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Sauk Trail Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

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 7, 2013

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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THE CONSTITUTION STANDS ON ITS OWN

Presenter: Eileen & George Curry

October 5, 2013

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

THE GLENWOOD STORY: CHANGING THE LIVES OF AT-RISK CHILDREN SINCE 1887

Presenter: John Irwin, President and CEO, Glenwood Academy

 

November 2, 2013

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

OUR D.A.R. TIES

Presenter: Pamela Bork, State Regent

December 7, 2013

Saturday 1:00 p.m.


HOLIDAY POTLUCK LUNCHEON

SERVING OUR VETERANS AT MANTENO

Presenter:Kathy Sanzotta, Director of Volunteer/Activity Services

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January 4, 2014

Saturday 1:00 p.m.


THE STORY OF THE CENTER IN PALOS PARK: A PLACE OF CELEBRATION, ENRICHMENT & HEALING 

Presenter: David Sanders, Executive Director, Community Center Foundation

 

February 1, 2014

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

 

WHAT EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT HER INCOME TAX RETURN

Presenter: Lauren Cribari, Tax Counselor with H&R Block

March 1, 2014

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

THE PLIGHT OF THE ABUSED WOMAN

Presenter: Vicki Meilach, Community Outreach Coordinator, South Suburban Family Shelter

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April 5, 2014

Saturday 1:00 p.m.


A GEM IN OUR MIDST--THE JONES MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CENTER

Presenter: Cheryl Roop, Executive Director

May 3, 2014

Saturday  1:00 p.m.

 

SPRING LUNCHEON--The Year in Review & Looking Forward and Abby Foundation Scholarship Recipient

June 25-29, 2014

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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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