BEACON FIRE CHAPTER
Beacon Fire Chapter DAR was founded in Summit, NJ in December,
1922. The chapter takes its name from the signal fire
atop a hill "about a mile southeast of Chatham Bridge"
during the American Revolutionary War. The hill became
known as Beacon Hill. For 91 years, the chapter has worked
in the local community to advance the DAR objectives of
preserving history, providing education, and promoting
1st Vice Regent, Katie Feuer
2nd Vice Regent, Lois Hageman
Chaplain, Marie Robertson
Recording Secretary, Katherine Hunter
Corresponding Secretary, Shirley Bittman
Treasurer, Lesley Quinlan
Registrar, Susan Woodworth
Historian, Adele Irving
Librarian, Ruth Huneke
How to Join:
woman is eligible for membership who is no less that eighteen
years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent
from an ancestor who aided in achieving American Independence.
She must provide documentation for each statement of birth,
marriage, and death. No Chapter may discriminate against
an applicant on the basis of race or creed.
If you would like to attend one of our meetings, or have
a question about DAR membership, please contact us at
Beacon Fire DAR PROGRAMS & EVENTS 2013 – 2014
Sunday September 22, 2013 —1:00-4:00 pm
Patriotic Picnic-Prospective DAR members encouraged!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 12:00 pm
"Enjoy a fall tea"
Cosy Cupboard Tea Room
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 —11:00 am
Business Meeting and Luncheon
Sunday November 10, 2013 — 2:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson vs. John Adams debate,
Vandeveer House & Museum-Free to public
Thursday, November 14, 2013 — 7:00 pm
Author Don Peck will speak on his book
"A Spirited War: George Washington & the Ghosts
of the Revolution in Central NJ"
Thursday, December 5, 2013 —11:00 am
Colonial Christmas with Ben Franklin discussion.
Christmas luncheon to follow.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 — 10:00 am
Board Meeting and workshop
Tuesday, March TBD, 2014— 7:30 pm
John Burkhalter will lecture on "Thomas Jefferson and His Music"
Summit Public Library
Sunday, April 6, 2014 — 1:00 pm
Mixer with Morristown Chapter DAR & tour of Schuyler-Hamilton House
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 — 12:00 pm
Spring Luncheon & Annual Reports
Monday, May 26, 2014 — 10:00 am
Memorial Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony