General Macomb Chapter NSDAR

Macomb, Illinois

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General Macomb Chapter NSDAR 2019-2020 Officers


Date Program
September 3, 2019 Master Gardner
Saralee Moore
September 17-23, 2019 Constitution Week
October 2, 2019 Human Trafficking
Naomi Taylor, Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC)
October 13, 2019 NSDAR Day of Prayer
October 15, 2019 Tamassee School
Celebrates 100 Years
October 18, 2019 Naturalization Ceremony
Davenport, Iowa
November 6, 2019 Bylaws Update
December 7, 2019 Christmas Tea and Member Anniversary
Ketra Wanamaker and Sarah Curtis
March 8, 2020 DAR Good Citizens and American History Essay Awards
Sharon Caldwell and Cathy Onion
April 7, 2020 Barn Quilts
Sharon Caldwell
May 5, 2020 Serving Those Who Have Served Us
Sharla Luken, State Regent
June 2, 2020 Memorial Service
Installation of New Officers and Welcoming of New Members
June 14, 2020 Flag Day
July 2020 Ice Cream Social
Vets—All Wars
Mark DePue, Director Oral History at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
July 2020 Naturalization Ceremony
August 4, 2020 Governors Mansion
Julie Terstriep, Docent for Governors Mansion


The General Macomb Chapter NSDAR was admitted to the National Society April 11, 1910, and the first meeting was held at the home of Clara Kern Bayliss on May 28 of that year with twelve members present, only three officers being elected: Regent, Clara Bayliss; Secretary, Isabelle Tunnicliff; Registrar, Eva Stocker. Meetings were held three times a year.

The charter members were as follows:

Emma Applegate
Elizabeth Lisle Bacon
Clara Kern Bayliss
Clara A. Chandler
Tessa Beaver
Mattie Downing
Mary C. Eads
Anna Knappenberger
Eva H. Stocker
Isabelle Tunnicliff
Emma C. Watson
Anna Vose

Our chapter will celebrate its 110th anniversary on April 11, 2020. Forty-five regents have served General Macomb Chapter NSDAR in 110 years. April 7, 2020, General Macomb Chapter NSDAR will hold a regular meeting to honor two community citizens, celebrate 110 years of service to Macomb, and a chapter member will do a program on barn quilts that she makes for local residents.


Jane Trumbo Stratton
September 6, 1941 - July 18, 2019
Admitted: October 16, 1971
Served as Chapter Regent 1997 - 1999

Virginia Hoyt Fentem
May 30, 1924 - September 14, 2019
Admitted: October 12, 1996

Norma VanBebber Blake
May 24, 1926 - October 3, 2019
Admitted: October 8, 2011

Janel Kay Harris
March 20, 1949 - December 12, 2019
Admitted: May 3, 2018