FARMINGTON — Colonial Daughters Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, held the October meeting at the home of one of their members, Patricia Durham, There were 14 members and two guests present.

It was a special meeting to welcome two new members to the chapter: Bonnie Lander of Farmington, joining under her Patriot James Lamb, and Laura Donnellan of Rangeley, joining under her Patriot James Garrard. The women were presented their DAR pins and certificates.

Regent Julia Nouvertne opened the meeting. The opening prayer was given by Nancy Flick, Constance Hiltz led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Elaine Wells led the American’s Creed.

Old and new business was discussed. At noon bag lunches were held, with desserts made by several members.

Member Ann Ladd of Rangeley recently visited the DAR Headquarters and Museum in Washington. She had photos and gave a report on her visit.

It was noted that 123 years ago, on Oct. 11, 1890, 18 women met to officially organize the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) for historic, educational and patriotic purposes. More than 800,000 members have been admitted to membership since 1890.

It was also noted that the Colonial Daughters Chapter of Farmington was chartered on June 25, 1908, 105 years ago.

The afternoon’s program was “Our Honduras Experiences” with Craigen and Bob Healy of New Vineyard, members of the Franklin Association Honduras Partnership program. A slide show was presented, which created questions and discussions.

The Healy’s mission is to teach and work with the native Honduras families, showing them ways to improve their lives and living conditions.

Members present were Elaine Wells, Sylvia Adams, Patricia Durham, Laura Donnellan, Bonnie Lander, Melanie Farmer, Jean Ferrari, Julia Nouvertne, Mary Wheeler, Marcia White, Constance Hiltz, Ann Ladd, Nancy Flick and Joanne Page.

There will be no meeting in November. The next meeting will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Fairbanks Union Church for the annual Christmas Party and Yankee Swap.


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