DAR officers installed

PIQUA — The Piqua-Lewis Boyer Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently installed the 2016 officers.

Members were reminded of the Southwest District CDRC workshop to be held Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, 840 Timber Glen Drive, Wilmington. This workshop is for chapter officers and all chapter members. The registration form was in the June OSDAR Newsletter.

Fall Fun Fair is July 30 at the NW Marriott in Columbus. The registration form is due by July 16. Check the Ohio DAR web site under June newsletter for form. Registration day of the event is from 7-10 a.m. Come and meet with your state officers and chairman. Also the $10 bazaar will be held again. Each chapter is asked to bring one hand crafted item to be sold for $10.

Members Annette Stewart and Elizabeth Okrutny were recognized as 10-year members with certificates. Annette has been past librarian and the outgoing chapter historian publicity chair for six years. She enjoys meeting with the daughters and people of Miami County. Annette helps her husband farm, has a daughter who works for Dayton Coalition and son who is the pastor of Greene Street United Methodist and four grandchildren. She cheers them on at the Piqua games. Other activities include working with the reference library at the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society, serving in her church and reading and writing about history.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 125th Continental Congress starts June 15-19 in Washington, D.C., with the theme “Honoring Our Heritage, Focusing on the Future, Celebrating America!” The ideals and spirit of DAR inspire all members of the National Society who attend Continental Congress. Each year more than 3,000 Daughters travel to the nation’s capital to attend the business meetings and social events of the society, meet new friends and renew old acquaintances.

The award-winning American Spirit magazine shares the national society’s love of American history, preservation and genealogy with readers around the world. Each issue celebrates our uniquely American story through a selection of historical subjects from the Colonial period through the early decades of the new republic. American Spirit’s combination of compelling, informative feature articles and recurring departments devoted to Revolutionary patriots, historic homes, heritage travel, the DAR Museum collection and more is designed to appeal to the diverse interests of the 45,000-plus subscribers. To subscribe, http://www.dar.org/ or call (866) 327-6242.