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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 91 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
Recording Secretary, Katherine Hunter
Corresponding Secretary, Shirley Bittman
Treasurer, Lesley Quinlan
Registrar, Susan Woodworth
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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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

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