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General Macomb Chapter

Macomb, Illinois


National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Women in the Arts Award Photo1

Mrs. Mildred Sorrells, a member of the General Macomb chapter, was presented the "Women in the Arts Award" by Regent E. Betty Kaspar; she is nationally known for the hundreds of awards that she has received for her gorgeous quilts and wall hangings.

Women in the Arts Award Photo2

Illinois State Rep. Hammond also presented Millie with a certificate of recognition from the state and Mayor Michael Inman presented her with an award from the city. An officer of the Prairie Quilters Guild told of Mildred Sorrell's many quilting awards from all over the nation and the most pretentious award, the Swiss Bernina quilt prize of $12,000, plus that a new color of thread has been named for A photo also of one of her quilts was on the cake.

State Regent Candace Fryburger Visit

Dr. State Regent, Candace Fryburger was welcomed by the General Macomb Chapter at a recent meeting. Chapter officers: (L. to R.): Secretary Sarah Curtis. Treasurer Barbara Stein, Vice Regent Sharon Caldwell, Registrar Joan Mapes, State Regent Candace Fryburger, Chapter Regent Elizabeth (Betty) Kaspar and Chaplain Nancy Stanley.

Historic Preservation Medal presentation

Dr. Gilbert Belles received the NSDAR Historic Preservation Medal on June 3, 2012 from General Macomb Chapter Regent, Dr. Elizabeth Kaspar. Dr. Belles, a retired W.I.U. history professor, has been the leader in locating, marking, and restoring approximately ninety seven cemeteries in McDonough County over the past eight years. After locating the cemeteries, many in corn and soy bean fields, he enlists the aid of businesses, civic organizations, and even the Boy Scouts, to provide both the physical labor and the funds for the restoration.

General Macomb Chapter regent and vice regent participated in the Heritage Days Parade, the theme for which was
'Honoring Women Community Activists."



September 1, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Vietnam War Commemoration presented by Sharon Caldwell

Hostesses: Judy Witten – Nancy Stanley


September 17-23, 2015

Constitution Week


October 06, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Enabling Women’s Political Participation: Ready to Run Illinois presented by Janna Deitz

Hostesses: Jane Stratton – Lou Melvin

October 14, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Past Regent & Regent Lunch


November 2, 2015 1:30 p.m.

Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Event Program Review

Hostesses: Carol Kersting and Elizabeth Cook


December 1, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Christmas Luncheon

Hostesses: Sharon Walter and Barbara Stein


March 1, 2016 2:00 p.m.

The Opportunities and Challenges of Education in Rural America presented by Sandra Watkins

Hostesses: Joan Mapes, Sharon Caldwell, and Marna Hodges


April 3, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Youth Awards: DAR Good Citizen and American History Essay

Hostesses: Joan Mapes, Sharon Caldwell, and Marna Hodges


MAY 03, 2016 11:30 a.m. (Reservations required)

State Regent Sharon Frizzell

Hostesses: Sarah Curtis and Sharon Caldwell


MAY 11, 2016 11:30 a.m.

Past Regents and Regents Lunch


JUNE 07, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Memorial and Installation of Officers

Hostesses: Nan Hall and Connie Mohr


JUNE 14, 2016

Flag Day

Hosted By: Shadrach Bond


August 02, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Native Americans presented by: Rev. Paula Englehorn
Donations Collected for DAR Schools & Veterans

Hostesses: Ketra Wanamaker and Mary Stipanowich




          Beth June Rochefort  April 28, 2012

Past Chapter Regent   1991-93, 1999-2001, 2006

Past District I Director

Dr. Elizabeth Kaspar, Regent



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