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About Our Chapter

Organized: November 8, 1892

Officers: 2010-2013

Regent: Elizabeth Dechant
Vice Regent: Wendy Kerschner
2nd Vice Regent:  Martha Ros
Chaplain: Lois Shultz
Recording Secretary:Hallie Vaughan
Corresponding Secretary: Janice Wagaman
Treasurer:  Beverly Deutschman
Registrar: Michele Simon
Historian: Stephanie Troutman
Librarian: Shirley Mainello


  • Meetings are held September through June. Meetings are held at 1:00 PM, unless noted.
  • September 10 - Wyomissing Public Library : Program - "Real Daughters"
  • October 15 - Canal Street Pub : Program - "Women in the Military: 1776 to Present"
  • November 19- Historical Society of Berks County : Joint Meeting of DAR and CAR
  • December 17 at 9:00 AM - Breakfast Meeting - Breakfast at Berkshire Country Club : Program by Ringing Hills Sweet Adelines Quartet (Reservations Required - contact the chapter)
  • March 17 - Historical Society of Berks County : Program by Historical Society Employee; also, presentation of student awards
  • April 21 - Wyomissing Public Library : Program - "American House Hotel"
  • May 19 - Wyomissing Public Library : Program - "Cold War Submarines"
  • June 16 at 12:00 Noon - Canal Street Pub : Program - "The Importance of Patriotism"
  • Contact for more information: Mrs Miles Dechant: 610-779-0993
In February, a joint luncheon meeting, with the Berks County Historical Society and the Sons of the American Revolution, is held to commemorate President's Day.
Each regular meeting includes devotions, patriotic exercises, the President General's Message, and a three minute National Defense Report.

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