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!

Our Constitution Week Display at the Winter Park Library 


July 4th at Winter Park


Our Independence Day display at the Winter Park Library

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. 



In November we welcomed Dr. Sara Hoefler. Florida State Regent Dr. Debbie Duay administered the oath of membership to Sarah.


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.)

Chapter members enjoyed a Members’ Tea in October, 2022. We had a pink theme to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Several chapter members and guests served on the planning committee, prepared food, or helped in some way: Bettie Jenkins, Leslie Beltz, April Douglas, Elaine Powell, Laura Pender, Laura Bravo, Rosemary Utvich, Becky Gilbert, Katie Campbell, Sylvia Link, Clare Hasler, Linda Rinker, Linda Mease. Judy Dowden, Suzy Hutson, Anne Moore, Guyla Rippard, Patti Shankland, Ada Douglas, and Sam Harris. Laura Pender embroidered names on pink aprons of Members Tea Committee Members. Linda Rinker purchased the beautiful pink rose centerpieces and had them delivered from a local florist.

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

Memorial Day Event at American Legion Memorial Post 112 in Winter Park

May 2021 meeting of Committee Chairs


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

Several members of our chapter have visited historical places this summer:

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!”

Nancy Miles said “A wonderful adventure finding the grave of my Patriot, Jacob Eby in Leola, PA. (Lancaster County). The Eby family came to Lancaster from Switzerland in 1715. They were Mennonites.”

WPD Past Regent Leslie Beltz receives an award for presenting her “Where’s the WAC” program to Chapter # 74 of the Experimental Aircraft Association on June15.

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.  


William P. Duval chapter is happy to announce that we achieved the Silver Level honors in the American Spirit Magazine subscription contest!

Do YOU subscribe to American Spirt magazine? It’s a wonderful magazine with great articles! 


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