COUNCIL — The Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution kicked off the new year with a visit to Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church in Council on Jan. 9. Church leaders Ken and Gail Boykin shared the history of the church, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
A moment of silence was observed in memory of longtime DAR member and Mt. Horeb church member Eugenia Cross, who passed away recently at the age of 95. Her years of service to the chapter and to local education were recognized. Lunch was provided by chapter members Judy Gooden, Kathy Atkinson and Sheila Calloway.
The business meeting focused on improving documentation of activities for the coming year. Members were encouraged to attend the state conference in April as our district hosts this year. Committee reports were presented. Upcoming events for the chapter Moore’s Creek Battle observance in February, participation in “Valentines for Veterans,” a DAR-sponsored genealogy workshop in March, and National Conference in June.
NSDAR membership is open to any woman age 18 and older with a direct ancestor who served in the American Revolution or provided patriotic service. Interested potential members may view the full membership qualifications on the North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution website at www.ncdar.org. A link to information on the Battle of Elizabethtown chapter can be found on the same site by clicking on Bladen County on the map under the NC Chapters heading.
The next meeting will recognize students involved in DAR education initiatives and will be at the Powell Melvin Building in Elizabethtown on March 10 at 11 a. m.