Picture Gallery 2020-2021
Pat Parrot, docent for the Cincinnati Museum Center spoke at our February 15, 2020 meeting on topic of: "Cincinnati and the Presidents". The program was educational and we learned many interesting facts about the US Presidents who had connections to the Greater Cincinnati area. Members are seen in picture to the right at our February business meeting.
Screen shot of Zoom Mtg attendees for May 16th our 1st electronic meeting for Clough Valley Ladies.
Tiffany and Debby placed flags on veterans graves for Memorial Day at the Hillsboro Cemetery with the Waw-wil-a-way DAR Chapter members. One thousand flags were placed on May 15th to honor fallen Veterans from all wars including several Revolutionary War Patriots buried there.
Debby dressed as Suffragette presented the June program "Ohio Connections to Women's Suffrage and 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment." Powerpoint presented over Zoom Meeting format
Members joined in the "Zoom Business Meeting" and enjoyed the Suffrage Program in June. All enjoyed the face to face interaction and participation .
Tiffany represented Clough Valley at the Wreath Laying/Patriotic Grave Marking Ceremony on July 4, 2020 at the Sycamore Township Memorial Cemetery. This event had representatives of the Cincinnati SAR, Highlands SAR, Hopewell DAR, and Fort Hamilton CAR. Six Revolutionary Patriots are buried in this location.
Our September 19th meeting
program was presented by our teacher member Anna O'Neil for Constitution Week. We played Constitution Bingo with all members having different bingo cards testing our knowledge of the contents of Constitution and many of the historic dates associated with it.
Clough Valley Members returned in September after our summer break of July and August. They joined the meeting on 'Zoom' virtual platform and had the program presented. We were joined by Southwest District Director Darlene West.
Tiffany (front row in navy) joined the Wa-wil-a-way DAR Chapter on October 3rd visiting the Madonna of the Trails and Pennsylvania House DAR Museum in Springfield Ohio
October 17, 2020 Clough Valley 'Day of Service/Community Outreach'
This year our Chapter participated in the NSDAR October 'Day of Service" project and we chose to support our two Community Service Winner Organizations and collected $ donations, as well as, items off their wish/needs list for the community they serve. Above NEST pics are of Evangeline DeVol, a student being tutored, one of the vans used, and Debby and Tiffany with some of the food donations given by members. Tiffany presented Evangeline (seen on the computer screen) with the NSDAR Community Service Award Certificate and the beautiful DAR pin that accompanies it at our zoom meeting. We will deliver in person soon along with a check from our chapter.
NEST (Nutrition, Educations, Safety, Transformation) Executive Director is Evangeline DeVol who presented on how her 269 volunteers help underserved students with tutoring, homework assist, provide healthy snacks and share personal safety information. Her organization serves children in the Eastern Hamilton and Clermont County through a 5 customized vans equipped to go to the students in need. Our chapter ladies shopped for some of the requested healthy snack and of course lots of peanut butter and jelly.
COWM (Christian Outreach Wellness Ministry)he Christian Outreach and Wellness Ministries extends benevolent, educational, and redemptive ministries by reaching low-income residents in the East End of Cincinnati. Our regular outreach to the community includes a number of programs, including a food pantry, diabetic food pantry, wellness outreach, and social services. We also offer seasonal programs, which include a back-to-school shoe program, Thanksgiving baskets, and a Christmas toy giveaway. Our part-time Executive Director is the only paid employee, and we rely on dozens of volunteers to provide the services our clients need. Started over 30 years ago get support of donations from local churches, food and clothing drives, and individuals donations.
Jennifer Cowgill, COWM Executive Director was awarded the DAR Community Service Award though unable to attend due to the organization having a meeting with volunteers today. We had Teresa Hudson the COWM volunteer and Secretary/Treasurer, do a talk at our zoom meeting. Our CHapter donated $ as well as numerous food and the many types of personal care items that were on the COWM Wish/need list. Pictures show Debby and Tiffany with some of the many personal care items/food that donated by chapter members and will be delivered.
Jennifer Cowgill Exec Dir.
Picture of annual toy giveaway where parent can shop for childrens' toy. THe counselors have cubicles to use speaking to clients privately.
We had many members along with Barb, a new member and a prospective member Nikell attend by zoom to our 'Day of Service' Program and monthly Clough Valley Meeting. Our Ways and Means had 4 items and our funds from this now go to the "Daughter Helping Daughters" fund established in September for our chapter. We support members and prospects with financial needs to pay dues or assist in with funds for an application. We miss those members who could not join us today and hope you can Zoom at our November Mtg.
Pictured Left: Evangeline DeVol standing next to one of the community classroom vans of NEST receiving her DAR Community Service Award and presented her pin, $ donation and food donation from Debby N. Vice Regent after the Clough Valley October Day of Service virtual meeting .presentation. Pictured Right: Jennifer Cowgill from COWM receiving her DAR Community Service Award and presented her pin, $ donation and personal care items donation from Tiffany N. Treasurer after the Clough Valley October Day of Service virtual meeting .
Vickie and Stephanie enjoyed visiting Madonna of Trail in Springfield, OH.