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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Society Saturday: Hester Schuyler Colfax Chapter, NSDAR

In October 2012, I became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I joined the Hester Schuyler Colfax Chapter, which is based in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. The chapter was named after Hester Schuyler, who married William Colfax, Captain of George Washington's Life Guard.

Every year, local students receive Good Citizenship awards and are honored at an awards tea and ceremony. Sometimes there are guest speakers at meetings (for example, Bob Bracken from the Titanic International Society and Judy Sullivan from the Ramapough Conservancy) at meetings. We visited the historic Van Allen House in Oakland, New Jersey.

The chapter is helping with the restoration of the Wyckoff Union Cemetery in Wyckoff, New Jersey (my hometown), and collects Box Tops for Education.

The chapter also has a Facebook page.

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