Meetings and Programs

William P. Duval  Chapter meets monthly from September through May, on the second Wednesday of each month.  Each regular meeting includes devotions, patriotic exercises, a National Defense report, a Constitution minute, followed by luncheon and a program. Meetings are held in Winter Park, Florida at 11:30 a.m. Come early at 11:00 a.m. to mingle with us. Members, Members’ Guests, and Prospective Members are welcome. For more info, email us

Registration and payment are required for the luncheon meetings.
A check for the cost of lunch (tax & gratuity included) is payable to:
William P. Duval DAR. Please mail to:
Barbara Creighton
7080 Edgeworth Drive
Orlando, Fl. 32819-4729

The 2016 – 2017  programs planned are as follows:

September 14, 2016

Constitution Week and Proclamation

Guest Speakers:

  Pat Schnurr ~ 1812 Descendants

Winter Park Mayor Steven Leary


October 12, 2016

Guest Speaker 
Raymer Maguire
Topic: Why These Bill of Rights and Not Others?

November 9, 2016

Program: Speaker
Sgt. David Matthews (USA-Ret)
Topic: Lake Nona Veterans’s Facility

December 14, 2016

Christmas High Tea Party


Beacon of Light Recognition

A visit with Martha Washington

Make a joyful noise, singing

Stuffing Christmas Stockings for vets.



January 11, 2017

Program:  Speaker: Thaddeus Seymour
Topic: The Magic Of Early Rollins Education
Election of Chapter Delegates and Alternates for Spring Conference in March


January 14-15, 2017

Scottish Highland Games


February 8, 2017

Surprise from Benjamin Franklin
Speaker:  Donald Green, SAR


February 25-26, 2017

Pine Castle Pioneer Days 


March 5, 2017

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Winter Park

Sunday 2:00pm


March 8, 2017

Speaker:  Jose Rodriguez, Judge 9th Circuit
Revolution Contribution from Spain through Louisiana

April 12, 2017

Meeting & Luncheon

Check in and Social Time:  11:00~11:30
Meeting begins: 11:30
For location and more info, please email.
William P. Duval Chapter FSSDAR
Winter Park, Florida
Scholarships, Memorial Service, and Elections
Note:  Members, Prospects and Guests are responsible for making their reservations by writing a check payable to William P. Duval Chapter for $23.00  by April 7th and mail to.
Barbara Creighton
7080 Edgeworth Dr. Orlando, Fl. 32818-4729
Deadline for registering:  April 7, 2017
Check in and Social Time:  11:00~11:30
Meeting begins: 11:30

Scholarships and Elections


April 22, 2017

  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Genealogy Fair 

Free — No registration required.

Seminole County Public Library
Jean Rhein Central Branch
215 N. Oxford Rd.
Casselberry, FL 32707

The William P. Duval Chapter will have a table at this event.

Representatives from local lineage and research organizations will be present to introduce and give information about their groups and other topics of genealogical interest. The event, which is open to all, is designed to enhance the genealogy experience for new, as well as experienced, genealogists. The following FREE classes will be offered:

  • Allison Ryall, Orange County Library West Oaks Branch genealogist, speaking on Hard-to-Find Ancestors.
  • Kim “Susan” Nelson, author, speaking on putting together a family tree, and her book, Stitching
  • Alicia Clarke, Sanford Museum curator – Presentation topic to be announced.
  • Mary Elizabeth McIlvane, historian and activist, speaking on the impact of the last 60 years of history on family histories (including her own).
  • Marilyn Maclin, Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Orlando – Presentation topic to be announced.
  • Bennett Lloyd, Seminole County Museum of History, speaking about genealogy resources at the county museum
  • Elaine Powell, Central Florida Genealogical Society speaking on What the Central Florida Genealogical Society Can Offer You.

May 10, 2017

The 60th Anniversary Celebration of the William P. Duval Chapter!

Come and help us celebrate!

All Members, Prospects, and Guests welcome!

Our Theme: That’ll Be The Day


Remembering 1957

“Local Talent”

Dress in costume or something from the 50’s if desired. Not mandatory!

Annual Meeting & Luncheon

Installation of Officers

Check in and Social Time:  11:00~11:30
Meeting begins: 11:30
You MUST pre-register!
Deadline May 5, 2017
Note Members, Prospects and Guest are responsible for making their reservations by writing a check to
William P. Duval Chapter for $30.00.
See top of page for where to mail your check.


For more information, contact Regent Bettie Jenkins


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Last update 06/17/2017