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Sauk Trail Chapter

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Chicago Heights, Illinois


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OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY

The objects of the DAR Society are historic preservation, promotion of education and patriotic endeavor. DAR was founded as a National Society in 1890 and has provided strong leadership in the fields of Conservation, Citizenship, Education and Educational Scholarships, Genealogy and Family History, Historical Preservation and Restoration, Native American Studies and Service to Veterans.

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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Any woman is eligible for membership who is at least 18 years of age and able to prove lineal descent from someone who aided the cause of American independence by some means, such as by serving in the Revolutionary War. You may contact our Chapter Registrar for further information on how to join Sauk Trail Chapter. Please be sure to let her know if you have a relative that is a member of DAR or SAR (Sons of the American Revolution).

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CHAPTER MEETING INFORMATION

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DATES & TIMES LOCATIONS PROGRAMS
September 6, 2014

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Presenters: Gloria Flathom, Director, Illinois IV District--Followed by Q & A about the Constitution with Eileen & George Curry

October 4, 2014

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

Avoiding Identity Theft and Scams

Presenter: Mary Woolery, Illinois State Police

 

November 1, 2014

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

Responding to Local Needs

Presenter: Amy Weaver, Associate Director, RESPOND NOW

December 6, 2014

Saturday 1:00 p.m.


HOLIDAY POTLUCK LUNCHEON

SERVING OUR VETERANS AT MANTENO

Presenter:Michelle Shear, Director of Volunteer/Activity Services

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January 3, 2015

Saturday 1:00 p.m.


Facing the Literary Challenge 

Presenter: Dora Ivory, Coordinator of Literary Education, Prairie State College

 

February 7, 2015

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

 

Set Your Sights High

Presenter: Dr. Terri Winfree, President, Prairie State College

March 7, 2015

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

Our DAR Schools Today -- Tamassee, Kate Duncan Smith and Crossnore

Presenter: Kathy King, Chairman, DAR Schools and DAR Scholarship

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April 4, 2015

Saturday 1:00 p.m.


Women's Issues Today

Presenters: Gloria Hull, Chairman for Women's Issues with Gretchen Hannan

April 24-26, 2015


Illinois State Conference -- Doubletree Hotel, Bloomington

May 2, 2015

Saturday  1:00 p.m.

 

Decadent Desserts and Lively Discussion: Your Thoughts are Important

Installation of Officers for 2015-2017 and Passing of the gavel and pinning the new Regent

June 7, 2015

4th District Mini-tour

June 24-28, 2015

CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

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SAUK TRAIL CHAPTER--ITS ORIGIN AND MEANING

Two historic highways intersect in Chicago Heights, Cook County, Illinois; namely, the famous Sauk Indian Trail and the old Hubbard Trail.

The famous Sauk Trail, which passed Chicago Heights, connected the villages of the Indians on the Mississippi with the trading posts of Detroit, Michigan and Fort Malden, Ontario, Canada. While the trail was originally used by the Indians, it was trod in time by explorers, trappers, missionaries, and tradesmen.

This trail was used not only for such relatively peaceful purpose. It also played its part during the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Black Hawk War of 1832.

The first white settlements in this area were established just south of Chicago Heights along the Sauk Trail. In those days, it was a beautiful curving trail between wooded lands. The Hawthorne, wild crab, and wild plum trees which bloomed abundantly in spring among the tall oaks made the trail a delight.

In 1926, the charter members of this chapter chose the name "Sauk Trail Chapter" because of the historical significance of this trail and because the first settlers chose land along this trail for their first wilderness homes.

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