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Chapter Calendar

September 6, 2017 ~ 6:30 p.m.: "Country to Country, School to School: Students Helping Students" presented by Hannah Redinger

September 17-23, 2017 ~ Constitution Week

October 7, 2017 ~ DAR Day of Service

November 4, 2017 ~ 100th Anniversary of WWI

December 6, 2017 ~ 11:00 a.m.: "Until you spread your wings you have no idea how far you can fly" presented by State Regent Gloria Flathom

January 6, 2018 ~ 11:00 a.m.: "Master Questionnaiare" presented by Barb Buchanan

February 7, 2018 ~ 6:30 p.m.: "Historic Architecture on the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail" presented by Emile Land

March 7, 2018 ~ 6:30 p.m.: "Patriotic/Youth Awards" presented by Carol Kealy and Barb Buchanan

April 4, 2018 ~ 6:30 p.m.:  "St. Joseph's Center Eagle Nest" presented by Rev. John Herring

May 5, 2018 ~ 9:00 a.m.: "Field Trip"

What's in a name?

Our chapter is named after Whiteside Station (formerly called Flannery's Fort) which was the home of William Whiteside. Whiteside was born about 1750 in Goochland County, Virginia (now Albemarle County). William Whiteside was one of nine brothers, most of whom served in the Revolutionary War, who came from North Carolina. William and most of his brothers emmigrated to Illinois. They settled in what became Monroe County. William, along with his sons and nephews, became noted Indian fighters in Illinois. William Whiteside died in 1815 at White Station. Whiteside Station was located between Columbia and Waterloo, Illinois.

Are You Interested in Joining?

Do you have a Revolutionary War patriot in your family line?

To become a member of DAR, a woman must be at least 18 years old and be able to prove blood descent from a person who rendered patriotic service during the American Revolution. You can search for your own patriot here. There are ladies in our chapter available to help get you started on becoming a member. Our meeting dates vary from September through May. Contact us if you would like to attend one of our meetings.