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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 92 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.

Contact Us:
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
Board Meeting

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

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