Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The Celilo Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR, celebrated its 35th anniversary Oct. 16.
The chapter includes members from Hood River, The Dalles, Grass Valley, Condon and Goldendale.
The Celilo Chapter was formed on Oct. 12, 1978, in The Dalles, with Elsie Noble Hastings as the group’s Organizing Regent. Today, there are 40 members. Joni Walker is Celilo Chapter Regent, and Ellen Hopkins is Oregon State Regent.
The National Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1890, and is celebrating its 123rd anniversary this year.
NSDAR is a nonprofit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to preserving American history, securing America’s future though better education, and promoting patriotism.
Locally, members donate items and time to local veterans and the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles, and give a yearly Columbia Gorge Community College nursing scholarship.
The Celilo Chapter welcomes new members. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to apply. Monthly meetings are held in Hood River and The Dalles on a rotating basis. For more information, contact Joni Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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