A little over five years ago, several of us were frustrated with our current chapter. We had ideas for new projects and a new focus and our old chapter wasn't going along with them.
So, we started a new chapter. It wasn't quite that simple, but we found an area in Chicagoland that didn't have a chapter, filled out a lot of paperwork, worked with the State Regent and state Board, and a few months later, Isle a la Cache Chapter was born.
|Organizing Officers being installed|
|Organizing Officers and Charter Members|
We take our name from a small island in the DesPlaines River in Romeoville, our official location. This island was used by indians and fur traders to hide their goods (cache) as they traveled to and from the area in the 1700's. Today there is a museum on the site and annual rendezvous reenactments.
In the past five years, we have been growing with several new members. Many are young professional women. We support the Pierce Downer C.A.R. society. We actively support veterans through our annual scarf donations to homeless veterans and participating in Wreaths Across America. We honor high school students with Good Citizen awards and JROTC awards.
We have started working on a project to index information about people buried in Bolingbrook (also our location).
All in all, it has been a busy and productive five years.