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Daughters of the American Revolution goes virtual

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WAKE FOREST — After General James Moore Chapter members learned that they could not gather in person for April and May meetings, they decided to meet using Zoom.

Chapter Librarian Belinda Wilson purchased the program for her business classes, and she generously offered to help the regent, presenters and members learn how to conduct meetings virtually.

After several practice sessions, the April meeting took place as scheduled with nearly 30 members in attendance. The program was given by DAR Museum Docent-in-Training, Mary Lou Veal. She used pictures of DAR Museum artifacts to discuss the Seven Deadly Sins during colonial America.

Members were urged to support the DAR Museum which is located within the DAR complex of buildings in Washington D.C.

The May meeting was attended via Zoom by more than 30 members and several guests. The program entitled “Olive Regan Cain: An Unusual Colonial Woman” was presented by chapter member Karen Powers.

Using the 14 documents in which Cain was named, Powers presented the life of her ancestor. It was highly unusual for so many documents to name a woman during that period.

With no meetings scheduled until September, Regent Debby Butler will work with the Executive Board over the summer to determine how the chapter will operate during the next year.

If you have a Revolutionary patriot in your family tree, more information about DAR membership may be found at or by contacting Regent Debby Butler at