Daughters of 1812
General Isaac Shelby Chapter
Although the General Isaac Shelby chapter, Daughters of 1812, comes under the head of patriotic societies, the members of this group do not confine themselves strictly to patriotic and historical programs.
There have been a wide range of programs, from gardening, review of several operas, antique paper weights, Communism and the life of George Washington. In the summer the chapter with the Boy Scouts and other patriotic societies put on an outdoor historical pageant with a view to counteracting communistic propaganda.
Every member of the chapter has contributed two garments yearly to the Needlework Guild since the organization of the chapter and we have hemmed 40 table napkins for the home for widows and orphans in Eaton Rapids, besides donating books to the home and a subscription to a young people’s magazine. Also, donations of money to the superintendent of the home to help defray the cost of printing pamphlets on the life of Washington for distribution to school children; a brass fender and andirons to the national headquarters at Washington, and yearly contributions to Carcassone, a Kentucky mountain school.
The chapter meets the first Thursday in each month with an afternoon tea following the program.
The chapter was organized by Mrs. Carolyn Campbell and the present officers are: Mrs. Alfred H. Apted, president; Mrs. Curtis T. Wolford, vice president; Mrs. N. L. Burke, secretary; Mrs. Langdon McKee, treasurer and registrar; and Mrs. C. C. Follmer, historian. Mrs. Helen Baker Rowe was recently elected vice president of the state organization and Mrs. Wolford, treasurer.
Created: 11 April 2007