More masks! One chapter member was taught to sew during the pandemic this summer by her 94-year-old mother. She then created scrub caps for her daughter, a nursing student working at Howard County General Hospital, and for nurses at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. She also mailed 29 masks to the Yakama Indian National Reservation in Harrah, Washington.
Our Chapter found a way to support veterans during the quarantine mandated during the COVID-19 pandemic. We participated in a parade of vehicles April 25 honoring a local veteran, Gerald Greenfield, Lt. Col. (retired), who was celebrating his 100th birthday. We joined active duty military personnel, members of the American Legion, fraternity brothers from Omega Psi Phi in their purple and gold jackets and neighbors and friends, all wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Our vehicles snaked around Mr. Greenfield’s Columbia neighborhood as we honked and waved and showed our handmade signs wishing him a happy birthday.
Chapter members collaborated in sewing fabric masks in April 2020 for family members visiting loved ones in a local hospice as well as essential employees of other local care-giving facilities. This vintage DAR paperweight came in handy holding patterns and fabric in place.
The daughter of our founding Regent celebrated 60 years of DAR membership at our
February meeting. She was joined by her daughter, a fellow chapter member, and
grandchildren, who are all members of Children of the American Revolution.
Our Chapter enjoyed a three-layer cake as part of the celebration.
Chapter members, joined by our guest speaker, gathered for lunch and fellowship at Mission BBQ in Ellicott City after our January meeting.
Our January speaker, regent of a Maryland chapter, shared some of the American history she discovered on her road trip following the Madonna of the Trail monuments, which stretch along the National Old Trails Road from Bethesda, MD to Upland, Calif.
At our first chapter meeting of 2020, we welcomed a new DAR member
Chapter members enjoying the state DAR holiday party in December
Our Chapter’s basket was a lovely addition to the auction at the State DAR holiday party
Our Chapter celebrated 60-plus years of DAR in Howard County
In November with a lively talk by the daughter of our Founding Regent,
as part of the Howard County Historical Society’s lecture series
A Chapter member talks about her
traditional clothing at the lecture,
representing her Nottaway Indian tribe
For our DAR Day of Service, we collected school supplies
Below: Inducting a new member at our September 2019 meeting
Our Chapter has an exhibit at the Miller Library celebrating
60+ years of history and DAR in Howard County, MD