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Welcome to Kan Yuk sa Chapter
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Jacksonville, FL

Chapter Meetings

Each regular meeting includes devotions, patriotic exercises, a message from the President General, and five minutes of National Defense. All regular meetings will be held in the home of the hostess on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated. The chapter programs are planned to reflect the patriotic, historical, and educational objectives of our society.

For meeting details and membership information, contact Mere Schwartz

Chapter Officers

Regent: Beth Briand

Vice Regent : Ame Keefe

Chaplain: Ginger Haller

Recording Secretary: Lindsay Munn

Corresponding Secretary: Susan Santos

Treasurer: Teresa Burke

Registrar: Mere Schwartz

Historian: Amber Mayes

Librarian: Amber Mayes

Parliamentarian: (Appointed)  Mary Trautmann

Chapter Biography

"It was storming ! Lightning, thunder, and rain were out in full force the night Kan Yuk sa Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was born. On October 17, 1950, eleven of the fourteen organizing members of Kan Yuk sa braved the elements and met at the home of the State Regent of Florida, Mrs. Patrick Henry Odom, Jacksonville.

This night was the culmination of the work put in by the Organizing Regent, Mrs. Henry Bethune Philips, since her appointment in June 1950. Under the direction of the Organizing Secretary General, Mrs. David M. Wright, of Bartow, Florida, three meetings were held during the summer to organize the chapter, get application papers in order, and set up the general business of a new chapter.

The chapter was honored to have the State Regent, Mrs. Odom, conduct the first installation service. Following the installation, Mrs. Odom presented the chapter with a flag stand made from a tree removed from the grounds of the National DAR Headquarters, with two miniature flags, one of NSDAR and the other of the United States. Mrs. Austin Williamson, Vice Regent of Florida, also honored the chapter with her presence and made us welcome. She gave each member a brief history of the chapter name, Kan Yuk sa. It is a Seminole Indian name for Florida and comes from the words "Kan," meaning "land or ground," and "Yuk sa," meaning "point of." This history was taken from Legends of Kan Yuk sa, by Elizabeth Marie Bogart."

The above was taken from the 10 Year Florida History Book, 1950 - 1960.

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