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Brief History:
The 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 93 years, the chapter has worked in the local community to advance the DAR objectives of preserving history, providing education, and promoting patriotism.
Chapter Officers:
REGENT, Cindy Sullivan
1st VICE REGENT, Katie Feuer
2nd VICE REGENT, Lois Hageman
CHAPLAIN, Marie Robertson
TREASURER, Lesley Quinlan
REGISTRAR, Cindy Sullivan
HISTORIAN, Adele Irving
LIBRARIAN, Ruth Huneke
How to Join:
Any 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.

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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 2015-2016


Wednesday, September 16                                                     7:30-9:00 PM
“Kick–Off Meeting” Guest speaker Amanda Greene will discuss requirements for joining the DAR.
Call 908-277-2857 for more details


Thursday, October 15                                                              7:30 PM
Historian Bob Mayer will speak on “The Forgotten Revolution” in Central Jersey.
Summit Public Library


Sunday, October 18                                                                  2PM
125th Anniversary Celebration of the National Society of the American Revolution at the Reeves Reed Arboretum


Tuesday, November 10                                                             9:30AM-12PM
Project Polar Fleece Chapter to make fleece blankets for Morristown Battered Women’s Shelter.

Wednesday, December 9
Catch the Christmas Spirit!  Join us for our Holiday luncheon    12PM



Tuesday, January 5                                                                  9:00AM-12PM
Chapter Board Meeting


Tuesday, April 19                                                                      7:30-9:00 PM 
Clara Barton-Founder of the American Red Cross Historical Actor Pat Jordan from the American Historical Theatre will portray the life of Clara Barton -Summit Public Library


Wednesday, May 11                                                                    12:00 PM
Beacon Fire Chapter Spring Luncheon and annual reports


Monday, May 30                                                                         9:45 AM
Memorial Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony - Village Green, Summit, NJ

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