Ruth Brewster Chapter

Washington, District of Columbia

Organized March 11, 1911

Meetings are usually held at 10:30 AM on the 2nd  Saturday of the month. 


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Continental Congress Recognizes Outstanding Ruth Brewster Members

At the 2011 NSDAR Continental Congress, Samantha McAnulty was recognized as one of eight national semi-finalists in the Outstanding Junior Contest. Samantha is a past regent of Ruth Brewster and currently serves as State Corresponding Secretary. Also recognized at the Continental Congress was Ruth Brewster Vice Regent Rebecca Hough for her outstanding work as State Junior Membership Chairman. She was one of three Juniors who received the prestigious Golden Cupcake Award at the Junior Luncheon.

Chapter Officers 2011-2012

Regent:  Rebecca Hough   
Vice Regent: Rebecca Hough    
Chaplain:    Lisa Tenges 
Corresponding Secretary: Karin Carlisle   
Treasurer:  Ann Haffey  
Registrar: Rachel Edwards   
Historian:  Doxandra McCaw-Cook
Librarian: Stephanie Sharer  

2011-2012 Ruth Brewster Meeting Calendar
Contact Chapter Regent, Kathy Bova for Meeting Details

 August 3, Wednesday:  Veterans’ Luncheon at Arlington Temple United Methodist Church, Rosslyn, Va. Set-up at 9:30 a.m., program starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. Please RSVP to Lisa Tenges to confirm date: 610-554-8854,  Guests: State Regent Shari Thorne-Sulima and Sarah Uribe

August 27, Saturday: D.C.DAR Fall Briefing  

October 8, Saturday:  10:30a.m. DAR Grave Marking Ceremony for Ruth Brewster Descendent Hildegarde O’Neill at Columbia Gardens; 11:30a.m. meeting and lunch at Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Va. RSVP to Ann Haffey:

November 12, Saturday:  Boundary Stone Project – Ruth Brewster is responsible for maintaining the SE No. 3 Boundary Stone of Washington, D.C. We will meet at 10:30a.m. at the Boundary Stone to clean and beautify the site by raking leaves and planting bulbs for the spring.  Meeting and lunch to follow at noon at Pier 7 Restaurant, 650 Water St., Washington, D.C. RSVP to Ann Haffey

December 10, Saturday:  8:00 a.m. Wreaths Across America at Arlington Cemetery; 11:30a.m. meeting, lunch and holiday gift exchange at the Historic Cedar Knoll Inn, 9030 Lucia Lane, Alexandria, Va. RSVP to Ann Haffey: 703-527-1882

January 14, Saturday: 10:30 a.m. tour the DAR Museum Period Rooms; 11:30 chapter meeting and lunch in the President General’s Assembly Room. RSVP to Ann Haffey 703-527-1882

February 11, Saturday: Literacy Community Service and Project Patriot. Details to follow.

March 9-10:  D.C. DAR State Conference – We encourage all Ruth Brewster members to attend and support our State Regent and the NSDAR President General who will be in attendance.  

April 14, Saturday: 11:30 a.m. meeting and lunch (restaurant to be announced); 1:15 p.m. tour of the historic Beaux Arts mansion Anderson House, located at 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C. The Anderson House is the headquarters of The Society of the Cincinnati, an organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the American Revolution. RSVP to Ann Haffey 703-527-1882

May 12, Saturday: 10:30 a.m. meeting and installation of new officers at Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va., followed by lunch at noon. RSVP to Ann Haffey  703-527-1882

Wednesday, June 27 – Sunday, July 1, 2012: Continental Congress 

Chapter History

The Ruth Brewster chapter was organized on March 11, 1911.  The Chapter was named for Ruth Brewster Adgate, a great granddaughter of Elder William Brewster, of Mayflower fame, and the mother of Revolutionary patriot, Matthew Adgate, in 1692.  She was born in 1671 in Norwich, Connecticut, and died in 1734.  She married Deacon Thomas Adgate in 1692.  The couple had six daughters and two sons.   

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