Please mark your calendars with the forthcoming meeting dates for 2020:
- Saturday, June 13 – cancelled
- Saturday, September 12
- Wednesday, December 16, Annual SAR/DAR Holiday Luncheon- cancelled
Please extend congratulations to Compatriot Robert A. McColloch whose nomination by our chapter for a 2020 West Virginia History Hero Award has been approved! Bob is being recognized for his instrumental role in establishing Fort Henry Days.
Also congratulate Chapter Registrar and Genealogist J. Gary Auber for receiving his second oak leaf cluster for the Liberty Medal. The medal and oak leaves represent recognition for sponsoring 30 new members admitted to the Society.
Cancelled: Chapter Meeting, Saturday, June 13, 2020
The spring quarter meeting is cancelled because our meeting location, the Ohio County Public Library is closed to the public. As soon as we have more information or an alternative location, the information will be posted.
Chapter Meeting, Saturday, September 12, 2020
The fall quarter meeting will be held at 10:00 on Saturday, September 12 in the open air setting of the Wagon Shed at Oglebay Park, Route 88, Wheeling. The Wagon Shed is located on the road across from Schenk Lake and is adjacent to the playground, General Store and Hess Shelter.
Seating will be arranged to provide appropriate social distancing and masks will be available to any attendee who does not have one.
We will vote on the slate of proposed officers for 2020 -22 and induct any newly approved members who are able to join us. Chapter president Jay Frey will provide an update and lead a discussion on the project to relocate and restore the McColloch’s Leap monument.
All compatriots and their guests are invited to attend.
Cancelled: Holiday Luncheon, Wednesday, December 16, 2020
The annual joint Holiday Luncheon for the Wheeling Chapter, DAR and the Fort Henry Chapter, SAR was to have been held on December 16, hosted by the Fort Henry Chapter.
Given the increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and fatalities, the event will not be held. We look forward to the day when widespread inoculations enable resumption of normal social activity.