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Carte sworn-in as a Daughter

December 4, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Fort Steuben Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met on Nov. 10 at Scaffidi's Restaurant with Chapter Regent Jo Ann Morrison calling the meeting to order and leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

Second Vice Regent Karen Blanc led members in reciting the American Creed; Bonnie Slemmer led the National Anthem; and Carol Skerbetz gave the invocation and blessing.

The chapter welcomed Lisa Carte as a new member. Morrison and First Vice Regent Nancy Valles inducted Carte, and she was presented with an American flag and NSDAR flag.

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SWEARING-IN — The Fort Steuben Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution welcomed Lisa Carte, center, as a new member. Chapter Regent Jo Ann Morrison, far left, and Vice Regent Nancy Valles, far right, inducted Carte.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved, and Treasurer Beverly Livingston gave her report, which will be filed for audit.

A thank-you note from a DAR contest winner and a City of Weirton Proclamation for Indian Heritage Month were read.

Morrison introduced prospectives Mary Anne Jesse, Maralyn Ridgeway, Jeannie Vega, Mary Wood, Lauren Costello, Beverly Costello, Kalen Costello, Jesse Ferrari and Alexis Carte.

Carol Skerbetz gave the Indian Minute reporting on Black Hoof, the Shawnee Chief who fought for 40 years to hold lands north of the Ohio River. He was rumored to have lived to be 100 years old. National Defender Chair Bonnie Slemmer, reported, on Oct. 20, at the Arlington National Cemetery gateway hundreds of active-duty women and veterans turned out to celebrate the legacy of more than 2.5 million women who served in the nation's military. The Women in Military Service for America Memorial was dedicated by President Bill Clinton Oct. 18, 1997.

Sandra Briggs reported letters concerning the scholarship would be sent to the schools in the area the first of the year.

The workshop for prospective members was held Oct. 23 with 11 prospectives in attendance. Chapter members Denese White, Morrison, Valles, Blanc and Mary Webster assisted with the workshop.

Morrison reminded members about dues and the wreath-laying scheduled for noon Dec. 15 at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Members are invited to help.

The next meeting will be held at noon Dec. 8 at Scaffidi's. The annual Christmas menagerie sale will be held and the program will be "Music from the Civil War on the Dulcimer" by Alice Ann Whitehill.

Thanks were extended to Karen Blanc and the Calling Committee, to greeters Shirley Wildman and Deborah Peterson and to Scaffidi's for lunch.

Secretary Carol Skerbetz gave the benediction, and the meeting was adjourned.

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