Who We Are

DAR was Founded in 1890

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Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter Organized in 2002

The Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter NSDAR is located in Waterford, Oakland County, Michigan. Our chapter was organized by twenty-five charter members on October 5, 2002, with Carol LeMarbe as Organizing Regent. 

The first chapter meeting was held at the Waterford Township Police Station in Waterford, Michigan.  

One of the first activities held by the new chapter was the honor of retiring the U.S. Flag. This is done when a Flag is weathered and cannot be repaired. This activity was performed at the Waterford Township Police Station in 2002 and it is now tradition that has continued for several years.

DAR of Michigan State Regent Elizabeth Garner (left) attending the installation of the chapter Regent.
Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter Regent Carol LeMarbe (center) receives a bouquet of roses, our national floral symbol from
Piety Hill Chapter Regent Diane Schrift (right).

Chapter officers were installed on November 2, 2002, by the DAR of Michigan State Regent Elizabeth Garner.
  • Chapter Regent, Carol LeMarbe
  • Vice Regent, Kim Smith
  • Chaplain, Marilyn Weber
  • Recording Secretary, Cheryl Jones
  • Corresponding Secretary, Barbara Frye
  • Treasurer, Gina LaCroix
  • Registrar, Marsha Bratton

We honor the twenty-five charter members who are listed in alphabetical order. We thank them for the many contributions they made to pave the way to make our chapter what it is today.

Alter, Denise
Anderson, Florence
Bratton, Marsha
Casey, Donna
Crichton, Gail
DeGripp, Shelley
Easton, Jane
Frye, Barbara
Grace, Sigrid
Guziak, Betty
Jones, Cheryl
LaCroix, Gina
LeMarbe, Carol
LeMarbe, Nichole
LeMarbe, Rebecca
Marquette, Kathleen
Morgenstern, Jan
Navarre, Elizabeth
Sauerwald, Barbara
Smith, Jaclyn
Smith, Kim
Timoschuk, Cynthia
Troxell, Kristina
Walters, Nancy
Weber, Marilyn

Current Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter Officers

The Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter continues to work toward the goals of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Our chapter meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Our chapter members are an energetic, dynamic group of women who enjoy the many opportunities DAR has to offer and they are pleased to serve. 

Are you interested in DAR and want to know more about our wonderful organization? Please contact us, we would love to hear from you.  

  • Chapter Regent: Bette Twyman
  • Vice Regent: Teri Mago
  • Chaplain: Kay Barlow
  • Recording Secretary: Barb Sauerwald
  • Corresponding Secretary: Sara Allen
  • Treasurer: Virginia Poehlman
  • Registrar: Kim Smith
  • Historian: Emily Barberi
  • Librarian: Claire Pryor

Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter in the News

Continue reading about “What We Do” and learn about our chapter activities within DAR’s objectives: Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism.