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Our chapter is named after Commodore Lawrence Kearny,
who, as a young lieutenant, displayed his professionalism and initiative.

In 1821, he commanded the brig Enterprise
as a member of the U.S. Navy West India Company.
It sailed the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico to suppress pirates and smugglers,
who were attacking merchant ships.

November 12, 1821, in a written communiqué he reported,
"...we had the fortune to capture four piratical Schooners and a Sloop...."

As a soldier diplomat in 1840, he was given command of the East India Squadron,
with directions to protect American interests in China.

His efforts led to the beginning of the Open Door Policy in China.

 

Chapter Officers
Regent   Anne McGuire
Vice Regent   Dinah Osborne
Chaplain Megan Cook
Recording Secretary Margie Gargile
Corresponding Secretary Debra Nisbit
Treasurer Katy Irlbeck
Registrar   Andrea Perisho
Historian   Cindy Coiner

Chapter luncheon meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month, October through May
in Cape Coral, starting at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required.

We welcome inquiries about membership into DAR and our chapter.
Prospective daughters may contact our
Regent for additional information.

 

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