Penobscot Expedition Chapter DAR
Chapter Events: September 2017- June 2018

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Guest Speaker:  Ann Thomas, American Women Patriots (Patriotic)

Fall State Meeting at Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine

Guest Speaker:  Melanie Farmer, Computer Knowledge (History)

Guest Speaker:     Adria O. Horn, she will speak about her time in the military beginning at  West Point up to the present as Director, Maine Bureau of Veterans Services
Veteran's month - Bring items for the Vets at Togas

National & State Dues/Chapter/Treasurer Report deadline

Christmas Auction/Party
Potluck Meeting at Nancy Harvey's home; bring items to be auctioned off

Guest Speaker:  Susan Hoeska, Trip to London, England
Willie to hand out a $500 Scholarship

Guest Speaker:  Randy Harvey, Early land records/Maps (History)

Open house for interested potential members and refreshments was scheduled but the Lion of March visited us and we had to cancel our meeting.
Guest Speaker:  B. J. Jamieson, Not at Ancestry!  What now? (Genealogy/History)
​Honoring our good citizens (Education/History)

120th State Conference, Senator Inn, Augusta, Maine

Guests:  Legion members.  They will speak on Victory of Europe. (VE Day)
Meeting will be held at the American Legion Hall in Stockton Springs, Maine 

Cookout at Nancy Harvey's home
Lady Knox and Majabigwaduce Chapters have been invited to attend

Fall State Meeting
President General Dillon"s official visit, Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor, Maine

The RED MAPLE TREE was planted in Union, Maine on 14 Sep 2002
Minuteman Red Maple Tree

"This historic tree is the direct descendent of the Minuteman Red Maple.  The Minuteman National Historic Park in Concord, Massachusetts, is the home to the magnificent Minuteman Red Maple.  It was at this site on April 19, 1775, that the citizen-soldiers of the American colonies first met in battle with the British.  At North Bridge, which fords the Concord River, the colonial militia, sworn to be 'ready in a minute,' fired the 'shot heard around the world,' beginning the Revolutionary War."

The above insert taken from Penobscot Expedition Chapter Yearbook

This calendar updates to the current 
month and day to guide you in planning your activities.

This page was last updated: June 21, 2018
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Stockton Springs, ME 04981
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Sep 12, 2017

Sep 23-25

Oct 10


Dec 1

Dec 12

Jan 9, 2018

Feb 13

Mar 13

Apr 10

Apr 27-29

May 8

Jun 16

Aug 24-26


Fall State Meeting
All meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Stockton Springs Library, 6 Station St., Stockton Springs, Maine at 1:00 unless otherwise noted.
The Flag Ladies from Freeport, Maine receiving award for their service to community
Special Grave Dedication
for PVT Joseph Plumb Martin
September 13, 2015 the American Legion Post #157 of Stockton Springs, Commander Arnold Snyder, Commander Langdon Chandler and Daughters of the American Revolution in Searsport, Maine and Cynthia Abbott Kauffman the Registrar and Historian of the White Plains DAR Chapter in Westchester, New York held a ceremony to remember PVT Joseph Plumb Martin.  
Cynthia  Abbott Kauffman and 
American Legion Post #157
 Arnold Snyder
Special Grave Dedication
for Lt. Colonel Joshua Treat
In October Melanie Farmer shared her computer knowledge with us 
     The Penobscot Expedition Chapter D.A.R. held a tea over at the American Legion in Stockton Springs on May 9, 2017.  John Ford, the man shown in the picture above, was our key speaker.  He told us how he became a game warden for the Waldo County area.  

     We had many people that attended the tea, one of which was our oldest member, Carol Gardner of Lincolnville.  Her daughter and her husband also attended.  We had many attendees that have belonged to the D.A.R for a very long time. Everyone had a great time enjoying one anothers company and catching up.  Our State Regent, Liz Hotchkiss and her husband was also in attendance.

     We would like to thank the American Legion for letting us use the hall.  Chapter Regent Nancy Harvey conducted the meeting.  The chapter adjourned at 3:00 pm.  The next meeting of the Penobscot Expedition Chapter will be with the Lady Knox Chapter in Rockland, Maine at the Lighthouse Museum on June 17, 2017 at 10:00 am.  Hope to see you all there.  Please enjoy some photos from our tea.

In June the Lady Knox Chapter invited us for tea and we met at the Maine Lighthouse Museum.  Below are a few pictures from the event.

Important Dates

Sep 11, 2017Patriots Day
Sep 17, 2017Citizenship Day & POW/MIA Recignition Day
Sep 17-23, 2017 Constitution Week
Sep 23-25, 2017 Fall State Meeting in Freeport
Oct 11, 2017Columbus Day
Nov 11, 1017     Veterans Day
Dec 7, 2017 Pearl Harbor Day
Feb 1, 2018 CMR (MQ/CAA) Report & State CA Test and Chapter
Credential deadline
Apr 27-29, 2018 Spring State Conference, Augusta, Maine
Jun 20-24, 2018 Continental Congress at the Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC
Aug 24-26, 2018Fatt State Meeting in Bangor, Maine

In September our guest speaker was Ann Thomas. She spoke about American Women Patriots (Patriotic)
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It had never occurred to her to write about lost pirate treasure, curses and the supernatural. Now, she loves it.

“She” is Bangor native Patricia Hughes, and the book that started it all, “Lost Loot: New England Ghostly Treasure Tales” 
Photos of Key Speakers and Events from Sep 2017 - Aug 2018
In November Adria Horn, the Director of Veteran Services at Camp Keyes in Augusta, Maine was our guest speaker.  She told us about how she came to join the military and shared her career adventures with us beginning with her appointment to West Point, her deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and her return to the State of Maine to her current position as director of Veteran Services.  Her speech was very interesting, indeed. 
L-R  Adria Horn, Director of Veteran Services,
Vivian Fuller, Veteran Guest and Penobscot Expedition Chapter Website Manager and Joy Ascunsion, Honor Flight Coordinator and Women's Memorial Coordinator for Maine
Adria Horn and Regent Nancy Harvey
​In January Phil Hoeska and his wife Susan Hoeska, who is also a DAR member, were our guest speakers.  Phil spoke about their trip to London and Susan shared about taking a needle point class on silk.
Michele Wood hugs her mom, Regent Nancy Harvey after receiving a certificate for 30 years of membership in the DAR
Guest speaker for the month of February was
Randy Harvey
He spoke on the subject of early land records/maps/geneology
Guest Speaker for the month of April
B. J. Jamieson
She spoke on the subject of genealogy history
Visitors from a DAR Chapter from Florida with Regent Nancy Harvey
L-R Meridith Lang and Candice Holmes.
Cookout at Nancy Harvey's Home
Guests from other Chapters ariving
Installation of two officers
Doris Tripp - Chaplain
Deborah Nowers - Registrar
Nancy's backyard
Business first, a call to order
The best is saved for last
Food and Deserts
Guest Jane Crosby Giles
is a Candidate for the Maine State Senate
Jane and recently installed Registrar Deborah Nowers shaking hands