Penobscot Expedition Chapter DAR
Chapter Events: September 2018- June 2019

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Doris Tripp with Fire Chief Vern Thompson and Police Supervisor and Assistant Fire Chief Darren Moody to remember 9-11

Guest Speaker:  Terry Cole, will speak about Fort Pownall Cemetary  Category HISTORY

Guest Speaker:  Alex Almeryer Beck will tell about the Gerry Owen House for Vets
in Searsmont, Maine   Category PATRIOTIC 
Veteran's month - Collecting for the Vets.  

National & State Dues/Chapter/Treasurer Report deadline


Guest Speaker:  Deborah Nowers will tell the story of a spoon and the women who owned it.
Willie will present one boy with a scholarhip  Category CONSERVATION

Guest Speaker:  Joy Lewis Asuncion Coordinator for Honor Flights Maine

​Weldeena will present Good Citizen Awards
Guest Speaker:  Charlene Farris will speak about Belfast founding father John Davidson

We welcome new members:  Kathy Hayes, Sara Hayes, Abby Williams, Cipperly Good
​Category HISTORY

​Guest Speaker:  Sonia Maltar, speaking about clothing during the Revolution and some hand
sewen items.  Touch on the Penobscot Expedition two re-enactment group both fought in
the Penobscot Expedition.   Category PATRIOTIC/HISTORY

Pool Party with the Ramassoc Chapter at Nancy Harvey's house 

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: November 13, 2018
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Stockton Springs, ME 04981
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Sep 11, 2018

Oct 9


Dec 1

Dec 11

Jan 8, 2019

Feb 12

Mar 12

Apr 9

May 14

Jun 15


Fall State Meeting 2017
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, Remembering 9 - 11
Sep 17-23, 2018            Constitution Week
Oct   8, 2018 511th       Columbus Day
Nov 11, 1018                Veterans Day
Dec 7, 2018                  Pearl Harbor Day
Feb 1, 2019 MQ & Reports, State CA Test and Chapter Credentials deadline 
May 3-5 2019 Spring State Conference, Hilton Garden Inn, Riverwatch, 
                                      Auburn, Me
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
APRIL 2018
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.
JUNE 2018
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

President General NSDAR Ann Dillon and
Maine State Regent Elizabeth Blake Hotchkiss
attended the  Fall State Conference in Bangor, Maine
Remembering 911 after 17 years ago is Nancy Harvey, Regent and Vern Thompson, Fire Chief of Stockton Springs.
Terry Cole told us that a digg had been conducted at the  Fort Pownell Cemetary to certify that American soldiers were buried there.   He wanted to bring  awareness to the fact that a cemetary was located at Fort Pownell in Stockton Springs, Maine where soldiers from the American Indian and /Revolutionary Wars were buried.
Alexander Alimayer-Beck, was our guest speaker and he told us all about the Gary Owen House in North Searsmont, Maine.  The mission of the Gary Owen house is to provide transitional shelter for homeless veterans to find hope for the future through a fellowship with other veterans.