In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the names Clothier, Barnes, Wetherill, Elkins, etc. probably helped elicit interest in a new woman's organization soon to be chartered in Washington DC. This small group of 13 soon became hundreds of volunteers who met merchant ships, rolled bandages for WWI, attended many naturalization ceremonies and began the first local Red Cross division. Deeply entwined in the late 1800 history of Philadelphia and Valley Forge, this Chapter continues to exert as much aid and influence now as then.
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About the Author
Joanne Gillespie Harris has been a member of NSDAR for over 45 years, most of them in Philadelphia Chapter. She has been Regent (President) of Philadelphia Chapter twice; the third Regent of Gwynedd Chapter, a new chapter formed in the 1970's. She has also served as State Librarian of Pennsylvania and was named Pennsylvania Outstanding Junior in 1976. She has held many state chairmanships including Conservation, Volunteer Genie, Friends of the Library, President General's Project and Museum. She has been given the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge's Four Chaplains Award. Her former memberships have included the Jr. Colony Club of Ambler, GFWC Montgomery County District Director, the Jaycees and her High School Honor Society. She and her husband, William Morgan Harris, a member of the Philadelphia-Continental Chapter, SAR divide their time between Pennsylvania and Florida.