The Blue Springs Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored its new members and current prospective members at a reception on Sept. 7 at the Blue Springs Historical Society's Dillingham-Lewis House Museum, 15th and Main streets, Blue Springs.
In recognition of the Historical Society's recent "heritage garden" project, flower name tags represented the chapter's own "heritage garden," its members, each of whom is a direct descendant of a patriot of the American Revolution.
Regent Paula Clyma welcomed the guests and explained the primary purpose of the coffee was to say thank you to the prospective members for choosing to visit the Blue Springs Chapter; to the new members for bringing their enthusiasm, talents, and energy to the chapter; and to the dedicated leaders who work hard to make sure all the documentation is in order, and to let all of the members know they are highly valued. Chapter Registrar Phyllis Wilkins, also a member of the Blue Springs Historical Society, introduced the prospective members and guests.
Michele Cole, secretary of the Blue Springs Historical Society, brought greetings to the group and provided information about the museum and current projects of the historical society. Missouri State Society DAR's Honorary State Regent, and past Vice President General Mary Lynn Mars Tolle presented a delightful program on her 40-year experience with the organization.
Clyma thanked Michele for the use of their facility, and encouraged members to donate to the Blue Springs Historical Society, noting that their goals are in tandem with the DAR, whose overall objectives are education, patriotism, and historic preservation.
The Sept. 14 meeting was at the Blue Springs Country Club. The program was presented by the Corps of Discovery Society, Children of the American Revolution, with the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard.