Our Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter recently hosted the State DAR Regent at a meeting. The State Regent makes an official visit to all 110 or so chapters in the state during her two year term.
The Illinois State Regent for 2013-15 is Pamela Peterson Bork. She gave an interesting talk about the "DAR Ties that Bind". This included some interesting facts from the history of the National Society, as well as a few facts from the State Organization.
She seemed impressed with the amount of community service and honoring of veterans that our chapter accomplishes. She also commented on the fact that we have so many young members. We chose an "Outstanding Junior" and welcomed another new Junior member. A junior member is a regular member who is under 36 years of age. Our chapter has always had a high percentage of younger members.