Duplicate Bridge

The Duplicate Bridge Club met March 26 at Knights of Columbus.

The winners were:

1. Mary Louise Hess and Charlotte Swonder

2. Patsy Davis Campbell and Sue Gerhart

3. Rose Ann Cox and Joan Dant

Francis Vigo Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

The Francis Vigo Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Feb. 23 at their chapter house. Social distance guidelines and mask wearing protocols were followed. Even more members attended the meeting via Zoom.

The opening ritual was followed and officers gave their reports: Lindy Heath, regent; Rita Hagerty, treasurer report; Cathy Dever, correspondence; and Deb Byrnes, registrar.

The oath of office was given to Linda Sue Clark.

Reports were filed by the following committees: American Indian Minute, Jennifer Kerr; Conservation Minute, Cathy Dever; DAR Magazine Minute, Lori Marchino; DAR Project Patriot, Billie Keeler; DAR Schools, Cynthia Frederick; National Defense, Linda Eslinger and Women’s Issues, Elena Keene.

Members are asked to bring in seeds that will be mailed to DAR School Hindman Settlement School.

Planning continues for the America 250 marker dedication on the grounds by Grouseland on April 17.

In new business, a motion from the executive board was brought to the members to rescind the chapter’s agreement to enter into discussions with Vincennes University regarding their proposal for a visitor’s center and chapter house facility. After discussion and call to question, the motion carried.

The chapter program was given by prospective member Emily Bunyan, director of the Knox County Public Library. Bunyan featured titles related to the DAR Book Club.

Founded in 1890, NSDAR is the largest genealogical service organization for women in America. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join. E-mail francisvigodar@gmail.com to inquire about membership.

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