District III DAR annual meeting held

Published 4:06 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The William Taylor Chapter of the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution was well-represented at the recent District III meeting by its members who are active at the chapter, district and state level. According to a press release, in addition to discussing business pertaining to the district, attendees heard Crystal DeLong, the 2017 Virginia Region 5 Teacher of the Year, who spoke on a topic related to the 100th anniversary of World War I. Her talk was title “Raising the Bar: Virginia Women in the Workforce in World War I.” The William Taylor Chapter serves the counties of Lunenburg, Brunswick and Mecklenburg. In addition to resident members in these counties, the chapter also has members from elsewhere in the state and nation. The chapter is growing in number as women join who are interested in historic preservation, education and patriotism. Members must be able to prove their lineage from a patriot at the time of the American Revolution. Attending the session were, from left, Milly Casey, of Gasburg; Jean Overman, of Kenbridge; Susie Wolf, of Kenbridge; Nancy Turner, of Kenbridge; Linda Bagley, of Kenbridge; Chapter Regent Merny Erby, of Victoria; Diane Clark, of Victoria; and Shelia Amos, of Victoria.