John Butler Chapter, National Society Daughters of the Union, 1861-1865 Who are we? John Butler Chapter was chartered on 19 October 1996 in Burr Ridge, IL by Organizing Regent, Josefa Lee Hammond. Since that time, we have grown to almost 90 members. We meet four times per year in the Chicago suburbs. What do we do? We support the objectives of the National Society: 1. To honor the memory of the men and women who contributed toward the preservation of the Union during the Civil War, extending over the years 1861-1865. 2. To foster a spirit of patriotism, loyalty, and love of country. 3. To uphold the honor of the Flag of the United States of America. 4. To give financial aid to Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. How do I join? Membership is open to any woman eighteen years of age or over provided she is a direct lineal or collateral descendant of a man or woman who rendered military or civil service to the Union during the years 1861-1865. Who are our Officers? Vice-Regent - Rhea Hunter Chaplain - Joan Murray Recording Secretary - LInda McCarty Corresponding Secretary - Lisa Rottenberg Treasurer - Jan Price Registrar - Sunny Hayes Historian - Gayle Coan Directors - Jennifer Mills, Mary Helfrich, Teri-Ellen Rogers, Diane Dolan Do you want to know more? This page was last updated: August 7, 2020 This site is dedicated in memory of our own Ellen Gilbert Stortz , Honorary President General of our National Society. When do we meet? Click here to read about upcoming events.