Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Isle a la Cache Chapter, NSDAR
I must spend this current blog post bragging about one of the newest chapters in DAR - Isle a la Cache Chapter, based in Romeoville, IL. This chapter was first conceived in August, and by November, we had the required 12 members to organize. We were confirmed by National in December. On Sunday, we had our official Organizing Celebration where the State Regent and State Officers officially welcomed us and installed our officers. We now have 25 members and 2 associate members, and we are still growing!
If you think that the DAR is just a bunch of white-haired ladies with hats and gloves who sip tea, think again! (well, there are a few hats). Our chapter is very young, by DAR standards - the average age of our members is 38 and 8 of our members are 21 or younger. We have some exciting plans for the future in terms of service projects and activities with youth education.
Our chapter name means "Island of the Hiding Place". There is a small island in the DesPlaines River in Romeoville where the french fur traders would stash their goods.
Congratulations to Organizing Regent Teri McLeod for a great start on our chapter.