Benjamin Prescott chapter of NSDAR meets at mansion

The Benjamin Prescott chapter of the NSDAR met at the McClurg Mansion in Westfield on Oct. 13.

Regent Mercy Warren and Ann Wood conducted the opening ritual. The President General’s message was read by Lisa Sedlmayer and the National Defender article was read by Roxanne Wood.

Carol Abell, recording secretary, read the minutes of the previous meeting, which were approved as read. Phyllis Noble, treasurer, reminded members that dues are due by Nov. 1. She read a thank you letter from the family of deceased member Dorothy Baldwin for the memorial gift. Information on a marker for a deceased member’s grave was researched by Vice Regent Antionette Sherman. A marker will be placed at Mrs. Baldwin’s grave in the spring at the site in West Clarksville, NY.

Some members took a day trip on Oct. 5 to the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum and Chief Cornplanter’s grave, sponsored by the Jamestown Chapter NSDAR.

A letter of appreciation was read from the Veteran’s Administration of Buffalo for the tote bags donated by the Chapter, which will continue to collect bags for the hospitalized veterans. Donations may be dropped off at Pro Hardware in Westfield or contact Lisa Sedlmayer at 679-7936.

Dawn Ubaney, registrar, reported that she has been contacted by a prospective member. She aids interested parties in establishing eligibility to join the DAR. She can be reached at 679-1218.

Walt Sedlmayer discussed information on how to apply for a marker for a Revolutionary War veteran’s grave through the Veteran’s Administration.

The next meeting will be Nov. 7 at the Sedlmayer’s home in Fredonia. Donations for overseas troops will be collected and forwarded to Blue Star Mothers for distribution.

Items needed include canned food with pull-top lids, snack packs, seeds, nuts, drink mixes, instant drinks, personal care items, sunscreen, white sox, paper, pens, eye drops and lip balm.