Cameron Parish News

Chapter News and Events

March Meeting

Our meeting was Saturday, March 19th, 2016. We had a great meeting at the Herndon Fortnightly Library. More information on the business covered below. Our program was an informal discussion on our experiences researching our ancestors. Members and visitors shared their stories of research, history and connections. Through these discussions, we learned that many of us had an ancestor connected to George Washington. I never tire of hearing the stories of our ancestors and how we became DAR members.

Chapter News

I attended the Virginia State Conference in Richmond, Virginia with Vice Regent, Judy Rudek, Treasurer, Connie Branch, Chaplain, Erica Herzog and Margaret Stromberg. Erica participated in the Memorial Service with the State Chorus. Margaret was also the District V Exhibit Room Chairman. We enjoyed volunteering for a shift helping committees and members in the exhibits room. Saturday Night we celebrated chapter accomplishments. It was an honor to represent our chapter as Regent. I truly enjoy attending State Conference to learn more about DAR, see old friends and make new ones.

Elections for State Officers were help on Saturday. The results of the election are:

State Regent: Judith Ann Joy Surber

State Vice Regent, Rebecca Morgan Rogers

State Chaplain, Mildred (Milly) Inge Casey

State Corresponding Secretary, Pamela Redd Meiring

State Organizing Secretary, Laurie Parker Nesbitt

StateTreasurer, Cynthia Reese Fein

State Registrar, Katherine Jones McClelland

Stater Historian, Holly Lynne McKinley Schmidt

State Librarian, Nancy Mahone Miller

District Officers were sworn in on Sunday. The newly elected District Officers are:

District Director: Wanda English

Vice Director, Andie Buel

Chaplain: Diane Wright

Secretary: Margaret Stromberg

Treasurer: Kiazan Moneypenny

April Meeting

Saturday, April 30th, 11am

Belmont Country Club, Broad Run, VA, United States


Join us for our annual awards ceremony and luncheon. Wear your favorite, frilliest, fanciest or funniest hat as we honor our Good Citizen and hold chapter elections. Our speaker will be local author and historian, Marc Leepson. Cost is $35.00 per person. The meeting begins at 11:30 and lunch will be served at noon. Reservation deadline is April 16th.

Belmont County Club

Our April Annual Meeting will be held at the Belmont Country Club. This is a beautiful property in Loudoun County off Route 7 before Leesburg. Before our meeting, I wanted to share its history with from its website. .

"Belmont Country Club is a place where grace and elegance are part of everyday life, where golf course vistas and tranquility define daily existence. The experience begins at the prestigious gated entry and winds past the picturesque 10th green into the heart of the community. Belmont's Manor House, located on the highest point in the area, was once part of the vast land holdings of Lord Fairfax. The Manor House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in the 1790s by Ludwell Lee, son of Richard Henry Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence."

May Meeting

Saturday, May 14th, 10:30am

Gum Springs Library

Join us for the last meeting of the year and the installation of our new board. It is just 2 weeks after our April meeting so please mark your calendars today. Please note the location change.

Herndon Festival

Thursday, June 2nd, 5pm

768 Center Street

Herndon, VA

Herndon Festival is a 4 day event. We will be volunteering as bag checkers Thursday through Sunday. In addition, we will be selling popcorn and passing our DAR literature at our booth. Please consider volunteering. We have a great time. Here is the link to signup for the bag checking or the booth. The schedule is based on last year's event and may need to be adjusted.