Chief Shaubena Chapter, NSDAR

Roseville, Illinois


2020–2021 Calendar

Chapter meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through June, with no meetings in January and February. For more information, contact us.

September 8 Community Service & Membership Awards, Vietnam Veteran pins
Presenter: Aleta Rossman & Debby Coe
September 11 Flags of Honor
Assist with the raising and lowering of the flags in honor of Patriots Day
September 17-23 Constitution Week
The Ringing of the Bells
October 13 State Conference Report
Presenter: Debby Coe
November 10 Conservation & Baby Bibs
Presenter: Lois Brechbiel
December 8 Cookie Exchange
Year end reports
February American History Month
Chapter members will prepare a display for Warren County Branch Library and present a gift to the library in honor of American History Month
March 9 DAR Good Citizens & American History Essay Awards
Award presentations
April 13 Cambre House
Presenter: Becca Williamson
May 11 State Conference Report
Presenter: Debra Ross Coe
June 14 Flag Day Luncheon

Chapter History

The Chief Shaubena Chapter, NSDAR, held its first meeting on September 6, 1921, at the home of Anna Pinney. Georgia Chubbuk, Illinois State Regent and her slate of officers; Anne B. Bahnsen, Vice President General of Rock Island, Illinois; Lulu J. Clyde McCoy, Regent of the Puritan-Cavalier Chapter, NSDAR, of Monmouth, Illinois; were honored guests along with twenty eligible ladies of the community. The first slate of officers was elected. The chapter entertained the division meeting in Roseville in 1932, and 1959.

Chapter member, Myrtie Dixson served as Illinois State Regent and Vice-President General. In 1929, at the Illinois State Conference, Mrs. Paul Taylor acted as her page. The Chief Shaubena Chapter, NSDAR, sponsored the General Warren Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) Society from 1929 to 1971, assisting with the C.A.R. State Conference held in Roseville in 1949. Our fiftieth anniversary was observed on October 27, 1971. Chapter Regent Marjorie Mayhew, with State Regent Sarah-Jane L. Meyer, welcomed guests from area chapters to a Silver Tea.

In 1980, we marked the grave of a granddaughter of an American Revolutionary War soldier, Miriam Bair, who was a member of our chapter until she died in 1939. In 2001, a grave plaque was placed on Myrtie Dixson’s grave. At the request of her family, we also dedicated a grave marker at the grave of Frances Turner Burkett, a member of Daniel McMillan Chapter, NSDAR, which had disbanded before this time.

More recently, we sold afghans that contained images of old Roseville landmarks. The sale coincided with the Sesquicentennial of the village. The Chief Shaubena Chapter, NSDAR, has co-sponsored with the American Legion Post in Roseville a project called, “Avenue of Flags”. One hundred nine flags are on display surrounding Roseville Cemetery and Roseville Memorial Cemetery. The flags continue to be flown on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day weekend, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Day of Remembrance, Veteran’s Day, and Pearl Harbor Day.

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Our chapter donated the lineage books and genealogy volumes, formerly housed at Roseville Library to the Warren County Genealogy Library. The antique bookcase which housed them was sold and the money was donated to the Roseville Library.

Phil Gerding, the editor of the Roseville Independent newspaper, was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his over fifty years of service. The Chief Shaubena Chapter, NSDAR, continues to sponsor the American History and Christopher Columbus Essay Contests, along with DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest. We also honor an outstanding history student and recognize the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) winning student. Our chapter is small in numbers with a large amount of love for DAR.


2020-2022 Chapter Officers

Regent Aleta Samuelson Rossman
Vice Regent Melinda Frakes
Chaplain Lois Forrester Brechbiel
Recording Secretary Lois Forrester Brechbiel
Corresponding Secretary Lois Forrester Brechbiel
Treasurer Nancy Worthington Huston
Registrar Debra Ross Coe
Historian Lorna Kington Adkisson

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