The Ten O'clock News

Newsletter of the Ten O'clock Line Chapter, NSDAR

April 2016

Regent's Message

I hope that everyone was able to spend Easter with family and enjoying the lovely weather with which we were blessed.

Our great organization has endeavored to set a new Guinness World Record! Each one of you can be a part of this worthwhile only takes a few minutes! I will have notecards at our upcoming meetings for those who would like to participate. Can't make it to a meeting? We still need your help! See the Project Patriot Update below for more information.

I hope that many of you will be joining me at our 115th Indiana State Conference held May 13-15 at the Indianapolis Marriot - East. Our chapter has been given special permission to present a DAR National Defense Outstanding Citizen Award at Saturday's evening banquet. I won't tell you yet who the recipient is...I want you all to be surprised (and I want to share a photo with you in our next newsletter). Please consider attending part (or all) of our wonderful state conference! Reference the Call to Conference below.

I want your input on the content you'd like to see each month. Have a story or photo you'd like to share? Send it my way and I'll add it to an upcoming newsletter!

Finally, it is with great sadness that I must convey the news of the passing of Chaney Pike, father of Honorary State Regent Jeanie Pike Hornung. Mr. Pike passed away at his home on Sunday, March 27. A memorial service will be held at a later date. I will gladly pass along information about the service when it becomes available. Please keep Mr. Pike's family in your thoughts.

Many Blessings,


Our Amazing Daughters

Helping our Homeless Veterans

Please take a moment and review the HVAF wish list to determine the current needs for our homeless veterans. Please try to bring one (or more) of the wish list items to our next meeting. As always, your cash donation (so that Phyllis can purchase needed items) will also be accepted.

Thank you again for your support of our veterans!

Project Patriot Update

Help DAR set a new world record!

Be a part of DAR history - it's as easy as writing a letter! That's right! DAR is collecting handwritten letters to our active military troops in an attempt to set the record for the Most letters to military personnel collected in one month.

Please note that there are participation rules that MUST BE FOLLOWED in order to qualify for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt. These are the procedures that must be followed for participation:

  • All letters must be submitted in person during the week of Continental Congress. Your Regent and Vice Regent are going to Congress this year, so bring your letters to any of our upcoming chapter meetings!

  • Individuals may only personally write one letter each, but non-DAR members, such as family, friends and other community members, are also welcome to participate. There is no age restriction, so children may participate so long as all the letters meet the official guidelines. You are encouraged to collect as many letters as possible to bring to Congress! If you plan to work with a group of schoolchildren the return address on the envelope should be the school's address.

  • Every letter must contain three components:
    1. a greeting (e.g. Dear Soldier or Dear John Smith)
    2. an original message of support/ appreciation
    3. a closing (e.g. Love, Thanks, Sincerely) with a signature

  • Each letter should be in an UNSEALED envelope. The envelope should bear a 49-cent first class U.S. postage stamp, your return name/address should be on the envelope and it should be addressed to one of the military personnel listed here or addressed to an active duty individual you know personally. Letters should not be addressed to generic military base addresses. Letters must include all of these elements and be submitted at Congress or they are not eligible to be counted for the record. Please do not mail the letters on your own. While participants should only submit one letter each, multiple letters may be addresses to the same service member.

  • Both stationery and cards can be used as long as they are submitted in a stamped and addressed envelope. All letters should be hand written and should be original submissions from each individual participant. No form letters, templates or Xerox copies may be submitted.

  • An official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Adjudicator will be opening and inspecting random samples during the verification process. It is essential that every letter submitted follow these rules or it will be discarded by the adjudicator and not counted toward the record. DAR will seal and finalize the letters for mailing after the close of Congress.
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State Conference Information

Call to Conference

Follow this link to access the Call to Conference for our 115th Indiana State Conference.


You will need to enter the following credentials to access the information:

Username: Hoosier

Password: 1816Indiana

(these are case-sensitive, so enter them exactly as shown)

Conference Registration and Meal Reservations

You must reserve meals in advance for the banquets and luncheons you'd like to attend. You may access the form using the following link:



Use the following credentials:

Username: Hoosier

Password: 1816Indiana

(these are case-sensitive, so enter them exactly as shown)

Upcoming Events

April Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, April 19th, 6pm

900 Indianapolis Road

Mooresville, IN

Morgan County Bicentennial Update

Hostesses: Patty Dow, Shanan Dow, Tami Hicks

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Martinsville Community Band Spring Concert - "Movie Show Tunes Night"

Monday, May 2nd, 7-8:30pm

1109 East Columbus Street

Martinsville, IN

The Martinsville Community Band is pleased to present an evening of favorites from popular movies and musicals. Tickets can be purchased in advance (contact the band president - Stephanie Resler) or at the door for $3.00 per person. Children aged 12 and under are admitted free.

All funds raised are used to grant scholarships to deserving high school band students in Morgan County's high schools.

Hope to see you there!

Indiana DAR State Conference

Friday, May 13th, 9am to Sunday, May 15th, 3pm

7202 East 21st Street

Indianapolis, IN

Mark your calendars and plan to attend our fun state conference!

DAR National site:

Indiana DAR site:

Username: Hoosier

password: 1816Indiana

Ten O'clock Line page:

Morgan County History & Genealogy page:

Notes & Quotes

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. ~ William Shakespeare

Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever. ~ Charles Lamb

April is a promise that May is bound to keep. ~ Hal Borland