Photo Gallery

Welcome to the Photo Gallery of the William P. Duval Chapter! As you can see, we are an active and friendly chapter! Ask us how you can become a member!

July 4th display at the Winter Park Library

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Our Constitution Week Display at the Winter Park Library 


July 4th at Winter Park

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Memorial Day Display at the Winter Park Library 

Memorial Day at Glen Haven Cemetery in Winter Park


Quilts of Valor presentation by Chapter member Melissa Mathews. Quilts were presented to Regent Leslie Beltz, her husband Russell Beltz, and Sally Lukens, all Army veterans. 





State Regent Debbie Duay presented the Founders Medal to 2nd Vice Regent Elaine Powell at our November 2021 meeting. “The Ellen Hardin Walworth Medal for Patriotism — Honors an adult (21 years of age and over) who has displayed outstanding patriotism in the promotion of our American ideals of “God, Home, and Country” through faithful and meritorious service to community, state or nation. Examples include, participation in church, scouting, conservation, hereditary, historical, genealogical or organized sports. In addition, one who has performed outstanding service as a member of the military, religious or business community may be considered for this award. Their deed, service or educational pursuit must go beyond their employment obligations or normal duties. DAR members may not be considered for these medals if related to DAR activities.” Thanks to my DAR Chapter and to Honorary Regent Ann Maner, chair of the Community Service Awards, for nominating me for this award.


Above are photos of members whose photos did not make it into the chapter yearbook. Thanks to Historian Becca Dollar for her excellent photography skills and for creating this great poster!

FSSDAR State Regent Debbie Duay spoke to our chapter on The 2 Ps of Chapter Health at our November meeting.


Several members of the Veterans Committee (below) attended the Veterans Day event in Winter Park. Left to right: Regent Leslie Beltz, Sally Lukens, April Douglas, Shari Lewis, Rosemary Utvich, Assistant Director of the UCF Veteran’s History Project Tiffany Rivera, and Elaine Powell. We enjoyed an educational program on Veteran benefits and we watched a Quilts of Valor presentation. (Also in attendance, but not pictured are: Katie Campbell, Lella Martin, Laura Pender, and Patty Hurter.)


The October Roundhouse meeting was enjoyed by all when we played a fun game, had a costume contest, and also heard our very informative and passionate speaker Jean Vasicek from the Winter Park Honey Company. She talked about the importance of bees and the health benefits of honey.




September 2021 Friendship Luncheon


Five members of the chapter visited past WPD Regent (1993-1995) Iris Grimmer to celebrate her 100th birthday!

l-r: Elaine Powell, Leslie Beltz, Betsy Malchow, Iris, Katie Campbell, Brenda Brown


Sandy Spitler shared this photo of a monument in honor of her 6th Great Grandmother, Rebecca Emery, who has a DAR Chapter named after her!

All of these revolutionary war patriots are buried in this graveyard in Kingston, NY. I took a photo at 6 of the graves!

Karen Miles-Miller stated: “Had a very American 4th of July! Visited Ft. Montgomery, NY on the Hudson River & had a great costumed interpreter & also saw a 6 pound cannon firing & a musket firing. Then we traveled to Von Stuben’s headquarters. He whipped the Continental Army into shape! By the way, the musket weighs about 20 pounds!! Can’t imagine marching with it or running with it!”

On July 15 Karen said: “Early morning walk in Mystic, CT & came upon this tiny graveyard with lots of American Revolutionary War veterans! Many of the grave markers were legible!”


WPD Past Regent Leslie Beltz receives an award for presenting her “Where’s the WAC” program to Chapter # 74 of the Experimental Aircraft Association

Leslie Beltz delivers toiletries to Veterans at the Lake Baldwin VA Clinic, for the Veterans Committee.



At the April 14, 2021 chapter meeting we honored chapter member Barbara Walters-Phillips by presenting her with the DAR Founders Medal — The Mary  Smith Lockwood Medal for Education. Barbara voluntarily teaches aviation to students.  




Patriots’ Bench Dedication Ceremony, Winter Park

September, 2020

Click on link below to hear Elin Powell singing American the Beautiful: 



Chapter Members Commemorate Women’s Suffrage at the 2020 FSSDAR Spring Conference 



Wreaths Across America at Pineywood Cemetery in Winter Park


SAR members with Leslie Beltz


Florida State Regent Dawn Lemongello signs our charter and addresses our membership (Our original charter was lost.)


Chapter members at the USO at Orlando Airport 20 June 2019

Toy shelf unit donated by chapter members for the USO at OIA



WPD Chapter Member Elaine Powell teaches Genealogy and DNA classes to the public at the Winter Park Library.

Chapter Members Commemorate Women’s Suffrage at the 2020 FSSDAR Spring Conference 


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Updated 15 September 2022