Chapter Activities and Projects

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Chapter Activities


During the summer our members were asked to collect personal care items to send to female military personnel serving in Afghanistan. We mailed five large flat-rate boxes. We also sent gift cards for veterans in Texas and Florida who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Way to go ladies, I'm very proud of you and the contributions you have made on behalf of our chapter. Alma Roots, Regent  

  On April 21, 2017 Feather River Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held their annual Good Citizens Award Luncheon in Gridley. Winners from eight out of nine high schools who participated received their award from good citizens chair Diane Reimers while counselors, friends and family watched with pride. All but one recipient will be attending college/university in California. One young man will be going to Texas A & M. These young people are our future.

Our veteran’s project for 2016 was to make 46 fleece tied pillows for veterans. On November 15th several members of our chapter spent the day at the VA Clinic in Yuba City. We passed out pillows to patients as they were leaving and thanked them for their service. Several felt comfortable in telling us their personal story. It was a rewarding experience knowing we’d helped make the day for a few veterans a little brighter.  


 

Members of the Feather River Chapter participated in the annual Oroville Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2016.


On Flag Day, June 14th, in Oroville, members of Feather River Chapter presented a Gold Star Mothers flag to Mr. James Lenhoff, local flag historian. The chapter received the flag from the VFW post of Oroville. The Gold Star Mothers organization was formed during WWI. Membership is made up of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in combat. Pictured left to right are: Alma Roots, Regent, James Lenhoff, flag historian of Butte County, and Dorothy Welton, Vice Regent.  

  Three members of the Feather River Chapter participated in the Memorial Day Service at the Oroville Memorial Park Cemetery. From left to right: Vice Regent Dorothy Welton, Regent Alma Roots and Librarian Charlene Peery.

As part of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution's “Celebrate America!” initiative, Feather River Chapter’s goal to promote literacy was achieved by collecting 171 gently used books and magazines and donating them to Pat Ward’s (member holding a book) “Little Library,” also called the Bangor Free Library, in Bangor, a rural area of Butte County.     

  James Lenhoff, a local historian, received a Certificate of Appreciation for an Outstanding Program on American Flags from Diane Reimers (right), Regent of the Feather River Chapter. Also pictured is Carolyn Lindsay the Chapter’s Parliamentarian who made arrangements for the program. Mr. Lenhoff provided us with a history of our American flag and several flags from different eras were on display. California was the 31st state to enter the union. Our state is represented by the 31st star on the flag (6th row from the top, star that’s in the middle). Your history lesson for today.

As part of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution's “Literacy Promotion Committee,” the Feather River Chapter recently donated fifteen new children's books to the Butte County Library in Oroville. The library has programs geared to focus on future readers and the books that were donated were appropriate for several age groups. Accepting the donation was Sarah Vantrease, librarian for the Butte County Library in Oroville. Recognition goes to Feather River Chapter's librarian Charlene Peery for all her work in coordinating the purchasing of just the right books to enhance the Butte County Library's children's reading program.