Frank Hammer, a beekeeper from Richfield Springs, led a program for the October meeting of the Astenrogen Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the WCA in Little Falls.
A cabinetmaker by trade, Hammer has been keeping bees for three years. He described the life cycle of bees and hives, how the queens are developed, how the workers convey messages to others in the hive and how he collects and processes the honey. He also told about removing nuisance hives from homes and barns.
The meeting was presided at by chapter Regent Evelyn Hallberg and opening exercises were led by Chaplain Charlotte Phillips. Hallberg read the President General’s message. The National Defense message about the working life of a military dog was given by committee chairman Nancy Hanna. Secretary Nancy Cioch read the minutes of the September meeting, which were approved. Treasurer Nadine Marchese gave her report, which was filed.
Unique Santa wall hangings, quilted and embellished with quilting yo-yos by.Hallberg were shown for American heritage. Project Patriot Chairman Karen Zuis collected Halloween candies brought in by members to send to the Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier currently near Dubai. Flag of the United States of America Chairman Vivian Kleban told about the 15 star flag, the only one to also have 15 stripes and the inspiration for the national anthem.
The chapter received a certificate for attaining Level I for the Chapter Achievement Awards.
Librarian Elizabeth Mosher reported on her work to compile a list of the chapter’s DAR Good Citizen Award winners.
The Central New York Roundtable for November will meet at Brooks Barbecue in Oneonta, hosted by the Iroquois Chapter. Historian Susan Pope Millet will speak on “Camp Syracuse.”
The next meeting of the Astenrogen Chapter will take place on Nov. 19 at the WCA at 7 p.m. David Palmer will speak on “Civil War Veterans and Gettysburg.”
Hostesses for the October meeting were Nadine Marchese and Marlyn Hecox.