We welcome any woman for membership who is over 18 years of age and who is descended from a man or woman who aided in achieving American Independence during the period between April 19, 1775, and November 26, 1783.
The main objectives of our chapter are to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence, and to cherish, maintain, and extend American History, Education, and Patriotism. Our meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month, September through May, with no meeting in December.
The Merced River Chapter is named for the river which originates in the Yosemite Valley. Ms. Virginia Chase, Organizing Regent, and nineteen members, formed the chapter on October 9, 1990. It is one of California's Seven Centennial Chapters, all organized during the society's 100th year, earning a First Place National Award for the State Society.
On April 18, 1997, after thirty years of service to the nation, the Mariposa Chapter merged with Merced River. Mariposa means "butterfly" in its native Spanish, and somehow it seems most fitting to have a lovely butterfly along side a mighty river.
Regent - Andrea Summerlin
Vice Regent - Linda vonMerveldt
Chaplain - Joyce Bayne
Secretary - Karen Theofanides
Treasurer - Theresa Cayous
Registrar - Mackie Schmitz
Historian - Sandy King
Librarian - Judie Huffman
Parliamentarian - Virginia Chase
Ms. Virginia Chase - 1990-1991
Mrs. John Julius - 1991-1994
Mrs. George Barrett - 1994-1996
Mrs. Kenneth E. Thomas - 1996-1998
Mrs. Carma Drury - 1998-2000
Ms. Joy Thomas - 2001
Ms. Virginia Chase - 2001-2002
Ms. Nancy Tinsley - 2002-2004
Ms. Connie Waldron - 2004-2006
Karen Theofanides - 2006-2008
Pattee Russell Curry - 2008-2010
Carol Hanks - 2010-2012
Please contact us at MercedRiverNSDAR@gmail.com.
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Last updated on 2 September 2012