linda Breuer with the NSDAR Conservation Award.
Speaker: Linda Breuer
Location: 27120 W. Ivanhoe Court, Wauconda, IL 60084
Lunch: Please bring a beverage and sack lunch.

Saturday, 11/21/2015, 10:00 AM — Chapter Meeting*
Program: Vietnam Recall
Speaker: Joan Skiba
Location: Crystal Lake Bank & Trust

Monday, 11/23/2015, 10: 00 AM — Special Event**
Come join the fun and get in the holiday spirit! We will decorate a Christmas tree at the Woodstock Opera House for the Annual Christmas Tree Walk. We need helpers to craft items for the tree. Contact Beth Hoover.
We will take the tree down on Monday, January 4, 2016 @10:00 AM.

Sunday, 11/29/15, 2:00 PM
Woodstock Christmas Parade — join us!

Sunday, 12/20/2015, 4:30 PM — Holiday Event
Program: Holiday Concert
Location: Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Church, 5603 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL
Cost: Free will donation. Reception to follow.
Come enjoy the magic of the season!

Monday, 1/18/2016, 10:00 AM — Chapter Meeting*
Program: Farming Techiniques
Speaker: Linnea Koostra
Location: Crystal Lake Bank & Trust

Monday, 2/15/16 — Outing to William Dawes Chapter’s CAR Meeting
Program: Colonial Cooking and Etiquette
Location: Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Sunday, 2/21/2016, 2:00 PM — Education Event
Program: DAR Good Citizens and Student Awards
Speakers: Illinois Senator Pamela Althoff and Donna Benshoof, State Chair
Location: McHenry County College Auditorium, 8900 U.S. Hwy 14 (at Lucas Rd), 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).

Saturday, 3/19/2016, 10:00 AM — Chapter Meeting
Speaker: Amy Danford-Klein
Program: Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII
Location: Colonial Cafe, 5689 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL

Saturday, 4/23/2016, 10:00 AM — Chapter Meeting*
Program: Women’s Issues
Speaker: Luanne Frosch Bruckner, Vice President General, Honorary State Regent, and National Women’s
 Issues Chair
Location: Crystal Lake Bank & Trust

Saturday, 5/21/2016, 11:00 AM — Chapter Annual Meeting
Program: “Watch Your Membership Garden Blossom!”
Speaker: Sharon Bittner, District II Director
Location: McHenry Country Club, 820 N John St, McHenry, IL
Regent’s Annual Report, Installation of Chapter Officers, Memorial Service, New Member Welcome, Members are asked to put together a themed gift basket; this will be a chapter FUNraising project. Tickets will be available at the luncheon and winners will be picked that day. Proceeds to benefit our Scholarship Fund. Please sign up to bring a basket.

Our Chapter will participate in a few Memorial Day and Independence Day Parades —
we will keep you posted as we know more details!