New officers were formally installed into the Ocklawaha Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution during their last meeting of the year before the summer break.
“Kay Nelson has been a wonderful mentor. I’m excited to serve as Registrar for this growing chapter,” said Brenda South. Frankie Goebel said, “I’m looking forward to enjoying a continuing adventure with this chapter as we grow in service to our community.”
For Mary Ann Hall, it’s an opportunity to carry on a family tradition. “I’m proud to serve the chapter that was started by my great-great Aunt, who was the founding Regent, and my great-great grandmother. It’s an honor to carry on the work they started 101 years ago in 1916.”
Evelyn True, the new chapter Chaplin said, “I am very happy to be the new Chaplin and look forward to serving our members to the best of my ability. I really hope to expand the duties of this office and bring us all closer together.”
Regent Pam Beightol knows she has the strong support of the chapter. “It is an exciting time for the chapter,” she said. “With many new members who have varied interests and talents, this in itself, will make us even more versatile in our efforts to serve the community and preserve our history.”
During the summer, the Ocklawaha Chapter will be holding several book drives to support Operation Paperback. The first book drive will be held on Tuesday, July 4th in Wooton Park, Tavares. Enjoy the annual 4th of July celebration and fireworks and don’t forget to bring your donations of gently used paperback books, music CDs and DVDs to their tent. If you would like more information about Operation Paperback, their website is: operationpaperback.org.