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 92 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 2014-2015
Friday, September 19 7:30-9:00 PM
Learn about the DAR & your genealogy! Bring a friend who may be interested in joining the Chapter.
Call 973-635-4557 for more details
Wednesday, October 15 7:30-9:00PM
Speaker Arthur Lefkowitz on “George Washington’s Indispensable Men”
Thursday, November 13 7:30-9:00 PM
DAR Book Club Night & Discussion, “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin” by Jill Lepore. (Ben Franklin’s sister) For more information call 908-277 2857
Sunday, December 7
Save the date!
Christmas Dinner - The Beacon Fire Chapter will celebrate our 92nd anniversary.
Tuesday, January 13 9:30 AM
Tuesday, April 7 7:30-9:00PM
Speaker Charles McSorley on “The Women’s Suffragette Movement: How Women Won the Vote.”
Wednesday, May 14 12:00 PM
DAR Spring Luncheon and annual reports
Monday, May 25 9:45 AM
Memorial Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony - Village Green, Summit, NJ