March Through Time
Eighteen of the Melzingah Chapter with prospectives, HODARs, and the Highland Pass Chapter of C.A.R. led off in chronological order the parade to celebrate the City of Beacon's 100th Anniversary. Starting with the 1685 Rombout Patent, followed by Madam Brett Homestead of 1709 and the seven generations of descendants, followed in 1895 by suffragettes carrying the chapter banner, and finishing with the new chapter regent Sharon Filipppini riding in a black convertible Thunderbird driven by a prospective of "Today's DAR". It was a beautiful morning, lots of smiles and great exposure for DAR.
Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture
American History Essay Contest
Photo:From left: Anne Thomas, Regent, April Griggs, St. Denis-St. Columba School, Hopewell Junction,
(8th Grade), Leah Thomas, St. Mary's School, Fishkill (7th Grade), Casey Rothberg,
Beacon High School senior, Elizabeth Cenicola, Rombout Middle School, Beacon,
Sharon Filippini, Melzingah Chapter DAR Good Citizen Chairman,
Elizabeth Herrera, St. Mary's School, Fishkill (5th Grade).
On February 17, 2013, Melzingah Chapter presented awards to four grade school winners of the American History Essay Contest. They also presented a DAR Good Citizen Award to a high school senior. April Griggs has been selected to receive the New York State Organization, NSDAR, award for the 8th Grade level.
Memorial Day Celebration Parade
Melzingah Chapter, DAR, and Highland Pass Society, C.A.R. members.
Chapter Regent, Anne Thomas with chapter members, family, and members of the Highland Pass Society, Children of the American Revolution, gathered to participate in the Town of East Fishkill Memorial Day celebration, which was held Monday, May 31, at the Veterans Memorial in Hopewell Junction, New York, at Route 82 and Beekman Road. At 10:45 a.m., with the Melzingah Chapter flag, they will be ready to march starting at the East Fishkill Community Center and proceeding up Route 82 to Beekman Road, which is a short walk. The guest speaker was Honorary Chapter Regent and past Corresponding Secretary General Marikay McHoul's HODAR, Douglas McHoul, who has brought meaning to this ceremony for numerous years. All marched in honor of our military and past the memorial of fallen soldiers decorated in remembrance.
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