September's meeting of the David Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution featured a talk given by Thomas Vince, Western Reserve Academy's archivist and longtime Hudson historian. The lunch was prepared by the talented catering staff at WRA's dining hall, a fitting venue for the topic of Vince's presentation on area women who were early educational pioneers at a time when opportunities for formal learning were relatively limited.

The chapter's next meeting is scheduled at the Laurel Lake Retirement Community on Columbus Day, Oct. 10 where one of the organization's state representatives will join the local membership for an afternoon which appropriately follows the theme of education as well as that of charitable service.

OSDAR NE District Director Reggie Watson traveled to Clendenin, West Virginia this summer in the wake of the devastating floods which left several communities in need of great assistance. To answer that call, the Ohio DAR Chapters collaborated to contribute over $14,000 worth of Wal-mart gift cards, school supplies and other items to the students and educators at Clendenin Elementary. Watson will speak about her experiences on this mission trip and discuss ways in which the Daughters across the state are continuing to help in their own areas through the upcoming DAR Day of Service.

For further information about the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the David Hudson Chapter, contact Registrar Pat Hall at 330-748-4618 or Regent Jane Plank at 330-653-9471 or by email at