Daughters Of American Revolution Meet At McClug Museum In Westfield

From left are Lisa Sedlmayer, Benjamin Prescott Chapter NSDAR chapter chaplain; Jill Babcock, a new member; Mercy Warren, 50-year member, and Brenda Johnson, Benjamin Prescott Chapter NSDAR regent.

WESTFIELD — The regular meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the McClug Museum in Westfield recently.

The meeting was called to order and the opening ritual performed by Regent Brenda Johnson and Vice-Regent Deborah Cenni. Lisa Sedlmayer read the DAR National Defense article. Secretary Myra Johnston read the minutes from the previous meeting. Treasurer Bonnie Larkin read the treasurer’s report. Dawn Ubaney, registrar, was absent.

John Paul Wolfe of the Chautauqua County Historical Society pointed out and gave a brief history of the silk oriental rug that was just acquired for the parlor we meet in. On Nov. 18, he and the Chautauqua County Historical Society hosted a Holiday Victorian Tea at the McClurg Museum in Westfield.

Brenda Johnson, Regent Benjamin Prescott Chapter NSDAR, and Lisa Sedlmayer, Chaplain Benjamin Prescott Chapter NSDAR, performed the official ceremony to induct Jill Babcock into the chapter. Babcock’s mother, Mercy Warren, is a 50-year DAR member. Babcock is the fourth generation of her family to be a DAR member. She was presented with a pin, a member packet and a rose. The highlight of the celebration was a certificate from President General Ann Turner Dillon at national Headquarters to congratulate her on her 50 years of service and a personal letter from Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly, New York State Vice Regent.

The next chapter meeting is at noon Dec. 14 for the chapter Christmas party.

Those who had an ancestor that fought for freedom in the Revolutionary War is eligible to join the Daughters of the American Revolution. For more information, call Dawn Ubaney at 679-1218.