The Estrella Chapter of the American Daughters of the Revolution observed a hat day for their Jan. 14 virtual meeting.
Each member was encouraged to wear any kind of hat to the meeting. Nancy Nixon, chapter regent, wore a stunning purple hat; Joye Kohl, speaker for the day, wore a dressy feathered topper; and other members sported an interesting assortment of sun hats and more.
Various topics were discussed at the meeting, among them the collecting of clothing for Dress For Success, a program dedicated to providing business-like clothing for women returning to the work force. Members were also encouraged to donate used articles such as clothing, books and household items to the Savers Bookstore in Glendale for resale.
Members were reminded that Jan. 14, 1784 marked the 237th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War.
Joye Kohl gave a speech on the role of the Western United States in the advance of women’s suffrage and efforts to grant equal rights to women. Among issues outstanding were gender equality, right to own property, right to sign contracts and guardianship of her own children in case of the spouse’s death.
Women interested in becoming a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and descend from a participant of the Revolutionary War can contact Donna at 503-475-5488.