Daughters of the American Revolution
Submitted by Cara Curtin
April 13, 2021
Elizabeth Baldree Mercurio is the newest member of the Amelia Island Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution – and what a story she has to tell! Ms Mercurio attended the Florida State Society DAR spring conference in Orlando as a prospective member. When she arrived at the hotel lobby that first morning, she was greeted with the news that her application had been accepted and was given her national membership number on the spot. Everyone got so excited at this serendipity that they invited the society’s national officer, President General Denise Doring VanBuren, to join them in their spontaneous celebration of Elizabeth’s acceptance.
Standing left to right are Amelia Island Treasurer Alice LeGrand, Organizing Regent Jean Mann, Past Regent Jane Collins, President General Denise Doring VanBuren, Amelia Island Regent Carol Elefterion, Teresa Reynolds, and new member Elizabeth Baldree Mecurio.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is the largest women’s service organization in the world and contributes over one million volunteer hours a year. The 200 members of the Amelia Island Chapter contribute 5,000 volunteer hours and $5,000 in scholarships and awards in Nassau County each year. Go to www.ameliaislandnsdar.org for more information about the chapter or www.dar.org to learn about the national society.