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!

The Regent’s SERVICE Project is the
Veteran’s History Project!

Top photo, above: Regent Leslie Beltz, FSSDAR Vice Chair, Veteran’s History Project and Tiffany Rivera, Assistant Director of the UCF Veteran’s History Project. Photo below: Veteran Michael Richardson, UCF History student, and WPD Member and Veteran Sally Lukens at the September 2021 FSSDAR Fall Forum. https://stars.library.ucf.edu/veteranshistoryproject/

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 Höfler. 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. 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.

 

October was a busy month! We held a Members Course workshop.

Madelda Thompson, Literacy Promotion Chair, was our speaker at the October chapter meeting. She sold books and and she uses the profits to benefit literary promotion.

Photos from Fall Forum 2021 below:

 

September 2021 Friendship Luncheon


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

May 2021 meeting of Committee Chairs

Our first member since installation of our new officers in 2021 s Janet (Powell) Carter. She lives in California, and so we took the opportunity to install her at the home of her sister-in-law Elaine Powell while she was visiting in July. Janet is Elaine’s 202One!

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 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.

The Theme for our May 2021 Roundhouse meetings was “I Did It My Way.” Speakers from left to right are: Frances Purser, Host Bettie Jenkins, Sally Woock, Regent, Leslie Beltz, and Judith Meyers

We held a Committee Exchange Meeting in May to kick off the term of the new Regent.

 

We had a great time at the Committee Chair meeting in May


 

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: 

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From September, 2020 thru October 2021 we Zoomed our meetings with members who did not attend in person. VIS Chair Elaine Powell was the Zoom Master. 

Judith Meyers receives her 60-year certificate

Barbara Creighton receives her 20 year certificate

Friendship Luncheon with “Mae West” and “her mother Tilley.”


Lella Martin received a 20-year NSDAR Membership Certificate from Regent Ann Maner

Florida State Regent Kay Yarbrough installed new members Shari Lewis and Tiffany Lytle into our chapter in March 2020. 

Melissa Mishoe and Linda Mease at FSSDAR Spring Conference

Leslie Beltz and Ann Maner enjoying the 2020 FSSDAR Spring Conference Sock Hop dinner. 

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

 

We learned there is a Braille United States Flag

Wreaths Across America at Pineywood Cemetery in Winter Park

 

Orlando Chapter member Joyce Parker sings the National Anthem

 

SAR membrs with 1st Vice Regent Leslie Beltz

 

Regent Ann Maner and 1st Vice Regent Leslie Beltz

 

Katie Campbell and Judy Dowden at Palm Cemetery

 

Honoring Veterans in November 2019

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

WPD members attend the Genealogy Class at 2019 Fall Forum

Pat Schnurr receives her 60th anniversary certificate.

 

Chapter members at the USO at Orlando Airport 20 June 2019

 

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

Ann Maner presents the last JrROTC medal of the 2019 school year.

1st school Youth Citizenship Medal presented by Katie Campbell and Michele Mingoia.

43 Certificates for WPD received at 2019 FSSDAR State Conference!

Our Chapter 60th Anniversary Celebration — May 2017

WPD 1957 – 2017

Members and Guests at our 60th Anniversary Luncheon:

 

 

Our 60th anniversary celebration!


St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Winter Park

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


Chapter booth at the 2019 Pine Castle Pioneer Days

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

We have FUN at our DAR events! 

 

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Updated 15 September 2022