The Jamestown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at the chapter house at 70 Prospect St., Jamestown.
Regent Sharon Terwilliger called the meeting to order with the DAR opening ritual. The invocation was given by Sally Thompson. Gretta Archer, vice president general, was welcomed by Mrs. Terwilliger.
New member Jeanne Hawkes was introduced by Donna Wilson, and inducted by Mrs. Thompson. Janice Weitz introduced guest Debby Cheney, a prospective member. Presentations to the new member were given by Regent Terwilliger.
Gretta Archer, Jamestown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution vice president general, welcomes new member Jeanne Hawkes to the Jamestown DAR Chapter.
Archer reported the north porch of the chapter house will be completed in October, including the entrance door.
Dawn Durow will take charge of the chapter account as treasurer, and Sue Erickson will continue being in charge of the house account treasurer.
Terwilliger thanked Bonnie Larkin for her work on the directory, and Mrs. Thompson for adding the firm support under the sofa cushions.
It was recommended that the membership read President General Mary Ann Wright's article on the 225th anniversary on the signing of the U.S. Constitution and National Defense article on Gen. David H. Petraeus.
Marie Grimm welcomed all to join the Literary Group and said the group had recently read "1812 The War That Forged A Nation" and said the group is now reading "Pioneer Women." At 2 p.m. Nov. 3, the Literary Group will hold the Martha Washington With Friends Tea at a cost of $8, with voices to be sold on three items.
Barb Pietro made two dolls, one colonial and the other a replica of "Mary Ann as Lucy doll."
A fall wreath was made and donated by Carolyn Volk. Voices are also available on the beautiful afghan made by Mrs. Volk as well.
Mrs. Grimm introduced speaker for the day, Carol Wayne, American Red Cross emergency responder, providing a presentation on behind-the-scene activities of disaster response.
Refreshments were provided by Kate Hill, Sylvia Johnson, Jaclin Scalise and Alice Paulus.
The next meeting of the Jamestown Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and is open to all members. The guest speaker will be from the Chautauqua County Historical Society.