Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution (KSDAR) met on Feb. 22. Merlene Baird shared a message from the state regent about the KSDAR State Conference, which will be held April 30 through May 2 at the Wichita Marriott. President General Denise Van Buren will make her official visit to Kansas for this conference.
Cathy Schoonover gave the National Defender report from the internet by Dianne Breyfogle from the Brigadier General Richard Winn Chapter in Tennessee. Winifred “Winnie” Breegle was born in 1922 in Ohio. Completed high school at the age of 16 in 1938, and completed college in three years. She taught school for four years. Volunteered to be Nave WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) and in 1944 was sent to the Naval Reserve Mid Shipment School; Women’s Reserves at Smith College where she was trained as a coding officer, aka cryptographer.
Winnie eventually learned the Navajo “Code Talker” language. Winnie later transferred from Baltimore to the Department of The Navy in Washington, D.C,. Winnie served as WAVE from 1944-1946 and in the regular Navy from 1946-1949. Winnie was awarded The American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
Hostess Cathy Schoonover’s program was on the 18th century finger foods of the early presidents wives in honor of their culinary skills. She shared about Dolly Madison and Martha Washington. Cathy also prepared refreshments from Martha Washington’s recipes. George Washington’s favorite was carrot cake.
Due to renovations at Jordaan Library in Larned, the club will meet at 2 p.m. on March 4 at Sweets n Eats 1123 Broadway in Larned. All are welcome to attend.