ELIZABETHTOWN — The Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution installed new officers for the 2015-2016 organization year.
Historian Sheila Calloway, Vice Regent Terry Smith, Regent Linda Smith and outgoing Regent Sharon Natale, who conducted the installation ceremony., welcomed the new officers: Registrar Linda Rivenbark, Secretary Gayle Watson, Treasurer Susan Prevatte, Chaplain Shirley Bridger and Librarian Brenda Gooden as the chapter leadership. Many of these officers met in July to plan the chapter’s activities for the coming year.
The purpose of the Daughters of the American Revolution is to help preserve our nation’s history, to provide educational opportunities related to our history, to promote patriotism and to be involved in community service. All members are direct descendants of men who served as soldiers in the army and/or militia or men and women who provided goods, funds and services to support the soldiers. The chapter also sponsors a chapter of the Children of the American Revolution for children under age 18 who are direct descendants.
The chapter holds meetings the second Saturday of September, November, January, March and May at various locations in Bladen County. Programs include a guest speaker, lunch and business sessions where chapter reports, projects and activities are presented or planned. Membership qualifications for interested women age 18 and older can be found on the North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution website at www.ncdar.org. A link to information on the Battle of Elizabethtown chapter can be found on the same site by clicking on Bladen County on the map under the NC Chapters heading.