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Members of Oneida Chapter of DAR attend state conference

Posted 9/27/22

Several members of the Oneida Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution attended the 126th New York State Organization Conference.

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Members of Oneida Chapter of DAR attend state conference

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TARRYTOWN — Several members of the Oneida Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution attended the 126th New York State Organization Conference, which was Sept. 22-25, at the Westchester Marriot.

The Oneida Chapter contingent included five members and three associate members. Attending were:

  • Trena DeFranco, regent, and State Leadership Coordinator for the Committee Leaders
    Course;
  • Suzanne Bellinger, Northeastern Division vice chair – literacy promotion, state committee chair — Americanism, state conference treasurer;
  • Mary B. Cardinale – District V director and Oneida Chapter DAR schools chair;
  • Leslie J. Raney — Oneida Chapter first vice regent and state leadership coordinator for
    members course;
  • Joanne Hurst – Oneida Chapter recording secretary;
  • Kathleen “Kay” Sternenberg (associate) – New Hampshire state regent – honored conference guest;
  • Diane Miller (associate) – Northeastern Division vice chair – The flag of United States and conference credentials chair; and
  • Ellen Coughlin (associate) – Vice chair, James Madison Chapter DAR.

Presentation of one or more reports were given by DeFranco, Bellinger, Cardinale and Raney. A DAR Leadership Training Workshop was conducted by DeFranco and Raney. Workshops, dinner programs and a memorial service were attended by each member. All attended the welcome tea and chapter recognition, state family breakfast, patriots luncheon, historic preservation dinner, Empire State Awards luncheon, social club and association meetings, Stars and Strip’s Forever banquet and memorial service.

Guest speakers were Jeffery McKenna, author of “Saving Dr. Warren – “A True Patriot;” Elyse Goldberg, site manager of Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site; 1dst. Lt. (Ret.) Edie Meeks, Army Nurse Corp and Vietnam War veteran.

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