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La Grange - Le Portage Chapter

LaGrange, Illinois


To honor our Revolutionary War ancestors, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution promote patriotism, education, community service, and preservation of our nation's history and historic sites.

Our chapter name commemorates the historic expedition of Father Louis Joliet and Canadian-born fur trader Jacques Marquette. In 1673, these two men and their party of five others left the banks of the Des Plaines River to portage to Lake Michigan. In doing so, they traversed the area in which our chapter is located: La Grange, Illinois, and neighboring communities.

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Regent Sara Byron
First Vice Regent Laura Westcott
Second Vice Regent Marianne Yates
Chaplain Annette Burlet
Recording Secretary Julie Melvin
Corresponding Secretary Karen Walton
Treasurer Emily Zimmerman
Registrar Susan Olsson
Historian Nicole Wingate
Librarian Nancy Schweiterman


September 16, 2020
Chapter Meeting — We Are DAR! Bingo

September 17-23, 2020
Constitution Week

October 11, 2020
NSDAR Day of Prayer —130th Anniversary

October 17, 2020
Chapter Meeting — Sharing Meeting
Share a Love Story from Your Family History

November 21, 2020
Chapter Meeting
Special Guest, District Director, Denise Burja

December 12, 2020
Chapter Meeting
Special Guest, State Regent, Sharla Luken

February 20, 2021
Chapter Meeting & American History Essay Winners

March 20, 2021
Chapter Meeting — Pins and Insignias

April 17, 2021
Annual Meeting & Spring Luncheon

May 7, 2021
National Day of Prayer

May 15, 2021
Chapter Meeting — Conservation